Stolen Water Cannon Gun, Hydrangeas and a Sofa Turns Up

A look at weird crimes in our Patch region this week.

Local police departments provided the following reports. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt.


A Winnetka resident reported a hydrangea bush was removed from the front lawn of their home. 

This never happens in 'Grand Theft Auto'

A 28-year-old Morton Grove man was involved in a traffic crash and left the scene, police said. He then got a flat tire and was forced to stop, according to police. He was charged with DUI.

Park district official unsure how this loss will affect war with Atlantis

A Glenview Park District employee told police someone stole an engine worth about $3,000 from Community Park West. The engine was used for the park district's water cannon, according to a park district representative.

And they say our banks aren't safe

An employee of a Glencoe car wash was charged with theft after she allegedly stole an envelope containing $400 in cash from under a vehicle floor mat.

But the interior designer swore 'sexy quarry' would be a hit

A red leather sofa and large rocks were dumped near a Des Plaines business.

The guy did keep talking about a risk of exposure in front of his son

A Glenview man told police his accountant threatened him and his child’s safety because of a dispute over a tax filing, according to police. 

And the quaintest crime of the week award goes to...

Police were dispatched to a Skokie home regarding a domestic dispute. According to the report, a father was having a hard time convincing his 13 year old that he had to go to school. After police spoke to the teen he realized that, “going to school was the best idea,” police said.


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