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A look at unusual crimes in our Patch region.

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 decorative baby lamb was stolen sometime between Dec. 28 and Dec. 29 from a life-size nativity scene on the front lawn of a home in the 1000 block of Chicago Avenue in Oak Park. Estimated loss was $500.


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The victim, a taxi cab driver, was having trouble understanding the passenger in his vehicle due to intoxication. The passenger refused to pay the cab fare, however, the victim did not wish to sign complaints against the offender in Morton Grove.  

Hard Charging

A resident of the 2600 block of Shermer Road reported that a personal trainer who was arrested for fraudulently charging her Winnetka clients had also made an unauthorized charge of $200 on her credit card, according to police.


Reckless Times Two

A 31-year-old Schaumburg man careened past a car on the exit ramp to Willow Road from I-94, disobeyed the stop sign, and crashed a 2011 Nissan Versa into a car traveling eastbound on Willow. The man was wanted for fleeing police after a retail theft in Skokie. He did not have insurance. Police from that township arrived to pick up him and process them on their own charges, but not before gave him a $2,000 recognizance bond and a court date on Feb. 21.

The man the reckless driver hit turned out to not have a driver's license. The 38-year-old Waukegan man had been in the country for six years but had never been issued a license. He was released on a $2,000 i-bond and given a court date of Feb. 21 as well.

bvklaw January 08, 2012 at 10:06 PM
"The victim, a taxi cab driver, was having trouble understanding the passenger in his vehicle due to intoxication. The passenger refused to pay the cab fare, however, the victim did not wish to sign complaints against the offender in Morton Grove." Just who was drunk in this scenario? And, are we understand that the victom would have indeed signed a complaint (or complaints) against the offender in another jusridiction? If so, just what does he have against Morton Grove? Is it a personal problem or something that we in the general public should be concerned about?
bvklaw January 08, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Correcting my typos, but not my tone! "The victim, a taxi cab driver, was having trouble understanding the passenger in his vehicle due to intoxication. The passenger refused to pay the cab fare, however, the victim did not wish to sign complaints against the offender in Morton Grove." Just who was drunk in this scenario? And, are we understand that the victim would have indeed signed a complaint (or complaints) against the offender in another jurisdiction? If so, just what does he have against Morton Grove? Is it a personal problem or something that we in the general public should be concerned about?
BULLBEAR January 09, 2012 at 06:39 PM
To add to the above comments, the passenger was the one who was drunk; he also hit the taxi cab driver and broke his glasses after throwing a fit and refusing to pay. He also ran away from the taxi cab driver and hid in the bushes. The driver had to call the bar back in Morton Grove to find out who the passenger was.
bvklaw January 10, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Many thanks for the details, BULLBEAR. They would have made it a much more interesting article -- more understandable, too! For example, nowhere in the article does it say where the incident happened or the police report was filed, thus leaving the impression that the entire debacle took place in Morton Grove. My objections were directed at the way this blurb was written; I'm afraid my fogey-ness tends to rear its head when I see supposedly professional writers misusing the main tool of their trade. As for the syntax and run-on sentence… Oh, never mind!
BULLBEAR January 11, 2012 at 04:25 PM
The incident actually took place at the intersection of Glenview and Waukegan roads. The writer left out many details of the incident and was very vague.
bvklaw January 11, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Thanks again, BB. Reading this article was like being given a piece of bread and told it was a sandwich... Not very nourishing, either, I'm afraid!

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