Squirrel Won't Leave Kitchen, Hungry Burglar Takes Chips: OMG PD

A roundup of some of the more bizarre police news in the area from the past week.


Squirrel Wanted to Stick Around in Kitchen  

A woman in the 200 block of South 9th Avenue reported a squirrel in her kitchen wouldn’t leave about 9:30 a.m. Sept. 8. The responding officer reported the squirrel was sent out the window.          

Lookout For Those Garbage Pickers

A resident in the 300 block of Bluff requested extra watch on dumpsters about 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 because of the garbage pickers that would be coming around in the early morning hours.

Thief Must be a U of M Fan

Someone stole a Notre Dame flag from a porch in the 0-100 block of North Drexel Avenue about 10:45 a.m. The total estimated loss is $50, police said. 

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Hungry Burglar Steals Chips, Iced Tea

Someone used a piece of cement to break a car window in the 100 block of North Austin Boulevard between 6:15 p.m. Sept. 10 and 6:15 a.m. Sept. 11. Once inside, the intruder ransacked the car and stole a box of chips, a gallon of iced tea and some cash. The total estimated loss is $157, police said. 

She Really Needed Socks

Police charged Diane Wynn, 45, of Chicago, with felony retail theft after a CVS employee saw her steal about $106 in socks about 6:45 p.m. Sept. 11. She was held on bond. 

Jager Bombs?

Police charged Anthony Thomas, 28, of the 800 block of North Euclid Avenue in Oak Park, with retail theft at Dominick's, 259 Lake St., after a store security officer saw him steal a bottle of Jagermeister about 3:50 p.m. Sept. 8. He was processed and released on bond. 


"Here You Go Again, Sarge!"

Police charged Bruce Magazine, 49, of Chicago, with possession of drug equipment and open alcohol outside of CVS, 7216 Circle Ave., about 12:25 p.m. Sept. 7.

When police approached Magazine to ask him not to bother other customers, he responded, "Here you go again Sarge! ... I'm not doing anything! Please stop!", police said. 

He was arrested after he started drinking a can of Icehouse as he walked away from the officer. Police said he also had a crack pipe in his pocket. He was given a Nov. 5 court date and held on bond.  


"O" and "S" Stolen From Fire Department Sign

Two letters on the north facade of the Western Springs South Fire Station were removed by an unknown person during an unknown time frame, police said. 

The removal of an "O" and an "S" from the building in the 5500 block of Grand Avenue caused minor damage to the siding. The letters, police said, are 4 inches by 12 inches. They were reported missing at 2:31 p.m.

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