FRIDAY, NOV. 30
A resident of the 600 block of Thatcher reported that someone entered their family car while it was parked unlocked in their driveway between 9:15 and 11:15 p.m. and stole an Apple iPhone 4S valued at $549.
Package Found Empty
A resident of the 900 block of Keystone told police a neighbor saw three men in a silver Dodge Neon throw an open, empty box from their car onto her lawn. The resident looked at the shipping label on the box and determined the box had been a FedEx delivery of a Christmas gift worth more than $170. Police notified FedEx and information about the car was given to detectives for investigation.
THURSDAY, NOV. 29
Bike, Leaf Blower Found After Being Abandoned by Suspicious Man
A man jogging in the area of Lake Street and the Des Plaines River around 6 a.m. told police he noticed a suspicious man who appeared to run from him. At the location where the man ran, the jogger found a bike and a leaf blower that appeared to have been abandoned. When police were notified eight hours later, they searched the area and only a bike was found. The bike was taken to the station and processed, pending identification of the owner.
Retail Theft Reported
Police responded to CVS Pharmacy, 7929 North Avenue, after an employee reported that a man had left the store without making a purchase and triggered the alarm. The man said he didn't have anything and drove away in a silver 2001 Chevrolet Malibu headed east on North Avenue. Police couldn't find the car, but employees managed to get the license plate number. Police reviewed in-store security footage and saw a man took 15 bottles of body wash, shampoo and similar items with a total value of $95.95. Detectives will follow up.
TUESDAY, NOV. 27
Retail Theft Arrest Made
A security guard at Jewel Foods, 7525 Lake St., reported to police that he saw a man conceal multiple packages of non-prescription pain medication in his coat and then attempt to leave the store without paying. Morgan Keith Allan, 28, of Gonzales, LA, was arrested and charged with retail theft at about 1:55 p.m. and 12 packages of Aleve worth $168.38 were recovered from his possession. Allan was unable to post bond and was held for a bond hearing, pending trial.
iPad Lost and Found
A customer of Starbucks, 7201 Lake St., reported to police that she left her Apple iPad on a ledge in the bathroom at about 7 a.m. and when she returned several minutes later, it had been removed from its case. The victim and an employee provided a description of a possible suspect. Just after 10 p.m., another customer of Starbuck's reported finding an iPad (later found to be the same that had been lost) on the sidewalk outside. The iPad was returned to the owner. Detectives said they would try to ID the offender and make an arrest.
MONDAY, NOV. 26
Dog Scares Away Possible Burglar
A resident of the 700 block of William reported at 9:42 a.m. that someone tried to enter their home by forcing their way in through a basement window between 1 p.m. Nov. 25 and 9 a.m. Nov. 26. The victim said he believed his dog scared the offender away. The window lock was broken, but there was no loss reported.
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SUNDAY, NOV. 25
Woman Charged With Fleeing Police
An officer on patrol at about 10 a.m. in the 800 block of Thatcher reported seeing a southbound vehicle driving at 43 mph in a 25-mph zone. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver drove away and later disobeyed a red light at First Avenue. The officer followed the car in a slow speed pursuit as it disobeyed traffic lights, drove through alleys, a gas station and repeatedly changed direction to avoid arrest. At 10:06 a.m., the chase ended and witnesses were able to identify the driver. Police then began efforts to locate the driver.
At 2 p.m. Nov. 28, police in the 1300 block of North Latrobe in Chicago found the vehicle and a tow truck was ordered to seize it. The owner, Alexis Lambert, 28, of the 1300 block of north Latrobe in Chicago, was identified as the driver in the earlier incident. She was taken to the station, processed and issued six tickets on traffic violations; including fleeing and attempting to elude police and driving while her license was suspended. She was later released on cash bond pending trial.
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