Clothing, Computers, Liquor, Cemetery Vases and a Car Among Items Reported Stolen
Someone fraudulently used credit card information to pay an escort service; Al's Hobby Shop also a target of credit card fraud.
Credit Card Fraud
The credit card of a resident on the 300 block of North River Glen was compromised and used to purchase the services of an escort service April 14. The victim was contacted by the Chase Visa Fraud Department, but was not given any further information as to the dollar amount charged. Chase representatives told police the matter had been turned over to the Law Enforcement Fraud Department.
Someone attempted to purchase $24,300 worth of solar panels from Al’s Hobby Shop, 121 Addison St., over the Internet using Al’s Hobby Shop’s MasterCard. The report was made at 12:19 p.m. April 21.
Someone made three unauthorized online purchases at NetFlix, Entertainment Book and ESPN Insider using a business debit card issued to Polay’s Home Décor, 100 N. York St., on April 8. The person who holds the card said she has never lost the card and has her PIN memorized.
A 17-year-old girl was arrested and charged under city ordinance with retail theft at 12:17 p.m. April 16 at Kohl’s, 303 S. Route 83. She was seen on camera taking $51.98 in clothing. She was released to her mother.
Desmond M. Blake, 18, 443 Laverne St., Hillside, was arrested at 8:41 p.m. April 19 and charged with retail theft at Dominick’s, 215 S. Route 83. Blake left the parking lot in a white Saturn headed towards West Avenue. When police stopped him, he was in possession of two 750 ml bottles of vodka worth $68.38. He was released on I-bond.
Someone entered a home for sale in the 500 block of North Walnut between 6 p.m. April 12 and 3:15 p.m. April 14 and removed an AT&T cable box and modem worth $400. A woman who had been renting the house before it was listed for sale returned to the residence on April 14 and discovered the missing items.
A call from the Chicago Police Department was the first indication to staff members of Napleton Acura, 727 W. Grand, that one of the dealership's cars had been stolen. Police said that sometime after 9:05 p.m. April 13, someone removed a vehicle from the service area. The vehicle was found missing its rims, tires and ignition key and was sitting on crates in an alley in Chicago. Police said two suspicious men were seen around the Kia service area between 7:30 and 7:45 p.m. There are no surveillance cameras inside or outside the service area.
Someone removed a wallet from a purse at Panera Bread, 108 W. North Ave. between 5:20 and 7:43 p.m. April 14. The wallet contained a drivers license, social security card, $50 and credit cards. It was later reported that a Kohl’s credit card was fraudulently used in Elmhurst.
Someone removed three catalytic converters from vehicles parked on the west side of a lot at Quality Air, 120 E. Lake St., between 6 p.m. April 13 and 6 a.m. April 14.
A man entered Jewel, 944 S. York Road and removed numerous bottles of vodka off of the shelves and walked out the Osco entrance without paying at 8:22 p.m. April 16. The offender, described as a black man, 21 to 25 years of age, between 5 foot 10 inches and 6 feet tall, between 180 and 190 pounds and wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, ran southbound along the sidewalk past theDunkin Donuts to a waiting vehicle on the east side of the McDonald’s parking lot. The vehicle was last seen fleeing southeast through the parking lot. The liquor is worth about $270.
About 26 bronze metal vases were taken from Mt. Emblem cemetery, 520 E. Grand Ave., between April 14 and 17. Loss is estimated at $10,000.
A student at York High School signed out a $300 Canon Flash Camcorder and left it in a boys’ restroom between 9:40 a.m. and noon March 11. When he returned, the camcorder was gone. The incident was reported April 18.
Someone took a black Weber grill and white wrought iron chair from a driveway on the 100 block of South Pick Avenue between 9:30 p.m. April 18 and 5 a.m. April 19.
Someone removed two sets of skies and boots, a red metal toolbox containing tools and two Camelback water packs from a locked storage unit at 325 S. West Ave. between noon April 7 and 2:45 p.m. April 21.
Someone stole two laptops and a portable hard drive worth $960 from a home on the 200 block of East Belden between 10 p.m. April 16 and 9 a.m. April 17. The victim told police that at about 10 p.m. April 16, he had some friends over to pay beer pong. The following morning, the items were gone.
Someone broke out the front driver side window of a white Honda Odyssey parked on the 300 block of West Lake Street between 7:50 and 9:10 p.m. April 21. Taken was a $150 Coach purse containing $100 wallet, $30, a check book, credit cards and a drivers license. The victim’s debit card was used at a Marathon gas station at 9:41 p.m.
Someone broke out the passenger side window of a black Honda SUV and removed a purse containing a drivers license, Shell gas card and debit card between 7:50 and 9:10 p.m. April 21. The car was parked on the 300 bock of West Lake Street.
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