Police Reports Around the New Year Holiday Include Some Unusual Items
One missing car case solved, the other is still a mystery.
A 64-year-old man reported to police that at 10 p.m. Dec. 28 he drove to Dominick's, 215 S. Route 83, purchased groceries and then walked home. He reportedly told police he wasn't sure why he walked home, considering he drove there. He said he went back to get the car at 5:16 p.m. Dec. 29 and it was gone. Store security cameras do not show the man's car in the lot, nor do they show him purchasing any groceries.
A resident of the 900 block of North Virginia Lane reported his vehicle was stolen between 9:30 p.m. Jan. 1 and 7:15 a.m. Jan. 2. He told police he parked the vehicle outside his residence Jan. 1, and the next morning it was gone. Police recorded the vehicle in the Illinois Law Enforcement Agencies Data System. Moments later the victim called police to say he located the vehicle at the Bensenville 7-Eleven. He said he must have walked home from there the night before, forgetting he had driven to the 7-Eleven.
Officers responded to City Centre for a report of a man sitting on a bench who seemed to be in a lot of pain at 8:59 p.m. Dec. 31. The man showed police a large bump on the back of his head and reportedly told them he may have been hit by a car, but he wasn't sure. Officers did not see any other injuries, and his clothes did not appear wet or dirty, as if he had been on the ground. The man admitted to drinking, and refused treatment by medics. Police left him in the care of a family member.