Woman Hires Private Eye to Follow Her Ex-Husband, Employee Steals From Boss and is Promptly Fired
Also, police try to subdue attack dog with taser, window smashed with golf club, wooden stork tackled.
Romance is Gone
A resident of the 900 block of Hawthorne came into the police station at 10:15 a.m. March 2 and said a man had followed him in his vehicle when he left his residence. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the subject was being watched by a private investigator hired by his ex-wife.
No Arrest, But You're Definitely Fired
A Stihl brick-cutting saw worth $500 was taken out of the trunk of a Toyota Corolla while the victim was doing brick work on a home on the 200 block of East Madison between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. March 4. A police officer interviewed all the victim's employees and searched all of their vehicles, and he found the saw in the trunk of a vehicle belonging to an employee. The victim told police he did not want the suspect arrested, he just wanted his saw back. He also fired the suspect, police said.
Dog Gets Tasered
Elmhurst police were called to help Villa Park police gain control of a mixed-breed dog at Route 83, just south of the Prairie Path, at 11:27 a.m. March 3. The dog, which police said was part pit bull, had bitten another dog, causing serious injuries. After numerous attempts to catch the dog, police fired a taser at it. The dog fled the area after being hit with one taser probe.
Sounds Like Things are Breaking
A resident of the 100 block of Fellows Court was awoken by a loud noise outside his window at 2:14 a.m. March 1. He saw two men. One threw a large block of ice on a white Suzuki Forenza, causing the windshield to crack. Also broken were four light poles owned by Elmhurst Terrace Apartments. Police searched the area but the men were not found.
Two people were having a dispute on the 300 block of Ridgeland at 9:38 p.m. March 2, when one of them went inside and came out with a golf club stating he was going to beat the other person and chased him back to his car. Police said the offender shattered the back window and damaged the trunk the car with the golf club. The offender agreed to pay for the damage and no charges were filed.
A wooden stork sign on the 800 block of South Parkside was knocked down and damaged between 10 and 10:30 p.m. March 2. The sign is worth $110.
A resident on the 200 block of Illinois Street noticed egg splatter on the front of his house and storm window and a crack in the storm window where the egg splatter was. The damage occurred sometime between 4 p.m. March 1 and 4 p.m. March 3.