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Some Smoking Bandits and an Unusual Statement to Police

A look at unusual crimes in our Patch region.

Local police departments provided the following reports. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt.

A Chicago woman allegedly stuffed casino receipts in her pants and bra and then told Des Plaines police to, "Come get it." The items were not recovered by police because they were not contraband.

Someone moved a mattress and smoked a pipe and cigar in a home for sale in Northfield. One of the owners' relatives checked on the house and discovered the incident, but said there didn't appear to be any damage to the home itself.

A man asked to buy two $79 cartons of cigarettes at a Wilmette store. When his credit card was declined, he grabbed the cigarettes off the counter and ran away. 

 A Skokie man allegedly held his friend at gunpoint and demanded the friend return the video game the man had leant him.

According to the report, the suspect arrived at the victim's residence with several of his friends and allegedly threatened to "shoot [the victim] in the face" if his game wasn't returned, the report said. 

A woman reported her license plate stolen from her car, which was parked in Skokie. She reported the incident after she got a parking ticket for having no license plate.

A Rubik's Cube was spray-painted on the fence around the dumpster at a Wilmette grocery store.

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