Watermelon Vandalism and Easiest DUI Arrest Ever

A look at unusual crimes in our Patch region this week

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.

An Evanston party bus driver was found on the floor inside his bus after he was reported late for a pick-up. He was charged with DUI.

A woman knocked over the watermelon display in an Evanston grocery store. 

Two folding chairs left in Northbrook as placeholders for the 4th of July parade were stolen. 

Someone gained entry into a Highland Park water park overnight and threw several lounge chairs and two lifeguard stations into the pool.

A manager of a Niles store reported that two women took 31 bottles of oil valued at $5 each and 33 bottles of room spray valued at $5 each, for a total value of $320.

A man entered the Glencoe Public Safety Department and asked for directions to Carpentersville, stating he had been driving around lost for hours and had no money, police said. Officers determined the man had been drinking. He was apprehended when he drove away from the station and charged with DUI.

A Wilmette doorman reported receiving numerous phone calls throughout the night. The doorman says he has been receiving harassing calls like this for the past three or four years and on one particular night received more than 75 calls.


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