Crime Reports Feb. 12 – 18

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: SCAMMED BY THE BRICKLAYER

A Highland Park man was scammed out of $1,050 after hiring a man he met at a nearby Home Depot to do some brickwork at his home in the 4600 block of Edmondson Avenue. The homeowner reported to police around 2:59 p.m. Feb. 14 that when the man came to his house two days prior to write up a bid, the rascal asked the homeowner to go outside and count the bricks and supposedly stole $300 from the homeowner's wallet. The homeowner also gave the worker a $740 check to start the job, but he never returned.


Crime Reports Feb. 5-11

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: FOUNDATION PROBLEMS?

After being confronted by employees at a CVS in the 3000 block of Mockingbird Lane about possibly concealing $120 worth of Maybelline foundation in his jacket, a 48-year-old Dallas man fled the store around 11:12 p.m. Feb. 11 through the rear entrance. He was located by police behind the Moody Coliseum – sans the foundation – but was arrested on an outstanding warrant.


Crime Reports Jan. 29 – Feb. 4

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: ONE FINE KITCHEN

A Highland Park burglar could have one impressive kitchen after walking away from an unoccupied home for sale in the 4400 block of Lorraine Avenue with thousands of dollars worth of top-of-the-line appliances. Sometime after 3:30 p.m. Jan. 28 and before 10 a.m. Jan. 31, the burglar used a large, brown landscape stone to break a section of double-pane glass patio doors to enter the home, walking out with goods such as a stainless steel Lacanche cooking range, Scotsman ice maker, and Asko dishwasher.


Crime Reports Jan. 22 – 28

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: HALFWAY THERE

wheels-stolen-1Taken overnight before 5 a.m. Jan. 24: the rear tires and wheels [$1,400 value] off a 2018 GMC Yukon parked in the 3200 block of Bryn Mawr Drive.


Crime Reports Jan. 15 – 21

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: COME AND GET ME

With temperatures dipping below 30 degrees the morning of Jan. 16, a University Park resident found himself left out in the cold when his running, unlocked, and unoccupied 2017 gray Toyota 4Runner  – two North Face jackets and several pieces of athletic gear – were stolen outside of his home in the 4200 block of Southwestern Boulevard. 


Crime Reports Jan. 8 – 15

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: FUTURE FAT CAT?

A front-porch package thief better own one hungry feline after stealing an Amazon delivery from a home in the 4300 block of Bordeaux Avenue. The delivery, valued at $637.48, was filled to the brim with household goods and cat treats, such as Greenies Dental Treats, Purina Friskies Party Mix, and Purina Whisker Likins. According to the homeowner, the box was left on her front porch around 5:49 p.m. Jan. 7, and stolen sometime before 4:25 p.m. the following Wednesday (Jan. 10).


Crime Reports Jan. 1-7

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: LOST IN THE BUBBLE

A man, with an Iowa driver's license, was found sleeping in an abandoned maroon 1997 Ford Taurus around 5 a.m. Jan. 4 in the 4700 block of Auburndale Ave.  He said he was homeless and had no idea where he was or how he got there. His last memory, apparently, was falling asleep in the car somewhere near Central Expressway.

Police dropped him off near Mockingbird Station and impounded the car.

 


Crime Reports Dec. 25 – Jan. 1

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: ONE EXPENSIVE SELFIE

While posing outside of the Honor Bar in the Highland Park Village, an out-of-towner in town for a wedding reported that she put down her purse to take a few selfies and sometime around 10:30 p.m. Dec. 30 and her $350 black Gucci wallet was stolen. The culprit attempted to take the credit cards for a spin at Kroger and 7-Eleven, but both charges were rejected by the bank.


Crime Reports Dec. 18-21

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: FAKE SERGEANT

A Highland Park woman, who's never served in the military, was promoted to a sergeant when her identity, including the new title, was used to open a checking account at Pentagon Federal Credit Union. The woman, who lives in the 3600 block of Shenandoah Avenue, reported to police about 1:30 p.m. Dec. 18 that she learned about the account when she received a letter from Complete Payment Recovery, which was attempting to collect payment on a $470 bounced check written at a Walmart. According to the police report, the checking account was opened Nov. 24.