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Does Mom Know Her Car Was Stolen? Police Blotter Roundup

The top Chicago Heights police blotter items, Sept. 29-Oct. 21.

SUNDAY, OCT. 21

Dog in Pain

A 42-year-old Chicago Heights woman told police she was taking her dog out for the morning and saw a stray pit bull in her back yard. When police arrived the dog was breathing but was not moving, according to the report. When the dog got up, police noticed puncture wounds under its neck and that the dog was very malnourished, according to the report. Animal Control took the dog to the South Suburban Humane Society, noting that it was "in distress and aggressive" in the report.  

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Mom's Car Stolen

A 27-year-old Chicago Heights woman told police she was at St. James Hospital when she allowed her 39-year-old boyfriend borrow her mother's vehicle for a brief period of time. The man took the keys and left the hospital at 11 p.m. on Oct. 20. By 3 p.m. the next day, he still had not returned with the vehicle. The woman told police her mother had not been told about the status of her vehicle, adding that she was having ongoing problems with her ex.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17

Meat Thieves

An employee at Country Squire, located in the 100 block of West Joe Orr Road, told police he saw two men, one of which was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, walking out of the store. As the two departed, an "unknown package of meat" dropped out of the back of the sweatshirt, according to the report. The man picked up the meat and both meat thiefs ran, hopping into a Chevy Impala driven by an unknown woman. The employee called out to the two men to stop but the Chevy fled east on Joe Orr Road, according to the report. The man wearing the hooded sweatshirt is around 35 years old, about 5-feet, 9-inches tall and weighs around 200 pounds. The second man is also around 35 years old, is about 6-feet tall and weighs about 150 pounds, according to the report. 

TUESDAY, OCT. 16

Gun or No Gun?

Jesus A. Martinez, 19, of the 100 block of West 26th Street in South Chicago Heights, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after the owner of the Citgo gas station in the 1500 block of Chicago Road told police he saw Martinez threaten another man with what appeared to be a handgun under his shirt. Police watched surveillance footage of Martinez having an argument with the other man and saw Martinez put his hand under his shirt before both men left the gas station. 

Battery in Two Towns

Walter I. Jackson, 49, of the 300 block of North Boston Street, was arrested and charged with domestic battery after his girlfriend told police they were in an argument and Jackson grabbed her by her neck and threw her to the floor. The woman called the police but Jackson then had her get in his vehicle so he could take her to a friend's house, according to the report. The woman called 911 again, this time in Matteson, and police stopped Jackson's vehicle at the intersection of Vollmer and Cicero. Jackson was taken into custody and the girlfriend was treated for a laceration on the back of her head at St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields, police said. Chicago Heights police had been dispatched to Boston Street after the woman's first 911 call, and coordinated with Matteson Police later.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 29

Bikers Gone Wild

A 53-year-old Chicago Heights was issued citations for improper operation of an off-road motorcycle after police saw him driving a dirt bike on a city street, according to the report. The man had no proof of insurance or valid registration but did have the proper motorcycle-class driver's license, according to the report. Police asked the man why he was driving the off-road bike on the road, to which he responded "I wasn't driving it." Police then told him he wasn't allowed to drive it on the roadway, to which the man responded, "I know, it's OK, I work for the Secretary of State," according to the report. Police told the man they would be issuing citations and towing the bike. The man then became irate and kept saying, "No, you're not towing it," and "Nobody's taking my bike," according to police.

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Take a look at last week's police stories:

  • 6-Year-Old Boy Calls Police as Mom is Choked
  • Injured Pit Bull Found in Heights Woman's Back Yard: Police Blotter
  • Meat Thieves Flee Country Squire: Police Blotter
  • Woman Allegedly Hits Boyfriend With Pontiac After Fight in Parking Lot
  • Motorcyclist Name-Drops Secretary of State to Avoid Citation: Police Blotter

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