Father and Son Get Bloody Over Grill: Police Blotter

Chicago Heights police reports, Sept. 1-2.


Board Beating, Blood Spitting

Charles Collins, 32, of the 600 block of Andover Street, was arrested and charged with domestic battery after his father told police Collins took his barbecue grill without permission. When the father confronted Collins about the grill, Collins attempted to his him with a floor fan, according to the report. After Collins cornered him and pushed him down, the father said he hit Collins with a three-foot long wooden board, according to the report. During the father's conversation with police, Collins entered the room, spit blood on him and fled the house. He returned about two minutes later and was taken into custody, police said.

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Left Cooking

Police went to an apartment building in the 400 block of West 16th Street after receiving a call about a possible fire, according to the report. When they arrived Chicago Heights Fire Department officials said there was no fire and that someone had left food burning on a stove. The building manager then told police the apartment with the burning food was vacant and should have been empty. 

Fire officials entered the apartment and found a man sleeping in the bedroom, police said. Police took the man into custody. Robert F. Jones, 40, of the 6500 block of Green Street in Chicago, was charged with trespassing, according to the report. Police then found five clear bags containing marijuana in Perry's possession and added an additional charge of possession of cannabis, according to the report. 

Short on Cash... and Angry

An employee of the BP gas station in the 300 block of West 14th Street told police a man came into the business to purchase one Swisher Sweet cigar, but did not have enough money. Upon learning he was short on cash the man threw the cigar at the employee and pushed seven plastic containers full of candy off the counter before exiting the business, according to the report.

Can't Stay Away

Don E. Perry, 31, was arrested and charged with violating an order of protection after his ex-girlfriend told police he showed up at her residence and tried to speak to her through a side window. When police arrived, Perry was still on the property and they took him into custody, according to the report.


Stolen Car

An employee of Bloom Alternative School in the 100 block of West 10th Street told police he accidentally left his keys inside his car when he came to work. Video surveillance footage reveals at around 11:40 a.m. an unknown man in all white clothing entered the vehicle and drove away, according to the report. 

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