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Heights Man's Dog Stolen from Backyard: Blotter Roundup

The top Chicago Heights police blotter stories, Oct. 10-14.

SUNDAY, OCT. 14

Batter Up

A 20-year-old Markham man told police he was walking on east on 16th Place near Thom Street when he saw a white vehicle drive past him. The man said he then passed a man, he knows only as "Tone," according to the report. The man said he felt the presence of someone behind him and turned around to see a man swinging a baseball bat at him. The batter missed his mark but followed the man to a residence in the 1600 block of Thom Street. When police arrived, they were unable to locate the attacker, according to the report.

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FRIDAY, OCT. 12

Stolen Dog

A 39-year-old Chicago Heights man told police his dog was taken from the rear of his mother's Thorn Street home sometime between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The man said the dog was inside an enclosed yard with a fence and that he had already checked with the South Suburban Humane Society, along with several animal hospitals, to no avail. The dog is a three- to four-year-old grey and white female pit bull, weighing about 30 pounds and answering to the name "Bella," according to the report.

Stone-Throwing Landlord?

A 50-year-old Chicago Heights man told police someone threw rocks at and broke two double-pane windows on the side of his West 14th Place home. The man said he did not see who threw the rocks but suspects his landlord, who has been trying to get the man out of the house for six months, according to the report. 

THURSDAY, OCT. 11

Hit by a Thunderbird

An 18-year-old Sauk Village woman told police she was walking through the parking lot of Food 4 Less on Western Avenue when she heard screeching tires and was hit by a blue Ford Thunderbird. The woman fell to the ground but saw the driver, who she recognized as her 23-year-old cousin. Chicago Heights Fire Department personnel was at the scene but the woman refused medical attention. Police also noted the woman was uncooperative and would not give any further information about the woman that hit her, according to the report.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10

Burning Skyline

Police and fire personnel responded to a house fire call in the first block of East 23rd Street to find the back porch of the residence in flames. Firefighters contained the fire to the back porch and put it out, later noting that the fire was started when an "unknown accelerant" was thrown on the outside of the house, according to the report. When police arrived to the house fire they noticed a Skyline garbage can in the alley behind the house fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters extinguished that fire as well, but the can was completely destroyed, police said. 

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Take a look at last week's police stories:

  • Landlord Accused of Throwing Rocks to Evict Tenant: Police Blotter
  • Woman Hit by Car in Food 4 Less Parking Lot: Police
  • Heights Women Accused of Attacking Police and Beating Neighbor
  • Man Followed and Attacked with Bat: Police Blotter

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