Hit-and-Run Vehicle Reported Stolen: Police Blotter

Chicago Heights police reports, Oct. 24-27.



Joseph W. Hart, 42, of the 14600 block of Center Avenue in Harvey, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after police stopped him near the intersection of Independence and Chicago roads for improper lane use, according to the report. upon smelling alcohol on Hart, police asked him if he would submit to field sobriety tests. He refused, according to the report. Hart took a Breathalyzer test at the station, and registered a blood alcohol content level of above the legal limit, police said. 

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Hit and Run

Police were at the scene of a hit-and-run accident when a man told them the offending vehicle had been stolen from him. The man's 19-year-old sister told police she was in front of an unknown address on 16th Place on Oct. 25 when she lost the keys to her brother's vehicle. The vehicle had been parked in an alley in the 1300 block of Ashland Avenue, but her brother discovered the vehicle was missing the next day. After checking the area, police found the vehicle parked in the 1300 block of Franklin Avenue. The vehicle was missing its front bumper and license plate, which were recovered at the scene of the hit and run.



A 53-year-old Chicago Heights woman told police unknown people were coming into her apartment while she was gone. She said nothing was missing but police noticed a strip of outer door skin missing from around the locks of the woman's front door. There were also two possible pry marks in the door frame, police said.  

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