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Injured Pit Bull Found in Heights Woman's Back Yard: Police Blotter

Chicago Heights police reports, Oct. 20-21.

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.

Wife's Baggage

A 44-year-old Chicago Heights man told police he discovered his car windows were smashed in the parking lot of his home at Thornwood Apartments. Police saw the driver's side and passenger's side windows had been destroyed and broken glass remained on the ground around the vehicle, according to the report. The man told police he suspected his wife's ex-boyfriend of doing the deed. 

SATURDAY, OCT. 20

Phone Calls

A 39-year-old Chicago Heights woman told police she received phone calls from a woman who identified herself only as "Renato's wife." The woman knew of a Renato, whom she had done business with. The caller accused the woman of having a relationship with her husband and even posted the accusations on the woman's employer's Facebook page, according to the report. 

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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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