SUNDAY, JAN. 6
A 41-year-old Chicago Heights man told police someone burglarized his Ashland Avenue home sometime between Jan. 2 and Jan. 6. The items taken include a Sony Playstation Portable, a Nintendo 3DS, a silver iPod Nano, a carpet shampooer, a gold necklace and costume jewelry. The thief also made off with $300 in cash from a black box and a piggy bank, according to the report. Police said there were no signs of forced entry but did discover an unlocked bedroom window. The man said his garage was broken into last month, with several tools, a bike and a generator being taken in that incident. The man said he did not report that incident because he believes it was a former employee of his business.
Steak Knife Tire Slash
Alexis Oliver, 18, of the 1900 block of Campbell Avenue, was arrested and charged with criminal damage to a vehicle after a 21-year-old Alsip woman told police Oliver slashed the rear driver side tire on her vehicle for no apparent reason. Oliver said she did the slashing with a steak knife because she was upset with the other woman over "relationship issues," according to the report. Police said the were unable to recover the knife used in the incident. "
'Mail' from Riverdale
A 24-year-old Chicago Heights woman told police a man known as "Mail" from Riverdale, who is her ex-boyfriend, called her from a private number 162 times between 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 5 and 1:19 a.m. on Jan. 6. Mail left a voicemail after his last call saying, "I'm gonna shoot one of y'all," according to the police report. The woman said she does not know Mail's real name.
Theft from Vehicle
An 18-year-old Richton Park woman told police her property was stolen after she left her purse in her friend's car. The woman said the friend gave her car keys to another person, who then gave the keys to an unknown man with dreadlocks in his hair, according to the report. Afterwards the woman returned to her car to find the purse, which contained several personal documents, her house key and $50 in cash, was missing.
Read last week's police stories on Chicago Heights Patch:
- Woman Uses Pregnancy Pants to Smuggle Steaks Out of Ultra Foods: Police
- Argument Over Change Leads to Gun Threats: Police Blotter
- Second Prison Escapee Arrested in Palos Hills
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