Man Tells Cops About Mysterious Finger Biter: Police Blotter

Chicago Heights police blotter, Oct. 26-28.



A 36-year-old Chicago Heights woman told police she hear light tapping on the front door of her 21st Street home on Oct. 27. hen she answered the doors an unknown juvenile was standing on her porch. Upon seeing her the juvenile ran and was met by four more juveniles. The five fled together. The woman then left for work and returned the next day to find her door unlocked and ajar, according to the report. When the woman went inside her home she discovered several things had been taken, including three flat-screen TVs, an XBox console and a bedroom dresser. Police discovered two muddy footprints on the panelling beneath a window in the house. 

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Slashed Tires

A 33-year-old Chicago Heights woman told police she went out to her vehicle at about 6 a.m. to discovered one of her tires was flat. On two other days she had discovered flat tires on her vehicle as well, according to the report. Upon taking the car to a tire shop, the woman was told the tires had been slashed.


Finger Bite

A 39-year-old Chicago Heights man told police he was walking near the intersection of 11th Street and Halsted Street when a 20-year-old man approached him and called him a "punk." A physical altercation followed and the younger man bit the older mans right index finger, according to the report. The man was treated at St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights.


Sneaky Sale

The owner of O.T. Auto Sales in Chicago Heights told police on Oct. 1 he allowed a car dealer for his company to use a 2002 Chevy Impala as a take home vehicle. On Oct. 10 the dealer sold the vehicle to a 23-year-old Chicago woman for $2,400, then gave her the vehicle's documentation. On Oct. 23 the woman returned the vehicle to the dealer to have the car serviced. The dealer took the vehicle back to O.T. Auto Sales and, on Oct. 25, the owner sold the vehicle to a auto auction. On Oct. 26 the woman arrived at O.T. Auto Sales to pick up her vehicle and found out the it had been sold, according to the report. The owner of the business told the woman he had not given the dealer permission to sell the car and that he was unaware of the sale to her. 

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Take a look at last week's police stories:

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