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Meat Thieves Flee Country Squire: Police Blotter

Chicago Heights police reports, Oct. 16-20.

SATURDAY, OCT. 20

Odd Transactions

A 55-year-old Chicago Heights man told police, on behalf of his elderly mother, someone withdrew a total of $9,000 from her checking and savings accounts over the course of nearly a year. The money was taken out in several individual transactions between November 2011 and October 2012.  

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FRIDAY, OCT. 19

Best Buy Fraud

A 23-year-old Chicago Heights woman told police she was notified by LifeLock that someone had opened a Best Buy credit account using her social security number, according to the report. The woman told police she does not own any credit account with the store. 

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17

Meat Thieves

An employee at Country Squire, located in the 100 block of West Joe Orr Road, told police he saw two men, one of which was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, walking out of the store. As the two departed, an "unknown packasge of meat" dropped out of the back of the sweatshirt, according to the report. The man picked up the meat and both meat thiefs ran, hopping into a Chevy Impala driven by an unknown woman. The employee called out to the two men to stop but the Chevy fled east on Joe Orr Road, according to the report. The man wearing the hooded sweatshirt is around 35 years old, about 5-feet, 9-inches tall and weighs around 200 pounds. The second man is also around 35 years old, is about 6-feet tall and weighs about 150 pounds, according to the report. 

TUESDAY, OCT. 16

Gun or No Gun?

Jesus A. Martinez, 19, of the 100 block of West 26th Street in South Chicago Heights, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after the owner of the Citgo gas station in the 1500 block of Chicago Road told police he saw Martinez threaten another man with what appeared to be a handgun under his shirt. Police watched surveillance footage of Martinez having an argument with the other man and saw Martinez put his hand under his shirt before both men left the gas station. 

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