Nearly $40,000 in Construction Equipment Stolen: Police

Chicago Heights police reports, Nov. 5-6.



A 20-year-old Chicago Heights man told police he was walking back home from McDonald's when he was approached by two men near the intersection of 14th Street and Ashland Avenue. He recognized the men, as he had kicked them out of a motel room he was renting a few days before, according to the report. One of the men punched the man in the face, causing him to fall to the ground. The second man then kicked the victim. The man fled and called the police, according to the report.

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Bad Text

A 29-year-old Chicago Heights woman told police she received a text message from a man's phone of the man's genitalia. She responded with a text of her own, telling the man to stop sending messages, according to the report. The man responded with yet another picture of his genitalia. The woman told police the man is an acquaintance of hers. 


Construction Equipment Stolen

An employee of Triggi Construction in Chicago told police he discovered several pieces of construction equipment missing from a construction site in the 1800 block of State Street. The missing items included a Bobcat Skid-Steer, a power sprayer and two hand drills, valued at a total of $38,500, according to the report. The man told police the last construction worker on the site secured the items before leaving. The equipment was taken sometime between Nov. 4 and Nov. 5.

Battery Thief

The owner of Coleman Roofing, in the 2000 block of East End Avenue, told police sometime between Nov. 2 and Nov. 5 someone cut a  hole in the fence and entered the rear yard of the business, removing three truck batteries. The man told police the batteries were valued at around $380 total. 

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