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Police Blotter: Battery From Three Points of View

Chicago Heights police reports, Aug. 16-17.

FRIDAY, AUG. 17

P.O.V. Battery

A 23-year-old Homewood man told police he was playing "bags" at the Tender Trap on Halsted Street when a man punched him. The man said he woke up on the ground. Police saw a two-inch laceration on the man's forehead, according to the report. A witness told police the attacker was actually leaving the bar and bumped into the man as he was about to throw a bean bag. The man then turned around and said something to the attacker before being punched, according to the witness. The witness also said the attacker left with two others. The bartender at the Tender Trap told police the attacker was known as "Chinto" and that he left in a black Charger. The Homewood man was treated for his injuries at St. James Hospital, police said.

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THURSDAY, AUG. 16

'Tank' Attack

A 19-year-old University Park woman told police she was sitting inside a vehicle in the 500 block of West 14th Place when a man, known only as "Tank," punched and slapped her in the face and head while yelling obscenities. The man then pulled some of the woman's hair out before she got out of the vehicle and he drove away, according to the report. The woman refused any medical treatment, according to police.

Basin Theft

An employee of the City of Chicago Heights told police someone removed a cast iron storm catch basin lid of unknown value from the curb at Serena Drive and Holbrook Street. The employee told police the basin was removed sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Damaged Property

A 43-year-old Chicago Heights man told police someone damaged his vehicle outside his Patricia Drive home sometime between Aug. 15 and Aug. 16. Police observed a broken rear window wiper and damage in the area of the rear tailgate handle, according to the report. Both exterior rearview mirrors were also damaged, police said.

Stolen Games

A 40-year-old Chicago Heights woman told police someone entered her West 16th Place home sometime between 12:40 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. and stole her Playstation 3 game system, her Xbox 360 game system and her iPhone. The woman said she noticed a bedroom open with the screen taken off the window, according to the report. 

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