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Burglar Leaves Blood Behind: Police Blotter

Chicago Heights police reports, Aug. 25–26.

SUNDAY, AUG. 26

Blood Left Behind

A 44-year-old St. John, Ind. man told police someone broke a window in the house he was owns on West 8th Street. The man said he could not tell if any property was taken, according to the report. Police discovered blood on several shards of glass and on a hose outside the house, according to the report. Police searched the area but did not find a suspect, according to the report.

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Stolen Massager

An employee of Walgreens in the 600 block of Dixie Highway told police he saw a man in his early 30s throw down an open box before exiting the store and riding off with an unknown driver. The employee checked the box and the contents were indeed missing, according to the report. The box should have contained a vibrating ring and finger massager, according to the report. 

SATURDAY, AUG. 25

Coffee-mobile

Two Maple Avenue residents told police they saw a neighbor exit her house, walk across the street, approaching a vehicle that did not belong to her. The woman then reached into the open driver's side window of the vehicle and dumped a mug full of coffee into the interior before walking back into her house, according to the report. Police were unable to make contact with the woman afterwards, according to the report.

Car Trespassing

Arthur West, 53, of the 1600 block of Thorn, was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing to a motor vehicle after a 59-year-old Chicago Heights man told police West took the keys to his vehicle and drove it to ZZ's Food Mart without permission. Police saw West getting into the vehicle at ZZ's and took him into custody, according to the report.

Creepy Neighbor

A 23-year-old Chicago Heights woman told police her 21-year-old neighbor drove past her home, stopped and began laughing at her. The neighbor then drove off. A short time later the neighbor returned and stood in front of the woman's house, staring at the woman through the window, according to the report. The neighbor then left the area. The day before, police said, the neighbor had battered the woman.

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