Police Blotter: Woman Mistakenly Gives Debit Card Thief Her Pin Number

Chicago Heights police reports, Aug. 8-10.


Debit Card Thief

A 57-year-old Chicago Heights woman told police she allowed a friend to use her debit card, giving him the pin number in front of another man. When her friend gave the card back, she put it in her purse, according to the report. The woman told police she then left the purse near the stranger while she went to the bathroom and returned to discover the card was missing, as was the stranger. The woman told her bank about the missing card. Three days later almost $250 was deducted from the woman's bank account via ATM transactions, according to the report.

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Miguel Moldonado-Zamudio, 28, of the 900 block of Wilcox Street in Hammond, IN, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after he was stopped near the intersection of Joe Orr Road and Cottage Grove for speeding, according to the report. Moldonado-Zamudio was unable to provide a valid driver's license and smelled of alcohol, police said. He was then asked to perform field sobriety test, which he did, and was taken into custody, according to the report. Moldonado-Zamudio was also charged with speeding, no valid driver's license and having a blood-alcohol content above .08, police said.

Bat Attack

Brian Clay, 45, of the 2400 block of Chicago Road, was arrested and charged with domestic battery after his roommate told police he struck her with a baseball bat during an argument. The roommate said Clay swung that bat at her and hit her arm as she blocked herself from the swing, according to the report. Police saw no injuries on the woman and she refused medical attention, according to the report. 

Broken Window

A 29-year-old Chicago Heights woman told police her upstairs neighbors were having an argument when one of them slammed the front door of the apartment building, causing her window to fall and break. The woman said the latch on the window was already broken and the window had been "loosely sitting in place," according to the report. One of the arguers agreed to stay at a friends house to avoid further conflict, police said.


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