Police Blotter: Ex-Husband Bloodied with Dinner Plate

Chicago Heights police reports, Aug. 15.


Dinner Plate Attack

Carmen Valadez, 59, of the first block of East Joe Orr Road, was arrested and charged with domestic battery after her ex-husband told police she struck him in the back of the head with a ceramic dinner plate, which broke into multiple pieces. Police saw the broken plate and a two-inch laceration on the man's head, with a "significant amount of blood," according to the report. Police called an ambulance for the husband but he refused medical attention, according to the report.

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Stolen Bike

A 51-year-old Steger man told police he went into the Currency Exchange in the first block of Illinois Street for five to ten minutes and came outside to notice his bike was missing. The man told police he did not have a lock on the bike and it was not secure in any way. The missing bike is Marin brand and is navy blue with white letters, valued at $800, according to the police report.


A 23-year-old Chicago Heights woman told police she and her boyfriend were involved in an altercation in Park Forest in which he began arguing with the woman before choking her, punching her in the mouth and throwing a brick at her, according to the report. The woman refused medical treatment and "continued to change her story of the incident," police said. Police also saw no redness, blood or bruising on the woman's face, according to the report. 

Stolen Vehicle

A 19-year-old Chicago Heights woman told police someone stole her car from in front of her West 16th Place home. The woman was unable to give police a time frame in which the theft could have occurred, only stating it happened Aug. 15. 

Spray it Up

A 41-year-old Chicago Heights woman told police she was arguing with her nephew when he said, "When my guys get back, I'm gonna spray this house up." The nephew then fled the area, according to the report. 

Bad Check

An employee at Ultra Foods on Lincoln Highway told police an unknown woman purchased more than $1,000 worth of gift cards with a check. The check ended up being returned to Ultra as a "suspicious transaction," according to the police report.

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