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Police Blotter: Punched While Sleeping, Blood on a Cooler

Chicago Heights police report, Aug. 16.

THURSDAY, AUG. 16

Stomach Punch

Luis E. Sanchez, 32, of the 100 block of Broadway Avenue, was arrested and charged with domestic battery after his roommate told police he punched her in the stomach while she was sleeping. The woman said she had warned Sanchez not to hit her, according to the report. The woman refused medical attention and had no visible injuries, police said.

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Broken Window and Bloody Cooler

A 21-year-old Chicago Heights man told police his wife said she heard a banging noise. The man then discovered his window was broken, according to police. The man told police he also noticed a cooler that was outside the house had been broken and moved, according to the report. Police saw blood on the cooler and on two vehicles near the house. They tagged the cooler and lids as evidence. The man told police he also saw his knife scabbard, which was empty, on the ground outside, according to the report.

Attempted Burglary

A 75-year-old Chicago Heights man told police he heard a loud noise outside his Pleasant Drive home. When the man opened the front door, he noticed a glass section to his storm door had been kicked in, according to the report. The glass was not broken, police said. The man also said he saw two unknown men running eastbound on Pleasant Drive before cutting through yards to go north, according to the report. One of the men appeared to be more than 6 feet tall, between 25 and 35 years old, with a thin build, according to the report. The other looked to be no taller than 5-feet 7-inches, between 10 and 15 years old, also with a thin build, according to the report. Both were wearing dark clothing.

Phone Harassment

A 91-year-old Chicago Heights woman told police she received several calls from an unknown man, who said "Tom, I need that money Tom," and "Get your (expletive) here, I need that money." On other occasions the man called and hung up when the woman answered, according to the report. The woman told police this was an ongoing issue.

Stolen Trailer Found

An employee of FedEx Freight in Chicago Heights found a 2012 Great Dane trailer, reported stolen from a company in Summit, in the FedEx parking lot, according to police. Police notified the company about the trailer, according to the report. 

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