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Police Blotter: Shots Fired, Bullets Strike Home

Chicago Heights police reports, Feb. 13-14

TUESDAY, FEB. 14

Bricks Shatter Windows of Couple's Home, Vehicle

Police said a couple living in the first block of Main Street was sleeping around 4:49 a.m. when a brick shattered their bedroom window and landed on their bed. They heard more glass shattering and then found two more windows broken in the house, this time with large stones, according to reports. Police said they also found the rear and driver's side windows of their van broken, with bricks inside the vehicle. Officers reported finding graffiti written on the front door of the house and the driver's side of the van.

MONDAY, FEB. 13

Shots Fired, Bullets Strike Home

No one was injured in a shooting incident in the 600 block of Andover Street at about 2:25 p.m., according to reports. Police said tree people home at the time reported hearing three or four shots fired outside the home. Officers said they found an entry point of a bullet that penetrated the wall of the living room; they also saw a mark that appeared to be a ricochet point and a spent bullet in a hallway of the home.

Man Takes Bathroom Break on the Floor of Police Department

Not only did Jose Romero, 33, of the 1000 block of Emerald Avenue, urinate on the floor in plain view of officers, but he did it inside of the police station, according to reports. Police say Romero urinated on the floor and glass elevator (handicap) door at the station, 1601 S. Halsted St., at about 11:40 a.m. Romero was charged with disorderly conduct and taken into custody.

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