SUNDAY, DEC. 16
A 42-year-old Chicago Heights woman told police someone broke into her West 25th Street home and removed about $500 worth of cookware. The woman said she got home and saw both her front and back doors were wide open, with no signs of forced entry even though she left her doors locked, according to the report. The woman told police her ex-boyfriend has keys to the residence.
A 45-year-old Chicago Heights woman told police someone stole her BMX bike and mountain bike from the common area of the West 15th Place apartment building she lives in. The woman noted a key was left in the lock of the building's outer door the same day. Police called the landlord, who said he had the locks changed the day before and left a copy of the key in the lock for her, according to the report. The woman said she was unaware that the new key had been in the lock for a day.
Lonnie Smith, 49, of the 400 block of West 14th Street, was arrested and charged with retail theft after the owner of Heights Fresh Market, located at 1657 Chicago Road, told police he tried to leave the store with a 40-ounce bottle of bleach and two 40-ounce bottles of laundry detergent. Smith was detained at the store until police arrived, according to the report.
A 42-year-old Chicago Heights man told police he was in an argument with a 19-year-old Comstock, MI, woman at his home when she swung her fists at his face and several times. After cursing at the man, the woman left the area in a dark-colored Chrysler, according to the report. The man said the woman's fist never made contact with his face.
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