MONDAY, DEC. 31
A 32-year-old Steger woman told police she was driving on Halsted Street near Prairie State College when her cousin drove toward her very quickly in a Dodge Charger, nearly striking her vehicle from behind. The cousin then moved over to the side of her vehicle and gave her the middle finger before taking pictures of her with a cell phone, according to the report. The cousin then cut in front of the woman's vehicle, cutting her off and causing her to slam on her brakes. The cousin continued to cut in the front of the woman as they traveled northbound on Halsted, according to the report.
Candy Thieves on New Year's Eve
An employee of Family Dollar, located in the 1000 block of Dixie Highway, told police three teenage boys left the store with an unknown amount of candy, potato chips and soda without paying for the items. Another employee told police she saw the incident and that the boys fled northbound on Chicago Road. There was surveillance footage of the incident but it was unavailable at the time of the report, according to police.
A 39-year-old Richton Park woman told she was at Ultra Foods when a woman in her late thirties approached her, yelling at her about an incident that from two years ago. After the woman said she did not want to fight, the aggressor grabbed her face and scratched her, according to the report. The attacker then left the store and was not located by police. The victim refused medical attention, though photos were taken of her injuries, police said.
A 68-year-old Chicago Heights woman told police she parked in front of Riviera Manor, in the 400 block of West 16th Place, at about 5:30 a.m., but returned at 2:15 p.m. to discover it was missing. Police were informed that the Illinois State Police towed the vehicle from I-94 and 95th Street at about 10 a.m., according to the report.
Read last week's police stories on Chicago Heights Patch:
- Woman Uses Pregnancy Pants to Smuggle Steaks Out of Ultra Foods: Police
- Argument Over Change Leads to Gun Threats: Police Blotter
- Second Prison Escapee Arrested in Palos Hills
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