Man Caught Firing Pellet Gun in Public: Midlothian Police Blotter
Midlothian Police Department items, Oct. 12–13.
SATURDAY, OCT. 13
Another Catalytic Converter Stolen
A victim from the 200 block of Grafton Place, Matteson, told officers that while their car was parked at the Metra parking lot, 14700 S. Lawndale Avenue, an unknown suspect(s) removed the catalytic converter and air pump hose.
The victim told officers that the incident occurred sometime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 12
I Didn't Know I Couldn't Shoot My Air Soft Here
Charles Anthony-Bernard Aguirre, 21, of the 9700 block of Nottingham Avenue, Chicago Ridge, was cited for unlawful discharge of an air gun, after police received a call about a man standing in the street with a rifle.
At the scene, police found Aguirre and two others in the road, with Aguirre holding an air soft rifle, which he admitted to shooting at a guard rail. Aguirre told officers he was not aware he could not shoot the rifle within village limits.
Aguirre was cited and given a court date of Nov. 5.
When Nature Calls...
Crystal N. Hicks, 22, of the 7200 block of S. Claremont Avenue, Chicago, was cited for indecent exposure, after police saw her urinating outside of Sullivan's Pub, 4660 W. 147th Street.
Officers said that they were on patrol when they saw Hicks urinating next to a car in the parking lot, at which point they turned around and returned to speak with Hicks.
Hicks told officers that she was in the parking lot because she thought the bar was closed and did not want to go to the bathroom in her car.
Hicks was issued a citation and given a court date of Nov. 5 at the Midlothian Council Chambers.
That's Not Me
A victim in the 3400 block of W. 147th Street contacted police about an identity theft after receiving a letter from Portfolio Recovery stating they owed $2,204.90. The victim told police they ran a credit check and found several other charges made in their name that were not authorized, totaling more than $5,000.
The victim told officers that they had completed the Federal Trade Commission's Identity Theft Resolution Booklet, in order to dispute the charges.
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