Police Blotter: Stolen Deer, Financial Identity Theft
Oak Forest police reports, Nov. 27–29.
Saturday, Nov. 27
Sometime during the night Nov. 26, a 100-plus pound concrete deer was stolen from the front stoop of a house in the 6200 block of 157th Place. The homeowner told police the deer's mate was stolen from his front stoop one year earlier. The value was estimated at more than $400.
Harassment by Phone
A 31-year-old Oak Forest woman told police that between the hours of 12 and 12:30 a.m she received harassing phone calls from a man claiming to represent UPS, demanding she pay him for a delivery. She called police and reported the number, which was traced to Jamaica. The man called back, she informed him she had reported it, and he threatened to kill her. She called her phone company to have the number blocked.
Sunday, Nov. 28
Financial Identity Theft
An Oak Forest man alerted police that someone had attempted to open four accounts with TCF Bank under his Social Security number. The man discovered the problem when he tried to open an account with his number. The bank notified him that someone in Columbus, Ohio, had made previous attempts to open accounts with his Social Security number.
MONDAY, NOV. 29
Runaway Suspect Wanted in Indiana
An officer spotted a suspicious character meandering through a parking lot at 159th and Oak streets, an area with several recent thefts. The officer asked for identification, and the man fled. David Carter, of the 15900 block of South LeClaire Avenue in Oak Forest, slipped out of his jacket when caught by the officer. Carter had a warrant for escape issued in his name in Indiana. He was charged with resisting arrest, obstruction of justice and disarming an officer.
Credit Card Fraud
A 57-year-old Oak Forest woman told police that someone had fraudulently purchased movie tickets, gas, and $200 worth of goods at Target with her husband's credit card. The couple noticed an issue when her husband's card was declined during a routine purchase. The couple then called cardmember services to learn the most recent purchases, all made by the unknown suspect. The police provided an identity theft kit.
Orland Road Rage Case
Scott Brngal, 26, of the 5100 block of Carolyn Court, Oak Forest, was charged with criminal damage to property after allegedly kicking and breaking the mirror off another driver's car shortly after 11 p.m. near the intersection of 94th Avenue and 178th Street, according to Orland Park police. Police said Brngal pulled his car in front of the other driver's car, forcing her to stop, to yell at her about her driving.
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