THURSDAY, NOV. 22
Beer Bottle Brawl at Durbin's
Police were called to Durbin's, 14753 S. Cicero Avenue, after a customer was struck with a beer bottle by another patron.
At the bar, police spoke with the victim, who was bleeding from a cut on his head. The victim told police that the offender, only known to the victim as Amber, struck him with a beer bottle after her boyfriend attempted to punch him and missed.
Witnesses at the bar said that Amber struck the victim with a bottle after an argument between the victim and Amber's boyfriend. After the fight, Amber and the boyfriend left the bar. Police were unable to locate the suspects after searching the area and the boyfriend's home in Orland Hills.
The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment and was then released, at which time he went to the Midlothian Police Department and filed a formal complaint.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21
Squatter Makes Blotter
Police were called to a home in the 3600 block of W. 149th Street, after witnesses said they saw a homeless man inside an abandoned home.
At the scene, officers noted smoke coming from the rear of the home and called the fire department to put out the fire.
Officers then spoke with witnesses, who said a homeless man exited the home and hopped a fence to flee the scene when he was told police were on their way.
Police were unable to locate the man, but were able to determine the fire was started by a cigarette lighter.
MONDAY, NOV. 19
Storage Locker Broken Into
Police were called to the 14600 block of S. Keystone Avenue after a resident reported a burglary to their storage locker. At the scene, police spoke with the victim, who said that they placed a lock on their storage locker two months ago and had not been back to the locker since.
When the victim went to get paperwork from the locker at 10:06 a.m., on the morning of Nov. 19, they noticed the locker's eye bolt was cut. The victim said they didn't believe anything was missing from the locker. Police looked for evidence, but where unable to find any.
'Government Grant' Costs Resident $250
A resident who fell victim to a theft by deception contacted the police at 5:03 p.m. The victim said they received a phone call earlier that morning informing them they were being given a $7,500 grant from the government. The victim said the caller instructed them to Western Union $250 to an account in St. Petersburg, Fla., to cover fees associated with the grant.
The victim wired the money and then received another call asking if the money had been sent, the victim confirmed the transaction and was told the grant money would be wired to their bank account. The money was never wired to the account and when the victim tried to call the person back, nobody picked up the phone.
A Deal Too Good to be True
Police were contracted by a theft victim in the 14700 block of S. Cicero Avenue. The victim told police that they were parking in the Subway, 14704 S. Cicero Avenue, when an unknown suspect approached them, stating he was a Best Buy employee and had two Apple laptops for sale for $300 each.
The victim bought the laptops and was given a phone number if there were any problems with the computers or if they wished to purchase more at a later date. The suspect then got into a tan Chevrolet Camaro and drove off.
The victim then opened the box containing the laptops and found a block of wood covered in silver duct tape, with an Apple logo on top.
The victim contacted police about the matter and officers searched the area for the car, but were unable to locate it. The victim told police that if they found the suspect, they would like to sign complaints against them.
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