MONDAY, DEC. 24
Car Accident Can't Stop Family Food Delivery
Abel Ramirez-Esparza, 35, of the 200 block of S. Main Street, Wash., was cited for leaving the scene of a property damage accident, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and no proof of insurance, following an accident.
At the scene, police spoke to the victim and a passenger, who said they were struck in the rear of their vehicle. The car that hit them then drove away from the scene.
The victims followed the car, before it finally pulled over at the intersection of 155th Street and Lavergne Avenue.
Ramirez-Esparza told officers that the victims stopped, started and quickly stopped again, causing him to hit their vehicle. He then said he left the scene because he was transporting food to his family and did not want it to get cold.
Ramierz-Esparza was taken into custody, charged and then released on bond, pending a Feb. 8, 2013 court date at the Bridgeview Courthouse.
SUDAY, DEC. 23
Resident's Garage Burglarized
A victim of a burglary called police to their home in the 15600 block of Lavergne Avenue, after they noticed their garage was robbed, sometime between Dec. 16-23.
At the home, the victim told officers that an unknown suspect(s) had kicked in the side door to the garage and removed miscellaneous tools, old computers and a Moped. The approximate value of everything taken was $500, the damage to the door cost about $300 to repair.
The door was already fixed by the victim's friend prior to the police arriving at the scene.
SATURDAY, DEC. 22
Car Burglarzed at Beggar's
Police were called to the Beggar's Pizza parking lot, 15600 Cicero Avenue, after a customer called about a burglary to their vehicle.
At the scene, police spoke with the victim, who told officers that sometime between 5:40 and 5:57 p.m., an unknown suspect(s) shattered the rear passenger window of their car and removed several items. Among the items missing were a black, leather laptop bag, containing an HP laptop and a box containing a Coach purse.
Police spoke with Beggar's employees, who said there are no cameras facing the area where the victim's car was.
I Didn't Come to the Store for Car Damage
Police were called to Jewel-Osco in the 5600 block of 159th Street, after a resident noticed damage to their car.
In the parking lot, police spoke with the victim, who said that sometime between 1:30 and 2:32 p.m. somebody put a 2-foot scratch in their driver's side car door. The approximate cost to repair the damage is $600.
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