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After Sneaky Phone Call, Purse Snatched from Apartment

Oak Forest Police items from Oct. 10.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10

Now, Where's My Purse?

Police were called to the 14700 block of Central Avenue after a resident in the apartment complex saw a black purse in the trash of the laundry room of the building. The person who found the purse saw that it belonged to a neighbor and turned it into the lost and found.

At the scene, police were told by the victim that somebody called their apartment the day before and they did not answer the phone. When the victim did not answer the phone, they said they heard the back door of their apartment open. The victim said they checked the noise and noted the back door open, at which point they closed and locked the door.

The victim said the call came from an apartment in the complex, and the office manager of the complex said they would look into who lived in the apartment. Missing from the stolen purse was $10, $10 in raffle tickets and two credit cards. The cards were canceled by the victim's husband.

Threatening Voice Mail From an Ex

A victim of a harassment went to police after a threatening cell phone message from an ex-boyfriend. The victim told police the suspect left a message threatening violence. The suspect is on parole for burglary and has an extensive criminal background. The victim signed complaints and an order of protection.

Stolen Catalytic Converters

Police were told a catalytic converter was taken between 11:40 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. from a car at the Arbor Metra Lot, at the corner of 159th Street and Oak Avenue. At the 157th Street Metra Lot, between 6:40a.m. and 5:50 p.m., another catalytic converter was stolen.

Police Blotter information is provided by the Oak Forest Police Department. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.

OF Donna October 16, 2012 at 02:05 PM
when are they going to put cameras in these lots?
OF PN October 16, 2012 at 07:59 PM
I'm so sick of reading about the increased crime in O.F. Seriously, what has happened to our community???
Laura October 16, 2012 at 08:42 PM
I have to agree with you OF PN...it is hard to believe that this is the same community where I was raised...or even where I raised my own children, who are all grown. I use to proudly say that I was from Oak Forest...now I just dream about the day I can move out.
OF PN October 18, 2012 at 04:36 PM
My children are grown as well, nothing holding me to OF anymore. Time to move on, as the crime is getting too close to home in OF. Not enough police to handle the problems that are escalating.
Mike Fangman October 18, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Why am I not surprised to see it was that apartment building? I see Oak Forest police cars over there at least twice a week.
Mike Fangman October 18, 2012 at 04:43 PM
And those catalytic converters were most likely stolen for their copper wiring.

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