A man used a handgun to threaten an employee who tried to stop him from shoplifting at Walmart, 10600 W. Layton Ave., and then fled the lot in a gray Infiniti with about $1,200 worth of stolen electronics at about 4:55 p.m. Oct. 31. Police are seeking the suspect, who has been identified.


Two men’s wedding rings and two women’s wedding rings were stolen from a home in the 4600 block of South 110th Street at about 11:20 a.m. Oct. 31. The resident came home and found an intruder, described as a white male, medium height  in his 40s wearing a black jacket and hat, inside her home and called police. The suspect, who was last seen walking east on Armour Avenue, was not found.

Electronics were stolen from a home in the 2800 block of West Cold Spring Road between 9 a.m. and 1:20 p.m. Nov. 3. There were no signs the home was forcibly entered, so it is unknown how the suspect(s) got inside the home.

Someone broke into a garage and stole about $8 in change out of an unlocked vehicle in the 4200 block of South Ravinia Drive between 7 p.m. Nov. 2 and noon Nov. 6.


A 2014 white Nissan Rogue was stolen in the 4000 block of South 35th Street at about 5 a.m. Oct. 31. The driver’s purse and cell phone were inside the vehicle when it was stolen. The suspect who stole the vehicle is described as a male wearing a red hoodie. A second possible suspect, described as a male wearing a gray or beige Columbia brand sweatshirt and jeans, was also seen running through the parking lot.

Police received a report that a window was smashed out on a locked 2014 Lexus in the 3600 block of South 32nd Street at 5:30 a.m. Nov. 1.

A cell phone was stolen from a female customer at Sonic, 4763 S. 27th St., between 3 and 4:30 p.m. Nov. 3. Police located the phone and took the suspect, a man, into custody at his home. He was cited for theft and released.

Sunglasses and phone chargers were stolen from an unlocked 2016 Nissan parked in the 5200 block of South Tuckaway Boulevard between 8 p.m. Nov. 4 and 10:15 a.m. Nov. 5.

A 58-inch TV was reported stolen from a common area at a condominium complex in the 5200 block of South Tuckaway Boulevard at 5:05 p.m. Nov. 6.

Some documents and personal identification information was reported stolen out of a vehicle in the 3700 block of South 33rd Street at 4:20 p.m. Nov. 7.

Three children’s backpacks containing school books were stolen out of a locked vehicle at Red Robin, 7575 W. Edgerton Ave., between 5:15 and 6 p.m. Nov. 7. The suspect got into the vehicle by breaking the passenger side window.

An iPhone was reported stolen out of a vehicle at Crawford Animal Clinic, 4607 S. 108th St., at 5:20 p.m. Nov. 9.

A $100 bill was reported stolen out of a wallet at Fan Sea Tan, 4158 S. 108th St., at 10:30 p.m. Nov. 9. The victim told police the bill was allegedly stolen out of his pants while he was getting a massage.

A wallet and some change were reported stolen out of two locked vehicles in the 3100 block of West Howard Avenue at about 7:30 a.m. Nov. 12. The suspect smashed out windows to get inside the vehicles. Police also found a window smashed out on a third vehicle, but nothing was reported stolen.

A man shoplifted multiple video games at Target, 4777 S. 27th St., and fled the lot in a black Audi with a stolen license plate at about 11:05 p.m. Nov. 12. Police pulled the Audi over after it exited the freeway on Beecher Street, and both the female driver and the male suspect were taken into custody for shoplifting and were taken to jail.


A man was taken into custody for third offense OWI after his vehicle crashed into a ditch on South 51st Street and West Morgan Avenue at 12:10 a.m. Nov. 5.


A woman was cited for an unsafe lane deviation and hit and run for purposely hitting another vehicle and then driving off after a road rage incident on South 108th Street and West Beloit Road at about 9:10 p.m. Nov. 3.


A freestanding free library was reported vandalized on South Root River Parkway and West Meadow Drive at 10:50 a.m. Nov. 6. The suspect pushed in the glass window on the door and scattered the broken glass around the area.

Police received a report from a tow truck driver that someone just slashed the tires on his tow truck at 6:15 p.m. Nov. 6. The driver told police he was towing a vehicle out of a lot in the 6400 block of West English Meadows Drive when the vehicle owner ran out of their residence and slashed his tires.


Police received a report that an older man confronted a 15-year-old girl and asked her if she wanted a ride while she was walking home from work in the 9100 block of West Allerton Avenue at 7:55 p.m. Nov. 2. The suspect, a white male in his 40s and wearing glasses, was driving an older truck with a cap on it. Officers checked the area but the suspect was not found.

A driver who was pulled over for driving infractions on South 27th Street and West Layton Avenue took off running when police approached her vehicle at about 9:50 p.m. Nov. 2. An officer had to deploy an electronic control device to take the suspect into custody in the Pho Viet parking lot. She is facing possible charges of obstructing, fleeing and eluding police, and was taken to jail for a probation/parole violation.

A man who was causing a loud disturbance at a school bus stop on South 52nd Street and West Wilbur Avenue was taken into custody at about 3:30 p.m. Nov. 8. The suspect, a parent, was allegedly threatening to beat up students as they got off the bus. He was cited for disorderly conduct.

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