An employee reported her wallet was stolen while she was working at Olive Garden, 4760 S. 76th St., on April 24. The wallet containing debit and credit cards, multiple gift cards and a driver’s license.

An Etruscan-style garnet and diamond ring was reported stolen off the counter at TJ Maxx, 4200 S. 76th St., at 2:55 p.m. April 25. The ring belonged to a customer, who placed it on the jewelry counter while trying on other rings.

Two men were taken into custody for stealing a catalytic converter off a vehicle at Target, 4777 S. 27th St., after police pulled their Toyota Camry over on the freeway and found a freshly stolen catalytic converter in the trunk at about 9:30 p.m. April 25. According to a police investigation, the men are believed to be responsible for multiple thefts of catalytic converters.

A two-toned blue Chevy extended cab pickup truck with a ladder rack on top was stolen out of a driveway in the 4000 block of South 43rd Street at about 8:30 p.m. April 26. The owner told police someone backed the truck out of his driveway and into a fire hydrant before heading south on 43rd Street. The pickup was filled with scrap metal when it was stolen.

Several “retired” collectible figurines were reported stolen out of a curio cabinet at a residence in the 9200 block of West Layton Avenue at 8:45 a.m. April 29.

A wallet containing twenty $20 bills and a debit card was reported stolen out of a shopping cart at Dollar Tree, 6261 S. 27th St., at 9:50 a.m. April 29.


Police went to a residence in the 3700 block of South 34th Street after a caller reported she was just sexually assaulted by a man at 1:40 a.m. April 27. The man fled before police arrived, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. When captured, he is facing possible charges of second-degree sexual assault.


A man was taken into custody for OWI after his vehicle hit a tree in the 7200 block of West Layton Avenue at 2:40 a.m. April 29. The man tried to drive away from the crash, but his vehicle broke down. His blood alcohol content was not available.


Police received a report that a bathroom window and door at a residence in the 5200 block of West Edgerton Avenue were damaged after being pried open at 7:50 p.m. April 24. The vandalism apparently occurred on April 23.

A man was taken into custody for domestic violence/criminal damage to property for allegedly throwing items around his house, physically intimidating his wife and taking her phone in the 3700 block of South Oakbrook Drive at 5:50 p.m. April 27.

A woman was taken into custody and cited for criminal damage to property for taking her boyfriend’s cell phone and breaking it during an argument in the 8800 block of West Waterford Square at about 7 a.m. April 28.


Police responded to West Loomis Road and South Miner Street after a caller reported a woman was lying on the sidewalk at about 1:50 p.m. April 24. The woman was reportedly frustrated because her toilet was continuously running, so an officer fixed her toilet.

Police received a report that a white man in his 20s was seen masturbating inside a silver compact car in the 4200 block of South 99th Street as kids were getting off a nearby school bus between 3 and 3:30 p.m. April 24. An extra police patrol was requested.

An officer pursued a suspicious vehicle after it sped out of the lot at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 8500 W. Cold Spring Road, at about 4:50 p.m. April 30. The vehicle pulled over in the 8800 block of West Bottsford Avenue, where the male driver, a male passenger and a female passenger were all taken into custody. The driver was cited for eluding and taken to jail. The male passenger was cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and released and the female passenger, a juvenile, was not cited.

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