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Too-Deep Sleep, a Tiff Over Turf, a Block that Parties Hearty

Here's this week's selection of suburban police blotter items.

Deep Sleeper Misses Creeper

ELMHURST, Aug. 30—Police were told that somebody entered a locked apartment on the 400 block of West Butterfield between 10 p.m. Aug. 30 and 5 p.m. Aug. 31 and removed a gold-colored wrist watch and diamond engagement ring. The victim told police the items were removed from her body while she was sleeping.

Grassault with a Deadly Weeder

BURR RIDGE, Aug. 29—Police were called at about 12:45 p.m. to a home on 94th Street when a resident accidentally sprayed weed-killer on a small portion of his neighbor's lawn. No arrests were made.

Still Time to Move There Before Next Year's Party

DOWNERS GROVE, Aug. 28—Two keg tappers valued at $100 and a glass bowl valued at $100 were reported missing from a tent at a neighborhood block party in the 4800 block of Middaugh Avenue. The items went missing between midnight Aug. 28 and 6:30 a.m. Aug. 29. The keg tappers were later returned by someone who found them in their bushes, but the bowl was not found.

Book Thief Out of Circulation

LISLE Aug. 26—Four months ago, the Lisle Library staff told police books and DVDs were disappearing from the shelves. After investigating, police obtained a search warrant for the Glen Ellyn apartment of James F. Jackson, 43, of the 300 block of Spruce Lane. Police found Lisle Library property in the apartment, and Jackson was arrested and charged with theft of government property, library theft and theft over $300. Police reported that some of the library's missing items may have been sold online.

Night-time Mosquito Bites Aren't the Worst Thing

LA GRANGE, Aug. 26—A man reported he was in his house near 47th Street and Park Road when he was bitten by a bat, which he killed. He reported the incident at 12:31 a.m.

He said he would hold onto the dead bat until Cook County Animal Control came to get it for testing. Animal control tested the bat that day and told the resident he would be notified by telephone that day if it tested positive for rabies, said Dr. Donna Alexander, director.

Stole Last Two Seasons of The Sopranos

ELMHURST, Aug. 24—Someone opened a Comcast account using the personal information of a resident on the 700 block of North Van Auken. The account has been open since 2006, but the resident only recently discovered it.

There is a "P" on the Sign Out Front

ELMHURST, Aug. 16—Michael P. Pisciotto, 47, 482 Water Tower North, Manteno, was cited for disorderly conduct after he was seen urinating on the east side of the Elmhurst Police Station, 125 E. First St., at 10:20 a.m.

Kiddy Checkpoint

LA GRANGE, Aug. 26—Three or four kids, ages 3 or 4, were reported standing along the curb at 53rd Street and Brainard Avenue at about 5:37 p.m., challenging cars as they pass. An officer said the children were gone when he arrived.

Sometimes You Can't Just Pick Up the Tab

LA GRANGE PARK, Aug. 21—A patrol officer going north in the 600 block of LaGrange Road at 11:42 p.m. saw a white minivan going south at a high speed, determined to be 43 mph in a 30-mph zone.

When the 1996 Plymouth Voyager was stopped, a female passenger dug into her purse, got out her driver’s license and told the officer, “He doesn’t have a license, can you just write me the tickets?”

The passenger, who owns the vehicle and lives at the same address as the driver, told the officer she wasn't driving because she was tired.

The driver, Macario Vazquez, 32, from Kankakee, was ticketed for speeding, no proof of insurance and no valid driver’s license. He was turned over to Palos Park police on a warrant for failing to appear in court on an April 29 charge of driving while his license was suspended.

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Jay Donovan September 05, 2011 at 02:23 PM
Sardonic headlines are tough to pull off on the police blotter. In my opinion, these don't really work for this type of news. Not to say there aren't some funny sub-headers above. There are. But is anyone reading the Police Blotter to laugh at the headline? I want to skim the sub-headers for fact information that teases whether I want to read to read each incident. There are other sites to go to for a chuckle on 'weird but true'. As a famous tv detective often declared, "Just the facts."

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