Crime Blotter, Dec. 5

By: Victoria Joshua

December 5, 2012

Dominican and Concordia Thief Seized- On Nov. 7, 20-year-old Darius L Mann of Oakbrook Terrace, was charged with one count of Burglary in regards to the Sept. 17 Dominican locker room thefts. Mann has also been linked to several similar incidents on the Concordia University Campus, and his case is pending a grand jury hearing, according to the police report.

Wallet Theft- At 4:14 p.m. on Nov. 12, a customer at Panera Bread, 7349 Lake St., reported that her wallet was taken from her purse between 12:45 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. The loss included a designer’s wallet valued at $1600, $450 in cash, a driver’s license, a debit card and a few credit cards that the suspect used to make more than $1000 in purchases. According to the police report, the purse hung on the back of the victim’s chair as she ate and worked on her laptop. The case is under investigation.

Missing Juvenile- At 9:20 p.m. on Nov. 13, a resident of the 400 block of Ashland reported her 16-year-old daughter had not returned home from school. According to the police report, officers were unsuccessful in locating the teen through friends and acquaintances. The teen was entered into the state computer system as a missing person.

Financial Identity Theft- At 8:23 a.m. on Nov 14, a citizen reported that he was a victim of identity theft due to unauthorized financial transactions at an unspecified TCF bank. According to the police report, the victim opened the account in August but on Nov. 12, he noticed deposits of more than $6800 and withdrawals of more than $2519.  The deposits did not clear and the account was overdrawn by $2519.95. The case was documented but a further investigation is unknown.

Theft/Pick Pocket- At 1:29 p.m. on Nov. 14, a citizen reported her $300 wallet stolen while shopping at Whole Foods Market, 7245 Lake St. Surveillance footage within the store showed a female suspect standing back-to-back to the victim as a distraction while a male suspect placed his coat over his arm and removed the victim’s wallet from her purse which contained identification and credit cards. Both suspects left the store.

Auto-Parts Theft- At 1:43 p.m. on Nov. 24, a Chicago resident reported a theft. Between 12:00 p.m. on Nov. 16th and 12:00 a.m. on Nov. 17, an unknown suspect removed the catalytic convertor and two oxygen sensors from underneath her 2003 Honda CRV while it was parked on the 7900 block of Division St.  The loss was approximately $2,200, according to the police report.