Crime Blotter, Jan. 16

By Victoria Joshua

January 16, 2013

12-9748 Burglary to Garage
On Dec. 21 at 6:02 p.m., a resident of the 1500 block of Clinton reported that an unknown person(s) had removed a white antique fabric-covered chair from her locked garaged between Nov. 19 and Dec. 19. The item had a loss valued at $1,200.

12-9811 Retail Theft/Warrant Arrest
On Dec. 23, at 10:13 p.m., a citizen reported that a man had stolen a $165 DVD player and a matching item from the Walgreens Pharmacy on Lake St. According to the police report and the citizen, the male suspect was last seen walking eastbound on Lake St. As the officers approached the scene, they observed a man fitting the description on Lake and Harlem. The suspect was seen concealing a bag in bushes near the PACE bus shelter. The suspect was identified as 46-year-old Randy J. McKenzie of 527 W. 14 Place in Chicago, who was also wanted in Wilmette on a $5,000 warrant for assault and a $10,000 warrant for retail theft in North Riverside. McKenzie was arrested and turned over to North Riverside Police.

12-9839 $2100 Burglary

On Dec. 25 at 1:09 a.m., a resident of the 100 block of Thatcher reported that between 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 24 and 6:00 a.m. on Dec. 25, a person(s) unknown entered his garage and silver 2005 Lexus. The items stolen included an Apple iPad, an Apple iPod Touch, a set of Phillips headphones, and a Dell laptop computer. The loss totaled to $2,100.

13-0010 Retail Theft
On Jan. 1 at 10:39 a.m., officers reported to the DSW Store at 7321 Lake St. after employees reported that an African-American woman in her 20’s ran out of the store with four Michael Kors designer purses valued at $516. According to the police report, a security tape shows the offense, the vehicle, and the suspect who allegedly committed similar crimes in the past at a DSW located on Clark and Halsted. The theft is under pending investigation.

13-0070 Financial Identity Theft
On Jan. 4 at 11:36 a.m., a resident reported that he was the victim of financial identity theft. According to the police report, the offender had used his name, date of birth, social security number, and a former out-of-state address when a collection agency attempted to collect a $669 bill from an AT&T mobile telephone contract. The report was filed for documentation purposes, and the victim was provided with information on financial identity theft.

13-0071 CVS Theft

On Jan.4 at 11:58 a.m., officers responded to CVS Pharmacy, 7929 N. Avenue, after the store manager reported that a suspect described as a African-American male in his mid-thirties, about 5’07” in height and 220 pounds with a beard, filled a basket with over-the-counter allergy medications and then fled to a waiting car. According to the police report, surveillance footage showed the theft as well as the license plate of the vehicle. The vehicle was later identified as a rented car that had been loaned to the renter’s girlfriend who was introduced to the suspect by a friend. The girlfriend allegedly stopped at the CVS at the request of the suspect and attempted to prevent him from entering the vehicle when he ran from the store with the stolen merchandise. The suspect was able to enter the car and direct her to take him away from the scene. The case remains under investigation.

13-0072 Residential Burglary
At 3:53 p.m. on Jan. 4, a resident of the 1300 block of Jackson reported that her home had been broken into. According to the police report, the resident returned home to forced entry on a back door and jewelry valued over $2500 had been taken. The case is under investigation.