Crime Blotter, Sept. 18

By Anthony Garcia

 September 18, 2013

Retail Theft Arrest- At 11:33 a.m. on Aug 29, officers responded to a retail theft call at the Dominick’s at 7501 W. North Ave. The offender had fled on foot into Elmwood Park, allegedly removing $333.00 worth of over-the-counter medication from the store. The offender, 26-year-old Alexander Curcio of 555 W. Kinzie was eventually taken into custody and charged accordingly.         

Burglary from Motor Vehicle Report- At 7:49 a.m. on Aug 30, an officer responded to the 7700 block of Madison about an alleged automobile burglary. The victim stated that she parked her vehicle at approximately 10:30 p.m. the night before and later came out to find that the passenger side window had been broken into. A small black safe that contained approximately $3,500.00 and jewelry was taken from the car during the robbery. A Detective Unit is conducting a follow-up investigation.         

Missing Person Report- At 10:15 p.m. on Aug 30, officers responded to the 1000 block of Keystone about a missing adult. The 70-year old subject had been missing for a day according to family members. Officers followed several leads, which eventually led them to a Loyola Hospital parking lot in Maywood. The subject was located in her vehicle at 7:30 a.m. on Aug 31 and reunited with family members.

  Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Arrest- At 11:11 p.m. on Sep 2, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a gold Lexus going 15 mph over the legal speed limit on the 7600 block of North Ave. The driver, Joseph Claudio 21-years-old of 1426 N. Park Ave. in River Forest, admitted to recently smoking marijuana in the vehicle after the officer noticed the smell. Claudio was also in possession of a glass pipe, which contained marijuana residue and smelled of the drug. Claudio was taken into custody and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Criminal Damage to Vehicle Report- At 3:32 p.m. on Sep 5, an officer responded to Dominican University, after receiving a call of a Dodge Charger being “keyed” by an unknown offender. The victim related that the incident had occurred within a 2-hour time frame. Campus Security and the Detective Unit are reviewing video footage of the area for possible leads.