Park Ridge Police Blotter for the week of July 26, 2012
Updated: August 27, 2012 10:33AM
The following incidents were listed in the weekly bulletin prepared by the Park Ridge Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.
A resident of the 1000 block of West Devon Avenue told police she entered her home just after 1 a.m. July 15 and moments later heard the front screen door open and close. She then reported seeing a man standing near her vehicle in the driveway and an unfamiliar white minivan or SUV parked on the street. The man, who appeared to be in his 30s and with dark hair, then left the area.
BURGLARY TO VEHICLE
A camera, GPS device and iPod were stolen between July 6 and July 7 from an unlocked vehicle parked on the 700 block of Austin Avenue.
Someone threw a rock at a vehicle about 10:15 p.m. July 15 while the driver was westbound on the 100 block of Devon Avenue. The rock damaged the rear passenger-side widow.
Overnight between July 14 and July 15 four Prospect Avenue street signs were removed from cement posts, damaged and placed on the lawn of a home on the 300 block of Edgemont Lane.
Two copper downspouts were stolen between July 11 and July 13 from the Metra train station at Busse Highway and Dee Road.
Matthew King, 18, of the 1500 block of South Greenwood Avenue, Park Ridge, and a 17-year-old Chicago boy were each charged with retail theft July 20 after they allegedly left Dominick’s, 1900 S. Cumberland Ave., with a cart filled with unpaid groceries. Both were released on their own recognizance and assigned an Aug. 7 court date.
On the afternoon of July 14 two men in their 20s allegedly stole a guitar valued at $540 from Allegro Music Center, 800 W. Devon Ave. Police said a witness chased the men after they left the store and reported that the men placed the guitar on the grass just north of Talcott Road and Prospect Avenue, apologized for taking it and ran away.
LEAVING THE SCENE
Arturo Lopez, 41, of the 800 block of Devon Avenue, Park Ridge, was charged with driving without a valid license, failure to give information after an accident and failure to reduce speed July 21. Police said Lopez was accused of side-swiping a car parked at 11:30 p.m. the previous night on Brophy Avenue near Rosemont Avenue and then driving away. Bond was set at $1,500. He has an Aug. 31 court date.