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Northwest suburban police blotter

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By Freida Gad

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Arlington Heights

• Burglars used a scam to gain access to a house in the 1400 block of Russell Court about 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. The residents were expecting trick or treaters when a man entered stating he was related to the neighbors and needed a glass of water. The residents walked to the kitchen with the man, but minutes later saw three other people coming from the hallway to the bedrooms. All four entered a small vehicle parked in the driveway and left. It did not appear any property was missing, but two bedrooms had been searched.

• A man pretending to be the grandson of an 80-year-old woman who lives in the 400 block of South Prindle Avenue tried over three days between Oct. 31 and Nov. 2 to get money in a phone scam. He said he needed her to send bond money because he was arrested on charges of DUI in California. The woman ended the call cordially twice without sending money. The third day the man told her he no longer needed the money and was back at home.

• Thieves used a cutting tool to remove the full-size spare from underneath 20 Nissan vans at Arlington Heights Nissan, 1100 W. Dundee Road, between Oct 22 and Oct. 29. The replacement cost for 17-inch Firestone Transforce LT245 Light Truck tires and rims is $21,800.

• Thieves removed a spare tire and rim valued at $298 from underneath a 2006 Ford E250 van at a hotel at 2120 S. Arlington Heights Road overnight Oct. 28.

• Thieves removed the spare tire and rim valued at $800 from underneath a 2006 Lexus GX470 parked in a driveway in the 1300 block of East Woodford overnight Oct. 30.

• Thieves took a silver Duo-Lux Seven custom mountain bike valued at $8,000 locked to a bike rack in a parking garage at 22 S. Vail Ave. between 3 p.m. Oct. 30 and 4:20 p.m. Oct. 31.

• Thieves took two special effects fog machines valued at $160, five fluorescent light fixtures valued at $200 and two light timers valued at $40 from a driveway in the 700 block of North Dunton Avenue about 3 p.m. Oct. 29.

• Thieves took an aluminum frame and banner valued at $500 from the front of North School Park, 410 N. Arlington Heights Road, sometime Oct. 27-29.

• Thieves removed a black Coach wallet valued at $100 and its contents from the victim's purse while she was ordering food at Portillos, 806 W. Dundee Road, at 12:10 p.m. Oct. 30.

• Thieves removed a gray leather wallet containing cash and credit cards from the victim's purse while she was waiting for her food order at Mcdonald's, 15 E. Dundee Road, at 12:30 Oct. 29.

• Thieves removed a black Weber grill valued at $400 from a backyard in the 800 block of East Hackberry between Oct. 8 and Nov. 3.

• Thieves removed a banner valued at less than $500 that was about the park district referendum from Cronin Park, 400 S. Vail Ave., between Nov. 2-4.

• Burglars removed two cellphones from a 2007 Dodge Charger in a business parking lot at 320 E. Golf Road between 5 and 7 p.m. Oct. 24.

• Burglars took a TomTom GPS valued at $200 from a 1997 Infiniti I30 in a driveway in the 800 block of North Harvard Avenue between Oct. 16-18.

• Burglars took an iPod Nano valued at $139 and an overhead projector in a case valued at $1,000 from a 2012 Toyota Prius and a 2009 Toyota RAV4 in a driveway in the 1100 block of North Beverly Lane overnight Oct. 21.

• Burglars shattered the drivers-side rear window on a 2007 Toyota Corolla and removed approximately $300 from under the front seat in an apartment parking lot in the 300 block of West Campbell Street overnight Oct. 27.

• Burglars took cash, cigarettes and sunglasses, total value $80, from a 2012 Dodge Caravan in a driveway in the 1000 block of East Jules Street overnight Oct. 28.

• Vandals damaged the men's and women's bathrooms in Pioneer Park, 502 S. Fernandez, by pulling a sink and two soap dispensers off a wall, marking the exterior sign with orange marker and turning trash cans over between 5 p.m. Oct. 27 and 6 a.m. Oct. 29. It appears the doors where left unlocked after football games.

• Vandals slashed four tires valued at $600 on a 2004 Nissan Maxima in an apartment parking lot in the 900 block of South McKinley between 3 and 9 a.m. Oct. 30.

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