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Northwest suburban police blotter

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By Freida Gad

• Charges are not evidence of guilt. Under law, individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Arlington Heights

• An Arlington Heights resident in the 2000 block of Eastwood Drive avoided a scam when the person received a call around 9:27 a.m. June 27 from a man pretending to be a Cook County Sheriff's deputy. The scammer said there was an arrest warrant for the resident for missing jury duty. The scammer said the resident could avoid arrest by purchasing money orders and calling him with the serial numbers. No money was exchanged. According to the sheriff's office, there have been several similar phone scams in the area.

• An Arlington Heights man in the 800 block of Happfield Drive avoided a scam about 7 p.m. June 25 when a man called and identified themselves as an IRS tax fraud agent, stating that there was a lawsuit filed against his mother in federal court for $3,708.11 in taxes. The man recognized the phone call as fraudulent and hung up the phone.

• Thieves stole a gray 2013 Ford Focus, plate number: S75 4630, between 12 a.m. and 4 p.m. June 28 out of a hotel lot at 75 W. Algonquin Road after the victim lost his car keys.

• Thieves stole an unlocked 1965 Schwinn bicycle, valued at $1,000, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. June 29 off the front porch at a home on the 1700 block of Millbrook.

• Burglars stole the in-dash stereo between 7:30 p.m. June 27 and 10:30 a.m. June 28 out of a 2002 Honda Civic in an apartment lot on the 2200 block of South Goebbert Road. Value was estimated at $120.

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