Burglar Grabs Expensive Tools from Van; Police Blotter

Thieves caught on tape at AT & T Store but no arrests yet.


Burglar Breaks into Van

A commercial van owned by American Combustion Service, Inc., in Mokena, was broken into while it was parked in a lot in the 19300 block of Schoolhouse Road.

According to the report, on Sept. 25 the driver left his van in the lot and returned five days later to discover that it had been burglarized. A rotary hammer valued at $600 was taken along with a $300 set of drill chisels, a $2,000 portable welder, a $150 welding hood and glove set, and $75 worth of hand tools.

Police are investigating the burglary.

Woman Turns Herself in on an Outstanding Warrant

Diane Anderson, 36, of Country Club Hills, turned herself when she realized she was wanted on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court. She posted a $300 bond and was released. 


Hit and Run Accident Results in Tickets; one for DUI

Diane Schick, 48, Frankfort, who was allegedly intoxicated while driving home from the New Lenox Metra Train Station, reportedly hit some construction barricades when she turned off of Route 30 onto Wolf Road.

Police say that while she drove away from the scene of the accident, the car's tires were damaged. She reportedly drove a short distance and then stopped in a nearby lot. She was noticed standing outside of the damaged vehicle by police.

According to the report, she appeared intoxicated. She was arrested and charged with DUI and property damage as well as for her involvement in a hit and run accident. She posted bond and was released.

Laptop and iPhone Charger Stolen from Vehicle

A woman in the 9000 block of Clifton Avenue told police that her SUV was targeted by burglars while it was parked overnight in her driveway. 

A laptop valued at $1,000, an iPhone charger worth $50 and a $100 laptop case was stolen from the vehicle. In addition, she said, papers from work were missing as well. The incident is under investigation.

Surveillance Video Reveals Thieves

The manager at the AT & T store, in the 11200 block of W. Lincoln Highway, told police that two men entered the store and left with a cell phone valued at $500. 

According to the report, surveillance video in the store shows that the two browsed awhile before one picked up a company cell phone and left with it underneath a brochure. The identities of the pair were not noted in the report.

The manager told police that the two twice refused offers of customer service.

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