CHPD Reports Three Thefts from Vehicles, One Theft of a Vehicle
DUI, retail theft and identity theft are also among offenses recently reported by the Clarendon Hills Police Department.
Motor vehicle theft—A white Ford F-250 was stolen by an unknown suspect sometime during the night of Jan. 25 or early morning of Jan. 26, when it was parked at its owner's home in the 300 block of 55th Street, according to the Clarendon Hills Police Department.
The truck was unlocked at the time it was stolen and a spare set of keys was located inside.
The truck, a BP work vehicle that contained a hidden GPS device, was found soon after being reported stolen at 7:23 a.m. Jan. 26 in an apartment building's remote parking lot at Holmes Avenue and 59th Street in Willowbrook, less than a mile away from the victim's home. Nothing was stolen from the vehicle and the offender left no trace of himself or herself behind.
Theft from motor vehicle—Approximately $680 worth of electronics were stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 200 block of South Prospect Avenue, a complainant reported at 10:03 a.m. Jan. 26.
There are no known suspects, Officer Jeff Pasteris said, and because of timing and proximity, the police department believes the same person who stole the BP truck might be responsible.
Theft from motor vehicle—A complainant from the 100 block of Woodstock Avenue reported that a $150 GPS device and approximately $40 in cash were taken from his vehicle while it was parked unlocked outside his home at 11:48 a.m. Jan. 31.
The vehicle had been broken into several months earlier and the victim had not repaired the locks.
Theft from motor vehicle—A complainant from the 0-10 block of Oxford Avenue reported on Jan 29 that a laptop worth under $300 was taken from her vehicle some time during the two preceding days, but she was not sure when or where the burglary occurred.
DUI—David J. Strukl, of 3516 W. 78th Pl. in Chicago, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after he was found slumped over his steering wheel in the parking lot of Jewel-Osco, 303 Holmes Ave., at 2:14 a.m. Jan. 26 and failed a subsequent breath test.
The blood-alcohol content of Strukl, 29, was nearly three times the legal limit. He was released with a court date.
Identity theft—A complainant victim from the 10 block of Blodgett Avenue reported at 11:28 a.m. Jan. 30 that her credit card was fraudulently charged with $56 worth of purchases on Overstock.com just a few hours after the victim had done some shopping on the site herself.
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