Police Blotter: Clarendon Hills Man Loses $4,400 in 'Grandson' Bail Scam
Clarendon Hills police report, June 20-24
SUNDAY, JUNE 24
Two Cited for Consumption of Alcohol by Minors
Two 19-year-olds were cited for illegal consumption of liquor by minors after Clarendon Hills police stopped the car they were riding eastbound at Ogden Avenue and Route 83 at about 12:17 a.m. Zachary Shorner of Forest Park and Mark Cyrax of Naperville were cited under a village ordinance. The driver, Brian Gambino, 19, of Westchester was ticketed for improper number of passengers (four) in the rear seat. Police said the car was going 48 mph in a 35-mph zone, but did not ticket the driver for speeding. They said the two cited in the rear seat had a strong smell of alcohol on their breath.
SATURDAY, JUNE 23
Police Shut Down Late-Night Soccer
Police told a group of youngsters to stop playing soccer and leave at about 12:38 a.m. in a parking lot on the 200 block of north Richmond because neighbors had complained about the noise.
FRIDAY, JUNE 22
Spoon With Burnt Residue Found in Bathroom
A customer at Starbucks, 100 Park Ave., found a spoon with burnt residue, believed used for drugs, in the men’s bathroom at about 6:51 p.m. Police were to destroy the spoon.
Wallet Stolen from Vehicle
A wallet was taken overnight out of a vehicle parked on the 0-100 block of McIntosh Avenue. Clarendon Hills police were notified.
THURSDAY, JUNE 21
Resident Loses $4,400 in ‘Grandson’ Bail Scam
A Clarendon Hills resident, who received a call the previous day saying his grandson was in jail and needs money to be bonded out, wired $4,400. He was going to send more June 21 but did not when a clerk at Dominick’s said it was a scam.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20
Car Window Smashed
The window of a car parked on the 200 block of Railroad was found smashed at about 11:47 a.m.
Unlocked Car Broken Into
An unlocked car in the driveway of a home on the 300 block of Ruby was entered overnight and a pink auxiliary cord worth $10 was stolen, according to a report filed with police.
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