Police Blotter: Fireworks Suspected Cause of Prospect Park Fire
Clarendon Hills police reports, June 25-27
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27
Fire at Prospect Park
A resident who lives near Prospect Park reported a fire near the park's baseball diamond at 11:53 p.m. after seeing unknown juveniles shooting off fireworks about 90 minutes earlier.
Police suspect fireworks caused the fire.
The Clarendon Hills Fire Department put out the fire, which had started in a plastic garbage can behind the diamond's backstop. Police say in addition to the garbage can, a mesh sheet hung on the backstop was also damaged.
No one was at the scene when police arrived and there currently are no suspects.
TUESDAY, JUNE 26
Police Investigate Possible Heroin Use
A Clarendon Hills police officer on patrol came across a black pickup truck behind an apartment complex in the 200 block of North Richmond Avenue at 2:23 a.m. and observed a man sitting inside with a hypodermic needle.
When asked what he was doing in the truck, the man answered he was using heroin. Charges have not yet been filed. Police are waiting for the results of a drug test.
Kitchen Items Missing
The Park Willow condo complex in the 500 block of Chase Drive reported at 2:16 p.m. that parts of a unit's oven and refrigerator were missing and the electric cord to the condo's air conditioner had been cut. A disgruntled tenant had moved out of the unit.
Missing were burner plates, oven knobs, oven racks and a refrigerator drawer. Also missing was a furnace thermostat and the aforementioned air-conditioning cord.
MONDAY, JUNE 25
Mountain Bike Stolen
A Clarendon Hills resident reported that his $350 black Diamondback mountain bike was stolen from a rack in a Clarendon Hills commuter lot between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The bike was locked to the rack with a cable combo lock, which was also missing.
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