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MegaMillions Tickets Stolen; Jewelry Taken from Burglarized Home

Illegal consumption of alcohol, criminal damage to property, and burglary to motor vehicle are also among the recent offenses reported by Hinsdale Police.

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Theft—In the throws of MegaMillions fever Friday at 12:10 p.m., an unknown suspect stole $21 worth of purchased lottery tickets from a customer at Mobil, 8 W. Chicago Ave., after the customer left the tickets on the counter to go get other items in the store, according to the .

Deputy Chief Mark Wodka said there were no witnesses to the theft; nobody saw a person take the tickets. It turns out none of the tickets were good for the $640 million jackpot.

“There are no value to those tickets now other than the paper they’re printed on,” Wodka said.

Residential burglary—An unknown suspect broke into a home in the 200 block of South Monroe Street and stole several items while the homeowner was away on vacation between 2:30 p.m. March 21 and 6:40 p.m. March 28.

The suspect gained entry to the home by prying open a window. The case is currently pending and a list of stolen items is currently unavailable. Wodka said a woman’s watch and a man’s ring were among the stolen items.

For more information on this case and for tips on avoiding being victimized by burglars while on vacation, .

Illegal consumption of alcohol—Seven suspects under the age of 21 were charged with illegal consumption of alcohol after police responded to a false burglar alarm in the 600 block of South Bodin Street and found the suspects, who had authorized access to the home, to be under the influence of alcohol at 10:39 p.m. March 30.

Six of the suspects reside at 6431 N. Sheridan Rd. in Chicago. They are Steven N. Abriani, 19; Kenneth P. Allen, 18; David W. Dang, 19; Diego Lopez, 18; Macaulee P. Shelton, 18; and Mary K. Yuellig, 19. The seventh suspect is Garret J. Bixlar, of 626 S. Bodin St. in Hinsdale.

The suspects were charged and released to appear in court.

Criminal damage to property—An unknown suspect allegedly threw a glass at a home in the 10 block of South Adams Street and broke a window between 8 a.m. March 27 and 3 p.m. March 28.

It is expected to cost $300 to replace the window.

Criminal damage to property—Damage was done to a bracket and pad lock securing the door to a vacant residence in the 5500 block of South Washington Street between 12 p.m. Feb. 29 and 10:02 p.m. March 28.

The door was open when police responded to the report. The department notified the monitoring company for the property, who said it would contact the property owner. The case is pending the owner’s response.

Burglary to motor vehicle—A resident from the 300 block of North Grant Street was awakened by his vehicle’s car alarm and found that its rear sliding door had been opened some time between 10 p.m. April 1 and 2:45 a.m. April 2.

Nothing was missing from the vehicle.

Suspicious circumstance—A resident from the 10 block of Bonnie Brae was awakened by the household dog barking at 2:30 a.m. April 1 and found a lamp and picture frame had been knocked over on the home’s main floor.

There were no signs of forced entry to the home and nothing else appeared to be missing or disturbed.

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