Crime briefs: Front window broken while Burr Ridge resident runs errands

The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the area police departments.

Burr Ridge

FRAUD

  • A woman reported Aug. 20 someone tried to collect unemployment benefits using her Social Security number.

PROPERTY DAMAGE

  • The police responded to an activated security alarm at a home on the 100 block of Waterside Place in the Chasemoor subdivision, at 11:43 a.m. Aug. 20, and found a front window of the home broken and the front door open. The residents returned home shortly after the police arrived and said they had just run a quick errand. It was not clear whether anyone went inside, and the residents did not notice anything missing.
  • The police responded to a home on the 6500 block of Manor Drive for an activated security alarm at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 20. There were no signs of criminal activity, but an officer noticed very small holes in two windows.
  • A metal mailbox was damaged on the 6800 block of Fieldstone Drive between 10:30 p.m. Aug. 23 and 5 p.m. Aug. 24.

THEFT

  • A manager at Victoria’s Secret, at 570 Village Center Drive, reported about $1,000 worth of clothes were stolen from the store, Aug. 21. Three women and a man entered the store at about 2:45 p.m. The women left the store with sweat pants, T-shirts and tops that had the security sensors cut off.
  • A person renting space at Public Storage, at 16W341 S. Frontage Road, reported sometime between July 11 and Aug. 22 a gun safe, containing two shotguns and a .22 caliber handgun, was taken from his storage unit. The unit was locked when he went to the compartment and discovered the safe was gone.
  • A woman reported someone stole her belongings, including a queen-size air mattress, a blender, DVDs and a DVD rack, from her storage unit at Public Storage, at 16W341 S. Frontage Road, between July 14 and Aug. 16. When she went to her unit on Aug. 16, the lock was still on the unit, but she was not sure whether it was locked.
  • A man reported Aug. 23 someone stole his wallet from a locker at Lifetime Fitness, 601 Burr Ridge Parkway, about 10:30 p.m. Aug. 21. Inside the wallet were $130, his drivers license and a state ID card.
  • A resident of the 8100 block of Ridgepointe Drive reported someone removed a stone statue of a bird from near her front door during the weekend of Aug. 15-17. The statue cost about $15.

Darien

DECEPTIVE PRACTICE

  • A resident of the 1000 block of Park Crest reported two men, claiming to be workers from Comcast, rang her doorbell at about 2:30 p.m. Aug. 21. They told her they wanted to lay cable in her backyard. The woman told the men, who were wearing neon green T-shirts with a Comcast logo on them, they were not allowed in her yard. They left in a white pickup truck. The men were between 30 and 40 years old. One was heavyset and one was thin, the resident said. Officials confirmed with Comcast that they had no repair crews in the area. The police believe the men wanted to distract the resident outside, so someone else could enter her house and steal valuables.

PROPERTY DAMAGE

  • A car was reported scratched while it was parked in the Jewel Food store parking lot, at 7335 Cass Ave. on Aug. 15.
  • The front passenger-side door and hood of a vehicle in a parking lot on the 7400 block of Brookdale was reported scratched. The incident occured between 3 p.m. Aug. 16 and 10:45 a.m. Aug. 17.

THEFT

  • A bicycle was reported stolen from a parking garage on the 7600 block of Sussex Creek. It was taken between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Aug. 12.

TRESSPASS

  • An unlocked vehicle parked in a driveway on the 1400 block of Greenbriar was entered sometime between 3 p.m. Aug. 16 and 8 a.m. Aug. 17. Nothing was reported missing.

Willowbrook

THEFT

  • A new Hoover carpet cleaner, which cost $200, was delivered to a home on the 6300 block of Americana Drive on Aug. 20. The boxed carpet cleaner was left outside and missing when the owner went to get it.
  • A Canon T41 camera, which cost $1,100, was reported stolen from a hotel room on the 800 block of 79th Street at 7:51 p.m. Aug. 20.
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