Crime briefs: Multiple sex toys found in suspicious package on Tower Drive

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

Burr Ridge

DECEPTIVE PRACTICE

  • A resident reported a man with an accent, who claimed to work for the Internal Revenue Service, called him twice Aug. 29, demanding money. The resident did not give out any personal information.
  • A couple received a call from a man pretending to be their grandson, who said he was arrested in New York and needed money for bail. The boy’s mother confirmed her son was fine and reported the incident Aug. 27 to the police, who advised her that was a common phone scam to get money.
  • A resident reported Aug. 27 receiving two calls in the past two days from someone who claimed to work for Windows support center and offered help with his computer. The resident hung up without revealing any personal information.
  • A woman reported Aug. 30 her daughter purchased an iPhone 5 on eBay, and then learned it was a stolen phone. Ebay required they file a police report to proceed with the complaint.

IDENTITY THEFT

  • A resident reported Aug. 26 someone used her personal information and tried to wire money to an unknown person and tried to order a laptop online. The woman did not lose any money from the transaction.

PROPERTY DAMAGE

  • A resident of Surrey Lane reported Aug. 28, he discovered a window at the rear of his home was cracked.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

  • A resident reported Aug. 25 he saw a man, wearing an orange reflective vest over brown clothes, walking around his house during the day Aug. 21. When the resident questioned the man, he said he was looking for the water meter. The man then left in an unmarked vehicle. The village Water Department was contacted and said they did not send anyone to read the meter.
  • An employee of a nearby business reported a suspicious package in the parking lot on the east side of 160 Tower Drive at 5:50 p.m. Aug. 25. The police opened the package and found sex toys, a blonde wig, lingerie, lubricant and pills used for hormone replacement therapy.

THEFT

  • AV Carriers Inc., on South Frontage Road, reported Aug. 27 someone was making unauthorized purchases of gas across the country with one of their gas cards. More than $10,000 worth of gas had been paid for with the card between Aug. 10 and Aug. 25.
  • A resident of the 6700 block of County Line Road reported Aug. 25 he believes his housekeeper has been buying items for herself and charging them to his Target store credit card, which she uses to do his household shopping. The resident thinks she has been doing it for more than a year and her purchases total more than $15,000.

Willowbrook

CAR BURGLARY

  • Someone broke into a vehicle parked on the 7600 block of Clarendon Hills Road and stole numerous tools and a radio. The stolen items and repairs were estimated to cost a total of $1,050. The crime was reported at 6:38 a.m. Aug. 27.
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