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Burr Ridge crime briefs: Local parent reports bullying incident to police

The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the area police departments. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.

Burr Ridge

BULLYING

  • The parent of a 13-year-old girl asked the Police Department for advice Jan. 24 because she said her daughter has been bullied at Gower Middle School for four years.

DECEPTION

  • A resident reported he received a call Jan. 23 from someone claiming to be an officer from a credit audit department, who told him he owed $2,276 in back taxes. The caller said the resident would be arrested if he didn’t pay. When a Burr Ridge police officer identified himself over the phone, the caller hung up.

PROPERTY DAMAGE

  • A man reported his vehicle was in a crash at the intersection of County Line Road and Plainfield Road at about 8:40 p.m. Jan. 26. The driver of the other vehicle, which was possibly a Mazda, drove off without stopping.
  • An employee of Harris Bank reported another vehicle struck her 2006 Nissan, while it was in the bank parking lot, at 101 Burr Ridge Parkway, and damaged the passenger-side panel between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Jan. 21. The driver left no contact information.

THEFT

  • A man reported someone took his wallet from an unlocked locker in the locker room at Lifetime Fitness, at 601 Burr Ridge Parkway, while he was showering at 6:30 a.m. Jan. 24.
  • A resident of Pine Tree Lane reported Jan. 27 that sometime in the past nine years, someone stole a stamp collection, valued at about $4,000, from a closet in a bedroom in the basement. The resident’s insurance company required he file a police report when he made a claim.

THREATS

  • A resident reported he received two threatening Facebook messages from someone he did not know. An officer called the telephone number on the account, and spoke to a person who would not identify himself or answer any questions.

TRESPASSING

  • A member of St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church, at 15W455 W. 79th St., reported two men tried to get in the church through a window on the southeast corner 16:55 p.m. Jan. 24.

Darien

THEFT

  • Three students reported thefts from their unsecured lockers Jan.24 at Hinsdale South High School, 7401 Clarendon Hills Road. Two of the students reported phones were removed from their backpacks inside their lockers, and another had both a phone and some money taken from a backpack.
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