Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports July 28 and Aug. 4.

Arrest for domestic battery

A 44-year-old Hinsdale woman was arrested for making contact of an insulting or provoking nature with a family member at 1:47 a.m. July 31. She was charged and transported to Cook County Jail.

Hit and run arrest

Christian Rice, 22, 929 S. La Grange Road, La Grange, was arrested for failing to give aid or information at attended accident involving vehicle damage, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and operating an uninsured vehicle at 5:05 p.m. July 25 after a traffic accident victim reported an unknown suspect rear-ended him while he was stopped at a red light York Road and Ogden Avenue and left the area. Police determined the suspect’s identity and suspect came to the police station. He was charged and released to appear in court.

Vehicles stolen from driveway

A 2019 Acura MDX and a 2017 BMW 530I stolen between midnight and 4 a.m. Aug. 4 from a driveway in the 10 block of Princeton Road. The victim was unsure if the keys were left in the vehicles. The BMW was recovered at 9:42 a.m. in the 6000 block of S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago.

Teen arrested for alcohol

Kevin K. Waring, 18, 8737 Aintree Lane, Burr Ridge, was arrested for illegal consumption of alcohol by person under 21 at 1:37 a.m. Aug. 4 in the 400 block of West Hickory Street. He was cited and released to appear in court.

Garage door opener taken

A vehicle was entered and a garage door opener stolen from the interior between 4 p.m. Aug. 3 and 4:18 a.m. Aug. 4 in the 600 block of East First Street.

Bike stolen from rack

A $500 bicycle was stolen between 1:30 and 2:25 p.m. July 25 from the bike rack at Garfield and Hinsdale avenues. The bike lock was removed and placed on top of his family’s other bicycles at the rack.

Papers taken from mailbox

Documents were stolen from a mailbox at 3:15 p.m. July 27 in the 400 block of Birchwood Road. The suspect was described as driving a tan SUV.

Customer’s purse stolen

A $300 purse was stolen between 5:40 and 5:50 p.m. Aug. 1 from a shopping cart at Whole Foods, 500 E. Ogden Ave., while the victim was at the deli counter. The purse contained a $150 change purse, an $80 key chain, $20 in cash, car keys, a driver’s license, credit cards and miscellaneous items. The victim later reported fraudulent charges on her credit cards at retail stores in Homewood.

Two subjects observed running away from the area were described as a black male, approximately 50-60 years old with light grayish hair and wearing a dark shirt, and a black female, approximately 50-60 years old wearing a light blue shirt and a glittery/bedazzled face mask.

Hit and run reported

An unknown suspect driving a black SUV struck the back of a vehicle that was in the turn lane at 10:40 a.m. July 31 at Ogden Avenue and Route 83. The suspect did not stop and continued driving eastbound on Ogden.

Medicine shoplifted

Six boxes of cold medicine valued at $274.94 were stolen at 8:17 p.m. Aug. 1 from Walgreens, 15 Grant Square. A suspect described as a tall slim white male wearing blue jeans, a white T-shirt, and a blue face mask, and carrying a black backpack, was seen by an employee slipping the boxes into his backpack..

Forgery incidents

• A check was forged using business checking account information belonging to Harry and Eddie’s, formerly 29 E. First St., in the amount of $2,400.12, and attempt was made to deposit the check between July 27 and 29. No dollar loss was reported.

• A resident of the 100 block of East 58th Street received a check for $3,700 for a tent he was selling for $1,500, with instructions to cash the check and send $2,200 back to the suspect. The victim recognized the scam and did not cash the check. The incident was reported at 3:54 p.m. July 22.

Identity thefts reported

• Police received reports of residents from the 10 block of West 57th Street, the 10 block of Charleston Road, the 300 block of East 57th Street and the 900 block of South Monroe Street that someone had filed for unemployment benefits using their personal information. The incidents were reported between July 21 and 24.

• Someone used the identity of a resident of the 800 block of West Chicago Avenue to apply for unemployment benefits and attempted to make a $109.51 purchase at an online clothing store using the victim’s credit card and open a credit card in the victim’s name between July 11 and 21.

• Someone applied for unemployment benefits and a $20,000 loan using the information of a resident of the 300 block of South Garfield Avenue between July 13 and 23.

• A credit card account belonging to a resident of the 10 block of South Adams Street was used to make a fraudulent charge in the amount of $3,346.29 at 9:03 p.m. Aug. 2.

• Information belonging to a resident of the 200 block of West North Street was used to apply for unemployment benefits at 2:15 p.m. July 29.

• Information belonging to a resident of the 600 block of Dalewood Lane was used to apply for unemployment benefits on July 21. The incident was reported July 30

• Information belonging to a resident of the 100 block of East Fourth Street was used to apply for unemployment benefits on Aug. 3.

• Information belonging to a resident of the 100 block of North Madison Street was used to apply for unemployment benefits on Aug. 4.

Property damaged

The valve cores on the tires of two vehicles parked in the 10 block of South Thurlow Street were removed between 7 p.m. July 22 and 8:30 a.m. July 23, causing the tires to go flat. The cost to replace the cores is estimated at $200.

Arrests do not constitute conviction of a crime, and individuals listed here should be presumed innocent until proven guilty. If charges are dismissed or reduced or the accused is found not guilty, he or she can contact The Hinsdalean at [email protected] to provide us with documentation. Information will be updated online and in the next issue of the paper.

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