TIDBITS: Package Thief Busted; “Bad Weed” Smoked

A woman who parked her car behind the 900 block of Sheridan told police that she noticed a man pacing in the alley as she entered her yard at 10:30 last night.

The woman said that the man suddenly hopped over the back yard fence and ran toward her, causing her to flee down the gangway to the front of her building. A man called police for her there.

Package Thief Gets Delivered (To Jail)
A witness reported a package theft in progress around 6:30PM Friday in the 700 block of Aldine. The thief told the witness to “stop bothering” him and then began walking toward Broadway.

Officers caught up with the suspect in the 400 block of Melrose with the assistance of the observant neighbor. They quickly determined that he had property from several addresses including those in the 800 block of Aldine, the 900 block of Belmont, and the 3200 block of Wilton.

He was described as being male, black, about 50 years old, wearing a dark vest with silver stripes across the back and jeans.

Multiple case reports are expected, including HW561483 for the Wilton theft.

Lighter Side
Monday, December 9, 7:31PM—Dispatcher: “See [caller] at 3459 N. Halsted at Tulip’s sex store. He’s having a problem with the store employee refusing to give him a refund. He’s very eager. He’s called like 6 times.”

Tuesday, December 10, 8:06PM—Dispatcher: “Ride with EMS. 7XX Grace. Apartment X. Caller says his boyfriend called the police on him because they both smoked some bad weed. Fire’s rolling.”

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