Elmwood Park Police Blotter, May 7-14
Updated: June 18, 2012 8:47AM
The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the Elmwood Park Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.
A woman told police on May 9 she had been contacted by a collection agency for an account on which she had not charged anything. Police said she should contact the collection agency and perhaps consult an attorney.
A woman complained May 10 to Elmwood Park Police that a fraudulent cell phone account had been opened in her name. Police gave her an ID Theft Packet.
On May 10, a woman reported to police that she had received an unsolicited letter and a check through the mail. She said she was suspicious of the letter’s authenticity because it was mailed from Canada, but the check was on a bank in Connecticut. Police told her it was a scam and she should throw away the letter and check.
A woman walking home late on May 9 in the 2300 block of 75th Court saw a man lying in the grass. The man yelled anti-Hispanic remarks at the woman, stood up and ran toward her. The woman ran to a nearby house. The man escaped.
IT’S NO FARE
At about 3:45 p.m. May 11 at 75th and Grand, a man refused to pay his cab fare and ran off. Unfortunately for him, he fell down and hurt his ankle. Police found him hiding in nearby bushes. The man called his cousin, who paid the cab fare.
HIT AND RUN
A woman came to the police station on the morning of May 7 to report that a van had hit her car. She said the driver of the van told her to go to the police station and report the accident. He said he would meet her there. He never showed up.
IT STINKS, MAN
At about 7:30 p.m. May 9, police were called to an apartment complex in the 2400 block of 77th Court. Neighbors complained they smelled burnt marijuana. The tenant responsible was issued a citation for violating the village ordinance on offensive odors.
On May 9, police received the latest in series of complaints that dog owners were allowing their dogs to chase rabbits and even other dogs near 76th and Armitage. Police checked the area but could not find the dogs.
SORRY, WRONG TOWN
Two teens selling candy door to door May 10 were stopped by police on citizen complaints. The teens told police they thought they were in Chicago and would stop selling door to door in Elmwood Park.
On May 12, a woman reported to police that her daughter had received harassing messages on Facebook. Though the messages had stopped the woman deactivated her daughter’s Facebook account.
Sometime on the night of May 8, the tires of five cabs were slashed at Red Cab Co., 2908 Grand Ave.
On the night of May 9, the passenger side of a car was keyed in the 2900 block of 72nd Ct.
Sometime during the night of May 9, graffiti was painted on the rear of Caputo’s Fresh Market, 2400 Harlem Ave.
Graffiti was drawn during the night of May 9 on the north wall of Changes Footwesr, 2534 N. Harlem Ave.
A catalytic converter was taken May 9 from a car parked overnight in front of residence in the 2400 block of 78th Ct.
Items of undetermined worth were taken overnight May 13 from a vehicle in the 3000 block of 78th Ct.