Clerk, Boyfriend Charged With Elmhurst Gas Station TheftA Lombard woman and her boyfriend have been charged with robbing the gas station where she works, in a case which police first believed was also an abduction.
Police: Drunken Man Steals Excavator, Knocks Down Power Lines In OswegoAn excavator wasn’t the best choice for getting home Thursday night, but as police said, the man at the controls shouldn’t have been driving at all, even if the excavator wasn't stolen.
Caretaker Charged With Stealing More Than $6,000 From Elderly Cancer PatientThe victim and her 45-year-old son noticed a series of unauthorized withdrawals from the woman’s bank account over several months, police said.
5 Years In Prison For Serial Con Man Who Scammed RiverdaleJohn Thomas felt invincible, his attorney said. He wore wires and helped the feds put powerful politicos in prison. He used drugs, guzzled four bottles of wine a day and claimed he could take down an entire bottle of vodka without feeling drunk.
Purse Thieves Caught In Minnesota May Be Linked To Louis Vuitton 'Smash-And-Grab' HereEight men, all from Chicago, were taken into custody in Edina, Minn. after walking out of a Louis Vuitton store with $20,000 in merchandise.
Turtles Stolen From Joliet Nature CenterIt's no shell game. Authorities in Joliet are investigating the theft of several turtles from a nature center.
Former State Worker Sentenced To 8 Years For Bribery, Kickback SchemeA former chief of staff to the head of Illinois’ public health department was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday in a case that involved a multimillion-dollar bribery and kickback scheme involving government grants and contracts.
Honey Heists Point To Furry Culprit: BearsPanos Farms in Michigan City, Ind. produces 20,000 pounds of honey -- maybe a few pounds less, now.
Charges In Large Gun Theft From Freight TrainFederal gun charges have been filed against two men in connection with the theft of 111 weapons from a freight train parked in a Chicago rail yard.
Flower-Pot Thief Caught Green-Handed: PoliceA Mount Prospect Police sergeant pulled over motorist Agnieszka K. Wojdyla early May 27 because she did not have her headlights on, police said in a news release. As the officer was interviewing Wojdyla, he noticed several flower pots and urns in the back of her vehicle.
Stolen iPad With Photos Of Infant Who Passed Away Returned To OwnerThe person who had it—28-year-old Ashley Cobb—had purchased it on the street, but could not operate it without the owner’s password, according to police. She told the victim she would give it back for $300, even after being told the tablet contained priceless photos of her baby.
Men Dressed As Women Steal Handbags From Lincoln Park StoreMen dressed as women were caught on video stealing thousands in high-end merchandise Wednesday afternoon.