What if the inconsistent way the Chicago Police Department handles stolen bikes is indicative of how the department works as a whole?
If we have to choose whether to devote resources to solving violent crimes or bike thefts, the choice is obvious. With that said, some are wondering why Chicago can’t have adequate resources devoted to both.
The female suspect appears to have struck twice, making off with one puppy in Bolingbrook and one in Naperville. She may not have realized cameras were rolling, CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.
Skokie officers pulled them over about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 7300 block of Lawndale Avenue after realizing the white minivan they were in matched the description of a vehicle connected to recent thefts.
Police are searching for a man suspected of stealing office equipment from two Loop businesses.
There’s a multi-state manhunt for a woman accused of visiting local auctions, winning bids and then taking off with them without paying.
One Chicago florist is blaming a thief for almost two dozen Valentine’s Day vases that vanished.
After being caught eating a package of Oreos she hadn’t paid for, a long-time Wal-Mart employee admitted Monday to taking junk food from the company every week for four years, police said.
Ornate brass mailbox slots are being ripped out of South Side homes, to be sold for scrap metal. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
Retailers are seeing an unusual crime spree. Thieves are swiping bottles of laundry detergent, and one drug store chain has put bottles of Tide on “lock down.”
Manhole covers and sewer grates are being stolen in Chicago, and across the suburbs, posing a damage threat to cars and a threat of injury to pedestrians, who could fall inside.
Police believe they’ve solved the case of stolen manhole covers and sewer grates in Joliet and nearby communities.
Even though snow hasn’t been very common this winter, thieves are interested in high-priced equipment used to clear roads. CBS 2’s Mike Parker explains.
Police in Joliet report, they’re losing about 20 manhole covers a month, and they’re not alone, as the value of scrap metal sends thieves in search of easy money.
Though the Christmas holiday is getting nearer, vandals and pranksters haven’t displayed a holiday spirit. Communities around Chicago have reported acts of theft and vandalism to Christmas displays recently.
Naperville police are looking for the thieves who are have stolen four manhole covers right out of the street.
Two teens have been charged with a string of burglaries in south suburban forest preserves.
Air conditioning units, popular targets of thieves during this hot summer, have been picked off on Normal campus of Illinois State University.
Police are investigating thefts of propane tanks on the city’s North Side.
Evanston officers will soon be able to do some of their work inside an Evanston supermarket. Not everyone thinks the unprecedented move is a good idea, CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.