Arlington Heights Police Blotter: Rental Property Burglarized, Laptop Stolen from Vehicle and More

This edition of the Arlington Heights police blotter includes information supplied by police on Monday, January 21, 2013. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

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Criminal damage to property

A vacant property for sale in the 100 block of N. Pine Ave. was broken into sometime between Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. and Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. The realtor who listed the proeprty found a basement window forced open, and a sleeping bag and blanket in an upstairs bedroom. No one was found in the house at the time of the discovery. No damage estimate was available for the basement window. 

Criminal Damage to Vehicle

A car was damaged in a number of areas as it was parked in a condominium parking lot in the 2300 block of S. Goebbert Rd. sometime between Jan. 18 at 9:30 p.m. and Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. The unknown offender shattered glass on the passenger side mirror of the 2011 Mazda CX7, put three-foot horizontal scratches on the front passenger side door and four two-foot horizontal scratches on the rear passenger door. Damage is estimated at $1,200.


A Galaxy S2 cell phone was taken from Kidcare Medical, 121 S. New Wilke Rd. on Jan. 14 between 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. An employee of the business said she put the phone down on a counter which customers have access to. When the employee was leaving work for the day, she realized the phone was missing. The phone is valued at $400. 

A white Verizon iPhone5 was taken from Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave. on Jan. 19 at 11:30 a.m. The victim said she set the phone down on the self check-out counter, checked out materials and realized the phone was gone after walking to her vehicle. She went back into the library, and the phone was gone. The phone is valued at $800. 

Vehicle Burglary

A brown 2010 Honda Pilot LX was broken into as it was parked at a residential property in the 400 block of N. Carlyle sometime between Jan. 16 at 9 p.m. and Jan. 17 at 9 a.m. The unknown offender(s) entered the unlocked vehicle and stole a cloth book bag containing several text books and lesson plans. 

A tan 2009 Toyota Sienna minivan was broken into as it was parked at Monart Drawing Studio, 628 S. Arthur Ave. on Jan. 17 between 5:20 p.m. and 6:20 p.m. The unknown offender smashed out the driver’s side front window and took a tan Coach purse, containing a black Coach wallet. The purse had papers, pens and cosmetics in it, the wallet contained $200 in cash, the victim's driver's license, several credit and debit cards, and several gift cards. The purse was valued at $200 and the wallet at $80.

A black 2012 Nissan Rogue was broken into as it was parked at a medical billing office, 3343 N. Ridge, on Jan. 18 between 6:07 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. The car was parked to the rear of the business, and taken was a auxillery iPod cable valued at $15. The victim said the vehicle was locked and no evidence of forced entry was found. 

A blue 2009 Honda CRV was broken into at Bright Horizons Daycare, 3523 N. Kennicott, on Jan. 18 between 6 p.m. The parent parked the car in front of building, went inside to retrieve her child, came back and drove home then realized a red leather purse and Dell laptop computer were missing from the front seat. The purse contained a wallet with credit and debit cards, an extra set of car keys and house keys, and $15 in cash. When the victim went to cancel the stolen credit and debit cards, she found an unauthorized purchase for gas at an unknown Speedway gas station. The laptop was valued at $1,500 and the value of the purse and its contents was not immediately available. 

A gold 2003 Honda Pilot EX owned by an employee was broken into at Manor Care, 715 W. Central Rd. sometime between Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. Jan. 19 at 12:30 a.m. The front passenger window was shattered, and a purse was missing from passenger floor board. The purse contained a wallet with the victim's driver's license, credit cards and an unknown amount of cash. A damage estimate on the window and the victim's loss were not immediately available.  


A rental home in the 800 block of S. Arthur Ave. was burglarized sometime between Jan. 16 at noon and Jan. 18 at noon. The unknown offender gained entrance to the home by an exterior basement door on the west side of the house, by cutting off a padlock.. Taken was approximately 12 Porter Cable finish nail and brad nail guns, valued at $100 each. A Porter Cable air compressor valued at $100 and a Dremel tool kit valued at $100 also were taken.

The Arlington Heights Police Blotter includes arrests and incidents reported by the Arlington HeightsPolice Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

JenniferW January 21, 2013 at 09:24 PM
Just read about another laptop ripped off in Downers Grove! Hope they catch the thief! Tip for the future; get anti-theft security software like devicetrack.net installed on your laptop. It would have let you track it down yourself and have the cops get it for you. Last time I checked, the cops don't charge for property recoveries.


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