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Weekly Police Incident Report: June 22nd - 28th

Publish Date:06/30/2020 9:59 AM
For the reporting period of Monday, June 22nd - Sunday, June 28th, CPD officers responded to 328 calls for service, including 11 automobile accidents and 27 calls to assist the CFD. Among those calls were the following incidents:
 
Early this month we reported a resident in the Davis Place neighborhood was out of town when he learned his vehicle had been stolen. Monday afternoon the vehicle was recovered in Washington Park, IL. Discovered inside the vehicle was a Missouri driver’s license issued to someone unknown to the resident. Investigation is ongoing.
 
A resident contacted the CPD Tuesday morning after learning someone had used his personal information to open an account through Verizon wireless. He immediately disputed the account & both he & Verizon took the appropriate steps to protect his credit information. To learn more about protecting your personal information please visit: https://www.ftc.gov/faq/consumer-protection/report-identity-theft
 
Residents in the 900 block of S. Central observed a man riding away on a bicycle after stealing it from their backyard Tuesday evening. Officers located the man & the bicycle nearby. He admitted to the theft & was arrested.
 
Early Wednesday morning residents were awoken when suspects stole a vehicle from a driveway in the 8000 block of Watkins. In trying to make their getaway, suspects collided with a second vehicle in the driveway, damaging both vehicles. While in the area, officers discovered a neighbor’s unlocked vehicle had also been rummaged through & change was stolen. The stolen vehicle was recovered in Pagedale roughly 24 hours after the theft. Investigation is ongoing. 
 
A resident alerted us to a text message scam Thursday afternoon after he received a text from an unknown person claiming they were hired to “terminate” him unless a large sum of money was wired. Thankfully the resident recognized the text as a scam & he did not wire the requested funds. For more information on these & other types of phishing scams, please visit:  https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-recognize-and-report-spam-text-messages
 
Thursday night a resident was returning from a walk in Shaw Park when she noticed a man she did not recognize was rapidly approaching her. She attempted to evade the man by quickly entering her secured apartment building. However, the man was able to enter the building behind her. An alert building employee intervened & escorted the man from the building. A suspect has been identified & investigation is ongoing.
 
Lastly, CPD officers responded to the area of I-170 & Forest Park Parkway early Friday morning for a report of two vehicles involved in an accident. On scene investigation resulted in the arrest of one of the drivers for DWI.
 
Please continue to help us reduce crimes of opportunity in our community by using your #9pmRoutine all day, every day & reporting suspicious activity as soon as possible. #SeeSomethingSaySomething.
 
Until next week, stay safe!
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