Police Investigating Auto Theft and Car Burglaries

July 27, 2018 11:36 AM

The Park Ridge Police Department is investigating an auto theft and a rash of car burglaries that occurred between Monday night July 23, 2018 and Friday morning July 27, 2018.  During that time period, one automobile was stolen and eleven car cars were burglarized. 

The locations targeted by the burglars during the overnight hours of July 23-24, 2018 clustered in the North neighborhoods of Park Ridge, which included 3 auto burglaries in the 2100 block of Glenview, and auto burglaries in the 2300 block of Oak Ln and the 2000 block of Woodland.

The locations targeted by the auto burglars and auto thieves during the overnight hours of July 25-26, 2018 clustered in the South neighborhoods of which included 3 auto burglaries and a motor vehicle theft between the 000-300 N. blocks of Hamlin Av and single auto burglaries  in the 1500 S. block of Brophy, 500 N. block of Rose and 100 S. block of Northwest Highway.  Items stolen included a 2017 Buick Enclave, recovered on Thursday July 26, 2018 in the 2200 W. block of Crystal, Chicago a handgun and numerous small valuables.

Officers responded to a suspicious persons call at 2:50 am on July 26, 2018 in the area near the later reported burglaries.  Two Male/Black teens were sighted by the police at that time.  The teens ran when police approached, and evaded apprehension at that time.

All of the victimized vehicles were left unlocked by their owners.  The Park Ridge Police Department is asking that people remove all items of value, including keys from their vehicles and to lock the vehicles when they are not in use.  The Park Ridge Police are also asking for the public to remain vigilant and aware of any suspicious activity they observe and to report it immediately to the Department.

Further information regarding these incidents can be obtained by contacting Deputy Duane Mellema at (847) 318-5276 or at dmellema@parkridgepolice.org



 
 
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