SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: FRIDGE-ORDERING FRAUDSTER
Reported at 11:34 a.m. Jan. 13: a schemer used the information of a woman from the 4200 block of Lomo Alto Drive to open an account and use it to order a mini-fridge from Walmart.
Arrested at 6:50 a.m.: a 26-year-old man accused of possession of a controlled substance and unlawfully carrying a weapon in the 4200 block of Oak Lawn Avenue.
Reported at 1:29 p.m.: a thief made off with a Sig Sauer pistol and $1,200 in cash from a home in the 3400 block of Beverly Drive.
A crook made off with the catalytic converters from a Toyota pickup parked in the north lot of Highland Park Village before 5:30 p.m.
Arrested at 3:16 a.m.: a 29-year-old woman accused of possession of a controlled substance, driving with an invalid license, and for warrants.
Arrested at 3:47 p.m.: a 37-year-old man accused of driving without insurance, with an invalid license, and for a warrant in the 5500 block of Key Street.
Arrested at 10:28 p.m.: a 39-year-old man for a warrant in Highland Park Village.
Reported at noon: a scammer used the information of a woman from the 4600 block of Abbott Avenue to open up accounts.
A driver in a Mercedes Benz crashed into a building in the Shops of Highland Park in the 4200 block of Oak Lawn Avenue at 10:09 a.m.
A careless driver hit a Kia in the 3200 block of Mockingbird Lane before 2:15 p.m.
Another irresponsible driver rear-ended a Honda CRV in the 4300 block of Oak Lawn Avenue at 4:32 p.m.
A crook took a catalytic converter from a Toyota Tundra parked outside Highland Park High School at 11:23 a.m. in the 4200 block of Emerson Avenue.
Arrested at 7:52 p.m.: a 50-year-old man accused of public intoxication in the 4400 block of Lovers Lane.
A burglar got into a Cadillac before 7:55 p.m. parked in the 8300 block of Preston Road and took an Apple Watch, credit cards, $300, a Lenovo laptop, a $20,000 Rolex watch, and a Tumi bag.
A thief found easy pickings of a Trek Marlin bicycle left in an open garage in the 6000 block of Auburndale Avenue before 6:53 p.m.
How easy was it for a pilferer to steal a Dell computer, Microsoft Surface, and Paul Smith piece from a Land Rover parked in the 4300 block of Potomac Avenue before 8 a.m.? The Land Rover was unlocked.
Arrested at 2:04 p.m.: a 26-year-old man for a warrant in the 3800 block of University Boulevard.
Arrested at 8:34 p.m.: a 23-year-old man for a warrant in the 700 block of Galloway Avenue.
A jerk took a Lenovo Thinkpad and other stuff from an unlocked Tesla parked in the Plaza at Preston Center before 2:45 p.m.
A ne’er do well made off with $40,000 from Vista Bank in the 6800 block of Preston Road before 6:06 a.m.