POLICE BLOTTER: Swastika Painted on School, Disturbing Religious Pamphlet Left on Car
Oak Lawn police reports, Sept. 26-Oct. 1.
SATURDAY, OCT. 1
‘God Will Punish You’
A 50-year-old man reported that someone vandalized his truck while it was parked on the 11000 block of South Kenneth Ave. The man said someone threw a foreign substance on his truck sometime before 11:13 a.m. He thinks the incident might stem from his attempts to purchase a house on Kildaire and forcing the current tenants out. The man told police that the current occupants have been uncooperative about having the house inspected. They also left an unsettling religious pamphlet on his truck that said, “God will punish you.”
THURSDAY, SEPT. 29
The custodian at Columbus-Manor Elementary School at 9700 S. Mayfield Ave. told police that someone spray painted a Swastika with a dagger beneath it sometime before 8:47 a.m.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 27
Woman Scares Off Burglar
While caring for her elderly father, a 49-year-old woman encountered a would-be burglar in her home on the 8900 block of South 49th Avenue. The woman told police she was in the basement with her dad when she heard a noise upstairs in the kitchen around 2:45 p.m. When she went upstairs she encountered a man who kept asking if she had a car for sale. The man fled in a mini-van parked in the driveway after the woman said she was going to call police.
MONDAY, SEPT. 26
Burglars Steal 7 Hats
A 27-year-old woman came home around 7:30 a.m. to find the door of her apartment on the 7100 block of West 93rd Place partially open. The kitchen cabinets were open and stuff was strewn around. Burglars also ransacked the closets. A laptop computer, jewelry and seven hats were reported missing.
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