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Mapping It Out: Burglaries During the Past Month

We've plotted some of the local burglaries that have occurred in the past few weeks.

SUNDAY JULY 22

A couple left their home on the 9300 block of Sayre to attend a wedding around 7 p.m. When they returned home the next day at 12:20 a.m. they noticed something amiss in their home. The wood bar bracing the sliding glass door had been removed the front door’s top lock was disengaged. Two computers and a smart phone were missing from the bedroom. The homeowner tried to call the smart phone but it went straight to voice mail.

THURSDAY JULY 19

Police responded to an alarm call on the 4800 block of West 97th Street about 4:08 p.m. Officers saw the back door kicked in and boot print on the door. The home was searched, but nothing appeared missing or ransacked. The homeowner arrived hom and confirmed that nothing was damaged or stolen. She told police that she has two grandsons who are drug addicts and believed they were capable of breaking into her house and stealing stuff to support their habits. The homeowner did not know where the grandsons were staying.

SATURDAY JULY 14

Someone broke into a garage on the 11000 block of South Keeler Avenue sometime before 1:49 p.m. The homeowner said he noticed the privacy fence gate was unchained and open. He entered the garage side door that is left closed but unlocked. The cabinet doors under his workbench were open and about $1,150 worth of tools missing.

FRIDAY JULY 13

A surveillance video captured two men swiping air conditioning units from the Concord Nursing Home at 9401 S. Ridgeland Ave. Police said two men entered through a back door and loaded the units into the car. The maintenance director told police that a code is needed to enter through the read door. If the door is propped open, an alarm sounds.

Someone entered an apartment building on the 4100 block of West 95th Street sometime before 6:46 a.m.Police said the window was left partially open and pushed the bed away from the wall. A laptop computer was reported missing from the kitchen table.

Ginger July 27, 2012 at 12:37 PM
We need more police officers patroling the area to deter people from doing this.
RobertS July 27, 2012 at 01:59 PM
From what I have heard, there have been several break-ins in the St. Linus area; why haven't these made any of the Blotters? I would like to know how to start a neighborhood watch or a group similar to CAPS in the area.
fred wiese July 27, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Said that a long time ago so I agree with you. I don't think that's what larryd wants though. No relief from the recession, bo or mitty won't change nuttin so the worst is still to come.
Pat F July 27, 2012 at 04:23 PM
The Concord Nursing Home burglary solves itself..Have the police drive up and run a check on the group of people hanging around outside throwing their garbage in the street and smoking..It actually resembles riding by a housing project in the city!!
Gang July 27, 2012 at 04:23 PM
That is what is needed. Eye and ears on the streets. Not just policemen. See something, report it. Let's not turn to a inner city area. Where No one heard or saw anything but things happened to happen. That is why crime in the inner city will never stop. No body wants to take that extra step. But we need more policeman.
RobertS July 27, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Police are great, but what is really needed are neighborhood watches. People need to be aware of people that are watching homes, going into yards, etc. The best defense is a good offense. If the police are necessary, if people are observant, they will be able to give better details when/if something happens.

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