SUNDAY, MAY 4
Bullets Over Cicero
Two Cicero Avenue businesses reported finding bullet holes in their windows. An employee at a medical building in the 10500 block of South Cicero said the pharmacy’s windows had been shot and that bullets were still on the scene. The employee told police he came to the office and noticed damage to a hallway wall around 2:19 p.m. He observed what he believed to be a bullet fragment on the floor. He then saw that the east window facing Cicero Avenue had a bullet hole in it. The employee checked other windows in the office and found another window with a bullet hole. The second bullet traveled through the window and went through a glass door before striking the wall. Police said the employee does not know who would have shot at the office building. The office was last secured at midnight. A liquor store on Cicero Avenue also reported numerous windows damaged by bullets.
SATURDAY, MAY 3
Smash and Grab
A paver brick was used to smash a car window in the parking lot of TC’s Pub at 9700 S. Cicero Ave. The owner of the car told police that she partially concealed her purse under the front passenger seat around 10 p.m. When she left the bar around 1:30 a.m., she noticed that someone had thrown a paver brick through the rear passenger window before grabbing her purse. Police said the brick had been removed from a property in the 4800 block of West 97th Place. The thief had dumped the contents of the woman’s purse on top of a nearby dumpster. Damages are estimated at $200.
THURSDAY, MAY 1
Over the Counter, Through the Gums
A man was charged with retail theft after he allegedly jumped over the counter at Jewel Osco at 4650 W. 103 St. where small bottles of liquor were kept and began drinking alcohol in the store, reports said. Police responded to a call of a shoplifter around 12:15 p.m. and located a man identified as Kevin Mueller, 28, of Chicago Ridge. According to police, Mueller was “extremely intoxicated.” The store manager alleged that Mueller selected a .375 ml bottle of Captain Morgan rum and began drinking directly from it. Police said that Mueller refused to stop drinking and had no money to pay for it. He was charged with retail theft and has a court appearance on May 22 in Bridgeview. The total loss of the rum is $10.74.