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POLICE BLOTTER: Cat Burglar Swipes TV, Woman Hears Doorknob Turn

Oak Lawn police reports Sept. 11-16.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16

Attempted Break-in

A homeowner on the 10100 block of South Mulberry Avenue reported hearing her locked, front doorknob of her home turn around 7:06 p.m. When she looked outside her kitchen window, she saw a man with broad shoulders wearing a dark hoodie standing by the door. She went to the back of the house and lookout out her bedroom window. The man looked at her and ran away through the back yard, reports said.  Oak Lawn and Burbank police searched the area with police dogs with negative results.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

Cat Burglar Snatches Flat-Screen TV

A homeowner in the 10100 block of South Karlov Avenue reported her flat-screen TV stolen around 11:15 a.m. Police said someone broke into the house during the overnight hours by throwing a landscape brick through the “three-season room.” The burglar or burglars had also apparently checked some drawers and a metal box in two bedrooms where the woman does not sleep. Police said a side door to the attached garage was also left open. The woman remembers waking up at 2 a.m. but did not hear unusual noises through the night.

Police report information is provided by the Oak Lawn Police Department and other law enforcement agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.

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ME September 24, 2012 at 05:09 AM
What the heck is going on around Oak Lawn? We need more police driving around and checking the area. Maybe we need to install more lights on the streets. What can homeowners do to help?
Aj September 24, 2012 at 08:54 AM
it's not the lack of police, if you call they are there within two minutes! People can't be afraid to call and neighbors need to be more aware and look out for each other! Get license plate numbers of suspicious cars and good details of people snooping around!

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