MONDAY, OCTOBER 29
Stolen Patio Furniture
A homeowner came home after being out of town for several weeks only to discover that someone had swiped her patio furniture from her home on the 8900 block of South 52nd Avenue. Two chairs, a love seat and a table are missing. The homeowner told police the pieces are heavy and that it would take two people to move them. The furniture was last seen on Oct. 8. She believes the pieces were taken for scrap.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28
Gang Graffiti in Park
Police found gang graffiti, possibly from the Latin Kings, written in black marker on the toadstools at Wolfe Park at 5190 W. 107th St. around 4:30 p.m.. There were two five-point crowns drawn on the playground equipment.
A possible prowler was reported trying to enter a home on the 10000 block of South Kostner Avenue around 3:47 a.m. The homeowner was awake listening to music when she heard the front door knob rattle as if someone were trying to open it. She looked out her bedroom window and saw a man, later identified as Fabian Lopez, 20, of Tinley Park, walking from the front door toward the backyard. The homeowner alerted her husband who said he heard the rear storm door open. He opened the back door and asked Lopez what he was doing. The husband told police that Lopez appeared to be highly intoxicated, reports said. Police said that Lopez walked away without saying anything. The alleged prowler continued walking northbound on Kostner, and then began to jog eastbound on 99th Street. Police caught up Lopez and detained him. The husband positively identified him as the person lurking around their house, reports said. Lopez was charged with criminal trespassing.
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