TUESDAY MAY 8
Woman Cited for Taking Purse From Hospital Gift Shop
A 61-year-old woman with no prior arrests was charged with retail theft after she allegedly took a purse from Lori’s Gifts at Advocate Christ Medical Center. Police were called to the medical center on May 8 after an employee told the gift shop manager that she had witnessed a customer removing a tan purse from a table and walking out the door without paying for it. The woman returned to the shop around 11:40 a.m. carrying the purse, reports said. Because she had no prior criminal history, police ticketed Barbara J. Klocek, 61, of Chicago, with a village citation for retail theft. Police said she had no problem turning the purse over to the manager. Police told Klocek that she was no longer welcome in the gift shop.
FRIDAY MAY 4
Meter Reader Threatened With Gun
A ComEd employee was reading meters on the 9400 block of 51st Avenue, when a green Honda with three male passengers drove by around 11:40 a.m. According to reports, the backseat passenger pointed a black handgun at the meter reader and said, “Hey, what’s up, b----?” Police said the meter reader begged the man not to shoot him. The men laughed and fled the scene, reports said. The meter reader said he was too shaken up to get a license plate number, but said the men looked like gang members. The backseat passenger was described as a white male and was wearing a white baseball cap and dark shirt. The men in the car were described as white and in their twenties, reports said.
Police report information is provided by the 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 We will verify and report the outcome.
Catch on LOCAL POLICE NEWS: