Thursday, January 31, 2013
Police issued a community alert for three incidents that have hit houses in town since Dec. 12.
Residents have reported three separate home burglaries since December, police said this week. Burglars forced their way in through back doors, stealing jewelry from people's bedrooms, according to a community alert posted to the City of Palos Heights website. “We’re just trying to make people aware that if they do see anything out of the ordinary, to look out for themselves and for their neighbors," said Palos Heights Deputy Chief Dave Delany. The police offered tips on how to prevent future burglaries: In particular, residents are reminded to be aware of any person(s) that may appear at their doorstep wishing to provide a service that had not been requested, asking for someone who doesn’t live there, or is acting like they must be at the …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Gangster Disciples are operating a burglary operation in the suburbs, police say.
Two Chicago men believed to a part of a gang-related string of suburban burglaries, including at least three in Palos Heights, were charged Thursday. Tyrone Hughes, 22, of the 4100 block of South Prairie and Christopher J. Carter, 20, of the 600 block of block of West Vermont are charged with possession of stolen property. Additional charges of residential burglary and unlawful use of a weapon are pending, police said. The two men are suspected in Palos Heights burglaries from Sept. 13 and Oct. 1, said Palos Heights Detective Tim Holder. Investigators believe Gangster Disciples based in the Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood are operating a type of ruse burglary operation in the suburbs. Burglars drive around in white pickup truck with …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The Palos Heights Police Department provided some burglary prevention tips.
Longer nights and the holidays means residents should heed the advice of local police on how to prevent home burglaries. The Palos Heights Police Department provided tips for how to prevent burglaries this season. Break-ins are not just a nighttime activity. Reporting anything unusual or suspicious regardless of the time of day is key to prevention. Strangers who come to the door saying like they have the wrong address also can be trouble. Police advise not to open the door if you do talk with them. Here are some more tips: Join the conversation. Like Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the breaking news alerts! Source: Palos Heights Police Department