Thursday, November 15, 2012
The daytime burglaries have police warning residents to keep their valuables safe.
A pair of daytime burglaries—the second coming midday Wednesday—have struck homes in the Village of Palos Park. Police say the two separate incidents have happened during daylight hours. In both cases, thieves pried their way into the homes and bolted with electronics and jewelry. No arrests have been reported connected to these recent crimes. Friend Palos Patch on Facebook. The first break in was on Nov. 8 at a home on 84th Avenue, police said. Burglars got in through a side door. A house in the first block of Old Creek Road was hit Wednesday. The perpetrators forced open the garage door. Police are asking residents to lock their doors and secure valuables inside their houses. Home alarms should also be set. Keep a look out in the …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
A Palos Park officer stopped a driver who looked like he was snorting cocaine while driving.
A Chicago woman is accused of possessing cocaine after Palos Park police allegedly saw her snorting the drug while driving in the village. Elizabeth Gonzalez, 30, is charged with possession of a controlled substance. A Palos Park officer on patrol spotted a minivan driving erratically southbound on South La Grange Road near 128th Street on Friday. Police said that it looked like the driver was trying to snort cocaine. During a traffic stop, police tested six baggies the woman allegedly had with her. All came back positive for cocaine. Gonzalez appeared in bond court Saturday morning at the Cook COunty Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Join the conversation. Like Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the breaking news alerts! Police …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
The student, who attends an area high school, has both physical and mental disabilities.
Friday, October 26, 2012
A Palos Park mother tells police her daughter was targeted through Facebook and YouTube.
The mother of a Palos Park special education student told police someone has been cyber bullying her daughter through her social media accounts. Palos Patch is withholding the name and other identifying information of the accuser and her family. “You should die,” reads one of the threats directed at the student’s Facebook and YouTube accounts, according to a Palos Park Police Department report. “Your parents should have you given you (sic) away." Keep up on the latest. Like Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the breaking news alerts! The student, who attends an area high school, has physical and mental disabilities, police said. A complaint was made to police by the mother on Oct. 15. She also was contacting school administration. …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Residents of Palos Park have complained about random gunshots heard near 120th Street and 93rd Avenue. Police say they are closer to figuring out who's behind shots.
Gunshots heard over the last few months around the usually quiet Village of Palos Park have some residents spooked. During a recent village board meeting, some described disturbing noises coming from a nearby forest preserve. One woman, Maria Rogers, told the board she could hear five "pops" one a recent afternoon, the Regional News reports. Palos Park Police Chief Joe Miller told Palos Patch on Tuesday he feels they are closer to catching the sneaky shooter. A few locals have come forward with information that has led investigators to "believe it’s some kind of poachers or hunters." Join the conversation. Like Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the breaking news alerts! The department has worked with the Forest Preserve District of …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Attention grandparents: That might not be your grandchild calling and asking for money.
A Palos Park resident was targeted in well-known scam where someone on the other end of a phone call claims to be a grandchild in need of money. Police Commissioner Dan Polk is advising people on the recent scam that targeted someone in the 12300 block of Wolf Road. The scam is known as the Grandmother Scam or Grandparent Scam, police said. A man claiming to be the Palos Park victim's grandson called and said he needed bail money to get out of jail. While the details might vary, the premise of this kind of scam is usually the same, police said. The amount of money asked for and the reasons for the request can be different. Keep up on the latest! Like Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the breaking news alerts! Police ask residents to …
Monday, October 8, 2012
A man tried to force his way into a Palos Park home, police said.
A man tried to force his way into an elderly man's home after claiming the neighbors were experiencing water problems, Palos Park police said. Police are continuing to investigate the attempted ruse burglary, which happened in the 12100 block of Southwest Highway on Thursday. The suspect is described as a black man in his late 20s who was wearing a gray hoodie. He fled in a white or gray pickup truck. Read: Tips on Preventing Ruse Burglaries On Thursday night, the man came to the front door of the home, police said. He claimed the neighbor's water had gone out and he was sent to check on the water meter. The elderly man refused to let him in and the scam arrest unsuccessfully tried to open the door before taking off. Palos Park police …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Scams are targeting area residents.
Don't trust a man in a green safety vest and white hard hat if he comes to your door. That's the word from Palos Park police, who are warning residents about scams being reported to local departments. A victim of the scam told police that a man dressed in a fluorescent green safety vest and a white hard hat came to his home. The man in the hat said the homeowner needed get into his basement because of a "sewer explosion" behind his house. Read: More information about scams from the FBI Twenty minutes later, the man emerged from the basement and found the alleged workman had left. Nothing was reported missing from the house. Residents need to be aware and watchful for any potential scams, both for themselves and their neighbors, said Palos …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Police said a man was spotted with a flashlight in the early morning on Friday. They offered tips on how to keep yourself safe from prowlers.
Police are investigating a report of a man with a flashlight seen wandering in the front yard of a home in the 8900 block of 126th Street in Palos Park. The man is described as wearing a T-shirt and tan pants with the pant legs rolled up. No physical description of the man was provided. A woman who was in the home at around 4:30 a.m. flipped on the outside lights, scaring off the man toward Route 7. Police were unable to find the man after searching the area. Like Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the breaking news alerts! The following are good tips, supplied by Palos Park police, that are relevant to most anyone regardless of where you live. Check yourself safe at home: Want more police news?
Monday, May 28, 2012
Safety tips to follow geared toward the summer season.
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Monday, May 28, 2012
From Palos Park Police During warm weather months, we often see an increase in burglary and theft. Reasons for this include: We want to remind you about the potential for an increase in burglary and theft and provide you with concrete steps you can take to reduce your vulnerability. Please share these tips with your neighbors. Close And Lock Windows; Limit How Far They Can Be Opened Always close and lock windows whenever away from the home. While we understand the desire to ventilate the home when you are not there because of the heat, be aware that you make your home vulnerable and you create an opportunity for the burglar. If you want to leave windows open enough for ventilation, but not wide enough for someone to gain entry, use a dowel…