Blotter: A Van Vanishes, Vandals Smash Windshield of Ed & Joe's Vehicle, and More

Criminal trespassing, a purse snatcher at Portillo's and two marijuana arrest are also included in the latest police reports. They stem from May 4-6.


Van Vanishes

A local woman called the cops when she discovered that someone stole a van from her driveway in the 7800 block of West Lakeside Drive in . She said she believed it was taken between 10 p.m. May 5 and 9 a.m. May 6. The keys were not in the van, which is a 2006 Toyota Sienna, the woman said. Baseball and football equipment for the woman's son was inside the vehicle. 


Criminal Trespassing

Dawn F. Panos, 62, of the 6700 block of West 64th Place in Chicago, was arrested around 10 p.m. in the 7500 block of 159th Street in   and charged with criminal trespassing. 

A Portillo's Purse Snatcher

said that sometime between 6:10 p.m. and 7:15 p.m., someone stole a purse from a diner at Portillo's, 15900 Harlem Ave., , with her husband. The Nine West bag contained various credit cards, a drivers license and $2 cash, the report said. 

Will County Warrant

Christopher M. Moore, 28, of the 17600 block of South 71st Court in was arrested around 11:30 p.m. at his home on a failure-to-appear warrant out of Will County. His bail was set at $2,000.


Someone Smashes the Windshield to an Ed & Joe's Vehicle

Police were called around 1:30 p.m. to Ed & Joe's Pizzeria, 17332 Oak Park Ave., , where owners said someone smashed the windshield on their catering van. The white E-150 Ford vehicle was parked in the north lot of the business facing west. Someone damaged the van between May 1 and May 4, according to the report. 

Pot Possession

Benedict J. Zilis III, 26, of the 6800 block of Chelsea Road in , was arrested around 1:45 p.m. in the 17100 block of Harlem Avenue and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Rathore U. Osman, 24, of the 8800 block of Timbers Pointe Drive in , was simultaneously charged with possession of marijuana. Police said Osman alerted police to Zilis, saying he had marijuana in his possession. When Osman went to the scene to speak with officers, they searched his vehicle and also found him with marijuana, they said. 


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