Police Blotter: Gnome Mix-Up Here; Illegal Cigarette Sales

Tinley Park police reports, Nov. 13 and 28-29.


Gnome Mix-Up Here ...

A resident of the 8300 block of 162nd Place in called police after she found a gnome in her driveway. The tiny elf statue was beside a deer and a bucket and was made of concrete, according to the report. The gnome did not belong to the woman, .

The resident said the gnome was left in the driveway sometime between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday.

But on Wednesday, the resident learned that her friend had placed the gnome in her driveway. The friend had bought it especially for her and planned to go to the to re-claim it, the woman said.


Illegal Cigarette Sales 

issued a citation this week to an employee of 1st Stop Tobacco for violating the local tobacco sales ordinance. Cops sent a special agent into the shop at 8021 183rd St., Tinley Park, around 7:40 p.m. The agent gave the clerk his Firearm Owners Identification Card that had a birth year of 1995 to buy cigarettes, the report said. The clerk, Hasan Z. Said, 42, of the first block of North Silo Ridge Road in Orland Park, reportedly sold the agent one pack of Newport 100s. Said was given a Dec. 15 court date.


Retail Theft

Sarina A. McCauley, 22, of the 13900 block of Park Avenue in Dalton, and Laura L. McCauley, 25, of the first block of Oakview Grove Avenue in Matteson, were arrested around 4:20 p.m. and charged with retail theft. Victoria S. Bell, 25, of the 12000 block of South Harvard Avenue in Chicago, was also charged with retail theft. The charges stemmed from an incident at Super Kmart, 16300 Harlem Ave., Tinley Park. 

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