Monday, December 10, 2012
Tinley Park Police reports, Nov. 22-Dec. 5 • TV and $500 in gold coins taken from house • Wallet with $300 in it stolen out of pickup • Cash and blank checks vanish from bedroom * Ruse burglars strike, steal $800 from couple.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Vince
Monday, December 10, 2012
THURSDAY, NOV. 22 A 47-inch LG TV, a TV stand and $500 gold dollar coins were taken from a house in the 6700 block of West 163rd Place, according to a police report. The coins were kept in a red, plastic Folger's Coffee canister in the house, the report stated. MONDAY, DEC. 3 A woman's wallet with about $300 in it was taken from a white Dodge pickup truck parked in the driveway of a house in the 17200 block of Oak Park Avenue, according to a police report. The front driver's side window of the truck had been broken to get the wallet, which had been left in the truck overnight, the report stated. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5 About $400 in cash and three books of blank bank checks were taken from a home in the 100 block of Iliad Drive, according to a …
Saturday, March 24, 2012
We've plotted for you the local vehicle break-ins that have been reported between Jan. 1 and March 17.
Car break-ins can and do happen everywhere. So far in 2012 — Jan. 1 through March 17 — 18 incidents were reported to Tinley Park police. Whether burglars strike vehicles in residents' driveways or those parked outside local shopping malls and in workout center lots, they are most often looking for a quick smash-n-grab theft, police officers said. Sign up for Tinley Park Patch's e-newsletter and breaking news alerts. Fitness center parking lots are often targeted because thieves know that when people work out, they don't take their valuables with them, Tinley Park Police Cmndr. Steve Vaccaro has said. Here are a few other pointers from law enforcement officials: The following is a list of vehicle break-ins reported in Tinley Park so far …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
We've mapped out where cars have recently been targeted around town.
Burglaries can happen everywhere. And they do. Despite where you live or choose to park your car, you should take steps to safeguard your GPS, purse, wallet and other personal items, Tinley Park Police Cmdr. Steve Vaccaro said. "You have to hide your belongings," he said. "Don't leave things out where people can see them and even if your car is in your driveway, lock your doors." Lately, burglars are targeting unlocked cars or those in parking lots at local fitness centers, Vaccaro said. "When you go to the gym, you leave all of your belongings in the car," he said. "People are taking car keys from the locker rooms and going out to cars to steal." As of Monday, six burglaries to vehicles had been reported to Tinley police between July 20 …