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Graffiti Christmas, $1,100 in Identity Theft: Western Springs Police Blotter

Western Springs police reports, Dec. 17-26.

TUESDAY, DEC. 25

Graffiti Christmas

Someone used black spray paint to deface the exterior of a private garage on the 1300 block of 48th Street at an unknown time or date, police said. The incident was reported at 11:12 a.m. The value of the damage was not estimated in the report.

SUNDAY, DEC. 23

Teens and Booze

An 18-year-old River Forest man, a 17-year-old Oak Park girl and a 17-year-old Elmhurst girl issued local ordinance citations for consumption of alcohol by minors after they were found in the back seat of a car stopped at the corner of Ogden Avenue and I-294 for a moving violation at 11:34 p.m.

Hit and Run

Police reported a hit-and-run crash on the 1300 block of Oak Street in which an unknown driver hit a car parked on the side of the road sometime between 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and left the scene.

Hit and Run Part II

Police reported a hit-and-run crash by an unknown vehicle and driver in the Garden Market parking lot (4700 block of Gilbert Avenue) sometime between 4:50 p.m. and 5:10 p.m. in which the car struck a vehicle parked in the lot and left the scene.

Guy Gets Disorderly

A 21-year-old River Forest man was issued a local ordinance citation for disorderly conduct at 5:55 a.m. after police said he "caused a minor disturbance outside of a private residence" on the 600 block of 52nd Place.

FRIDAY, DEC. 21

Identity Theft Pays for TV

An unknown person reportedly used the personal information of a victim on the 5300 block of Commonwealth Avenue to purchase $1,114 in satellite TV services over an unknown period of time. The identity theft was reported at 2:25 p.m.

TUESDAY, DEC. 18

Lockport Man's DUI

Michael C. Rossow, 54, of the 800 block of S. Washington Avenue, Lockport, was stopped at the corner of Ogden Avenue and I-294 for improper lane usage at 11:44 p.m. and was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after police said he had glassy eyes, slurred speech and he failed field sobriety tests.

MONDAY, DEC. 17

Busted for Drugs

Joseph J. Ursich, Jr., 19, of the 2400 block of Keystone Avenue, North Riverside, was stopped for speeding at the corner of Ogden Avenue and I-294 and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis after an officer smelled a drug odor from the car, police said.

Driveway Burglary

Someone reportedly entered an unlocked car parked on a residential driveway on the 4000 block of Grand Avenue sometime between 4:00 p.m. Saturday and 9:00 a.m. Sunday and stole two unspecified items with an estimated combined value of $650.

Teen and Pot

A La Grange 15-year-old was issued a local ordinance citation at 11:40 a.m. after being found with a small amount of cannabis at Lyons Township High School North Campus.

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