Return To (Awful) Sender
Sept 25: A 29-year-old Tinley Park woman received a set of business cards she didn't order that accused her of prostitution and being on drugs.
The woman walked out to make a morning check of the mail, according to a Tinley Park police report. That's when she found a mysterious package that had been delivered by the U.S. Postal Service.
Inside the box, the woman found a set of business cards that had her name, date of birth and address, the report states.
Words printed on the front of each card read "Keep calm" and declared that the recipient of the cards was "still on crack," according to the report. The back of each card stated that the woman was "mentally unstable," a liar, a thief and had traded sex for drugs.
The package had been sent from a printing website based in Texas, the report states. Police also obtained the USPS tracking number.
No arrests were reported. Cops were treating it as a disorderly conduct complaint.
An Intoxicated Stranger In The Night
Sept. 21: A drunken stranger walked into the bedroom of a 54-year-old Tinley Park woman, waking her up with a fright.
The Tinley Park resident told police she was startled when the man opened her bedroom door at about 3:40 a.m.
Cops found the 31-year-old Tinley Park man standing just a few steps away from the woman's home, according to a Tinley Park police report. Police said he was drunk and speaking with the Tinley Park Police Department dispatchers on his phone. He claimed that he was looking for a male friend who lived at the home.
The startled woman walked outside and identified the man as the person who walked into her room, the report states. She told police that the man's friend hadn't lived at the home for more than a year.
The victim declined to press charges. Police gave the man a ride home.
It Wasn't Me, Officer
Sept. 26: A Chicago police helicopter assisted Evergreen Park officers in the capture of a man who led cops on a high-speed chase in a stolen Jeep.
Raymond Vaultz, 18, of the 7000 block of Parnell, Chicago, was charged with possessing a stolen vehicle and aggravated fleeing and eluding, according to an Evergreen Park police report.
Police said Vaultz ran two red lights and was drove 80 mph in a 35 mph zone when they tried to pull him over.
An Evergreen Park officer spotted a Jeep runt through a stop sign at about 10:37 p.m., the report states. The cop ran the plates and discovered the vehicle was reported stolen.
During the chase, Vaultz got out and ran through yards and streets toward Chicago.
The police helicopter helped cops find Vaultz hiding in shrubs after he ran into the city.
Vaultz admitted to police that the car was stolen and that he had used a tool to start it, the report states. However, he claimed someone had originally stolen it and that he was just using it to visit people.
Vaultz is due on Oct. 24 in Bridgeview court.
Bikers Need To Obey Traffic Laws, Too
Oct. 1: Police say a Park Forest woman was impeding traffic while riding her bike in Homewood and ignored police orders.
Juanita Thomas, 49, of the 400 block of Wilshire, Park Forest, was charged with resisting arrest and also was cited for violating traffic laws on a bicycle, Homewood police said.
Cops stopped Thomas after she was seen disturbing traffic flow by riding northbound on Halsted Street in the southbound lanes.
Thomas initially refused to give her name and argued with cops, according to a Homewood police report. When police told her she would have to visit the police station to post bond, the bike rider began to walk away and ignored officer orders to come back.
An officer ordered Thomas to stop again before grabbing her wrist, the reports states. She tried to pull away and police placed her under arrest.
Thomas is due on Nov. 15 in Markham court.
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