TUESDAY, SEPT. 3
Sharpie Graffiti on School Playground
Someone wrote with a Sharpie marker on a slide and three poles on the east side playground equipment at Whittier School on the 500 block of Hill. The incident occurred sometime between 1:36 p.m. Aug. 30 and 1 p.m. Sept. 3, according to a police report. Complaints will be signed if an offender is located.
Someone illegally dumped some grass clippings and cut-up tree branches on the 2700 block of Burlington Avenue. The incident occurred sometime between 4 p.m. Aug. 30 and 9:30 a.m. Sept. 3, according to a police report. The Downers Grove Park District employee who reported the incident said the District owns about 35 acres on the block and will post some "no dumping" signs in different areas. There were no leads or suspects.
SATURDAY, AUG. 31
Nearly $3,000 in Tools Stolen
Someone took $2,950 in tools from a white box truck in a parking lot on the 5200 block of Thatcher Road. The incident occurred sometime between 6 p.m. Aug. 29 and 8:15 a.m. Aug. 31, according to a police report. The officer who responded to the incident saw that the truck had a broken hatch. "The hatch appeared to have been sawed off in order to gain entry to the rear compartment of the truck," the police report said.
The truck was left in a parking lot while the complainant was off work. The missing items included a Dewalt 18-volt tool set valued at $600 and a Milwaukee hammer drill valued at $300, among several other items.
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