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Underage Drinking Party, Burglary from Garage Reported by Police

Criminal damage to a local school and disorderly conduct were also among the recent offenses in Hinsdale.

Underage Drinking Party, Burglary from Garage Reported by Police

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Unlawful use of alcohol—Christopher R. Taylor, 19, of 7 E. 57th St. in Hinsdale, was charged with unlawful use of alcohol by a person under 21 after police were called to a residence in the 10 block of East 57th Street when the homeowners found eight known persons under 21, including Taylor, drinking alcohol in the house, according to the .

By the time police arrived, all but Taylor had left the scene. Taylor admitted to consuming alcohol, was charged, and was released to appear in court.

Burglary—An unknown suspect is believed to have taken a $400 bicycle and a leaf blower from a partially open detached garage in 10 block of South Quincy Street between 7 p.m. May 20 and 10:30 a.m. May 21.

The garage door was not fully closed during the above time period. The value of the leaf blower was not known at the time of the report.

Criminal damage to property—An unknown suspect flipped a trash can, damaged a picnic table and window screen, and wrote on an exterior door at Monroe School, 210 N. Madison St., between 5 p.m. May 25 and 7:15 p.m. May 28.

An estimate of the damage was not made at the time of the report.

Disorderly conduct—A resident from the 700 block of Hinsdale Avenue reported receiving two threatening emails from an unknown suspect between 10:10 a.m. and 1:08 a.m. May 20.

Wodka said the emails threatened blackmail in a general nature and for uncertain reasons. It is unknown whether the email was intended for the victim.

Theft—A 16-year-old male juvenile from Clarendon Hills was cited on May 21 for stealing a set of $200 headphones from a classmate in the Hinsdale Central cafeteria between 12:20 p.m. and 12:40 p.m. May 16.

The suspect returned the headphones to the victim and was released to appear in court.

Theft—An unknown suspect in a silver, two-door Mercedes with a black convertible top allegedly pumped $87.26 worth of gas at Mobil, 8 W. Chicago Ave., and left without paying at 9:30 a.m. May 21.

Hit and run—A victim reported to police that an unknown suspect driving a blue or black SUV struck the victim’s vehicle near the intersection of 55th and Madison streets at 11:08 p.m. May 26 and fled the scene.

Criminal damage to property—Cosi Restaurant, 25 E. Hinsdale Ave., reported to police that juveniles had damaged the wooden enclosure around the business’ garbage dumpster on May 25 between 4:30 p.m. and 5:10 p.m.

Two 12-year-old male juveniles were contacted in connection to the damage but were released without charges.

Phone threat—An unknown suspect left a voice message of a disturbing nature on the answering machine of a victim in the 10 block of Orchard Place at 5:20 p.m. May 27. 

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