Police & Fire
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Swatting a YouTube celeb, communion juice thievery and a punch-drunk flirter this week in the annals of Chicagoland crime-n-shame.
Someone was swiftly cutting catalytic converters out of cars at the 123rd Street Metra station Thursday.
At least one Palos resident has reported a phone encounter with a caller alleging to be from Medicare.
Wes Peak, 36, was with the fire district for seven years.
Homeless man steals a Corvette, a mama protects her jailbird son and the peek-from-behind-the-curtain crew this week in crime-n-shame.
Gun locks are available through the police department.
A snazzy 'vette with keys in the ignition parked at Chicago Heights police station proved too tempting to resist.
Use caution when receiving any mail claiming you've won a cash prize.
Sheriff will focus on seat belt violators through Labor Day, Sept. 1.
Drivers should try to avoid the area.
Still time for police, firefighters and EMTs to enter a team for the Sept. 13 event.
Suspicious behavior from a man wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase lead to arrest in Oak Lawn.
Police have used surveillance footage to help in the search, but the department is asking for additional help from residents.
Victims report excessive charges from international numbers on their bills.
State lawmakers and Worth police will be handing out free gun locks to firearm owners to promote gun safety.
Tiny jail towels, iPad thief smiles, cigarette ripoff and a hard-to-swallow milk shake in the latest annals of Patch Chicago crime-n-shame.
Two south suburban men were arrested last week for allegedly selling guns illegally, according to the state police.
Residents should be sure to lock their cars to prevent theft of items.
The killer of Jennifer Boyd remains at large, but Bedford Park police have two persons of interest and are looking at the murder anew.