More crime news
Hit and run knocks rider off bicycle
A hit-and-run accident was reported on April 5, after officers responded to a report of a vehicle vs. bicyclist accident near North and Illinois at around 3:20 a.m. The victim told police a small dark colored 4-door sedan and white pickup truck approached him from behind. While passing him, the rear passenger door of the sedan was opened as if to intentionally attempt to hit the victim with the door. The sedan did not succeed in hitting the victim. The pickup truck then struck the victim with an unknown part of the vehicle, causing the victim to fall over his handlebars and into the roadway. The pickup truck’s mirror broke off and was left at the scene.
Suspects in pick-up drives across lawns on May
Also on April 5, a victim in the 300 block of E. May told police at around 3:29 a.m. that she awoke to a vehicle engine revving outside and observed two males in front of her home—one of whom appeared to be walking away from her vehicle that was parked in the driveway. An item was taken from the victim’s vehicle. The suspects ran westbound on May Street and moments later, the victim observed a dark gray sedan followed by a silver pickup truck traveling eastbound, with the pickup driving on front lawns of the residences on May Street. The first suspect was described as a man with a thin build, possibly in his late teens or early 20s, wearing dark clothing and a hooded sweatshirt. The second suspect was described as a man with a thin build, possibly in his late teens or early 20s, wearing dark clothing and a hooded sweatshirt.
Burglars at car dealership visible on security cam
On March 31, police said that subsequent to a burglar alarm call at a car dealership in the 700 block of W. Lake St. at around 2:17 a.m., officers found a smashed-out window on the east overhead service garage door. An unknown suspect was seen on the security camera with a pick axe smashing the window and entering the building. Further search of the property around the building found two vehicles burglarized on the north side of the parking lot, and outdoor electrical panel had cut wires. The suspect was described as possibly a black male in his mid-20s or early 30s, with a mustache and skinny build, wearing a black baseball cap, a red-hooded sweatshirt, black jeans and black gym shoes.