Police Blotter: Dog Bites Man; Man Bites Woman; Theft at Sweet Bytes

Chicago Heights police reports, Aug. 21


Wallet Stolen at Sweet Bytes

A Hazel Crest woman reported to that a person or persons unknown removed the wallet from her purse while she was at Sweet Bytes restaurant/cafe, 529 Ashland Ave. The woman’s Blackberry cell phone and Chase debit card were taken, along with $40 in cash, and the emptied wallet was found in the restaurant’s parking lot, according to the report.

Domestic Battery Charges for Biting

A Chicago Heights man was charged with domestic battery after he bit a woman following a night of hard drinking, according to a police report. Richard D. Fryer, 33, of the 19000 block of Glenwood Road, is accused of biting his female companion after the two drank and quarreled. An officer noted marks on the woman’s triceps and left arm and a distinct bite mark on her left wrist. Although the woman declined to press charges, Fryer was taken into custody and charged with domestic battery.

Dog Bites Pedestrian on Theresa Avenue

A Chicago man who was walking with a female companion on the sidewalk in the 800 block of Theresa Avenue was confronted by a large dog that bit him on the left side, police said. The couple told police they continued on when the dog charged them again. The dog’s owner told an investigator she did not realize her animal had attacked someone. The animal’s rabies vaccination was up to date, but the woman was issued a citation since the dog lacked a city animal license and was running at large. The owner has a Sept. 9 court date in Chicago Heights, and an animal control officer was expected to follow up at a later date, according to the report.

Home Ransacked, Gold Bracelets Gone

A Chicago Heights woman reported that someone had kicked in the back door, ransacked her home on 19th Street and stole two golden bracelets. Closets were emptied in the kitchen, bedroom and living room with items strewn across the floor, according to the report. The basement back door, which the woman said is normally secured with a 2x4, was also opened, police said. 

Landlord: Tenant Alabama-Bound, Appliances AWOL

A Momence man reported to police that after a tenant moved out with plans to relocate to Alabama, doors and appliances vanished from his Chicago Heights property. The man told police he found the stove, refrigerator, microwave and rear and front security doors missing from the residence. The tenant was expected to move later, but she already had left the residence around the time of the theft, police said. There were no signs of forced entry, according to the report. It was not known if the tenant had any information regarding the disappearance of the appliances.

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SouthSide August 31, 2011 at 10:05 PM
Women (or men) who are victims of domestic attacks need to follow through on pressing charges, if not for your sake, for the sake of others that will come in contact with the abuser/attacker. Especially if there are children involved (whether they are abused/attacked or witness to abuse/attack), you all need to press charges!


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