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Semi carrying $250,000 worth of copper plates stolen, and more

These items were taken from reports released March 20 by the Will County Sheriff’s Office in its role as the Homer Glen Police Department and information from the Will County Circuit Clerk’s Office.

Burglary

  • A tobacco store on the 12100 block of West 159th Street was reported burglarized March 17, shortly after its 9 p.m. closing. An 18-year-old customer and two friends reportedly entered the shop at 9:15 p.m. after seeing the “open” sign illuminated. They told investigators they heard an alarm, called out the owner’s name and left after discovering several cartons of cigarettes on the floor near the counter at the rear of the store. The storeowner told investigators a door deadlock bolt had been tampered with.

Thefts

  • A semi trailer containing 43 1,000-pound copper plates valued at $250,000 was reported taken March 17 from a location near the receiving dock of a home improvement center on the 14000 block of South Bell Road. The complainant said he left the semi tractor-trailer at 7:30 p.m. March 16 and returned the next day to find the truck’s steering column had been broken into and the trailer gone. Sheriff’s Police were reviewing video surveillance and notified the Tri County Auto Theft and Illinois State Police Cargo Theft task forces.
  • An air conditioning unit was reported taken March 15 outside of a home on the 14000 block of South Bridle Court.
  • A UPS package containing a car stereo was reported taken March 14 from in front of a residence on the 13000 block of West Maverick Trail. The complainant said the package was delivered – and disappeared – on Feb. 29.

DUI

  • A 36-year-old Merrillville, Ind., man was arrested March 15 for DUI and driving on a suspended license, and ticketed for not wearing a seat belt during a traffic stop at the intersection of West 143rd Street and Interstate Highway 355. He is scheduled to return to court April 4.

Crashes

  • A 41-year-old New Lenox motorcyclist escaped serious injury March 17 when he was struck by a 49-year-old Homer Glen woman backing out of her driveway on the 13000 block of West Chicago-Bloomington Trail. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. She was cited for failure to yield from a private drive.

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