No Where To Go
Oct. 28: Two cars had all four wheels stolen from them within a couple days of each other near Homewood Shores Condos, according to police reports.
The first theft happened sometime between 4 p.m. on Oct. 25 and 7:30 a.m. the next day. The second occurred two days later, between 9 p.m. on Oct. 27 and 3:30 a.m. on Oct. 28. Both happened in the parking lot of Homewood Shores condominiums, in the 800 block of Elder Road.
In both situations, all four tires and rims were stolen from the vehicles. Both were left suspended on two cinderblocks for their owners to find in the morning. The estimated loss for each car is $1,000.
Anyone with information on the tire thefts is asked to call the Homewood Police Department at 708-206-3420.
Gone In 60 Seconds
A car stolen from outside the Silver Cross Hospital emergency room turned up later in Tinley Park, police said.
A New Lenox police officer was sent to the hospital shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday and met with a woman who said she parked her car and left it running outside the emergency room.
Surprisingly, someone seemed to have driven off in her car.
The police reportedly tracked the vehicle down to the 17100 block of Oketo Avenue in Tinley Park. The police did not specify when the car was found or if it was still idling when recovered.
Oct. 28: Homewood police stopped a teen driver for doing 50 mph over the speed limit late Monday night.
The unidentified teen was stopped at about 11:21 p.m. in the 2100 block of 183rd Street after an officer clocked her traveling 85 mph in a 35 mph zone, according to a Homewood police report.
The driver failed to show proof of having insurance on the vehicle, the report states. A juvenile passenger in the vehicle was unable to provide any identification.
Both juveniles were taken to the Homewood Police Department.
The driver was charged with speeding more than 40 mph over the limit, reckless driving and driving without proof of insurance, the report states. She was released on bond to her mother and is due on Dec. 2 in Markham court.
Drive And Dash
Aug. 11: A dispute over the cost for a limo ride to a Tinley Park hip hop concert left one driver holding the bill, according to a report.
A driver for a Schaumburg-based limo company picked up a group of people at about 7:30 p.m. from Fairfield Inn, 18500 block of North Creek Drive, the Tinley Park police report states. He drove them to and back from the Lil Wayne concert at First Midwest Bank Amphitheater.
After arriving at the hotel, the group refused to pay the $396 bill for the limo ride, the report states. Several people yelled at driver, saying the price was too high, before leaving the limo and heading back into the hotel.
The driver found a glass tumbler and a wine glass were missing from inside the limo, worth a combined $24 the report states. He told police that he did not want to press charges but wanted the incident documented.
No arrests were reported.
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