SUNDAY, AUG. 25
Long Scratch Left on Truck Door
Someone left a 20 in. by 1 in. scratch on the rear driver's side door of a 2009 Ford F-150. The incident occurred sometime between 2:10 p.m. and 2:40 p.m. in a parking lot on the 2900 block of Finley Road. The owner said there was a car parked next to her when she pulled in but she does not remember the make or model of the vehicle. She did not hear or see anything unusual and she didn't have any suspect information. The damage was estimated at $500, according to a police report.
SATURDAY, AUG. 24
Paint Balls Bust Window
Someone shot paint balls at a man's house, causing a broken window and screens on the 1000 block of Robey Avenue. The incident occurred sometime between midnight and 8 a.m., according to a police report. The officer took note of the damage and the blue and green paint balls. The total property damage was estimated at $550, according to a police report. No other houses in the neighborhood were damaged.
FRIDAY, AUG. 23
Woman Accused of Having Stolen Items
Kira K. Levan, 26, of the 200 block of 41st Street, Downers Grove, was charged with possession of stolen property. Levan is accused of selling to a Westmont resale shop a $350 red rototiller that belongs to a couple on the 300 block of 39th Street, according to a police report.
The couple reported that someone entered their unlocked tool shed in their backyard and took the rototiller along with a self-propelled lawnmower and a snow blower. A police officer went to the Westmont resale shop to ask the owner if anyone had sold any of the three items in the last day or two. The owner said that Levan had sold the rototiller to him on Aug. 22 for $40. The tiller was still in the store.
The officer took a picture of the tiller and showed it to the couple. They said it was the same make and model tiller as theirs. When the officer returned to the shop, Levan herself returned carrying a large blue nylon athletic bag. The bag contained an electric chainsaw and hedge trimmer, both Craftsman brand.
The officer spoke with Levan but their entire conversation was redacted in the police report provided to the media. At one point the officer told Levan she was under arrest for possession of stolen property.
"I read Ms. Levan her Statement of Rights that she acknowledged and signed," the report said. "Ms. Levan declined to speak any further at this point."
SATURDAY, AUG. 17
Van Window Shattered
Someone shattered the driver's door window of a company van parked on the 400 block of 75th Street. The incident occurred sometime between 8 p.m. Aug. 16 and 7:30 a.m. Aug. 17, according to a police report. No entry was made to the van and no items were missing inside. The damage was estimated at $275, according to a police report.
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