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Garbage-Pickers Pull Knife on Man over Discarded Printers

Theft of motor vehicle, disorderly conduct among reports.

The following incidents and arrests were reported by the Downers Grove Police Department:

Aggravated Assault

A man told police two Hispanic males garbage picking behind Service Wide Technology in the 2200 block of Curtiss pulled a knife on him over a stack of discarded printers on May 29. The man said the building next to the one he works at is vacant and someone put six printers behind the business near the dumpster. When the man went over to get one, two Hispanic males—one in his 50s and one in his 20s—were already over there in a white pick-up truck.. When the man asked if he could take one of the printers, the older man told him in Spanish “No, M*****f****r”, went to the truck and pulled out a knife. The two men loaded the printers into the truck and left. The man said the knife looked like a kitchen knife and the older man was short, bald and had lighter skin while the younger man was skinny with darker skin.

Theft of Motor Vehicle

A white 2007 Mercedes Benz 550 S Class was stolen from a parking lot at the Courts of Falling Water in the 7300 block of Northgate sometime between 3 a.m. and 11 a.m. on May 30.

Disorderly Conduct

Two sisters in their 60s told police they were frightened when a red SUV occupied by a couple of white teenagers began driving slowly alongside them and asking them if they wanted a ride on May 30 around 1:30 p.m. near the Meadowbrook Shopping Center in the 6400 block of Woodward. When one of the women pulled out her cell phone and pretended to call 911 the subjects were scared off. Similar incidents happen frequently, one of the sisters said.

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