Drug Items, Baby Formula Bandit: Police Blotter

Downers Grove police reports, March 2-3


"Excellent" Mountain Bike Found

An officer at 9:22 p.m. met with a male at Concord Park to recover a blue mountain bike. The male saw the bicycle against a tree earlier in the day, and saw it again several hours later. He thinks the bike was stolen or the owner never returned for it. "The bicycle was in excellent condition and taken back to DGPD to be placed into evidence," said the report for this incident. The bike is valued at $200.

Criminal Trespass to Vehicle

A man at 7:07 p.m. reported a car burglary that had just occurred outside his home on the 6700 block of Stonewall Avenue. The man and his son had just arrived home and went inside. About 20 minutes later they heard a car door open in the driveway. They ran outside but did not see anyone in the area. The noticed the rear driver's side door for the car, a blue 2003 Volvo S60, was left wide open. The man checked the interior of the car — nothing appeared to be missing. He wanted the incident documented.


Glass Pipe, Burnt Cannabis

Tiara M. Townsend, 19, of the 6200 block of Beaverdam Street, Matteson, was charged with one misdemeanor count of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. An officer made contact with Townsend at 8:06 p.m. because she was involved in a car crash at Butterfield Road and Highland Avenue. The officer could smell an overwhelming odor of cannabis coming from her 2003 silver Pontiac Grand Am. When another officer arrived, the first officer asked Townsend to exit the vehicle. She was searched with no results. The first officer searched the passenger area of the car and located a glass smoking pipe inside the center armrest. The pipe emitted an odor of burnt cannabis. Townsend was placed under arrest, booked at the Downers Grove Police Department and released to a cab with an I-bond and an April 17 court date.

Baby Formula Bandit

A Loss Prevention officer at 1:31 p.m. reported the theft of baby formula from a store on the 1100 block of Ogden Avenue. An employee noticed a man wearing a black hoodie at about 9:40 p.m. Feb. 27 leave the store through the west entrance with a hand basket of baby formula without paying. The loss prevention officer was informed of the incident on this date and reviewed security footage. The footage depicts the man taking items off a shelf in the baby food aisle, placing them in a basket and leaving the store. He then entered a silver Jeep Cherokee and exited eastbound through the parking lot. All of the baby formula was valued at a total of $223.

Looking for more Downers Grove police news?

  • Thefts Reported At Restaurants On Ogden and 75th Street: Police Blotter
  • Man Tried to Lure 13-Year-Old Boy into Car in Downers Grove: Police

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