THURSDAY, AUG. 22
A woman's iPhone was taken from a store on the 100 block of Ogden Avenue, police said. The incident occurred sometime between 8:30 p.m. and 10:16 p.m. The woman's husband said she set her phone down somewhere in the store and left without taking it with her. She didn't realize it was missing until 9:30 p.m.
The husband sent a text message asking for the phone to be returned, and immediately the phone was turned off, according to a police report. He called his service provider to have the phone disconnected.
A woman spotted a man masturbating in a parking lot on the 1400 block of Branding Avenue, police said. The incident occurred a few minutes after the woman left work at 4:15 p.m. on the 1400 block of Opus Place. As she reached the stop sign directly south of 1401 Branding Avenue, she saw a man "covertly standing" on the opposite side of a brick pylon, according to a police report. When she cleared the stop sign, the man stepped into view.
The woman saw the man with his right hand underneath his pant's waistband, rubbing his groin area while making eye contact with her, the report said. Once he continued for an additional five to 10 seconds, the woman grabbed her phone to call police. As she dialed, the man quickly took his hand out of his pants and ran toward the north end of the parking lot. She saw an older model dark tan Nissan Sentra leave the lot, traveling westbound on Branding Avenue toward Finley Road.The woman was the only one on the roadway at the time. She gave the following description of the man:
- About 40 years old
- 6' with a medium to heavy build and potbelly
- Brown hair parted to the side
- Clean shaven
- Wore a black t-shirt, khaki pants and square-shaped glasses
Residents reported a series of public masturbation incidents in May east of the downtown area. A 43-year-old Addison man was charged with public indecency in connection to one of the incidents.
SATURDAY, AUG. 17
Construction Barrier Stolen
Someone took a $100 construction horse from the 600 block of Franklin sometime between 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. The horse was in place for a block party, police said.
$400 Camera Taken
Someone took a $400 Olympus digital camera and a $15 camera bag from the 5800 block of Webster Street. The incident occurred sometime between 9 a.m. and 9:20 a.m., according to a police report. The owner recalls placing the camera on top of his vehicle at some point while he moved his car from the driveway to the street in front of his house. He went back inside and realized 20 minutes later that he left the camera on top of his car. When he went outside it was gone and nowhere to be found.
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