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Man Punched at Shell Station, Car Burglary: Police Blotter

Downers Grove police reports, Aug. 9-14

TUESDAY, AUG. 14

Alcohol theft

Joshua I. King, 21, of the 4000 block of West 172nd Place in Country Club Hills, was arrested around 12:25 a.m. at Ultra Foods, 1212 75th Street, said. Store security said King walked out of the store with two bottles of vodka and two bottles of tequila in his backpack, police said. He was charged with retail theft.

MONDAY, AUG. 13

Stolen scrap metal

About $50 in scrap metal was taken from Complete Systems Car Repair, 2105 Ogden Ave., sometime between Aug. 10 and Aug. 13, police said.

SUNDAY, AUG. 12

Car burglary

Someone rifled through an unlocked car parked overnight on the 800 block of Chicago Avenue, police said. The center console and glove compartment were open, and various items were scattered about the car, but police said nothing was missing.

Marijuana possession

Guy W. Ross, 31, of the 11200 block of Cottonwood in Palos Hills, was arrested around 12 p.m. on the 900 block of Rogers, police said. Officers said they stopped Ross after running his plates and discovering that his registration and license were suspended. Initially, he gave officers a different name and showed them someone else’s license, police said. A marijuana pipe and two plastic bags containing a green leafy substance were found under the drivers seat, police said. Ross was charged with obstructing identification, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of cannabis.

FRIDAY, AUG. 10

YMCA ‘van’-dalism

Someone pulled the top part of the back doors off two white YMCA vans parked overnight in a lot behind the building, 711 59th St., police said. It will cost about $1,000 to replace each door.

THURSDAY, AUG. 9

Battery at Shell Station

Michael W. Reilly, 37, of the 6400 block of Sandalwood Court in Darien, was arrested around 10:26 p.m. at the Main Street Shell Station, Downers Grove police said.

Reilly approached a man at the Shell station and punched him in the eye, knocking him down, police said. Reilly then repeatedly punched and kicked the man while he was on the ground in the fetal position, police said. The man, who told police he doesn’t know Reilly, said he didn’t do anything to instigate the attack, the report said.

The man had a bump and a half-inch abrasion behind his ear, police said. One of his eyes was bloodshot. Reilly had a one-inch abrasion on his left elbow and a two-by-three-inch abrasion on his back, police said.

According to Reilly’s account, the other man swung at him before driving off, police said. He said the man was on the ground at one point, but police said Reilly would not provide any more details about the incident.

Reilly was charged with battery and given a Sept. 19 court date.

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