Saturday MAY 24
Contractor Yells At Woman After She Cancels Job
A concrete contractor allegedly threatened to break windows and throw acid in a client’s face after she fired him in the middle of a job, reports said.
The client called police around 1:47 p.m. May 24 to report that the contractor yelled at and threatened her while picking up equipment at her in the 1100 block of Oxford.
According to the report, she had hired him to pour concrete for a foundation on an addition to her home. The contractor said he knew people in Chicago, who would “break all her windows.”
The client also alleged that the contractor threatened to throw acid in her eyes and that she stayed inside the house while he was picking up his equipment.
After the contractor told her that some of his equipment was still missing, the woman asked police to be at the house when the contractor came back.
Police spoke to the contractor, who acknowledged that he did yell at her, but did not threaten to throw acid in her face, reports said.
The new company was using some of his equipment, so police made arrangements for the contractor to send over someone to pick up his stuff. Police also issued him a criminal trespass warning and he said he understood that he was not allowed back on the property.
No charges were filed.
Wheaton Man Caught Urinating in Public
Police arrested a Wheaton man after he was caught urinating in a municipal parking garage, reports said.
Jade Swanson, 37, was charged with disorderly conduct.
Officers were dispatched to the Downers Grove parking deck at 945 Curtiss St. around 4 a.m., after receiving a report of a man urinating just outside the elevator doors on the fourth level.
After Swanson finished urinating, police were informed that he went to lay down on the floor inside the garage, reports said.
Police found Swanson on the fourth level and placed him under arrest and brought him to the Downers Grove police station.
He was charged with disorderly conduct and released on his own recognizance. A court date is to be determined.
iPod Touch Found in Garbage
A mother and her son were eating in a local restaurant in the 2900 block of Finley Road around noon. When they went up the pay their check, the son realized he had left his iPod Touch at their table.
The table had already been cleared when the boy went back and discovered that his iPod was missing. Several people sitting nearby stated that they didn’t notice anything amiss.
The mother used the “find my iPod” app but the device had already been turned off.
Officers spoke with the busboy, who said he didn’t see it when he cleaned off the trouble, and helped police look for it, reports said.
When the mother returned home, she png’ed the device again and it went back to the restaurant. She called the restaurant manager, who told her to png the device again. It traced back to the kitchen, where it was found in the garbage, police said.
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