Tires Stolen from 13 Cars at Downers Grove Dealership: Police Blotter

Downers Grove police reports, Jan. 19-22.


Retail Theft

Veronica Braila, 24, of the 6700 block of Tudor Lane in Westmont, and Ana Hapco, 27, of the 7400 block of Woodward Avenue in Woodridge, were arrested around 6:39 p.m. at TJ Maxx Home Goods, 7349 Lemont Road, police said.

Braila and Hapco were seen stealing Elizabeth Arden creams and a pair of purple gloves, police said. They were charged with retail theft.


Tires Stolen from Downers Grove Car Dealership

Thirteen spare tires were stolen from vehicles at the Bill Kay Nissan dealership, 1601 Ogden Ave., police said.

A manager told police they discovered the missing tires after a customer called to inform them that the car they had purchased was missing its spare tire, according to reports.

After checking all the cars in the lots, employees found 13 vehicles that were missing spare tires—seven Frontiers, 3 Xterras and 3 Titans, police said.

According to reports, the tires were stolen sometime between Dec. 21 and Jan. 21. The tires were valued at $5,550.


Gang Graffiti

A building in the 5200 block of Thatcher Road was spray-painted with graffiti sometime between 10 a.m. on Jan. 18 and noon on Jan. 19, police said.

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