10 months ago on 11/29/2016 at 9:45 PM

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10 months ago on 11/29/2016 at 9:47 PM

Thank you for the heads up

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10 months ago on 11/29/2016 at 9:50 PM

Hopefully they caught him like you said. Stay safe everyone

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10 months ago on 11/29/2016 at 10:00 PM

Did you punch him?

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10 months ago on 11/29/2016 at 10:01 PM

Very close to me too. Yikes

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10 months ago on 11/29/2016 at 10:03 PM

Thank you for sharing and thank goodness your safe

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10 months ago on 11/29/2016 at 10:06 PM

He came to my house. Sibley and Dee. So well spoken. Hopefully he really does something productive.

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10 months ago on 11/29/2016 at 10:37 PM

I am confused. did he rob someone? Why would the police arrest someone soliciting for college funding?

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10 months ago on 11/29/2016 at 10:39 PM

Cause it's park ridge

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10 months ago on 11/29/2016 at 10:40 PM

I was wondering the same thing.

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10 months ago on 11/29/2016 at 10:57 PM

I don't have a problem with you posting this especially given all the recent crime. If someone has a problem with neighbors being vigilant about keeping their neighborhood safe then send all the 9pm door knockers to their house.

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10 months ago on 11/29/2016 at 10:58 PM

Live in HH and we've had people come very late at night to ask about our roof. It's safe to just call non emergency police and let them know. They will be able to be on the lookout in the area. I don't think it's wrong to do but it is very odd especially when it happens late at night.

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10 months ago on 11/29/2016 at 11:26 PM

It's especially important to be extra vigilant at this time of year. It's how my parents house in Park Ridge was hit twice several years ago. Especially any time after dusk. Recommend a light or two on a timer if you don't get home til after dark, so the house appears occupied. Many times these guys scope out houses for several days, or gain quick access just by knocking to determine if it's worth the risk to hit up the house at a later time based on what they can see. Also, don't have a false sense of security just because you have a dog that barks. They drugged our dog with some liver sausage and were able to help themselves while he was chilling out. Just be smart. Keep an eye out for you and your neighbors!

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10 months ago on 11/29/2016 at 11:43 PM

I live close to Carpenter school and the young man came to several homes on my block! I thought anybody going door to door was supposed to be registered at city hall and wear a tag identifying him/herself!

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10 months ago on 11/29/2016 at 11:51 PM

I'm near Carpenter School and no one came to my door. But I also have an alarm sign right outside the front of my house. Better to be safe than sorry. Who knows he really may have just been asking for donations to his college fund, but given all the recent activity it never hurts to give a friendly heads up. Thank you!

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10 months ago on 11/30/2016 at 12:10 AM

Maria Montes Aglikin. a friendly heads up seems fine which i agree with. I was confused on why we are calling the police to "catch him" for asking for college funding and implying he is a criminal unless he did something specific. I also think a registered tag is a great idea for all. girl scouts, boy scouts, politicians, kids asking for college funds, etc. I am pretty sure that is not happening across all those parties i named . and the city would likely make these kids pay a fee to register which defeats the purpose.

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10 months ago on 11/30/2016 at 2:21 AM

Door to door soliciting is not allowed in Park Ridge unless the solicitor has a valid Park Ridge solicitor's license predominantly displayed with their picture on it. If you're bothered by someone soliciting at your door without a license, your only recourse is to call police and they can issue the solicitor a citation.

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10 months ago on 11/30/2016 at 11:04 AM

Thanks for the post. It's better to be aware than naïve.

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