2 years ago on 02/01/2020 at 12:12 PM
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ALERT: Cars were broken into/rummaged through on the 900 Block of S by Park Ridge. Washington. Resident approached the perpetrator. 911 was called but caller was told to call the local police station. Local Park Ridge station was called. Caller was put on hold and then was disconnected. It appears that other cars were damaged as well.

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2 years ago on 02/01/2020 at 12:13 PM

When? Holy moley! Kid? Adult? Do we know?

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2 years ago on 02/01/2020 at 12:17 PM

Huh, a few years back my car alarm went off and we saw someone run. I called the local police line, and when the cop came, they said always call 911 so they can respond faster.

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2 years ago on 02/01/2020 at 12:20 PM

Great police work 💪

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2 years ago on 02/01/2020 at 12:22 PM

I'd love to hear what the police station has to say about this. Unbelievable.

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2 years ago on 02/01/2020 at 12:27 PM

Wow. That's terrible! Step it up Park Ridge PD!

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2 years ago on 02/01/2020 at 12:33 PM

Park Ridge PD woke me up at about 1am because my son's car (in my name too) to tell me the car was unlocked a few weeks ago. His car was so messy they weren't sure if it was broken into but thankfully it was just cause he's a slob and hadn't cleaned it out recently 🤣🙈Legal, not so sure but thoughtful to protect our interest.

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2 years ago on 02/01/2020 at 12:34 PM

We had somebody broke into our car on the driveway on Cynthia ave. We have a video of the guy - African American with over the shoulder bag. We called the police on the next day to report it but they said they cannot do anything about it. I am wondering if this is the same guy walking around the town. He only took change.

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2 years ago on 02/01/2020 at 12:35 PM

Local paper has been reporting this stuff for years. Did they give a description of the perp?

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2 years ago on 02/01/2020 at 1:01 PM

The police dept. really owe us an explanation!

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2 years ago on 02/01/2020 at 1:04 PM

That is one heck of a miscommunication! Thanks for the heads up! Hopefully someone followed up with the chief about it.

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2 years ago on 02/01/2020 at 1:10 PM

Just tell them that the perpetrator has a gun. You can always say, "well, it looked like a gun. "

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2 years ago on 02/01/2020 at 1:45 PM

This happened to me a few months back. Made a police report but there was not much more they could do. Glove box left open and everything was rummaged through. This is nothing new and the police department should take this more seriously.

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2 years ago on 02/01/2020 at 1:50 PM

This is why Kaminski is the joke of all neighboring suburbs. You can’t mentor cops, if you haven’t spent time on the street. He’s stated about getting the community involved, they ARE involved! So disappointing. Imagine to rely on this in time of a more serious crime?!

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2 years ago on 02/01/2020 at 1:53 PM

Was he in a car? We had an afican american male driving a grey color dodge suv circling our block in niles a few days ago, then proceeded to park in front of my house for 20 minutes near oakton and Wisner. Cops were called approached the man but they left and he drove away.

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2 years ago on 02/01/2020 at 1:54 PM

Similar situation happened to us a couple years ago on Gillick St. Took 2 phone calls and over 20 minutes to respond; by then suspect was gone. There were hand prints on the window but police said nothing could be done. Apparently criminals are aware of this and that's why they keep coming back.

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2 years ago on 02/01/2020 at 1:55 PM

Before you complain about the police, how about lock your car doors at all times? If your doors are locked, bad guys will move on to the next one. They’re not breaking windows. They’re checking for unlocked doors. Just lock your doors! Simple.

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2 years ago on 02/01/2020 at 2:35 PM

There are criminals walking around our community. Some of these cases may involve unlocked cars but not all plus but it's still a crime to go into someone's car and steal. Someday, an innocent person is going to be hurt when they encounter one of these lowlifes, who may have a weapon, in their alley or driveway. Today it's cars, next it's houses, or even people. I wish this was taken more seriously.

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2 years ago on 02/01/2020 at 3:54 PM

It feels like something is being lost in translation between what the person who called 911 experienced and what you got from them because that isn’t the way 911 works in Park Ridge. If you call 911, they dispatch a car directly, they never transfer you to the station or ask you to hang up and call the station. 911 never makes a determination as to how severe your emergency is or who should handle it. They just dispatch a car.

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2 years ago on 02/01/2020 at 4:31 PM

Recently had to call 911 and they did transfer me and I was on hold for a good 20 seconds until connected with someone who could help.

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2 years ago on 02/01/2020 at 4:49 PM

Denise Oliva Steele happening daily Niles as well

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