Police Blotter: Shots fired near homes, religious statues stolen and two bikes taken

May 15, 2012 • Police Blotter

Shots fired
Police responded to the 1200 block of East Walnut Street, Sunday, following a report of the sound of gun fire. The officer located eight 9 mm Luger shell casings in front of several residences near the intersection of Orchard Avenue and Morningside Drive.

Police were dispatched to the 400 block of South Holland Avenue, Sunday, after a subject or subjects gained access to a residence through a bedroom [auth] window and removed a St. Jude statue, a Sacred Heart statue, a stereo and an undisclosed amount of jewelry.

Police were called to the 800 block of South Richardson Avenue, Sunday, after a person discovered two mountain bikes and a rototiller had been removed from his yard. The items were valued at $280.

Criminal damage
•Police were dispatched to the 2300 block of North Texas Avenue, Sunday, where a subject broke a front window and poked holes in a hose.
•Police were called to the 1700 block of North Michigan Avenue, Saturday, after the victim returned home to find the residence had been entered and the walls to the hall, living room and bedroom marked with black crayon. The officer also discovered that liquid had been poured over the mattress.

Aggravated battery
Police were dispatched to the 200 block of East Tilden Street, Saturday, where they subdued an intoxicated subject. According to police sources, he had been injured in a previous altercation. He spit blood on an officer and was arrested for aggravated battery on a peace officer.

Anyone having information about these or any other crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers, 888-594-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.

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