Police blotter

Lincoln Park
Graffiti may be gang member’s work

Graffiti was found spray painted Tuesday on the west side of a burned-out house in the 4200 block of Hubbard.

A nearby resident said he would paint over the markings, which he believes are gang-related and painted by another neighborhood resident who he said belongs to a gang.

Damage is estimated at $500.

Phone disappears from pool table in garage
A resident of the 1500 block of Morris returned to the pool table in his garage Monday afternoon to find that a cell phone he had left there was gone.

He told police he suspects a neighbor might have taken it, and that the neighbor has taken other things from him in the past as part of an ongoing problem.

The phone is valued at $160.

Electric bike swiped

An electric bicycle was reported missing April 24 from a garage in the 13100 block of Commonwealth.

The bike is valued at $1,500.

Apartment’s power grabbed
Maintenance workers at Village Green Apartments, 16500 Quarry, discovered sometime last weekend that a resident was stealing electrical power from a neighboring apartment.

Workers found the victimized apartment’s window broken. Damage is estimated at $200.

Bricks show up at evictee’s new house

A set of brick pavers was spotted about 10 a.m. April 24 at a house in the 24000 block of Thomas Court.

The resident was evicted from another house in the same block in January, and the owner of that house and another house in that block suspects that the former renter may have taken them.

The pavers are valued at $200.

Garage cleaned out of yard items
A snowblower, air compressor and weed trimmer were discovered missing about 8:30 a.m. April 24 from a garage in the 6100 block of Oldham.

The owner said the garage was secured at 8:30 p.m. April 23. The side entry door had been kicked in overnight.

Bingo prizes disappear from nursing home

An employee reported about 10 a.m. April 21 that $350 worth of food was taken from Aberdeen Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, 5500 Fort St.

The employee runs the center’s bingo games and said the food was used as prizes and was being stored in the bingo room. She discovered the items missing about 2:30 p.m. April 20.

Wired money may signal scam
The daughter of a resident in the 3000 block of Maxwell believes her elderly mother may be the victim of a money scam.

The daughter said her mother had sent money via telegram five times between April 16 and 19 to recipients in the Philippine Islands and Texas and has lost more than $30,000 total.

The mother doesn’t believe she is being scammed, but the daughter told police her mother may be suffering from dementia. The daughter on her mother’s behalf also reported the money wirings to the FBI and a credit bureau.

Feminine products shoplifted
Two 20-year-old women are suspected of stealing an unknown quantity of feminine products and condoms about 6:30 p.m. from CVS/pharmacy, 1625 King Road.

The manager said a heavyset blond wearing a white T-shirt and a thin girl wearing a dark-colored T-shirt and carrying a large purse spent time in the area where the items are kept.

The manager said when she asked if she could look inside the purse as the two approached the door, they took off running toward the parking lot and got into a white Chevrolet Cobalt and sped out of the lot.

Surveillance video captured images of the two women.