Would-be pharmacy robber gets nothing
A man who walked into Lincoln Park Pharmacy, 2255 Fort St., at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday and demanded prescription medication ended up walking out empty-handed.
A clerk said a white man in his 40s or 50s came up to the counter and handed her a note that read, “I want Lorcet. I have a gun. I know where you live.”
She told police she never saw the gun, but told the man that she had to check with her boss about the medication. She said she then turned to her boss and whispered that the store was being robbed, at which point the man took back his note and left.
The clerk said she then notified police.
The man is described as having a wide build and weighing about 200 pounds. He was wearing a white, dirty T-shirt bearing blue printing, blue jeans and a white hat.
Hooded stranger absconds with MP3
A resident of the 16000 block of Cameron went to let his dog out early Monday and spotted a man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt inside his 2002 Jeep.
The resident went to his door about 5:30 a.m. and spotted the man, who jumped out immediately and ran toward Leroy Street, but apparently still in time to grab the resident’s $300 MP3.
The resident said he was unsure what else may have been taken or if there was any further damage to his vehicle.
Painter, blower go missing
Maintenance equipment was stolen sometime before 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from a trailer parked in the 13400 block of Pine Ridge near the rear of the Village Green apartments.
Missing items included a 400-pound line painter valued at $2,000 and a blower value at $100.
Porch ‘present’ makes dog cry
A resident of the 6100 block of Cherokee went out for dinner and drinks about 7:30 p.m.Tuesday and returned at 11:30 to find a large amount of cat feces and one of her two large dogs crying inside the house.
A section of wooden fence in the back yard had been pushed down.
She said a neighbor has been calling city animal control officers about her dogs, and that she believes the vandalism may be related to the calls.
The resident also said the dogs may have surprised the vandal into seeking a quick exit, resulting in the downed section of fence.
Loader turns up missing
Construction crew workers went to a business at 24745 Van Born about 9 a.m. Aug. 26 to find that one of its company’s loaders was missing.
Workers said the loader was last seen on the site at 4 p.m. Aug. 25.
Radio returned to its owner
A resident of the 1900 block of Marian reported that a satellite radio had been stolen about 8 p.m. Monday from her vehicle, which had been parked in her apartment complex’s lot.
About 15 minutes later, a dispatcher told officers that the midnight shift had chased some suspects from that area of Southwicke Square Apartments and recovered several items, one of which turned out to be the missing radio.
Police returned it to the owner after she identified it.
Car jumps curb after woman pops pills
Police responding to word of an accident on West Road just eat of Riverside Drive found a blue 2009 Ford Taurus with its tires up over the curb.
As they approached a woman stumbled out of the driver’s seat and said she was glad they had arrived because she was trying to get her friend to the hospital.
Officers saw a woman slumped over in the front passenger seat who was unconscious and having trouble breathing.
The driver told them her passenger, who she insisted was a man, had taken “way too many” of three different prescription pain pills, and that she also had taken some but was prescribed the medication.
She was unsure if she had taken more than the prescribed dosage. Numerous pill bottles were found inside the vehicle, along with about $200 cash scattered about.
Both women were wearing layers of clothing with Meijer price tags attached and were hospitalized after being read their chemical test rights.
The car and a nearby tree were undamaged.