Crime briefs for Dec. 18
Updated: May 16, 2013 4:47PM
iPhones taken from basketball court
Police are investigating two thefts involving iPhones and a credit card that occurred Friday, Dec. 14, at a business on the 100 block of Skokie Valley Road. Someone first reported that a black iPhone 5 and a Visa credit card were taken from a window ledge on the wall of the basketball court. While investigating that report, police learned of a second theft of a white iPhone taken from the same window ledge.
Holiday lights cut
Police are investigating a report that wires were cut on some outdoor holiday lights on the 500 block of Barberry Road sometime between 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, and 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10. The incident is classified as criminal damage to property.
Holiday enforcement under way
Highland Park police Monday began a holiday crackdown on motorists who drive under the influence or ignore seat belt laws.
Additional police officers will be patrolling the city and actively enforcing laws through New Year’s Eve. Enforcement efforts will concentrate on the hours between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. because of statistical evidence of the role that alcohol and low seat-belt usage play in traffic fatalities during that time period.
“The numbers do not lie. They underscore the very real human tragedy that often results when drivers and passengers do not comply with these laws,” said Police Chief Paul Shafer.
All Illinois passengers are now required to wear seat belts regardless of seat position under a new law that took effect Jan. 1, 2012.