• Mon. Nov 29th, 2021

$8,000 Ring Stolen, DUI Crash: Western Springs Cops

WESTERN SPRINGS, IL — In the last few days, Western Springs police handled cases involving a stolen wedding ring, a DUI crash, damage and theft of Christmas decorations, and porch piracy. Here’s information from the latest Western Springs police reports:

  • A wedding ring was stolen from a bedroom when a mattress was delivered by two people in the 5300 block of Grand Avenue. The ring was valued at $8,000. The theft was reported Christmas Eve.
  • Johnnie B. Wells, 53, of Chicago, was arrested at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ogden Avenue and Wolf Road on charges of DUI (drugs) and possession of a controlled substance. Wells turned himself in to the police based on an incident in September when he crashed his car into a semi-truck. He was charged at the time, but further charges were pending the results of lab tests that were positive for a controlled substance.
  • Outdoor Christmas lights were cut overnight Dec. 20 in the 1100 block of Pin Oak Drive.
  • Christmas lights from a tree in front of a house in the 4100 block of Franklin Avenue were reported stolen Wednesday.
  • A man took an inflatable holiday decoration valued at $130 from a front yard in the 4100 block of Johnson Avenue. The incident, which was reported Wednesday, was captured on a security camera.
  • Several packages were taken from outside a house between Dec. 7 and Dec. 16 in the 5300 block of Lawn Avenue. The items were valued between $1,800 and $2,000.

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