Cicada Hunter, Rollerblading Fall: Burr Ridge Police

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BURR RIDGE, IL — Burr Ridge police responded to a variety of calls in recent days, including a cicada hunter, a rollerblade spill, a dead raccoon and a domestic dispute. Here is information from the village's police blotter:

  • An officer saw a woman about 1 a.m. June 10 walking back and forth behind the Speedway gas station at Route 83 and 91st Street. She was drinking an alcoholic beverage and said she was hunting cicadas. She decided to ride her bicycle home and stay in for the night.

  • A person was rollerblading about 4 p.m. June 5 near 79th Street and County Line Road when he fell and hurt his shoulder. He was taken to the hospital in Hinsdale.

  • An officer spotted a suspicious car about 3 a.m. June 8 in the 100 block of Tower Drive. The driver said he worked at LeafGuard, which is on Tower Drive. He said he was involved in a domestic dispute with his girlfriend in Woodridge and that he agreed to leave for the night. He did not want to pay for a hotel room, so he decided to sleep at work. He was wearing a LeafGuard shirt. Woodridge police confirmed the man was not wanted in the domestic incident.

  • A resident in the 700 block of Provencal Drive informed police June 11 that his wife's former boss has sent threatening and harassing text messages. He did not want to make a report at this time and did not want police to contact the former boss.

  • An officer on patrol found a 2006 Chevrolet with a person sleeping inside about 11 p.m. June 11 in the 900 block of McClintock Drive. The person said he was kicked out of his father's house in Willow Springs and just drove to this location to sleep.

  • A resident in the 16W200 block of 97th Street showed an officer a dead raccoon in his garden about 1 p.m. June 12. The resident said the raccoon was previously showing signs of distemper. The officer helped the resident move the raccoon out of the garden, so he could dispose it.

  • A woman at Extended Stay America hotel on South Frontage Road called police June 12 to say her husband had been in violation of his probation by getting drunk and harassing her and her daughter by phone. She was referred to her local police department in Oak Lawn and his probation officer.

  • A resident in the 8700 block of Grand informed police June 12 that someone used her Home Depot credit card to buy $20,000 worth of items. Some items had arrived at the house and others were on the way. She said she was worried someone would show up to her house to collect the items.

  • Police were called to a domestic disturbance about 8 p.m. June 12 in the 8400 block of Park Avenue. A couple got into an argument over packing up belongings because they are going through a divorce.

  • A resident in the 6500 block of Shady Lane complained about 2 a.m. June 13 that a bright light was shining into his room from the north. An officer checked a nearby house that has natural gas lamps outside that flicker. They did not seem to be malfunctioning.

  • A resident in the 8200 block of Park Avenue reported to police about 10 p.m. June 13 that someone knocked on her door and ran off. She later saw someone walking with a flashlight across the street between yards. An officer spoke with a group of youths in the 8100 block of Garfield Avenue. They denied knocking on doors. No other suspicious people were in the area.

  • A resident on Regent Court informed police June 10 that a friend on Instagram started harassing her when she backed out of a trip to Jamaica that was going to be fully paid for.

  • An officer responded to the 10S100 block of Madison Street on June 10 and spoke with a man who said both his parents had died as a result of the coronavirus. He said he and his brother are having issues with ownership of their parents' property. The officer advised the man to speak with the family attorney to figure out who gets what because the parents did not have a will.

  • An officer helped some people move a large snapping turtle off of the roadway about 8 p.m. June 10 near 77th Street and Wolf Road.

  • A resident in the 8700 block of Dana Way informed police June 8 that she did not want a man to return to her house. The officer said he would give her extra patrols and asked her to call police if the man returns. She said she would.

  • A resident on Arcadia Court asked police June 9 about how to obtain a court order of protection against her ex-boyfriend, who has repeatedly called her from different phone numbers. She has since changed her phone number and did not want police to contact him. An officer referred the woman to the DuPage County Circuit Clerk's Office.

  • A man was at County Line Road and Interstate 55 holding a large cross about 7 a.m. June 5. He said he was displaying the cross as a sign of peace and that he was worried about everyone's safety, especially police. Officers said they were concerned for his safety because of where he was standing. The man said he was about to leave as he had to go to work at 8:30 a.m.

  • A resident on Woodgate Drive reported June 5 that a woman walked up her driveway and took a picture of her front door. She said she was not home, but saw the incident on her doorbell camera.

  • A semi-truck backed into an overhead cable line and knocked it down June 7 in the 8500 block of Meadowbrook Drive.

This article originally appeared on the Burr Ridge Patch

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