Oven Door, Pizza Stolen and a Scout Fight

A look at weird crimes in our Patch region.

Local police departments provided the following reports. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt.

A dispute between a Niles landlord and a repairman over payment for inspecting an oven led the repairmen to take the over door with him, according to police.

A two-and-one-half foot cement garden statue of St. Francis was stolen from the backyard of a Wilmette residence.

A pizza delivery driver in Evanston was making a delivery and was robbed by two teens of $23 worth of pizza.

Several purses and belts were stolen from a Wilmette residence.

Several Boy Scout leaders got into an argument inside a Skokie restaurant. The argument escalated and the party was asked to leave the business. While outside, one leader slapped a cell phone out of the hands of another leader, police said.

A man in his 20s used an unknown tool to pry the front panel off a Wilmette gas pump and bypass the payment system. Police reported that the man had used a credit card to start the gas pump, charging only $2 worth of gasoline before breaking into to the system. The man then drove away.

A 19-year-old from Morton Grove attempted to steal three small packages of luggage rubber bands from a Wilmette store, according to police. She had purchased a $300 piece of luggage, but was seen by a store loss prevention officer attempting to steal nearly $26 worth of luggage rubber bands.

CK September 15, 2012 at 06:20 PM
Another examle of low level journalism. The renter is Sylvia Plath, the demented poetess? What an insult. The so-called by-line doesn't even make sense since the renter paid no one. These reporters should be removed from their duties and assigned elsewhere, like maybe Cairo.
Tea September 15, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Lighten up people!! This news is meant to be humorous! My goodness!! It's a welcome change of pace. Left with the oven door? PRICELESS! LOL!!
Johnny robot September 17, 2012 at 04:48 AM
Phone slapping is not a crime
Robby rob September 17, 2012 at 04:54 AM
A man slapped my sausage. Call the police.
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