Flossmoor Police Blotter: Homeowner Reports More Than $38,000 in Stolen Goods

Flossmoor police reports, Nov. 24-28



Eric J. Leaner, 25, of the 3400 block of Golfview Drive in Hazel Crest, was charged with driving under the influence, speeding and no proof of insurance. Police said they stopped Leaner’s car in the 3100 block of Vollmer Road around 2:15 a.m. for driving 53 in a 40 mph zone and smelled alcohol on his breath. He failed field sobriety tests and a Breathalyzer exam, according to the report.

ID Theft

A 66-year-old Flossmoor woman told police she received a bill from a collection agency for $6,000 worth of dental work in January, which she denied having done. She said the company told her a credit account had been opened using her social security number. Police gave her an identity theft information sheet and advised that she contact the three credit bureaus listed.


Driving with Fruit Punch

Alexander B. Brown, 22, 6200 block White Birch Lane in Matteson, was charged with DUI, speeding and illegal transportation of alcohol. Police said they stopped Brown’s car at Vollmer Road and Governors Highway around 4:15 a.m. for driving 50 in a 40 mph zone and saw a can of “Mikes Harder Fruit Punch” out in the open. He was arrested after failing a Breathalyzer exam, according to the report.


House Ransacked

Three swords, two mink coats and other items totaling more than $38,000 in value may have been stolen from a home in the 1400 block of Lawrence Crescent between Nov. 22 and Nov. 26, police said. The homeowner told police he came home from vacation and found it ransacked. Police said they found the basement window lying on the floor intact. He also reported missing his 47-inch television, ceiling chandelier, bishop’s crown, antique phone, computers, Persian rug and various kitchen items, including a punch bowl. He told police he would contact his goddaughter, who was watching his dogs while he was away.



Police arrested and ticketed a 15-year-old Flossmoor girl for being in Flossmoor Park after hours, at 3:25 a.m. She told police she was walking to a friend’s house. She was released at the police station to her father, according to the report.


Possession of Cannabis

Trampas T. Strong, 42, of the 15800 block of Woodbridge Avenue in Harvey, was charged with possession of cannabis and speeding. Police said they stopped Strong’s car near Western Avenue and Vollmer Road around 4:15 p.m. for driving 50 in a 35 mph zone and smelled burnt marijuana. Officers found four grams of marijuana in Strong’s pocket, according to the report.

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Juvenal December 02, 2011 at 06:09 PM
Not surprising, theft was up 30% year over year in Flossmoor in the last set of FBI statistics, God knows what it will be for this year.....Keep up the great work FPD!
Archangel December 02, 2011 at 10:31 PM
Juvenal, are you insinuating that the increased crime rate is the fault of the police department?
Juvenal December 03, 2011 at 03:59 AM
Well, if the job of police department is to prevent crime, then it wouldn't really be an insinuation now, would it? Or do police departments serve some other hidden function of which I am not aware?
Archangel December 03, 2011 at 05:14 AM
I suspect, Mr. Juvenal, that there are a number of things of which you are "not aware." By the way, are you a Barry Obama supporter?
Juvenal December 03, 2011 at 09:54 AM
Ohh... I get it. We can't hold the police responsible for an increase in crime because the community has "changed". We can't blame the police, they were only expecting to patrol and prevent crime in Mayberry and Flossmoor isn't Mayberry anymore. Thanks for clearing that up Archie!
Intheknow December 03, 2011 at 06:07 PM
Archangel December 03, 2011 at 06:48 PM
I realize that you are trying to be sarcastic, Mr. Juvenal, but actually there's some truth in those (your) words: "Flossmoor isn't Mayberry anymore;" and isn't that a damn shame? By the way, I'm sorry that I brought up the possibility of you being an Obama supporter. That type of rhetoric is "hitting below the belt," and it serves no useful purpose.
Juvenal December 03, 2011 at 10:52 PM
Our police and our village administration are paid to prevent crime in the town the have, not the town they wished they had. Changing times call for changes in manpower, tactics, personnel and approach. They are way behind the curve. I probably agree with you a lot Archie and I appreciate the apology....
Deirdra April 04, 2012 at 04:05 AM
Police don't "prevent crime" e investigate it. flossmoor is a great place to live...I haven't read of a violent crime yet...just a few thieves and crack head...btw if ya got 30 grand worth of crap in your house that could be removed swiftly...you should really invest in an alarm system.


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