At least Nero fiddled
Lake Forest police responded to a car crash and said they learned that a Chevy Aveo, driven by a Chicago man, had struck the rear of a black BMW and left the road. The driver of the BMW was not injured. While officers were on‐scene, the Aveo caught fire and was a total loss. The Chevy driver exhibited a strong odor of alcohol, could not explain what happened, and fell asleep in the rear of a squad car while officers and fire personnel attended to his burning car, police said. He later was tested as having a blood alcohol concentration of .209, police said.
A Palatine resident was arrested for for attempting to take a package of Olay Regenerist cream from Walmart.
Two men ran across the tops of 36 Mazdas parked at an Evanston car dealership, damaging the roofs.
A total of 820 tires worth $15,000 were stolen along with a 2005 Great Dane 53-foot trailer parked in an Arlington Heights storage lot.
A Palatine man was arrested for attempting to take three bottles of tequila and a bottle of margarita mix from a Palatine liquor store.
The southeast corner of the Burlington Coat Factory building in Arlington Heights was damaged by what police believe may have been a hammer. Thirteen hammer-sized holes and one large hole on a plaster wall measuring 18X8 inches were made.
A white English bulldog valued at $3,200 was stolen from an Arlington Heights pet store while an employee was assisting another customer.