Vandalism and Stolen Halloween Decorations Overnight on South Reuter, Surrey Ln

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Arlington Heights police received a report about 1:56 a.m. Sunday of a suspicious incident in the 400 block of South Reuter Drive. Police received a report that three teenagers were inside a white pickup truck that was moving slow down the street with the headlights off. The bed of the pickup truck was reported to be loaded with pumpkins. The three teens were placing pumpkins on the porches of houses in the neighborhood. The caller found a concrete goose on the front porch.

Police found that the teens were apparently leaving stolen Halloween lawn ornaments on other peoples’ property. The police were taking inventory of the stolen property and transporting it for temporary storage at the Arlington Heights Police Department Headquarters.

About 2:11 a.m. Sunday police received a report of vandalism involving pumpkins and Halloween decorations in the 1500 block of Surrey Lane. Nine concrete geese were found and one plastic goose with numerous pumpkins were found in the front yard.

Police were checking whether the incidents were connected.

A concrete goose was reported stolen from a front yard in the 700 block of South Walnut Avenue between October 21, 2011 at 10:00 p.m. and October 22, 2011 at 7:00 a.m. The goose was the same goose that had been reported stolen between Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 10:00 p.m. and Monday, October 3, 2011 at 8:00 a.m.

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