Recent Roundup of ‘War on Christmas’ Thefts/Criminal Damage Offenses in Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report that an unknown offender or offenders are damaging or stealing holiday decorations.

Police received a report in the afternoon Wednesday, December 7, 2011 that a Mickey Mouse holiday banner on a wooden pole valued at $25 was removed from the front of the garage in the 500 block of East Lynnwood Avenue. The crime is reported to have occurred between 12/06 at 6:00pm to 12/07 at 6:00am.

Police also received a report that a metal wire reindeer and a white plastic tree with lights were removed from the front yard in the 600 block of East Valley Lane. Items valued at $100 each. The crime is reported to have occurred 12/06 between 12:01am – 3:00pm.

Police also received a report that electric wire to holiday lights in the front yard was cut in the 100 block of South Gibbons. The crime is reported to have occurred between 12/04 at 11:00pm to 12/05 at 6:00pm.

Anyone having information about this or any other serious crime in Arlington Heights should submit an anonymous text tip by texting the keyword 847AHPD and your message to 847411(tip411) or call Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers at (847) 590-STOP. Callers are guaranteed anonymity and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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