Weekend in Crime
On a weekend where gratefulness is foremost on our minds, it’s unfortunate that crime keeps moving forward. We’ll lead off with one story for which we can be thankful is not all bad news:
- Remember Nicolas Orbovich, the concert violist whose 1892 instrument worth $100,000 was stolen from the back seat of his unlocked car in a Michigan City, Indiana, Wal-Mart parking lot? It’s been found, with the help of Lake Station, Indiana, pawn shop, Orbovich’s wife reported today. Orbovich, a South Bend Symphony Orchestra member, will be getting the instrument back, and he’s now playing a new tune. No details yet on who might have the sticky fingers.
- New Lenox Police are looking for a man in his late 30s who entered a Walgreens on Nelson Road in the early morning hours, and showed a handgun to the clerk and demanded pharmaceuticals.
- A Chicago Heights teenager has been charged with the fatal shooting of a man on Thanksgiving morning. The victim was standing across from the New First Church when he was shot once in the forehead. The South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force continues to investigate the shooting.
- Several car accidents this weekend have been the cause of fatalities. Thusday, two Cicero men were killed in the 2900 block of North Damen, and an off-duty police officer has been charged with driving under the influence. A woman has been charged with driving under the influence and running a red light in the 9900 block of South Beverly, killing one Friday. The deadliest, three men were killed in a wreck in the 4200 block of South King Drive, when their car struck a tree. No indication as to the cause.
- Three separate fires on the South Side have displaced a total of 34 people today. Thankfully, no one was injured. The cause of each fire is still under investigation.
Violin photo by pellaea.