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Burbank Police Department is located at 5650 W. 75th Place, Burbank, 60459 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Bruce Radowicz. The Burbank Police Department phone number is (708) 924-7300.
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***Public Service Announcement*** On Thursday, July 26, 2018, at approximately, 6:20 pm., two juveniles were walking in to area of 78 and Leclaire when a male (possibly Hispanic). approx. 50 years old. wearing a red shirt and blue jeans and driving a dark colored van (possibly blue or black), asked the juveniles to come into his van. The juveniles told him "no" and walked in the opposite direction. The juvenile also advised the male may have been wearing a cloth style mask covering on his face when he spoke to them. There does not seem to be any furtherance on the male's part and the juveniles were not physically injured. Investigators have been searching the area for video and reviewing City owned cameras for a further description. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Burbank Police Department at 708-924-7300.
PRESS RELEASE ***Update*** Fatal Hit & Run Accident The Burbank Police Department can confirm the vehicle we are looking for in the Saturday (06/16/2018) night deadly Hit & Run accident of a 9 yr old boy is either 2007 or 2008 four-door Ford Fusion light in color (possibly light gray or silver). Anyone with information pertaining to whereabouts of this vehicle is urged to contact the Burbank Police Department at 708-924-7300. Many citizens commented on yesterday's post and while we suspected some of you were right, we needed to confirm a few things. Thank you all for trying to assist. We feel someone out there knows the vehicle we are looking for and who owns it. It will take the public's help to find this vehicle.
***Update*** Fatal Hit & Run Accident The Burbank Police Department with the assistance from the Southwest Major Crimes Task Force and Suburban Major Accident Reconstruction Team, is asking the public for assistance in obtaining information pertaining to a hit & run accident which occurred on Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at approx. 9:45 pm., where three pedestrians were struck as they were crossing Cicero Avenue near 86th Street. Evidence recovered shows the pedestrians were walking westbound across Cicero Avenue and a gray four door vehicle traveling southbound in the middle lane struck all three individuals. One of the pedestrians, a 9 year old boy succumbed to his injuries. The mother and 6 year old daughter are at area hospitals recovering from injuries they sustained. Both mother and daughter are in stable condition. Out of respect for the family, we are not releasing the victim’s names. The suspect vehicle fled the scene and was last seen traveling westbound on 87th Street from Cicero Avenue. The vehicle should have some front end damage. Another vehicle of interest is a full sized white SUV with vanity / personalized plates. We believe this vehicle may have information pertinent to the investigation. Still photos are being released of the suspect vehicle in the hopes anyone has information on the whereabouts of the vehicle and / or its driver. Please contact the Burbank Police Department with that information at 708-924-7300.
Hit and Run Accident The Burbank Police Department is investigating a serious hit & run accident which occurred at 86th & Cicero, Saturday, June 17, 2018 at approximately 9:45 pm. A 29 year old woman was crossing the street (westbound) with her 2 children when what is described by witnesses as a gray 4 door vehicle struck all three pedestrians. All three have been transported to area hospitals in serious condition. The gray vehicle continued southbound Cicero Avenue without stopping or rendering aid. The Suburban Major Accident Reconstruction Team is assisting in the investigation. The public is urged to contact the Burbank Police Department with any information they have on this incident by calling 708-924-7300. Thank you.
Death Investigation Due to recent speculation by community members about an incident which occurred on the 5400 blk of 84th St on Tuesday morning, the following information is being released. On Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at approximately 7:47 am, the Burbank Police and Fire Departments were called to a home in the 5400 blk of 84th Street for an unresponsive male located in an unattached garage of a residence. The male, who was seated in a lazy-boy style chair, showed no signs of life but obvious signs of a head injury. The 53 yr old male was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Burbank Police Investigative Unit, members of the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Crime Scene Unit and an Investigator from the Medical Examiner’s Office began an investigation into the cause of death of the male. Evidence showed the male made an attempt to climb through his own bedroom window but fell causing a severe head injury. There was no evidence recovered indicating any sort of a struggle or foul play within the house, garage or property where the deceased was located. Alcohol appears to be a contributing factor in the man’s death. Despite the Cook County Medical Examiner ruling the man’s death to be Accidental, the investigation into his death is continuing by this Department as is normal protocol. No charges are pending and this incident is isolated.
****Public Service Announcement**** The Burbank Police Department is investigating an Attempted Criminal Sexual Assault which took place on Sunday, 4/29/2018, at approximately 11:15 pm. The victim was returning to her residence on the 7800 blk of Laporte Avenue and observed a black male walking northbound on the west side of the 7800 blk Laporte and passing her. The victim related as she exited her vehicle, she observed the offender running towards her causing her to attempt to flee in the opposite direction. The offender subsequently tackled the victim from behind and attempted to sexually assault her. The victim began yelling and attempting to fend off her attacker. The victim was able to activate her vehicle alarm via her car-key fob. These actions were able to get the attention from a nearby resident who was sleeping but heard a woman in distress and came to her aid. As the neighbor attempted to help the victim, the offender fled the scene northbound towards 78th Street and was observed running through an opening in fencing along the businesses to the east. Responding officers were unsuccessful in locating the offender. The victim was transported to an area hospital for medical attention and then released. The victim describes the offender as a black male with a dark complexion, between 20-25 years of age, between 5'05"-5'07," 130 - 150 lbs, wearing a dark in color hooded sweatshirt, sport type shorts with a gray stripe, possibly carrying a backpack with short / shaved hair. The attached photo is a composite sketch of the offender. Anyone having / needing any additional information is asked to contact the Burbank Police Investigative Unit at 708-924-7300.
***Public Service Announcement (Polish Text)*** UWAGA Policja w Burbank prowadzi śledztwo w sprawie, której starsza osoba była oszukana i okradziona. Przestępstwo to miało miejsce w czerwcu 2017 roku. Wynikiem śledztwa był areszt w 2018 roku osoby przedstawionej na zdjęciu. Sprawa dotyczy osoby, która dzwoniła w języku polskim. Osoba przedstawiła się jako członek rodziny potrzebująca pieniędzy, bo była w tragicznej sytuacji. Osoba dzwoniąca mówiła po polsku i miała glos kobiecy, prawdopodobnie dzwoniąc za granicy. Osoba dzwoniąca przekonała ofiarę, aby dać tysiące dolarów i biżuterie którą odebrał ten mężczyzna przedstawiony na zdjęciu. Mężczyzna ten jest obecnie w wiezieniu za podobne przestępstwa które miały miejsce w okolicach Chicago, Elmwood Park i Burbank. Mężczyzna by zaaresztowany pod nazwiskiem David Markowski. Ci oszuści używają socjalne strony internetowe i czasami włamują się do poczty elektronowej (e-mail). Podczas włamania oszuści zbierają informacje o rodzinie i znajomych ofiary, aby ich zenanie wydawało się, brzmiało prawdziwe i jak bardziej autentyczne. Czasami przedstawiają inne osoby udające rodzinę, przyjaciół, adwokata lub prawnika itp. Osoba zaaresztowana to jest tylko jedyna z wielu osób który polują na osoby Polskiego pochodzenia, a szczególnie na starsze osoby. Jeśli ktoś zadzwoni do Ciebie lub do twoich bliskich lub zostawi wiadomość ze jest z rodziny i jest w nagłej potrzebie finansowej, potwierdź fakty. Nie daj się oszukać nawet jeśli ich opowieść jest dramatyczna. Sprawdź identyczność osoby pytając pytania które osoba nie znajoma by nie mogła odpowiedzieć. Zakończ rozmowę i zadzwoń do osoby, z rodziny której ufasz i która potwierdzi fakty. Potwierdź fakty nawet jeśli osoba na telefonie domaga abyś utrzymał/a to w tajemnicy. Ci oszuści starają się przekonać ofiarę, aby nie rozłączyła telefonu i nie mogła zadzwonić do drugiej osoby z rodziny lub na policje. Chcąc Cię oszukać i okraść za nim uświadomisz sobie ze ta cala sytuacja jest fałszywa. Proszę przekazać wszystkim członkom rodziny, a szczególnie starszym osobom te informacje o tych oszustwach. Jeżeli dostaniesz podobny telefon, zadzwoń na policje abyśmy mogli to zadokumentować.
****Public Service Announcement**** The Burbank Police Department was investigating a theft by deception that took place in June of 2017. During the course of the investigation information was developed that led to the arrest of the above pictured individual in 2018, The individual was targeting elderly Polish victims where an unknown female caller, (suspected to be from outside the United States) would contact the victim via telephone and spoke in the Polish language to the victim posing as a family member in need of money due to an emergency. The unknown caller would convince the victim to give thousands of dollars and jewelry to the above individual that would come to the victim's residence after the caller made the arrangement. The above individual is currently in custody at The Cook County Department of Corrections for similar cases from Chicago, Elmwood Park, and Burbank. The above individual has numerous aliases, but is listed under the name of: DAVID MARKOWSKI in The Cook County Department of Corrections.These scammers use social networking sites, and at times hack into e-mail accounts to get personal and family information to make their story seem legitimate they may involve other actors who claim to be friends, family, authority figures, lawyers etc.This is only one of the individuals involved in a large fraud targeting the Polish community. If someone calls or sends you or a family member a message claiming to be a family member or a friend desperate for money: Resist the urge to act immediately, no matter how dramatic the story is. Verify the person's identity by asking questions that a stranger couldn't possibly answer. Call a phone number for your family member or friend that you know to be genuine. Check the story out with someone else in your family or circle of friends, even if you've been told to keep it a secret. Don't wire money or send a check or money order by overnight delivery or courier or meet with anyone. The imposters encourage you to stay on the phone to avoid you from making any calls to family members or the police to avoid the victim from realizing that they are being scammed. The scammers are banking on your love and concern to outweigh your skepticism. Please notify all your family members, especially the elderly to be aware and vigilant about these scams and If you recieve any calls that you feel to be related to this type of scam please notify your local Police agency to document the information.
***Public Service Announcement*** Chief Dave Gilgenberg of the Burbank Fire Department asks residents to help clear snow and ice from fire hydrants near their home. A clear perimeter of about three feet and a path from the hydrant to the street will allow firefighters to quickly access the hydrant in case of an emergency. The Chief also asks that during inclement weather, please make sure to check in on your elderly neighbors and those who may have special needs.
***Public Service Announcement*** The Burbank Police Department would like to remind residents to always lock your vehicle doors. This message comes as a result of approximately 11 Burglary to Motor Vehicle reports since the beginning of December with 9 in the last few days. Unfortunately, we expect that there a even more which have gone unreported. In each of the reported cases, the vehicles showed no signs of forced entry but obvious signs of someone trespassing within the vehicles. The owners had the keys of their vehicles in their possession and believed they left their vehicles unsecured. We have been looking into several leads and have been able to obtain some evidence but believe there are several individuals committing these types of crimes. By leaving your vehicle unlocked, you are giving those persons an easy opportunity to grab something of value from within a vehicle. Most of these offenders are grabbing loose change or small items (to include id's) they can sell on the street to make a "quick buck," usually for an addiction. These offenders are either walking down the street or walking up driveways lifting door handles. Most of these offenses occurred when the victims were sleeping (overnight hours). The Burbank Police Department have added officers to supplement the officers already working in response to these incidents. Because these crimes are hard to predict where and when they take place, residents can protect themselves by not keeping anything of value out in the open or within their vehicles. Lock your vehicles (an all your property) to remove the opportunity for the offenders. And if you see something suspicious, please dial 911 so we can respond and check it out. These types of crimes occur everywhere and in every community, so when you are visiting friends / family, shopping or enjoying the evening out and about, please follow the above rules of thumb. Thank you.
***Public Service Announcement*** The Burbank Police Department has been made aware of a couple of incidents (Phone Scams) over the past couple of days where an unknown individual(s) has called a resident impersonating a loved one or has stated they are holding a loved one for ransom. Both calls seem to have a Carbondale, Illinois phone number. The phone number belonged to AT&T on a prepaid number. However; in both incidents, the calls seem to be originating from Puerto Rico based on the information this department has received. In the first incident, the unknown subjects called the resident acting as a loved one in need of immediate financial help. This person then tendered the phone to another individual who proceeded to give directions on how to wire money to another location. The initial conversation did not give the resident enough time to positively identify the person as the relative but because of the "urgency" in the voices of the call, the resident had no reason to believe otherwise. The other incident involved a resident receiving a phone call claiming to have their juvenile child and was demanding money. The resident asked which child (but did not offer the child's name which ultimately would been used in the scam), the unknown person claimed to be unable to pronounce the child's name. The resident became suspicious, subsequently hung up the phone and made notification to the BPD. The resident's children were discovered safe at school. These are just two examples of the many scams out there trying to prey on people's emotions and disguising themselves as a loved one. Please be cautious answering your phone and do not be afraid to ask questions to the person. If possible, ask questions to the person claiming to be a loved one that only the loved one would know (name of first pet, what kind of decoration is on the kitchen counter, how many siblings you have, what is the full name of the individual they are claiming to be, or anything else you could think of). These calls could lose you thousands of dollars if you fall prey!!! It is unfortunate we live in a society where we have to be worried about answering phone-calls. Most people have voicemail or answering machines. If you do not recognize the phone number, let the call go to your voicemail or answering machine. If it is important enough, your loved one will leave a message. Please share this info with loved ones and explain the dangers of these types of calls out there If you have been a victim or believe you are being victimized, please either call the non-emergency number (708-924-7300) or dial 911.
The Burbank Police Department would like to congratulate Detective Jon Malacina for being the recipient of the 2017 Lions Club Police Officer of the Year! We would also like to congratulate Firefighter / Paramedic Brad Zurek for being the recipient of the 2017 Lion's Club Fireman of the Year! Both of these men take pride in the community they serve. They both have shown that their hard work and dedication affect the citizens of Burbank positively. Both men have gone well above their respective calls for duty as the following shows: 2017 began as a busy period for area law enforcement. Detective Malacina; who is assigned to the South Suburban Major Crime Task Force (otherwise known as a homicide task force), was “called out” to his second activation in the first week of 2017. This activation was a result of a homicide investigation at the Walgreens located at 87th and Kedzie in Evergreen Park on January 5th. Through this investigation, Jon and several other members of the Task Force learned of an offender traveling north by train on the Metra line. These investigators were able to get the train to stop in Deerfield, Illinois. As Jon and several other investigators began to board the train, gunshots rang out. The offender began firing upon Jon and his fellow investigators. Despite being fired upon, Jon realized there were civilians on the train and showed great restraint in not returning fire and placing the lives of those citizens in further harm. The offender subsequently succumbed to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. No investigators or civilians were physically harmed in this incident. While this above incident would ordinarily be reason enough to be recognized, Jon did not stop there. On the evening of February 7th, the 7-Eleven located at 87th and Central Avenue was prey to a Robbery by three masked offenders claiming to have guns. The vehicle used in this incident was also reported as stolen. Based on his investigative skills, Detective Malacina was able to positively identify 2 of these subjects (who were juveniles). These juveniles were arrested and charged with Aggravated Robbery and Criminal Trespass to Vehicle. This incident lead to another major investigation Detective Malacina was already working on. This was a multi-jurisdictional auto-theft ring. These investigations lead to the arrest of several individuals by the Burbank, Bridgeview and the Chicago Police Departments. In all, Detective Malacina was able to clear 22 stolen motor vehicle cases from Burbank dating back to late 2016. Several of these cases were connected to incidents in Bridgeview and Chicago (including the vehicle used at the 7-Eleven Robbery). As if he needed more work to do, Jon assisted the Department’s K9 officer in a narcotics investigation which led to a search warrant being executed on the 7700 block of New England. As a result of this investigation, over 900 grams of cannabis was recovered from the residence in addition to 10 grams of cocaine. It should be noted; most of the cannabis was in the form of “Rice Krispy Marshmallow” treats that was making its way to community kids and teenagers. A 28 year old Burbank resident was charged accordingly. After the inked dried on all of the previously discussed incidents, Jon then assisted a patrol officer with a subject who was arrested for weapons and narcotics possession. Jon had knowledge this individual was a Burglar and based on this knowledge was able to clear 5 Burglary to Motor Vehicle incidents by obtaining a verbal confession from the offender. It should be noted; the offender was arrested wearing the same clothing and backpack he had on from a burglary he committed days earlier. Video surveillance footage obtained from this incident lead to this discovery and confirmed him to be the offender. Firefighter Zurek is one of two mechanics on the Fire Department that keeps the fleet of apparatus running and rescue equipment ready to respond to emergencies. His work saves the tax payers of Burbank tens of thousands of dollars every year. Last month, The Burbank Fire Department was called to the scene of an 88 year old resident who was choking. Upon arrival, Firefighter Zurek found the patient unresponsive and not breathing. He assessed the patient and found that there was food stuck in the patient's throat. Firefighter / Paramedic Zurek was able to act quickly, and skillfully removed the food obstructing the patient's airway. The patient was transported to the hospital for further treatment. Within a few days, the patient made a full recovery. FF/PM Zurek no doubt saved this person's life by his quick actions. Congratulations to both of these fine men! Both men are hereby commended for JOBS WELL DONE!!!
****Public Service Announcement**** With Halloween fast approaching, a few reminders: -Burbank Trick or Treating hours are from 2:00 pm till 6:00 pm on October 31st (Halloween). -Please slow down so none of the little Trick or Treaters get hurt. -If you see something suspicious, please say something (or call 911). -Have the little ones wear light colored clothing for better visibility. -Flashlights or glow-sticks should be considered in the darker hours. Also, please visit the City of Burbank Webpage for a listing of those individuals registered as Sex Offenders in town. That link is as follows: http://www.burbankil.gov/sexoffender.html If you are taking your trick or treaters elsewhere, please visit the Illinois State Police Sex Offender Registry page for a complete list: Here is the link for your convenience: http://www.isp.state.il.us/sor/ Please copy and paste the above links as needed. According to Illinois Statute [720 ILCS 5/11-9.3(c-2)] "It is unlawful for a child sex offender to participate in a holiday event involving children under 18 years of age, including but not limited to distributing candy or other items to children on Halloween..." The Burbank Police Department will be patrolling the community on Halloween. Some of our officers will be in uniform, some will not be in full uniform. Some will be driving around in fully marked vehicles and others will not be. But we will be out there trying to keep everyone safe!
***Community Alert Update*** The accompanying composite sketch is of the offender in last week's attempted criminal sexual assault of a young Burbank woman which occurred on October 10th. Anyone with any information on this subject is urged to contact the Burbank Police Investigative Unit at 708-924-7300.
****Community Alert*** Attempted Sexual Assault On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at approximately 7:45 p.m., a 24 yr. old female Burbank resident was walking home from work when she was approached from behind by an unknown black male subject. The offender placed the victim into a bear hug and threw her to the ground. As the victim attempted to fight off the offender, he began to force the victim’s pants off. While the offender began to force her pants off, she began to scream. The offender subsequently got off of the victim and began running from the scene. The offender was described as a black male, approx.. 24 yrs. of age, approx. 5’07” and wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt. The offender was last seen running northbound from the area of 81st and Sayre Avenue. The victim, who was visibly shaken, was taken to an area hospital for treatment of her non-life threatening injuries. Anyone having / needing any further information, are urged to contact the Burbank Police Investigative Unit.
It was a historic night in Burbank last night! The end of an era and the beginning of a new one. The Honorable Harry Klein has turned over the reigns as Mayor for the City of Burbank. Daniel Foy was sworn as the City's new Mayor. Barbara Gagle and Sheri Gustafson were sworn in as Alderwomen and Barry Szymczak was sworn in as the City Clerk. The Honorable Judge Peter Felice swore-in each of the new City Officials at the City Council meeting. A couple of the dignitaries in attendance among the standing room only crowd was former Illinois Senator Louis Viverito and Cook County Board Commissioner John Daley. The Burbank Police Department would like to thank Mayor Klein for all his years of public service and as the mayor for this City since 1991. Congratulations and Best Wishes in your Retirement!
**Asking for the Public's Help** The Burbank Police Department is seeking the help from the public regarding a Hit & Run accident which occurred on Saturday evening, April 15th, 2017, at approximately 9:47 pm. The victim was a 16 year old bicyclist who was struck by a vehicle. The victim was laying on the street in the westbound lanes of 79th Street at Narragansett when a married couple traveling 79th Street in their own vehicle observed him. The passerby's maneuvered and positioned their vehicle in front of the victim to prevent him from being struck again and called 911. The passerby's did not observe any other vehicles in the area at the time. At this time, we are looking for a 4 door dark-colored vehicle. Any persons with any more information on this incident are urged to contact the Burbank Police Department Investigative Unit 708-924-7300. The victim; who is a Burbank resident, is in stable condition recovering at an area hospital. The victim sustained numerous injuries as a result of the incident. Any help in this investigation is greatly appreciated.
Thank you to the Burbank Fire Department and all the surrounding suburban fire departments who responded the Burbank Police Station tonight! We appreciate all your help and all you do! Below is a Press Release issued by this Department. On Sunday, April 02, 2017, at approximately 7:25 pm, a small fire broke out in a locker room located on the lower level of the Burbank Police Station. The Burbank Fire Department as well as several surrounding area fire departments responded to the scene. The fire was confined to a couple of lockers. The building sustained heavy smoke damage, some fire damage and water damage. Preliminary reports show the fire was controlled by the building’s sprinkler system. The Burbank Fire Department is investigating the incident; however, the fire seems to have originated near an electrical outlet within a locker. The fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature. There were no injuries associated with the fire. There were no prisoners within the building at the time of the incident. Clean-up of the building is under-way. While most of the damage was contained to the lower level, the fire will not impede police functions as the communications and emergency operation systems were unaffected. Police Operations are functioning normally.
Public Service Announcement Armed Robbery Investigations The Burbank Police Department is investigating 2 Armed Robberies which we believe may be connected. The first one took place on Monday, March 6th, 2017 at approx. 1:23 pm in the 8300 blk of Mansfield. The second one took place on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 at approx.. 7:35 pm in the 7900 blk of McVicker. The offender in Monday’s incident is described as white male (possibly Hispanic), 18-23 yrs. old, 5’10”-6’00”, 135 -150 lbs, wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and armed with a black semi-automatic handgun. The offender in Tuesday’s incident is described as a white male (possibly Hispanic), 25-30 yrs old, 5’06”-5’08”, 150-160 lbs, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and armed with a black semi-automatic handgun. Both victims state the attached composite sketch depicts a close resemblance to the offender. In both incidents, the offender approaches the male victims, points the handgun at the victim’s head and demands the male victim’s money. Both victim’s complied with the offender’s demands and neither where physically injured in the incidents. The offender left the scene in both incidents in what is described as a light blue or green, older model 4 door vehicle (possibly a Ford Taurus) with a loud muffler. Anyone with any information regarding the above incidents are urged to contact the Burbank Police Department 708-924-7300 or our tip line 708-793-3388.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT The Burbank Police Department and surrounding agencies have been experiencing an uptick in reports of Stolen Motor Vehicles over the past couple of months. The one underlying similarity of most of these incidents were citizens leaving their cars running with the keys in the ignition (or left in the center console for push button start). Many people are leaving their cars running so they stay warm in this cold weather. In most instances, people are "running" into a gas station, convenient store or fast food restaurant for a quick purchase. When they return, their vehicle is either gone or is observed being driven away. It is believed the offenders are driving around and looking for the opportunity to steal these vehicles. In many instances, the victim's vehicles are being used for other criminal activity. Please share this post or tell your friends, family and neighbors to not leave their cars running for any reason. Most of these crimes are hard to solve unless an offender is identified or apprehended within the vehicle. Cutting down on these opportunities for the criminals are the best defense. Crime occurs everywhere. It is not just confined to one area, City or Suburb. Citizens need to be cognizant of their surroundings at all times and in all places.
During this period of high temperatures, please check on your family and neighbors. Those residents who do not have the means of keeping cool; please utilize the Stickney Township Senior Center located 7745 S. Leamington Monday through Friday from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, as it has been designated as a cooling center. The Burbank Police Department (5650 W. 75th Pl) has also been designated as a cooling center for the hours the Senior Center is not open.
Great News!!!!!!! An update for our missing person...Thomas Schramm. Thomas has been located by officers in East Chicago, Indiana. Thomas is in good health and asking to go home. We currently have family and officers en route to pick up Thomas now. Thank you to all who have shared this post and sent their well wishes.
Here is an update to June 3rd's Community Service Alert. The pictured three individuals were each charged with one count of Felony Theft. The men were identified as: 59 year old Adrian Fields of Blue Island, 35 year old Lavell Turner of Chicago and 50 year old Louis Banks of Chicago. All three men were brought to a Sunday morning bond hearing at 26th and California. Bond was set at $25,000 for both Fields and Banks. Bond was set at $10,000 for Turner. At this point, we have only been able to identify 3 victims. All three victims were able to identify their tools which our officers recovered from the offender's vehicle. We still have several different types of power tools in our possession which have not been identified. If you or somebody you know were a victim of a theft from their motor vehicle in the morning hours of June 3rd, please contact the Burbank Police Department to file a report and to identify your tools.
COMMUNITY SERVICE ALERT!!! The Burbank Police Department currently has several subjects in custody on suspicion of committing burglaries to motor vehicles in the early morning hours of Friday, June 3, 2016. We have identified at least one Burbank resident as a victim and believe there to be more residents who are victims. We have recovered numerous power tools from these individuals and all indications are these items were recovered from motor vehicles. Please check you vehicles and notify the Burbank Police Department if you discover you have been a victim of a crime or have any further information which can aid in the investigation. The individuals were stopped by one of our officers at approximately 5:00 am in the area of 77th and Moody. The officer observed the vehicle while driving around the area in a black 2003 Chrysler Pacifica with chrome rims. The officer noticed numerous power tools within the vehicle and began inquiring about what they were doing in the area. The occupants all gave inconsistent answers to the questions peaking the interest of the officer further. The subjects were brought to the station for more questioning and based on information gathered from a couple of the tools they possessed, officers were able to identify a resident as a victim of a theft. This investigation is still on-going. If anyone has any further information, they are urged to contact the Burbank Police Department at 708-924-7300.