Teen, 17, Charged With Battery At Golf Mill

The 17-year-old was charged with battery and theft when a theft escalated to a fight at the shopping center. An arrest is merely an accusation and not evidence of a conviction.



A 17-year-old male was charged with battery and theft Oct. 26  after an Oct. 19 incident at Golf Mill Shopping Center. 

On Oct. 19, police said they received the following account from a 35-year-old male victim. He said he was standing in the vestibule of Golf Mill's Entrance 8 when two teen males (juveniles) approached him and asked if he had any money to spare for bus fare. As he reached in his pocket, one teen (Offender #1) punched him in the face and told his companion teen, Offender #2, to also hit the victim, and Offender #2 did so, according to the police report, knocking the victim own.

While the victim was on the ground, according to police, Offender #1 removed the victim's cell phone, a white Samsung Galaxy 2, from his waist. Both offenders fled westbound on foot, but two Golf Mill security officers apprehended one of the offenders.

As they did so, the other offender pushed and shoved both security guards while trying to break free, according to police. One of the offenders was charged with a felony count of robbery.

On Oct. 26, Police investigators secured the permission of one of the offenders' parents, according to the report, to take him from his home in the 9100 block of Emerson, Des Plaines, to the police station for an interview, at which time he was charged with battery and theft. His court date is pending, per juvenile court.

Parent, son disagree over Internet

Police responded to an Oct. 26 domestic dispute incident in the 7200 block of Greenleaf in which the father, 60, and son, 24, had a disagreement regarding Internet connectivity for the home. Police said both parties were calm and agreed to work out their differences another time. 

Xbox worth $380 taken from store

On Oct. 26, an employee of a store in the 5600 block of Touhy Avenue reported a man in his 30s wearing a black puffy jacket took an Xbox 360 Game Console valued at $380 without paying. Police entered into the state theft database and obtained a surveillance video. They are investigating. 

Information is taken from Niles Police Department reports.

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