A membership-only retail store in the 7300 block of Melvina (near Touhy) reported on Sept. 3 that two men wrote bad checks totaling $27,456.42 between July 8 and 15, according to the police report. The manager said one man had opened a business account membership with the store, then added the other man as an authorized user.
Employees tried to reach the owner numerous times at his businesses--a gas station in Harwood Heights and another on Montrose in Chicago--but the phone numbers were disconnected.
The manager gave police copies of the returned checks; police are following up.
Parents Ask For Help Disciplining SonDuring a domestic dispute Sept. 4 on Lyons Street, a 68-year-old Morton Grove man and his estranged wife, of Niles, had verbal altercations with their 12-year-old son, according to the report. The arguments were over the son swearing and walking around the house wearing only a towel, while his mother and sister are present. The parents disagreed on how to discipline the boy, the report indicated, and wanted police to speak to him. The boy agreed to wear proper clothes and behave around other people. Police filed a report.
Information is taken from Niles Police Department reports.