Cat Shot with BB Gun, Stolen Liquor, More in Friday Blotter

The following arrest information was supplied by the Des Plaines Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

The Des Plaines Police Department provided the following reports.

Animal Cruelty

Police stated a family pet cat, while outside a residence on the 700 block of Laurel Avenue, was shot, likely with a pellet or BB gun according to a veterinarian, by an unknown subject sometime between 10:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Nov. 17.



Two male subjects stole five liquor bottles from Dominick’s grocery store, 1555 Lee St., at 9:46 a.m. on Nov. 16, according to police.

One of them, described as a white male subject, in the 50’s age range, gray hair, fair complexion, medium build, wearing a blue Bears baseball hat, black coat and tan pants, took a bottle of vodka and put it in the inside pocket of his coat while the other man, described as a white male subject, in the 30’s age range, brown hair, medium complexion, medium build, walked back and forth to see if anyone was coming.

The first man placed five liquor bottles in all in his coat and pants, police stated, and both men passed all the cash registers, exited the store, and fled the scene in a white Crown Vic or Mercury Mariner eastbound in the parking lot. Property loss was estimated at $192.95.


Police reported 90 to 100 sheets of copper were stolen from a business’ warehouse on the 1500 block of E. Birchwood Avenue sometime between Nov. 1 and Nov. 14.

The copper sheets would have needed to be moved with a forklift, a witness told police. Each copper sheet was valued at $150, and the total property loss was estimated at $11,000.

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Otto Quasthoff November 24, 2012 at 05:13 AM
I cannot condone shooting a house pet, cat, dog, etc. But leaving a cat out, isn't there a law about letting animals run loose in the city? My condolences to the cat owner, but shouldn't they receive a ticket for letting their pet run loose???
Mary Beth November 24, 2012 at 08:18 PM
People leave cats out all the time, the somehow believe they are doing the cat a favor. As the owner of house only cats, I disagree, and believe they are doing their cats a disservice and leaving them open to injury and abuse. Anyone who shoots an innocent animal for amusement is twisted and cruel. What's next, a kid?


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