Theft at Beacon Tap, $10K in Damage to Baseball Canopy, More in Monday 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.

Theft of Services

Police responded to a theft report at Beacon Tap, 1364 Lee St., at 9:45 p.m. on Oct. 13. A man called the restaurant three times between 8:15 p.m. and 9:42 p.m. on Oct. 13, ordered $110.22 worth of food, police stated, and did not provide payment.

During the first call at approximately 8:15 p.m., the man placed the order and, when the order-taker asked for a form of payment, according to the report, the man stated he would call back with a credit card.

Approximately 10 minutes later the man called back and gave false credit card information, police stated, but the order was already placed.

A witness told police, according to the report, there had been several similar incidents in the last six to eight weeks that involved someone calling the restaurant, ordering $100 to $200 worth of food, and not paying for it.

When police tried contacting the caller using the number on the caller ID, according to the report, they had negative results. Property loss was estimated at $110.22.

Criminal Damage to Property

The chain link and steel pole overhead canopy to the baseball diamond at a park, 225 Brentwood Drive, was damaged sometime between 8 p.m. on Oct. 12 and 3 p.m. on Oct. 15, police stated. It was believed that the vandalism was done by teens climbing up on and causing damage to the chain link canopy, according to police. The damage was so extensive that the entire canopy needs to be removed and repaired, police stated. Property loss was estimated at $10,000.


A catalytic converter was removed and stolen from a vehicle parked in the parking lot at Marriott Courtyard Hotel sometime between 6 a.m. on Oct. 4 and 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 8, according to police. Property loss was estimated at $1,593.

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