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OMG PD: Masturbating Man, 13K Lottery Scam, Runaway Suspect

Here's a round-up of recent and bizarre police report items from the area.

DARIEN

Police Investigate Report of Masturbating Man

Darien Police are investigating an incident of indecent exposure that was reported to the department Friday. According to the report, a man in the area of 71st Street and Beechnut was seen in a Honda watching a girl under the age of 18 walking down the street. "The male had his pants unzipped and was masturbating while in the vehicle," said Darien Police in a media announcement about the incident.

DOWNERS GROVE

13K Lottery Scam

A Downers Grove woman lost more than $13,000 in a lottery scam, police said. The victim mailed cash and numerous checks to a foreign man last week who told her she won a $2.5 million lottery jackpot.

BURR RIDGE 

Man Flees from Police During Stop

Michael Steel, 31, of the 1700 block of Merrimac Avenue, Chicago, was charged with several offenses after he attempted to flee from Burr Ridge officers on foot following a traffic stop for displaying an expired registration near Route 83 and Mockingbird Lane at 1:34 a.m., police said. Steel, who police said was taken into custody without incident once caught, was charged with possession of cannabis, resisting officers, and driving on an expired registration and license. He was released to appear in court.

WESTERN SPRINGS

Insulin Pump Stolen, Found, Destroyed

An insulin pump was reported stolen from an unattended backpack at Lyons Township High School's South Campus in Western Springs sometime between 4:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. on Monday. The pump was later located by school security, and destroyed. The pump was valued at $7,000.

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