POLICE BLOTTER: Gun Missing in Burglary, Pleading the Fifth and MORE
Oak Lawn police reports May 15 through May 23.
WEDNESDAY MAY 23
Gun Missing in Burglary
A 74-year-old man left home around 7 p.m. to go to a casino. When he arrived home just before midnight, he discovered that his home on the 10400 block of South LaPorte Avenue had been burglarized. Police said the burglar entered the house through the garage and that the front door was open. The basement window had also been broken. The man reported $30,000 worth of jewelry missing from the master bedroom, along with a .38-caliber handgun from the nightstand. Police said the man had an expired FOID card. The gun was described as an unloaded five-chamber, silver revolver with a wood handle.
MONDAY MAY 21
Someone broke into a backyard shed on the 5700 block of West 102nd Street and made off with a Toro lawn mower and a Trek mountain bike sometime before 6:30 a.m. Tracks on the grass from the lawn mower’s wheels went eastbound on 102nd Street from the scene. Police said the shed was not locked. The owner believes his property was stolen the evening before when he went to dinner. The items are valued at $1,350.
TUESDAY MAY 15
Pleading the Fifth
Jeremy R. Steele, 34, of Glenwood, was charged with disorderly conduct after police said he picked two fights inside Denny’s at 9217 S. Cicero Ave. Police were called to the scene around 3:16 a.m. and stopped a Steele in the parking lot. The manager told police that Steele tried to start two fights with two groups of people inside the restaurant, reports said. One group was leaving when the restaurant when police said Steele began yelling and followed them outside. Reports said that Steele threatened them with bodily harm. Steele came back into the restaurant and chastised the second group for not helping him with the first group, police said. He allegedly threatened to hurt the second group comprised of two men and two women. Steele left the restaurant when an employee called police and was detained in the lot by police, according to reports. Asked for his side of the story, police said Steele responded, “I plead the fifth.” Police said that Steele was intoxicated. Steele was charged with disorderly conduct and was held pending bond. His next court date is June 25.
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