Police Blotter: Hacking, Snacking and Attacking
Oak Lawn police reports, Feb. 5-12.
SATURDAY, FEB. 12
Socked on Cicero
A 51-year-old man was crossing the 10600 block of South Cicero when he claims he was almost hit by a blue Kia around 9 p.m. The victim told police that the driver threw up his hands, then chased him into the Walgreens parking lot. The driver started punching the victim’s face, according to the report, and a Walgreens customer came to the victim’s aid. The customer was able to follow the driver’s car but lost sight of it at 103rd and Minnick. The car may have had a Wisconsin license plate.
THURSDAY, FEB. 10
Sex Offender Tries to Register Using PADS Shelter Address
A man tried to register as a convicted sex offender using the address of a PADS shelter at Oak Lawn Community Church, 9000 S. Ridgeland Ave., police said. Jura Bhasherat, 28, told police he was homeless and was trying to comply with the law by using the PADS shelter address. Police gave him three days to obtain a valid state ID with an Oak Lawn address.
A burglar hit Metro Cardiovascular, 9115 S. Cicero, sometime before 11:10 a.m. An employee, who said the back door had been locked the previous night, was wide open when she reported to work the next morning. A laptop computer was missing from a desk, but the rest of the office appeared intact.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 9
Fugitive at Chuck E. Cheese
An Oak Lawn police officer ran a plate on a car parked at Chuck E. Cheese, 4031 W. 95th St., around 7:30 p.m. Reports said the person whom the license plate was registered to had a suspended driver’s license and an active warrant in Cook County for aiding a prison escape. The woman sitting in the car matched the description on the warrant. Vi Ross, 27, of the 7000 block of South May Street, was taken into custody. She appeared in bond court at the Cook County Courthouse in Bridgeview the next day.
William L. Waters II, 20, of the 9000 block of South Ridgeland Avenue, was charged with criminal trespassing after a couple found him in their daughter’s bedroom. According to reports, police arrived at the couple’s home on the 5700 block of West 88th Place around 9 a.m. The 51-year-old mom told police that Waters was upstairs with her husband and son. Police heard yelling upstairs. When police got upstairs, the 59-year-old dad said Waters was still in his daughter’s bedroom. Police found Waters sitting on the bed, reports said. When Waters saw that a cop had activated his Taser, he turned around and placed his hands behind his back, police said. Waters was handcuffed and taken into custody. According to police, Waters told them that the couple’s 17-year-old daughter had invited him to the house. The couple told police they had warned Waters that he is not to be inside the house or on the property. The daughter was not at home. Her parents will sign a complaint against Waters and seek an order of protection for their daughter.
TUESDAY, FEB. 8
Snacking on the Lam
Police went to the Jewel Food Store at 4650 W. 103rd St. after receiving a call around 7:42 p.m. that four people were eating food from the shelves that they didn’t pay for, reports said. Police ran searches and discovered that one of them had an active warrant out of DuPage County for failure to appear in court on a charge of obstructing a police officer. Police took Cheryl Oliver, 31, of the 9400 block of South Melvina Avenue, into custody on an active warrant. The people with her were issued village citations for disorderly conduct and have a March 1 court date at Oak Lawn Village Hall. They are Michael Smith, 31, of the 8600 block of South Roberts Road in Justice; Michelle Watson, 26, of the 7500 block of 164th Place in Tinley Park; and Jeffrey Nowocin, 28, of the 6100 block of Marshall Avenue in Chicago Ridge.
SATURDAY, FEB. 5
Woman Says Dad Hacked Her Computer
A 27-year-old woman reported to police that her father hacked her work e-mail account sometime between Jan. 31 and Feb. 5. According to the woman, she owns a daycare center on the 9500 block of South Kolin Avenue. When she went into her account around 6:30 p.m., she discovered that her father had copied the body of an e-mail from a third party from her own account, which he had sent to her from his personal e-mail account. The woman said her parents are going through a divorce. She believes that her dad sent the e-mail trying to prove that he helped her obtain a business loan and is entitled to part ownership. She told police she was awarded sole ownership in court last October. The woman changed her e-mail password.