Police Blotter: Misuse of Mothballs, Retail Theft Suspect Nabbed
Oak Lawn police reports, July 6.
FRIDAY JULY 6
Improper Use of Mothballs
The daughter of an elderly couple went to the Oak Lawn police station to discuss a problem about her parents’ neighbor on the 9700 block of South 50th Court. According to the report, the neighbor is placing mothballs under the fence into her parents’ yard. The daughter also believes that the neighbor placed dog feces on her parents’ driveway and sprayed an unknown substance on her tire. The neighbor wasn’t happy with previous complaints to the village inspector and Oak Lawn police about him storing items with a bad odor in has back yard. Police said the daughter brought in a box of mothballs to show police that that the product is toxic. She wanted the village to inform her neighbor of his improper use of mothballs. Police said the daughter has complained before about problems with her parents’ neighbor and told her it was a civil matter.
Accused Shoplifter Trips, Spills Stolen Merchandise
Three men were said to be fighting in the parking lot at Kmart, 4101 W. 95th St. around 12:47 p.m. Police said that Tommy Teasley, 37, of Chicago, was spotted by the store loss prevention officer taking video games off the shelves and hiding them in a backpack. When Teasley allegedly walked out of the store without paying for the items, the loss prevention officer approached him and identified himself. According to the report, Teasley took off running through the parking lot, where he ran into a parked car and tripped. The loss prevention officer and another man were able to detain Teasley and handcuff him. Police said that 17 video games were found inside of Teasley’s backpack valued at $460. The witness, who turned out to be an off-duty Chicago cop, corroborated the loss prevention officer’s story. Reports said that Teasley began complying with commands after the man told him he was a Chicago cop. Teasley was charged with felony retail theft and battery. Police said Teasley complained that he had cut his foot while being chased by the loss prevention officer. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he was treated and released. Teasley was charged with felony retail theft and battery. He appeared in court at 26th and California on July 7.
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