POLICE BLOTTER: Obstructing Identity, Junking Without a License
Oak Lawn police reports August 8 to August 20.
MONDAY AUGUST 20
Police were investigating a theft and disturbance complaint at an apartment on the 9300 block of South Harlem Avenue around 7:30 p.m. As the officer was talking to the renter, there two other people in the unit who stated they did not live there. One of the guests identified herself as “Wilhelmnenia Larnce.” When police checked the woman’s name and birth date, the officer could not find it, reports said. The officer tried numerous ways to retrieve the woman’s record, but could not find it. Police said the woman finally admitted that her last name was “Jackson.” Her name came back with an active warrant out of Chicago for prostitution, reports said. She was taken into custody. Jackson, whose last address was in Chicago, was charged with obstructing her identity. Her next court appearance is Oct. 5 at the Bridgeview Court House. Jackson was being held pending bond and extradition.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 8
‘Cleaning Up the Neighborhood’
A 40-year-old Chicago man was cited for “junking without a license” after he was observed pulling a piece of rusted metal to his truck in the 9500 block of South Ridgeland Avenue around 7:30 p.m., reports said. When Oak Lawn police detectives approached the man identified as Brian K. Rutkowski, he allegedly told the cops that he was “helping clean up the neighborhood.” Detectives looked inside Rutkowski’s truck where he showed them numerous items that he said he was “recycling,” according to the report. Police said there were new lawn chairs and other items that appeared not to be garbage. Rutkowski reportedly told police that he did not have a permit for junking. He is to appear at an adjudication hearing at Oak Lawn Village Hall on Sept. 4.
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