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Gangbangers On the Green: 8 Cited for Flashing Gang Signs

Police receive multiple complaints of eight male subjects flashing pitchfork signs to other juveniles at community festival, reports say.

Eight men were cited for disorderly conduct after they were seen flashing gang signs at Fall On the Green, reports said.

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Oak Lawn Police received multiple reports at the police station’s front desk of several male subjects allegedly flashing gang signs to other juveniles at the community festival at 9400 S. Raymond Ave. around 8:44 p.m. Sept. 9.

Police said the eight men were grouped together, clad in black and yellow clothing and wearing baseball caps slanted to one side.

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The men allegedly used their hands to display pitchforks, consistent with the Satan’s Disciples street gang. Police said they were disturbing the peace of other patrons at the festival with their foul language and hand gestures.

The eight men’s names were run through the database and came back with gang alerts, reports said. Seven of the accused are white; one is black.

The men were issued a village citation for disorderly conduct. They are to appear at Oak Lawn Village Hall for an adjudication hearing on Oct. 2.

Those charged are:

  • Joseph D. Wentz, aka “Capone,” 20, of the 7000 block of W. Oxford St., Bridgeview;
  • Donald G. Hershey, 19, of 500 block of Bellarmine Dr., Joliet;
  • Mahmoud B. Zayad, 18, of the 8600 block of West 89th St., Hickory Hills;
  • Kyle M. Leigh, 18, of the 8400 block of West 89th St., Hickory Hills;
  • Jordan M. Phelan, 19, of the 5200 bock of West Kimball St., Oak Lawn;
  • Wayne B. Silva, 18, of the 8800 block South Harlem Ave., Bridgeview;
  • Elarqan Babana Elalaqui, aka “El Alaoui,” “El Arqam,” 920 Woodhollow Dr., Shereville, IN;
  • Mohammed Ziko, 18, aka “Ziko,” “Jacob,” of the 7000 block of West Oxford St., Bridgeview.

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noneofyourbuisness September 20, 2012 at 09:00 PM
You guys have ALL of they're nicknames wrong and don't know how to spell they're actual names ! lmfaooo . & they all weren't wearing black & yellow or harming anyone .
Lorraine Swanson September 21, 2012 at 04:51 AM
Police report information is provided by the Oak Lawn Police Department and other law enforcement agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.
as September 21, 2012 at 05:57 AM
none ~ in your case you don't know how to spell or use the correct form of the word, T H E I R. They're means, 'they are'. just sayin....
Vmor DiVblo TowelBoi November 22, 2013 at 04:47 PM
fuck you oak lawn
rob November 22, 2013 at 04:53 PM
Your cool.

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