Oak Lawn Man Nabbed in Warrant Sweep

Cook County Sheriff's Police round up felons and guns in two-day warrant sweep targeting south suburbs.


In an effort to clean up the south suburbs, Cook County Sheriff’s Police took 22 individuals into custody with outstanding warrants on July 25, including an Oak Lawn fugitive.

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Officers from across Cook County saturated south suburban neighborhoods on July 25, focusing on seven communities in the area.

“It is no secret that criminal activity significantly increases during the summer months,” Sheriff Dart said in a press release. “It is my goal to clean up our neighborhoods and keep them as safe as humanly possible at all times, but especially now during peak warmer weather.”

The end-of-the-day tally included 22 individuals, eight who had outstanding warrants for felonies including Brandon Robinson, 30, of Hazel Crest who had six outstanding warrants—two for felonies which included criminal sexual assault and possession of a stolen vehicle. Robinson also has 42 prior arrests.

“Brandon Robinson is a perfect example of what we hope for when we conduct operations aimed at preventing violence,” said Sheriff Dart, “he is the poster child of a warrant sweep target.”

David Ithal, 53, of Oak Lawn, was taken into custody on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance, the Cook County Sheriff’s office said.

Other individuals nabbed in the warrant sweep are:

  • Jerrica Webster, 22, of Harvey who was picked up on forgery charges
  • Julian Bynum, 20, of Country Club Hills for possession of a stolen firearm
  • John O’Malley, 48, of Midlothian for felony DUI and driving on a revoked license
  • Brian O’Neill, 35, of Midlothian for DUI
  • Donte Bailey, 19, of Flossmoor for unlawful use of a weapon
  • and an unnamed juvenile (the Cook County Sheriff’s Office does not release juvenile information)

Sheriff’s Police also conducted parolee compliance checks on gun offenders on parole in the south suburbs by working with the Illinois Department of Corrections. After the 2-day mission targeting 22 individuals, officers recovered eight guns and one stun gun.

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ME August 02, 2012 at 01:01 PM
So, what happens to them now. Do they get a slap on the hand, a fine, and get let go into society against? Give us their addresses so we can keep our eyes and ears open. It is public knowledge Why protect them? Their information and pictures should be plastered all over the world, in public places, on websites, everywhere, so people are wary.
Dr. Linda Lorincz Shelton August 02, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Don't think that all these people are automatically guilty. Innocent people get arrested and they have NOT had their day in court. Oak Lawn Police came and arrested me on April 3, 2012 for alleged warrants on misdemeanor cases. The problem is that one was on a case that I had WON a YEAR AGO and the other warrants had been withdrawn. I even showed officer Kirk and his partner the Court Orders stating the warrants were NOT VALID.
ken jenkins August 02, 2012 at 06:04 PM
You are right but when they are found guilty they will give them a slap on the hand & community service, & they wonder why crime is high. I believe in a eye for an eye & a tooth for a tooth. Make the punishment match the crime. Amen.
Dr. Linda Lorincz Shelton August 02, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Gandhi said "an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. " I agree. I believe in protecting society & in rehabilitation. If the person has such a severe personality disorder, extreme retardation coupled with lack of proper upbringing so they learn criminal ways, & lack of empathy or remorse that he is unable to stop his crimial behavior, then he must be supervised (locked-up or on electronic monitor with a short leash). However if the person is rehabilitatable, then we should have forms of community service of gradated supervision (first jail, then parole, then longer term supervision & required classes, etc) until we can be certain they will not re-offend. We incarcerate 40 Xs more people than in other civilized countries. The U.S. can't be that much more dangerous than European &nother coutries. We must be doing something wrong in our justice system. All those people in jail are not contribuing to the tax base. They are not working. They should be required to work & support their families unless they are dangerous & then they should have to pay for their supervision. Also how do all those excessive numbers of prison guards contribute to our GDP. Both the prisoners & the guards are a drain on our economy & I don't think the public understands how much money is wasted in excessive & unnecessary imprisonment. Remember also that >95% of prisoners are eventually released. If we don't rehabililtate them & make sure they get into the work force - our economy suffers.
Bunny Bunnerson August 17, 2012 at 10:00 PM
I know the Oak Lawn "fugitive"...lmao! Even the local dinky paper has to try sensationalism. The high drama of it all! He's a dude that missed a court date!


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