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Police Blotter: Possible Gang Symbols on School Wall

Oak Lawn police reports, July 31 - Aug. 3.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1

Criminal Defacement

Someone using a black marker scrawled names and what possibly could be gang symbols on a wall at Columbus Manor School, 9700 Mayfield Ave.

JULY 31 - AUG. 1

Burglary from Auto, Criminal Damage

A laptop and a set of handtools were stolen from a 2003 Honda Civic parked in the 9500 block of Minnick Avecnue. Entry was gained by using a pry tool to force open the driver's side door. Estimated loss and damage were $3,000.

TUESDAY, JULY 31

Burglary to Auto

A tool box was stolen from a GMC Carryall parked in the front of a house in the 9100 block of Tully Avenue. Entry was gained by punching out the passenger side door lock.

Retail Theft

Body wash valued at $114.96 was stolen by two men who walked into Walgreens, 4740 W. 95th St., put the items in a bag and fled the store.

JULY 30 - JULY 31

Van Burglarized

An iPod, camera and file box containing documents were stolen from a 2007 Chevy van parked in the 9200 block of Tully Avenue. Entry was gained by punching out the passenger side door lock. 

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Pat F August 09, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Any vandalism and damages at any of our schools should be directly put in the hands of the school leaders. They allow kids to hang around schools after school hours. They say they don't, but I see children all the time playing on the steps and walking around the buildings all the time. I was even once told years ago by a member of the OLPD that "they aren't really doing anything!" Well, graffiti, cracked windows, and gatherings after dark doesn't sound like nothing to me.. Post these areas off limits and tell the police you want these children picked up!! When the parents have to come get their children, they'll start watching them like parents used to do!!
Grunty August 09, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Kids need to go somewhere....
Dave W. August 09, 2012 at 07:29 PM
When I was younger, I hung out at a school often times, played football in the fields there, baseball off the wall...used the playground equipment...Pat F, you have NO idea who did this, let alone just jump to it being a student of the school, or even a student of any achool anywhere...the police were probably right...most kids aren't doing anything wrong...your knee-jerk mentality of prejudice is off-putting to say the least.
prophet12155 August 09, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Hey Pat F......ya ding dong.....the kids aren't in school right now so your comment makes no sense whatsoever! and it is not the school's responsibility to keep things safe in a park during non-school hours....it is the job of the oak lawn police department.
RALPH MALPH August 10, 2012 at 01:23 AM
how about running these loser gang bangers out of oak lawn , i see alot of non oak lawn people walking around . its not hard to figure out . then you have the gangbanger wantabe's who actually look up to these losers.
PD August 10, 2012 at 02:56 AM
What I would like to know is why 20 or more kids that do not live in the neighborhood are playing basketball near the little kids park on 107th and Laramie? There are so many things happening these days how could you blame one for being a bit worried that something could very well happen. We don't live here and pay high taxes for out of the neighborhood people to come here and case the homes.
RALPH MALPH August 10, 2012 at 05:11 PM
i have been saying for the last couple of years to take down the nets, most oak lawn kids have their own nets in their driveways, we do not need them . i know someone who actually followed a group to see where they came from , and followed them to st bede neighborhood . i wrote and called the village, and it kept getting passed down to the next guy . so the nets are still up , so drive by and check out what it attracts . GET RID OF THE NETS !!!!

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