POLICE BLOTTER: 'Disorder In the House,' Park Livin'

Oak Lawn police reports from April 15.


Bar Owner Cited for Keeping A 'Disorderly House'

Police went to George’s Lounge at 5407 W. 95th St. shortly after midnight after a neighbor complained about noise coming from the tavern. The officer stood outside but didn’t hear any noise, so he left. After leaving, the neighbor who called 911 asked for the police to come back. The neighbor told police he had problems with the bass level coming from the bar. While standing in front of neighbor’s home, the officer said he could hear the bass from the bar. The owner, John Cerniuk, was issued a village citation for keeping a disorderly house. Cerniuk was not on the premises to the officer gave the citation to a bartender.

Man Living In Park Arrested on Outstanding Warrant

A man wanted on an out-of-state warrant was picked up after police found out he was sleeping in a park on April 15, reports said.

Oak Lawn police were cruising the area near 89th Street and 49th Court when they spotted a man identified as Todd Anthony Hall, 39, of Evanston, and another woman sitting next to a tree in Lewandowski Park.

Police approached Hall and his female companion, who said they were staying at a motel in Burbank but were robbed of their money just a few days before. Hall told police they were living outside ever since and had nowhere to go, reports said.

The police database revealed that Hall had an outstanding warrant out of Jacksonville, FL, for violating his probation stemming from a burglary charge, police said.

Hall was awaiting extradition at Cook County Jail at the time of the report.

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