POLICE BLOTTER: Disrespectful Gang Graffiti, Dog Mounting

Oak Lawn police reports, Sept. 29 to Oct. 2.



Gang Graffiti

A homeowner reported that someone had spray painted purple gang graffiti on the side of his detached garage in the 4900 block of West 91st Place sometime before 6:04 p.m. Police said the graffiti was unreadable but appeared to have an upside down “A” showing disrespect for the Ambrose street gang.

Dog at Large

A woman walking her dog on the 9200 block of South Melvina Avenue around 9:15 a.m. reported that a large, black dog ran toward her and tried to mount her dog. Police scanned the offending dog’s microchip and learned that dog’s name was Harley. Police contacted the owner who gave them permission to put Harley back in the house. Harley’s owner was issued two tickets for dog at large and no pet license.



Police tracked down a man said to be riding a stolen bicycle near Southwest Highway and 52nd Avenue. A witness observed a man identified as Gregory J. Thomas, aka as “Troubles,” allegedly riding a bike that he recognized as his sister’s near Covington Elementary School. The witness followed Thomas and called police. The sister arrived on the scene and positively identified her bike. Police said that Thomas denied stealing the bike and said the bike had been given to him. Thomas, of the 8800 block of South Merrimac Avenue, was charged with theft. He has a court appearance on November 13.


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the troubles with dogs October 17, 2012 at 05:03 PM
is the dog a canadian? "Troubles" should get one of those cardboard bikes. then he could say that it was in his mailbox.


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