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POLICE BLOTTER: Misplaced Sex Offender, Crime of the Curtilege

Oak Lawn police reports, Oct. 18 through Oct. 21


Sex Offender in Transition

Oak Lawn police went to verify the address of registered sex offender Randy Whitehead, 43, in the 9100 block of South Kedvale Ave., only to discover that he no longer lived there.

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While knocking on the door around 4:30 p.m., a car drove up and pulled into the garage. A man got out who refused to identify himself to police, reports said.

At first the man said he didn’t know Whitehead’s whereabouts; then he told police that he “comes and goes.”

Police said the man went into the house and shut the door.

About thirty minutes later, police said that Whitehead came to the Oak Lawn police station to report that he had moved to the 8300 block of South Maryland in Chicago.

Whitehead did not have his state ID with his new address on it. Police told him to bring it to the station the next day.

According to Illinois Sex Offender Registry records, Whitehead is classified as a "sexual predator." His victim was 12 and he was 27 at the time of the offense.


Curtilege Theft

A pair of brown flower planters containing kale plants disappeared sometime during the overnight hours from a front porch in the 5700 block of West 89th Street sometime before 6:24 a.m. The owner valued the planters at $25 and had them approximately five years. No value was given for the kale.

Vandals Destroy Store Window

A business owner in the 6200 block of West 95th Street noticed that someone shot of her store with a BB-gun sometime before 3:14 p.m. The cost to replace the window with tint and graphics is estimated at $1,800. The business owner does not know who would shoot at her window.

Catch on the week's POLICE NEWS:

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  • Strangers With Cameras Barge In On Home Alone Kids
  • Attorney Wants Arrest Thrown Out in Sex Abuse Case
  • Inside the 'Perversion Files' of the Illinois Boy Scouts
  • New Lenox Police Arrest Retired White Sox Star Carlton Fisk
  • Metra Station Fight Leads to Battery Charge
  • Police: Patrons Get Sassy At St. James

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Charles Martel October 29, 2012 at 04:15 PM
83rd and Maryland?


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