POLICE BLOTTER: The 'Other Woman,' Thuggery and Sloppy Housekeeping

Oak Lawn police reports April 24 to April 26.


Old Girlfriend’s Hospital Visit Goes Sour

The ex-girlfriend and ex-wife of man recovering in the hospital clashed during a visit  at Advocate Christ Medical Center, 4440 W. 95th St. According to the ex-girlfriend, while visiting the patient whom she dated 14 years ago, his ex-wife walked into the room around 8:21 a.m. The ex-wife started screaming at the ex-girlfriend, saying, “I’m going to make you hurt." The ex-girlfriend was disturbed by the remarks. She told police she was alone in the doorway and doesn’t believe that anyone heard the threats, police said. She did not want to press charges against the ex-wife, but wanted the incident documented.


More Disorder In the House

Police responded to a loud music complaint at George’s Lounge at 5407 W. 95th St. around 11:45 p.m. According to reports, police walked to the back of the tavern where they said they heard loud music with a heavy bass level coming from the rear door of the lounge. Police spoke to the owner, John T. Cerniuk, 32, of Orland Park, and citied him for keeping a disorderly house. The owner and has a hearing in Oak Lawn Village Hall on May 12. His court date for the most recent citation is May 16, also at village hall.


Thugs Torment Couple With Knife

Two men only known as ‘Cuz’ and ‘Preacher Boy’ threatened a couple with a knife and roughed them up when they visited the couple’s home on the 9700 block of South Rutherford Avenue. Police arrived at the home around 8 p.m. The 40-year-old victim told cops that he got into a verbal argument with Preacher Boy and another man named Cuz outside the couple’s home. During his argument with Preacher Boy, he pushed the man several times. Cuz also became involved and started pushing and shoving the man, challenging him to a fight if the man didn’t produce a certain auto part that Cuz had purchased. At some point, the man’s wife came outside. The wife wife stepped between them and Cuz shoved her several times, police said. Cuz pulled out a pair of chrome brass knuckles with a small knife attached. According to reports, Cuz said, “we’ll handle this the hood way,” and “you’re a dead man.” When the couple’s neighbor came outside, the couple said that Preacher Boy and Cuz got into their car and fled northbound on Rutherford before turning west on 95th Street. The couple believes their alleged tormenters may have gone to an auto repair shop in Chicago. The neighbor corroborated the couple’s story, telling police that when she came outside Cuz was pushing and grabbing the wife.

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P Flan May 02, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Sounds like more gang related activity! Wake up people and be like this neighbor..If something doesn't look right report it to the Police!! If we don't stop or at least slow these thugs coming into town , we won't have a neighborhood to call our own!!
Concerned neighbor May 02, 2012 at 09:50 PM
@ P Flan, I totally agree with you, I've been hearing so much about robberies, home invasions, and even hold ups while people are at stop lights. This is getting ridiculous. We have to protect our neighborhood and our children.
Russ Petrick May 03, 2012 at 10:59 AM
Sounds to me like the victims have a history with these guys. They know way too much about the perps. Usually these kinds of things are retaliation for an earlier incident. Folks have to remember to pick their friends and associates wisely. Not to mention, if you don't know your neighbors very well, you might want to learn more about them. never know what they may be into. The days of quite, picket fence neighborhhoods are pretty well gone.


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