Saturday, May 11, 2013
Police say a 50-year-old man phoned in a bomb threat to his ex-lover’s employer, according to a report.
A 50-year-old Chicago Ridge man who police say they found lying behind a fence is accused of calling in a bomb threat to a Palos Hills business, according to a report. Kenneth Drajin, 50, has been charged with felony disorderly conduct, Sun-Times Media reports. Authorities say he threatened his ex-girlfriend's workplace. Executive Mailing, located in the 7800 block of West 111th Street, was evacuated after receiving a threat on Monday, according to report. Investigators determined the call came from a pay phone at the Bridgeview Walmart. Security video from the Walmart location allegedly showed Drajin making a call. Police found him by a fence in the 10500 block of South Harlem.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Oak Lawn police reports, April 6 through April 14.
SUNDAY APRIL 14 A 26-year-old man reported that a woman slapped him several times at George’s Lounge at 5407 W. 95th St. around 1:40 a.m. The man told police the woman got angry and slapped him four times in the face after he called her a “bad dancer.” Police said the man was “highly intoxicated” and could not provide a name or description of the woman, other than she was wearing a red shirt. An employee told police that man was being belligerent toward the woman throughout the evening. The man had also been “aggressive” to the employee. He refused medical treatment and police told him to go home. SATURDAY APRIL 6 A man charged with possession of a controlled substance accused cops of arresting him because they were prejudiced of his …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Oak Lawn police reports, March 26-28.
THURSDAY March 28 Two men were charged with disorderly conduct after they reportedly fought over petting a dog. Police responded to a call of men fighting in the 9600 block of Southwest Highway around 7:03 p.m. Officers spoke to both men who were highly intoxicated, reports said. Wilfredo Morales, 54, of the 9600 block of Keeler Avenue, told police that he was trying to pet the other man’s dog, police said. The other man, identified as Dale R. Kinzie, 53, of the 6400 block of West 84th Street in Burbank, became angry, and ordered Morales not to speak to his dog, according to the report. Police said that Kinzie then removed his shirt and both men engaged in a fight. During the confrontation, officers said the Morales received a small cut on…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Oak Lawn police reports, March 26.
TUESDAY MARCH 26 Police responded to a report a man asking children if they wanted some candy in the mens’ restroom at Arena Bowl at 4700 W. 103rd St. When officers arrived around 2:40 p.m., the complaining grandparents and their grandchildren had already left. The manager reported that the children’s grandmother told him that a white male in his 60s approached her grandchildren in the men’s bathroom and asked if they wanted a lollipop. Police said the manager followed the man to another restroom, where it appeared the man was trying to smoke a cigarette. The manager escorted the man outside, described as a white male in his sixties, dressed all in blue and wearing tan loafers. Police said the man had an unkempt appearance and may possibly…
Friday, March 29, 2013
Two people charged after throwing shot glasses at Oak Lawn Tavern, police say.
Oak Lawn police arrested two people after they allegedly threw items around an Oak Lawn bar and broke a mirror, reports said. Sign up for the Oak Lawn Patch newsletter and follow us on Facebook. An employee at St. James Place at 5305 W. 95th St. told police she was waiting on customers, when a woman identified as Michelle C. McKeown, 24, requested a glass of water. When the employee told McKeown it would take a minute because she was busy, police said that McKeown became “belligerent” and threw a shot glass at the employee. Both McKeown and the man she was with, Eric Fred Sokolewicz, 28, were told they had to leave immediately, reports said. McKeown allegedly threw another shot glass at the wall and hit a decorative mirror. Sokolewicz also…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Oak Lawn police reports, February 15 through February 25.
MONDAY FEBURARY 25 A village board candidate reported that two of her campaign signs were stolen from residential yards in the 9500 block of South Tripp Avenue. The signs were reported stolen FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22 George Kuzur, 36, of the 7700 block of South Merrrimac Avenue in Burbank, was charged with disorderly conduct after being accused by another driver of waving a “large knife” during a road rage altercation, police said. The other driver said he was cut off by a white cargo van coming out of a shopping center lot in the 5100 block of West 95th Street, reports said. Police said the other driver admitted to honking his horn and flipping his middle finger at Kuzar. Following the gesture, Kuzur allegedly waved a large knife and was seen …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Oak Lawn Village Manager Larry Deetjen orders another meeting with Chuck E. Cheese's parent company to discuss security concerns before Tuesday's village board meeting.
Three adults were arrested on multiple charges of battery, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct stemming from a disturbance at Chuck E. Cheese’s on Saturday night. Sign up for Oak Lawn Patch breaking news alerts and follow us on Facebook. Oak Lawn Village Manager Larry Deetjen confirmed the arrests, stating that proactive safety measures taken by the village kept a bad situation from becoming worse. In wake of Saturday's spate of arrests, Deetjen said he is calling for another meeting with the franchise's parent company--CEC Entertainment of Irving, TX-- to discuss ongoing safety concerns at the Oak Lawn Chuck E. Cheese's before the village board meets on Tuesday. An off-duty, Oak Lawn police officer was parked in a police cruiser …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Oak Lawn police reports, Dec. 3 through Dec. 6.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6 Police and fire officials are investigating the cause of a possible arson fire at Harnew Elementary School at 9101 S. Meade Ave. A surveillance video shows a male juvenile approaching a recycling bin and igniting the paper inside around 10:03 a.m. After torching the Dumpster, the juvenile walked eastbound toward Austin Avenue. MONDAY, DECEMBER 3 Police responded to a disturbance in the pediatric emergency waiting room at Advocate Christ Medical Center at 4440 W. 95th St. around 10:18 p.m. When police arrived, hospital public safety officers were holding Jason C. Kent, 27, of Burbank, who allegedly started a disturbance after a nurse accidentally struck his child with a cart. Kent began to yell and swear at the nurse …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Also, a man is charged with disorderly conduct after police find him allegedly hiding in restroom.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27 A 29-year-old man told police he clubbed a would-be intruder with a landscaping brick and chased the intruder off his property around 3:42 a.m. Police responded to a battery in progress on the 10800 block of South Lockwood Avenue. Patch rounds up regional crime on the Crime 'n Shame Facebook Park. According to the report, the man was in the basement getting ready for bed when he heard the storm door rattle. The man came upstairs calling out to his mother. He went to the back door where he saw a man standing on the other side of the door. Police said both men engaged in struggled, when the victim claimed he picked up a landscaping brick and hit the would-be intruder in the head with it. The man claimed he continued to …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Oak Lawn police reports, Nov. 13.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 A disturbance at an Oak Lawn elementary school brought in police when a parent became upset with school staff. Administrators told police the parent came to drop off his child at Sward Elementary School at 9830 S. Brandt Ave., around 11:15 a.m. Sign up for the Oak Lawn Patch newsletter and breaking news alerts. Because the child was late for school, the dad was asked to sign a tardy form. He began yelling at staff that he didn’t have to do anything in life except die, alarming school administrators. Police said the dad yelled out “nobody had better touch his child or try to remove his child from class or he would “sue everybody in the school.” Because of the man’s accent, some staff thought he said that he’d “shoot …