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…
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…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Two Chicago men charged with felony possession of controlled substance and drug equipment after various forms of synthetic cannabis are found in car, cops say.
Two Chicago men were charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug equipment after both were found smoking Scooby Snax Blueberry Bliss synthetic cannabis inside a Buick LeSabre, reports said. Sign up for the Oak Lawn Patch newsletter and follow us on Facebook. Oak Lawn police observed Heriberto Baeza, 20, and Aaron Villaivazo, 20, sitting in the LeSabre, which was parked in a lot on the 9100 block of South Cicero Avenue around 7:30 p.m. March 15, according to the report. After several minutes, officers said they drove past the car in the lot where both men were observed slouched down inside the car where they appeared to be hiding something under the front seat. As police approached on foot, Baeza, the driver, held what …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Cops say muggers were after 29-year-old man's backpack.
A 29-year-old man was jumped while walking home from work near Marion Avenue and 97th Street, reports said. Sign up for the Oak Lawn Patch newsletter and follow us on Facebook. Oak Lawn police said the man noticed two young males in the alley between Ridgeland and Marion as he walked home around 11:37 p.m. March 15. As he continued walking, he felt someone try to pull off his backpack. The man heard one of the young males said, “come here, motherf---er. “ When the man spun around, he recognized the would-be mugger from the alley, a male white in his early twenties wearing a gray hoody, black skull cap and black pants. The mugger’s pal, a male black with very short hair, also in his early twenties, stood to the side laughing, police said. …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Oak Lawn police reports from March 5, 2013.
TUESDAY MARCH 5 A 32-year-old man reported his wallet stolen by a woman that he met at Lucky’s Bar on 95th Street in Chicago Ridge. The man and woman left the bar to go back to his apartment in the 6300 block of West 99th Place around 10:26 p.m. While there, the woman performed a sex act on the man the left. Soon after, the man noticed that his wallet was missing, along with his Capital One card. The man contacted the credit card company and informed that the his card had already been used to make a $1 purchases at Speedway and Citgo, Western Union, and $104 purchases at two Chicago Walgreens stores. The man told police he called the woman, who admitted to taking the wallet and throwing it in the garbage. An Oak Lawn police officer spotted…
Monday, March 18, 2013
Oak Lawn police reports, Feb. 28 to March 4.
MONDAY, MARCH 4 While a couple was out to dinner, burglars used a crowbar to pry their way into the couple’s home in the 5600 block of West 99th Place sometime before 7:30 p.m. Police said three bedrooms were ransacked. The homeowner said he was missing some watches, his social security card, costume jewelry and $1,000 in cash. Police said that the homeowner’s wife’s wallet was stolen at another restaurant in Worth where they were dining five to seven days before. The couple did not file a police report for the stolen wallet. THURSDAY FEBRUARY 28 A senior citizen was taking out his trash cans in the 10700 block of South Georgia Lane when a dark gray crossover vehicle pulled into his driveway around 9:18 p.m. Feb. 28. The driver of the …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Police say robber followed woman as she crossed 95th Street, then grabbed her phone, plus the week's police and crime news.
Oak Lawn police are investigating a street robbery in which a woman was strong-armed on 95th Street as she walked back to work. Sign up for Oak Lawn Patch breaking news alerts and follow us on Facebook. Police said that a 42-year-old woman was carrying her iPhone in her hand when she noticed a man walking behind her as she crossed 95th Street and Kilbourn Avenue around 6:18 p.m. March 11. Once she reached the first gate opening to the construction site at Advocate Christ Medical Center the man walked up beside her and twisted her wrist before grabbing the phone out of her hand. The woman told police that the ear buds were still connected to the phone and were pulled from her ears. She yelled at the robber to stop, at which point he spun …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Oak Lawn car burglaries Jan. 31 through Feb. 13.
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13 A 2005 Nissan Pathfinder was parked in the lot at LA Fitness, 8812 S. Cicero Ave., when someone smashed the front passenger window sometime before 7:55 p.m. The thief removed a tote bag on the front passenger floorboard. SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10 A 43-year-old woman who is a security officer reported that someone entered her Ford Edge parked in the 4900 block of West Wick Drive. According to the report, the security officer’s duty handgun, which was in a lock box on the rear floor, and GPS unit were both stolen sometime before 2:48 p.m. Police said the security officer thinks her remote starter control unit malfunctioned and prevented her doors from unlocking. The total loss is estimated at $450. TUESDAY FEBRUARY 5 A woman …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Oak Lawn police reports, Feb. 2 through Feb. 8.
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 8 A 25-year-old Oak Lawn man was charged with public indecency when he was spotted urinating behind a bar in the 9700 block of South Cicero Avenue. Officers observed Michal A. Weyer around 12:12 a.m. relieving himself next to a Dumpster in full view of the public and patrons exiting the pub, police said. The officer illuminated Weyer with the spotlight on the squad car and told him “to wrap it up and fasten his pants,” reports said. Weyer allegedly stated, “My pants are up, sir,” and continued to urinate ignoring the police officer’s commands. He was issued a ticket for public indecency and given a hearing date of March 6 at Village Hall. SATURDAY FEBRUARY 2 Police were called to disperse 40 teens from Chuck E. Cheese’s at …
Monday, February 11, 2013
A round up of the week's crime headlines and police news on Oak Lawn Patch.
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