Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Robbers confront woman in shopping center parking lot, then marched her over to Walgreen's where they made her withdraw $500, cops say.
A 38-year-old woman filed a delayed police report after being confronted by three robbers in a parking lot who forced her to withdraw money from an ATM, reports said. Oak Lawn police are investigating a robbery that occurred around 2 p.m. May 6, where a woman says the robbers confronted her in a shopping center parking lot at 8700 S. Cicero Ave. Sign up for the Oak Lawn Patch newsletter and follow us on Facebook. The woman said she had just finished shopping and was walking back to her car when two men and a woman in their late twenties approached her. One of the men ran in front of her and stopped in front of a dark colored car. Soon after, she heard the female robbery suspect calling her to say she dropped something. Looking to see what …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Cops shut down an Oak Lawn gas station after confidential source makes synthetic pot buy, reports say.
A gas station clerk was arrested after a confidential source purchased synthetic cannabis in a sale arranged by police, reports said. Muhammed K. Qandil, 18, of the 8700 block of South Oak Park Avenue, faces charges of delivery and possession of a controlled substance. Oak Lawn Police arranged a purchase after hearing of a confidential source buying K2 cannabinoids from various clerks at the Citgo station at 6801 W. 87th St. over the past several weeks, reports said. Sign up for the Oak Lawn Patch newsletter and follow us on Facebook. The confidential source would walk into the gas station and ask the clerk for a “forty” and the clerk would hand the source one package of K2, police said. Detectives set up a sale for the confidential source…
Monday, May 20, 2013
About 25 protesters staged a march down 95th Street to protest what they see as racial profiling tactics from the Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn police departments.
A small but peaceful crowd was on hand Saturday afternoon as a march was staged down 95th Street to protest alleged racial profiling by the Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn police departments. The march was greeted by a large police presence as area departments responded to the uncertain nature of protests planned in the age of social media. Evergreen Park Police Chief Michael Saunders estimated that there were about 50 to 60 officers on the street and more on reserve should the need arise. The need never did as the small group of marchers proceeded largely without incident. One man was warned for standing in the middle of the street before the march began, but there were no arrests made, Saunders said. Watch: Protesters March Down 95th …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
About two dozen marchers made their way down 95th Street Saturday afternoon.
Police officers outnumbered protesters by about two-to-one Saturday afternoon as a group of about 25 protesters marched down 95th Street to protest what they allege is widespread racial profiling by the Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn police departments. Read More: Connect with Patch: Evergreen Park / Oak Lawn/ Beverly-Mt. Greenwood
Friday, May 17, 2013
Evergreen Park Police have alerted residents about a protest against racial profiling that is planned to take place Saturday afternoon on 95th Street.
Evergreen Park Police Chief Michael Saunders has issued a statement on the planned protest scheduled for Saturday, May 18 at 1 p.m. The protest is expected to start at 1 p.m. and organizers say they will march down 95th Street from Western Avenue to Cicero Avenue to protest what they see as discriminatory racial practices of the Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn police departments. Read More: In a video posted on the Evergreen Park village website, Saunders hits back at claims of racial bias and alerts residents to tomorrow's planned activities. You can find a PDF of the statistics he references to the right of this article. Full statement by Chief Saunders: ON MAY 9TH, I WAS GIVEN NOTIFICATION IN WRITING OF A PLANNED PROTEST CONCERNING …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Oak Lawn Lions will honor the village's police officer and firefighter of the year at their annual Law and Order Dinner tonight (Tuesday) at the Hilton Oak Lawn. Ald. Ed Burke is the featured guest speaker.
Oak Lawn Fire Battalion Chief Norman Rick and Police Tactical Officer Michael McNeela have been named firefighter and police officer of the year. Both first responders will be honored the Oak Lawn Lions Club’s 42nd annual Law and Order Dinner at the Hilton Oak Lawn on Tuesday evening. Rick and McNeela were nominated by their colleagues, and chosen by an award recipient committee comprised of members from Oak Lawn's police and fire departments. Chicago Ald. Edward M. Burke (14th) is the featured the keynote speaker. The Chicago City Hall lifer has served as alderman for 43 years, under seven Chicago mayors. In addition to chairing the City Council’s finance committee and slating judicial candidates, Burke is the co-author of End of Watch: …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Oak Lawn police reports April 16-19.
FRIDAY APRIL 19 A Hometown cop detained a man wanted on a sex offense at the 7-Eleven at 4501 W. 95th St. around 6:28 p.m. for Oak Lawn police. A name check indicated that Leron Hampton, 38, was wanted on a no-bond warrant, police said. Hampton was taken to the Oak Lawn police station where he was being held for Cook County Sheriff’s Police. TUESDAY APRIL 16 A fast-food employee was charged with theft after police said he stole tip money from the Dunkin’ Donuts at 10301 S. Central Ave. The manager provided surveillance video taken between April 8 and April 16 showing Antonio Heffner, 30, of South Holland, using sleight of hand to pocket cash while working the drive-through window, reports said. The manager claimed Heffner rang up small …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
An off-duty police officer breaks up two separate dine-and-dash attempts at Hooters, cops say.
Diners were charged in two separate thefts after they attempted to run out of an Oak Lawn restaurant without paying their bill, reports said. Oak Lawn police responded to a reported dine-and-dash at Hooters at 9159 S. Cicero Ave. around 10:21 April 30. A table of three women and one man finished eating their meal and were talking amongst themselves when they all got up and left without paying their $91.30 tab, police said. An employee notified the off-duty police officer working security that the party of four was leaving in a blue Chevy Equinox, according to the report. Police immediately saw the car turning left on Southwest Highway from Keating and followed it to Kilpatrick Avenue. The employee was taken to the scene where she …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Oak Lawn man charged with fondling and exposing himself near a Mt. Greenwood school has beat child abduction and distributing harmful material to minor raps, court records show.
The Oak Lawn man accused of fondling and exposing himself near a school in Mt. Greenwood last week has an extensive arrest history, according to court records. Daniel M. Vorberg, 30, of the 5000 block of 101st Street in Oak Lawn, was charged with two counts of indecent exposure after two adults claim they saw him allegedly masturbating and exposing his penis while sitting in a parked car on April 30. He was arrested the next afternoon in Oak Lawn, after a picture of his car and license plate was posted on local Facebook groups where it was quickly disseminated among neighbors. Vorberg has since been released from jail and is now on electronic monitoring. Connect with Patch: Oak Lawn / Beverly-Mt. Greenwood / Evergreen Park Chicago Ald. …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Couple saw prowlers hide in neighbor's yard. Police discover fresh pry marks, reports say.
A couple may have interrupted some prowlers after the wife spotted a man lurking in her neighbor's back yard, reports said. Oak Lawn Police responded to a call of suspicious person running from a residence in the 9500 block of South Kolmar Avenue around 8:44 a.m. April 22. Sign up for Oak Lawn Patch breaking news alerts and follow us on Facebook. The caller said she was sitting in her upstairs office when she observed a gray or dark beige car pull up in front of her house. Police said she saw two male blacks get out of the car and run to the rear of their neighbor’s house across the street. One of the men was wearing all black clothing and the other a blue jacket and jeans, reports said. The caller’s husband went to check the house across …