Sunday, March 24, 2013
Christopher J. Dyson, 18, also faces an armed robbery charge connected to Thursday's shooting that left a Tinley Park man dead. He is being held without bail.
Christopher J. Dyson, 18, of Markham, was charged Saturday with murder and armed robbery in connection with Thursday's fatal shooting in a Tinley Park 7-Eleven parking lot, according to a Village of Tinley Park press release. He is being held without bail, and his next court date will be Tuesday, March 26, at the Bridgeview courthouse, a village spokesman said Saturday. The case is still under investigation, according to the press release. READ: Check Out the Full Story of the Shooting for More Details Dyson tried to rob Thomas Mastro, 24, outside the convenience store before pulling a gun, shooting Mastro in the chest and then fleeing the scene north on Oak Park Avenue, police said. He was captured around 147th and Oak Park Avenue in Oak …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
A 24-year-old Tinley Park man was shot to death Thursday in a convenience store parking lot. A Markham man was taken in to custody and charged Saturday with murder and armed robbery. What's next in this case?
UPDATE (12:09 p.m. Saturday, March 23): Christopher J. Dyson, 18, of Markham, has been charged Saturday with murder and armed robbery in the shooting. Read the full story for more details. The parking lot of a Tinley Park 7-Eleven became a murder scene Thursday afternoon, after a 24-year-old man was fatally shot. Two men began arguing around 3 p.m. in front of the store at 16658 S. Oak Park Ave. The argument escalated. Shots were fired. A manhunt involving Tinley Park and Oak Forest police, along with other area law enforcement agencies, moved north, up Oak Park Avenue. READ: Check Out the Full Story of the Shooting for More Details Forty-five minutes later, a suspect was taken in to custody by police at around 147th Street and Central …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Patch goes through the timeline of Tuesday's events as two convicted bank robbers escaped from a downtown Chicago prison and made their way to Tinley Park.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
UPDATED (10:59 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19): The FBI announced Wednesday morning that it is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the capture of Joseph "Jose" Banks and Kenneth Conley, according to an agency press release. Anyone with information on the two men should contact the FBI Chicago office at 312-421-6700 or other local law enforcement. Two convicted bank robbers who escaped a federal prison in downtown Chicago on Tuesday morning and fled to Tinley Park were still at large. Law enforcement officials searched the village and surrounding communities throughout the day for Joseph "Jose" Banks and Kenneth Conley, following tips and information from the public. Patch breaks down what happened Tuesday, who was involved, …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Tinley Park police said a man from Oak Lawn recently approached a group of four on a Tinley street, asking for a cigarette. They didn't have one and the man's alleged actions that followed led to a few battery and one drug charge.
Police said a man "under the influence of an unknown substance" recently approached a group of four, asking for a cigarette and when they didn't have one, spat in a woman's face. Officers were called around 11:45 p.m. June 2 to the intersection of Oak Park Avenue and West Point Drive in Tinley Park, where a group of three men and one woman said they were approached by Julian Lopez, 22, of the 9300 block of South Austin Avenue in Oak Lawn. Lopez asked the four if they had a cigarette he could smoke and the woman answered him. "She told (Lopez) that they had smoked their last cigarette," the report said. "He said to (the victim), 'I was not talking to you b----.' (The victim) told Julian not to call her a b----. Julian then spit in (her) …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Five Indiana men were accused of felony mob action, among other charges, during a Monday afternoon court appearance. Two men who prosecutors say were targeted in the Ashford House attack were charged separately.
Bail was set Monday for five Indiana men who stood as a group in connection with a Saturday afternoon mob-style attack in Tinley Park. Two among those targeted in the attack, who officials say are associated with white supremacist organizations, were also charged. They appeared before a judge separately. Dylan J. Sutherlin, 20, Cody Lee Edward Sutherlin, 23, and Alex R. Stuck, 22, all of Bloomington, Ind.; joined Jason W. Sutherlin, 33, of Gosport, Ind.; and John S. Tucker, 26, of Spencer, Ind., in front of Cook County Associate Judge Terence B. Smith. A group of about a dozen showed in court to support the suspects. Several of them collectively gasped when the highest bail amount—$250,000 for Jason Sutherlin because of his criminal …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Mayor Ed Zabrocki said he prefers that two men who were accused this week of illegally filling an ice rink donate the water fee to charity. The duo cited said they didn't mean any harm. They're eager to make it right.
Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki doesn't want two men who were cited this week for tampering with a fire hydrant to pay a fee to the village. Rather, he prefers they donate that money to a local charity. "We're gonna let the kids pay the $130 or so for the water and instead of them giving it to the village, we're going to have them give it to Tinley Wish," Zabrocki said on Thursday. "These kids were wrong in what they were doing, but this isn't nuclear physics … They were trying to do something productive. It was definitely wrong, but this is not a felony we're talking about." Police found a 500-foot long fire hose Sunday that was illegally connected to a hydrant and running into a 93-foot by 41-foot ice rink in the backyard of a home in the …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
One Tinley Park man and one Oak Lawn man were cited Sunday for tampering with a fire hydrant. The two illegally connected a hose to a hydrant adjacent to Tinley Park High School. Tinley fire, public works and police departments responded.
Tinley Park police said they were called to the backyard of a home near Tinley Park High School this week, where two men had used 26,000 gallons of fire hydrant water to create a do-it-yourself ice rink. A high school custodian alerted the cops around 7:30 p.m. Sunday to a hose connected to a fire hydrant on the west side of the property. The hydrant was on, according to the report, and leading through a fence and into a wooded area behind a home in the 17600 block of Highland Avenue. "I observed the fire hydrant was on and there was a significant amount of water in the grass area which was partially frozen, indicating the hydrant was on for an extended amount of time," an officer wrote in the report. Police found a large 93-foot by 41-…
Sunday, October 16, 2011
A man paid a hefty price for almost two dozen pairs of Blackhawks that he never received.
A 53-year-old Oak Lawn man came to the Tinley Park Police Department last week to report that he'd been scammed by by a man who promised him Chicago Blackhawks tickets in exchange for a nearly $7,000 payment. The Oak Lawn resident told cops Oct. 12 that he met the seller at T.G.I. Fridays, 7200 191st St. in Tinley Park, earlier in October to do the exchange, according to the report. The 40-year-old seller said he'd fork over two tickets to 22 Blackhawks games. The Oak Lawn man wrote him $6,950 check. The check was cashed the same day and as of last week, the victim had yet to receive any tickets. The suspect is no longer answering his phone calls. The victim told police that he learned through a friend of the suspect's father that he didn'…
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Police detained a man over the weekend who they said was placing Menards' merchandise in his pockets.
Loss prevention officers struggled to detain an Oak Lawn man Saturday afternoon who they said stuffed razors, a candle and a leather pouch in his pockets before leaving the store without paying. Daniel M. Vorberg, 29, of the 5000 block of West 101st Street in Oak Lawn, was arrested around 2:40 p.m. at Menards, 6851 159th St., Tinley Park. He was charged with one count of retail theft and two counts of battery, according to reports. Tinley Park police said loss prevention officers were watching Vorberg while he was in the store because he was "acting suspicious," "looking around to see if anyone was watching him," and "manipulating the packaging on products in his hands." They eventually saw him turn a corner and then noticed that none of …