Crime Report for July 19, 2012
July 18, 2012 9:28PM
Updated: August 20, 2012 11:41AM
Here is a look at recent crime reports.
News includes Matteson, Orland Park and Country Club Hills.
Alleged store burglar caught
A Markham man led police on a high-speed chase July 1 after he was seen using a sledgehammer to break into Toys R Us, 5001 W. U.S. 30, police said.
They said William R. Morris, 49, 162 S. Laflin Ave., filled a garbage can with about $1,350 in electronics and video game systems, loaded the can into his vehicle and then exited on Cicero Avenue, where police were waiting for him.
A chase ensued south on Cicero Avenue to Sauk Trail, where Morris drove onto Interstate 57 going northbound in the southbound lanes, causing several vehicles to pull aside to get out of the way, according to police.
Police said Morris was charged with three counts of burglary, including the July 1 incident and similar burglaries at the toy store on June 10 and 23.
Rowdy patron subdued by police
A Kansas man is facing criminal charges after a scuffle with police that ended with him being zapped three times by a stun gun, according to police.
They said John Gillis, 39, of Overland Park, Kan., arrived intoxicated June 17 at Champps Bar & Grill on LaGrange Road, inappropriately touched a woman and called her vulgar names after she told him to stop.
Police were called and when officers questioned Gillis, he became belligerent and fought with them when they tried to arrest him, causing officers to stun him, police said.
Gillis was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
COUNTRY CLUB HILLS
Gunshots fired, no one hurt
Gunmen fired several shots July 8 from a car at two locations in the city, but no one was wounded, police said.
Witnesses told police someone driving a red sedan fired shots while driving in the area of 175th Street and Pulaski Road. As police were at that location, they were called to the 16900 block of Old Elm Drive on reports of someone firing a gun at a house from a car matching the description of the red sedan, according to police.
They said bullets were discovered inside the living room of the house and the trunk of a car parked in the driveway. The next morning, police found another bullet inside a pile of laundry in a bedroom of a nearby house in the 3900 block of 169th Street.