Crime Report for Feb. 4, 2013
February 3, 2013 10:20PM
Updated: March 5, 2013 6:21AM
Here is a look at crime reports in the Southland.
News includes locker thefts at a fitness center and a robbery attempt foiled in Oak Lawn, a bar dispute and a resident charged in a gun threat in Tinley Park, and a teen zapped after fighting police in Park Forest.
Locker thefts at fitness center
Personal items were stolen from several lockers between Jan. 19 and 30 at a new fitness center by cutting the lock in each instance, police said.
Wallets, cash, cellphones and credit cards were taken in the thefts at Planet Fitness, 9503 Cicero Ave., according to police.
They said five lockers were broken into Jan. 19 and 20, and a sixth was hit Jan. 24 when a club member told police his wallet and house key were stolen. Three more lockers were burglarized Jan. 30, including a purse stolen from the women’s locker room, police said.
Police said they’re looking for a man who was seen on a security camera using another member’s identification to enter the fitness center and signing in as that member.
Robbery attempt foiled
An Oak Lawn man avoided being robbed Jan. 29 after making a withdrawal from an ATM from a bank in the 5700 block of 95th Street, according to police.
The 19-year-old man told police that he withdrew cash at 10:45 p.m., and two men wearing hooded sweatshirts approached as he entered his car, one wearing a black bandana to conceal his face.
The victim locked the car doors, and the man wearing the bandana punched the driver’s side door twice before the victim drove away, police said.
Bar dispute leads to charge
A Chicago man was charged with battery following an altercation Jan. 20 in which he punched a woman in the parking lot of a bar, according to police.
They said Louis A. McKinney, 37, was arrested at 3 a.m. at Intimo Martini Bar, 7068 W. 183rd St. McKinney, who appeared intoxicated, told police he had an argument with the woman but denied hitting her, police said, and he continued to yell and swear at her while talking with officers.
The woman was crying and yelled for help when police arrived at the bar, her speech was slurred and she appeared to be intoxicated, police said. They said there were no marks on her face and she refused medical attention.
Resident charged in gun threat
A village resident was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after he pointed a handgun Jan. 22 at a man in a downtown bar, police said.
Cody D. Anderson, 67, 18213 S. 66th Ave., also was charged with aggravated assault after pressing the gun into the rib cage of a man at Cuzin’s Tavern, 17704 Oak Park Ave., according to police.
They said the victim and Anderson were talking about their military service, and when the man asked questions about the submarines on which Anderson served, Anderson pulled the gun, stuck it into the man’s ribs and asked, “Who are you?”
The victim told Anderson he was an American and asked, “What are you going to do?” police said. They said Anderson then placed the gun in his pocket, and the victim left the bar and called police.
When officers went to Anderson’s house, he had a small pistol in his hand, was ordered to drop it and placed it down, according to police. They said the gun was loaded with 13 rounds. Anderson had an Illinois firearm owner’s ID card and concealed-firearm licenses from Florida and Utah, police said.
Teen zapped after fighting with police
Police used a stun gun to subdue a 17-year-old resident of Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center who attacked officers Jan. 24 as they tried to get him medical treatment, police said.
The teen was intoxicated and tried to punch a brick wall, injuring himself, and ignored police orders to sit down while paramedics were preparing to transport him to St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights, according to police.
They said the boy fought with a male officer and punched a female officer in the chest at the center. When he continued to fight with police, he was stunned in the lower back, taken to the hospital and charged with resisting police, according to police.