Oak Forest police blotter
December 6, 2013 9:52PM
Updated: December 6, 2013 9:56PM
BURGLARY: Two employees of a dental office in the 15500 block of Cicero Avenue told police a man who asked to use the office bathroom instead went into the staff break room and stole their wallets before fleeing on Nov. 18.
PROPERTY DAMAGE: An employee of Walgreens, 5525 159th St., told police a man threw four gallons of iced tea on the floor of the store, soaking the carpet, during a Nov. 19 argument over a refund.
INDECENT EXPOSURE: A 35-year-old Markham woman told police a man, who was parked next to her car, fondled himself in his car while she unloaded groceries Nov. 21 in the parking lot of Aldi Foods, 15441 Cicero Ave. The man said “hi” to her twice, the woman said, and then briefly followed her car when she pulled out of the parking lot.
CAR BURGLARY: A GPS unit was stolen Nov. 22 from a car in the 5100 block of 154th Street.
TRESPASSING: Joshua Gazdziak, 23, 15115 Lacrosse Ave., Oak Forest, was charged with criminal trespass after entering an apartment complex, 14710 Central Ave., on Nov. 26, after having been previously banned from the grounds, police said.
PURLOINED PURSE: A purse was stolen Nov. 28 from unlocked car in the parking lot of Jewel-Osco, 5616 W. 159th St.
POT POSSESSION: Nicholas Kotiw, 20, of Genoa, Wis., was charged with possession of marijuana after a Nov. 28 stop in the 4400 block of 159th Street, police said.
WEAPONS CHARGE: Timothy Carlson, 20, 7826 Jackson Ave., Munster, Ind., was charged with unlawful use of a weapon after police found him Nov. 29 sitting in a parked car with a rifle in the passenger seat in the 5300 block of Christopher Drive, police said. They said offficers had responded to a call of Carlson repeatedly knocking on a front door and holding what appeared to be a baseball bat.
THEFT: A BB gun was stolen Nov. 29 or 30 from a porch in the 5300 block of Fawn Court. Another couple in the same block told police someone broke into their garage that same night and rifled through their belongings but did not take anything.
CAR BURGLARY: A wallet was stolen Nov. 30 from a car parked outside Harold’s Chicken, 4142 W. 167th St.
DUI ARREST: John O’Connor, 51, of Williams Bay, Wis., was charged with drunken driving, improper lane use and driving on a revoked license after a Dec. 1 stop in the 5400 block of 155th Street, police said.