Crime Report for Sept. 3, 2013
September 2, 2013 7:44PM
Updated: October 4, 2013 6:07AM
Here is a look at crime reports in the Southland.
News includes Midlothian, Tinley Park and Oak Lawn.
Man leaves boy in hot, locked car
A Posen man is charged with endangering a child after leaving a small boy inside a hot car with the windows up while he was inside a fast-food restaurant, police said.
Innocent Dioh, 47, 14802 California Ave., was arrested during the Aug. 21 incident at KFC, 14559 Pulaski Road, according to police.
They said Dioh ordered food in the drive-through lane and then parked his car to go inside the restaurant to get his order. While inside, a customer confronted him about a crying child being inside his car with the windows up, and Dioh went outside and opened a car window about an inch, police said.
When he returned to the restaurant without the boy, staff members called police, who arrived to find the child in the car while the outside temperature was 87 degrees, according to police.
Police took custody of the boy and notified the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, which arranged for the boy to be released to the custody of his mother.
Women should not have complained
Two Tinley Park women were arrested Aug. 21 after police discovered they were wanted on kidnapping charges out of Crown Point, Ind., according to police.
They said Chris Ortiz, 23, 17818 Oak Park Ave., Apt. 2S, and Gladys Meraz-Avitia, 22, of the same address, were detained after causing a disturbance at the drive-through lane of McDonald’s, 17171 Harlem Ave. The women told police they were angry because they had received the wrong order.
A check by police found both women were wanted on warrants related to an abduction. They were taken to the Cook County Jail for extradition to Indiana, police said.
Woman threatens children with knife
A Chicago Ridge woman was charged with resisting police and disorderly conduct after she allegedly chased several children Aug. 22 with a knife while drunk, according to police.
Police responded to a call and found Anne E. Black, 26, 10550 Central Ave., chasing the children in the 10300 block of Mayfield Avenue, police said.
They said an officer ordered Black to stop, but she refused and continued yelling obscenities at the group of children.
Police then placed her under arrest, and she resisted attempts to place her into a squad car, police said.