Crime Report for Oct. 21, 2013
October 18, 2013 6:18PM
Updated: November 22, 2013 6:08AM
Here is a look at crime reports in the Southland.
News includes Oak Lawn, Tinley Park, Mokena and Oak Forest.
Dog killed by poison
Police are investigating the poisoning of an elderly woman’s dog.
The woman, 74, who lives in the 9200 block of Ridgeland Avenue, told police her 8-month old Pomeranian/American Eskimo puppy became ill Sept. 27 and she took it to Oak Village Animal Hospital where it died. A veterinarian there confirmed that the dog was poisoned, according to police.
Prostitution suspected at hotel
Police say it appears a prostitution ring was being conducted this month out of the La Quinta Inn & Suites, 7255 W. 183rd St.
While police were searching for a wanted man at the hotel Oct. 9, a hotel manager asked officers to check into possible prostitution activity in two rooms at the hotel, according to police.
They said Lauren Johnson, 20, of Chicago, was arrested in one of the rooms when a background check revealed that she was wanted on a Cook County warrant.
All the occupants denied using the room for prostitution but all had a history of prostitution-related arrests, police said. Based on certain items found in the room and the criminal histories, police ordered the people to vacate the hotel, and all but Johnson were released without charges.
At least nine residents of the Brookside Glen subdivision had their mailboxes damaged during an overnight vandalism spree Oct. 12 and 13, police said.
Most of the victims told police the mailboxes were damaged or destroyed by someone smashing them with pumpkins.
A resident of the 7500 block of Newfield Lane said a landscaping brick was thrown through his basement window. Police said the other victims lived on Westfield Avenue, Richardson Lane, Brookside Glen Drive and Lakeside Drive.
Chase ends in resident arrest
A village resident was arrested Oct. 12 after a brief police chase ended with him being zapped with a stun gun while hiding in a backyard, according to police.
They said an officer saw Richard Bean, 38, make an illegal turn out of his apartment complex and a check showed that a woman in the complex had an active order of protection against him and that Bean’s driver’s license was revoked.
The officer tried to stop Bean, but he sped off, abandoning his car a short time later and fleeing on foot in the 11000 block of Kimberly Trail, police said. They said a resident called police upon seeing Bean hiding in their backyard.
When officers cornered Bean, he resisted arrest until the stun gun was used on him, according to police.
Bean, 11201 W. 191st St., was charged with violating an order of protection, resisting police and driving on a revoked license.
Police are searching for vandals who went on a shooting spree with a pellet gun overnight Oct. 12 and 13, shattering more than a dozen car windows and damaging two mobile homes.
Car windows on Dolores Drive, Pine Road, LeClaire Avenue, La Paz Court, Lorel Avenue, Terrace Drive, 157th Street, Laramie Avenue, Independence Avenue, Rob Roy Drive and Reynolds Lane were shattered, police said.
Police received multiple calls of several people inside a dark-colored sedan shooting out car windows between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m., according to police.