Latest news from The Southtown Star Online en-us Wed, 28 Jul 2010 14:10:16 PDT Southtown Star logo 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Frankfort, Mokena police blotter ]]>

FRANKFORT SUSPENDED LICENSE: Rogelio Vargas, 44, of South Holland, was charged with driving on a suspended license after a stop Aug. 20 at LaGrange and Pleasant Hill roads, police said. WARRANT ARREST: Shannon M. Hennessy, 34, 456 Ohio Road, Frankfort, was arrested Aug. 20 on a Frankfort traffic warrant after police stopped her on her block, police said. SUSPENDED LICENSE: Mariano H. Gonzalez, 23, of Beecher, was charged with driving on a suspended license, no insurance and improper display of registration Aug. 20 after a stop in the 22300 block of LaGrange Road, police said. LICENSE SUSPENDED: William T. Schultz, … ]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:04:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Homer Glen, Orland Park police blotter ]]>

HOMER GLEN MARIJUANA CHARGE: Mark A. Dean, 33, 1247 Barbara Lane, Chicago Heights, was charged with selling marijuana Sept. 2 at 159th Street and Cedar Road, police said. STOLEN PROPERTY: Kris M. Haber, 30, of Bolingbrook, was charged with possession of stolen property and having expired registration after a stop Sept. 6 at 143rd Street and Golden Oak Drive, police said. VANDALISM: Four granite bench tops were damaged Sept. 6 at Homer Healing Garden, 14858 Founders Crossing. VEHICLE BURGLARY: A wallet was taken Sept. 7 from an unlocked vehicle in the 16000 block of Windmill Drive. HOME BURGLARY: An iPad … ]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:02:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Arson fire in Oak Lawn ]]>

Oak Lawn police are investigating an apparent arson fire Aug. 31 at a house in  the 9800 block of Moody Avenue. One of the homeowners told police that she awoke to the smell of smoke about 4:20 a.m. and found smoke and flames around the front door. Her husband used a fire extinguisher to douse the flames, and no one was hurt, police said. Officers saw a line of burned grass that went from the street to beneath the front bushes of the house, the bottom of the front door also was burned, and the odor of gasoline was strong, … ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:09:56 -0500 <![CDATA[ Medication stolen from doctor’s offices ]]>

A doctor with offices in Oak Lawn and Tinley Park reported that someone stole dozens of bottles of prescription medicine valued at more than $12,400, Oak Lawn police said. The doctor told police Aug. 26 that he noticed a week earlier that 184 bottles of medicine and two amniotic membranes were missing from his Oak Lawn office in the 10300 block of Cicero Avenue. The same day, Aug. 19, he noticed that 72 bottles of medicine and three amniotic membranes were missing from his Tinley Park office in the 16500 block of Oak Park Avenue, according to police. They said … ]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:48:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Country Club Hills police blotter ]]>

COUNTRY CLUB HILLS THEFT: A wallet was stolen Aug. 11 from a car in the 17600 block of Maple Avenue. HOME BURGLARY: Jewelry and a handgun were stolen Aug. 15 or 16 from a home in the 4700 block of 184th Place. WINDOWS SHATTERED: Someone on Aug. 16 threw rocks through the front window of a house in the 18300 block of John Avenue. CAR BURGLARY: An iPod was taken Aug. 18 from a car in a driveway in the 4700 block of 175th Place. VANDALISM: Someone shattered a glass door, possibly with a BB gun, on Aug. 20 at … ]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Chicago Heights police blotter ]]>

CHICAGO HEIGHTS BURGLARY: Three faucets, copper pipes and four floor vents were stolen between Aug. 1 and 7 from a vacant house in the 200 block of Raye Drive. HOME BURGLARY: Two window air conditioners, a refrigerator, aluminum trim, copper and a laptop computer were stolen Aug. 6 or 7 from an apartment in the 1600 block of Buena Vista Avenue after the apartment had been temporarily vacated due to fire damage. CAR THEFT: A 24-year-old Park Forest man told police an unknown woman stole his car Aug. 8 after he gave her a ride because she was crying and … ]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Midlothian, Oak Forest police blotter ]]>

MIDLOTHIAN DUI ARREST: Fernando Ortiz, 43, 14830 Ketelaar Ave., 5E, Midlothian, was charged with drunken driving and speeding after he was stopped Aug. 28 on 147th Street near Karlov Avenue, police said. HOME BURGLARY: A television, three guitars and an amplifier were stolen Aug. 28 from a home in the 4800 block of 144th Court. VAN THEFT: A 2008 Chevrolet Express utility van was stolen Aug. 28 in the 14900 block of Kilpatrick Avenue. CAR BURGLARY: A kicker box and a subwoofer were stolen Sept. 3 from a car in the 15000 block of Avers Avenue. THEFT: A cellphone was … ]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:08:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Tinley Park police blotter ]]>

TINLEY PARK CAR BURGLARIES: A GPS system was stolen Aug. 16 from a car in the 16300 block of Parliament Avenue. A resident of the same block reported that a pair of athletic shoes were taken from her car that night, and a third homeowner said three cellphones were taken from her car. VEHICLE BURGLARIES: Eight vehicles were burglarized during the night of Aug. 18-19. Four occurred in the 7700 block of Nottingham Drive and four others took place in the 16300 and 16400 blocks of Ozark Avenue. CAR BURGLARY: A wallet was stolen Aug. 22 or 23 from a … ]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:02:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Oak Lawn police blotter ]]>

OAK LAWN THEFT: A power washer was stolen between Aug. 31 and Sept. 5 from a backyard deck in the 6100 block of 99th Street. POT POSSESSION: Taylor Ramirez, 18, 10021 Mulberry Ave., Oak Lawn, was charged with possession of marijuana after a stop Sept. 1 in the 9400 block of Cicero Avenue, police said. THEFT: Quincy Mathis, 44, 14223 State St., Riverdale; Clint Massey III, 41, 6110 Hermitage Ave., Chicago; and Tandrell Foster, 40, 6959 S. Indiana, Chicago; were charged with theft of service after they were caught Sept. 2 trying to leave without paying their $136 tab at … ]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:02:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Homer Glen, Orland Park police blotter ]]>

HOMER GLEN SUSPENDED LICENSE: Andrew Bochantin, 44, 14310 Saddle Brook Lane, Homer Glen, was charged with driving on a suspended license and running a stop sign after a stop Aug. 19 at Cricketwood Drive and Parker Road, police said. DUI ARREST: Ian Kupczyk, 39, 14018 Derby Drive, Orland Park, was charged with drunken driving and improper lane use after an Aug. 20 stop at 143rd Street and Bell Road, police said. VEHICLE BURGLARIES: Five vehicles were burglarized Aug. 24 in the 12000 block of Beaver Den Trail. Stolen in the break-ins were wallets, three purses, credit and debit cards, an … ]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:28:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ New Lenox, Will County police blotter ]]>

NEW LENOX DUI ARREST: Taylor Worrall, 19, 420 Livingston Drive, New Lenox, was charged with drunken driving, leaving the scene of an accident, improper lane use and no insurance after he allegedly struck a mailbox and a sign Aug. 22 in the 300 block of West Joliet Highway, police said. VEHICLE BURGLARY: A duffel bag was stolen from an unlocked vehicle Aug. 25 in the 2600 block of Bluestone Bay Drive. BURGLARY: Michael Ferreira, 23, 512 Livingston Drive, New Lenox, was charged with burglary after he allegedly stole cash Aug. 25 from a home in the 200 block of Foxhill … ]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:24:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Oak Lawn police blotter ]]>

OAK LAWN Editor’s Note: An item in the Sept. 12, 2014, Neighborhood Star contained incorrect information. Nathaniel Dorgan, 25, of Chicago, was not charged with disorderly conduct. THEFT: A spare tire and wheel were stolen Aug. 21 from a 2011 Toyota Highlander in the 4400 block of 95th Street. THEFT: A gas grill that was till in its box was stolen from a garage at an apartment building in the 9700 block of Ridgeland Avenue between Aug. 21 and Sept. 1. DUI ARREST: Ruben Martinez, 37, 14700 Mozart Ave., Posen, was charged with drunken driving, resisting arrest, obstructing police, driving … ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:57:58 -0500 <![CDATA[ Oak Lawn police blotter ]]>

OAK LAWN THEFT: Four syringes that each contained a substance used to raise white blood cells, and with a total value of $16,500, were stolen Aug. 15 from inside a locked refrigerator at Affiliated Oncologist, 4400 W. 95th St., police said. DUI ARREST: Rachel M. Dykes, 23, 9635 52nd Ave., Oak Lawn, was charged with drunken driving, operating a cellphone while driving, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and improper lane use after she hit two parked cars Aug. 16 at 96th Street and 54th Avenue, police said. GUN THREAT: A clerk at Dunkin’ Donuts, 8723 Ridgeland Ave., … ]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:34:55 -0500 <![CDATA[ Posen man zapped after he charges at officer ]]>

Police officers were forced to use a stun gun on a Posen man Aug. 27 after he attacked an officer who was chasing him through a back yard in the 14200 block of Kostner Avenue, police said. Jose Hernandez, 29, 14427 Campbell Ave., was charged with aggravated assault, resisting police and criminal trespass, police said. They said the incident began when a woman called police to report that a strange man was in her rear yard and the man, later identified as Hernandez, fled before police arrived but was soon spotted in the 4400 block of 143rd Street. Officers found … ]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 02:10:02 -0500 <![CDATA[ Cops: Man picks wrong computer to steal ]]>

An Oak Forest man unwittingly stole a police department laptop computer with a tracking device that had been left in an unlocked car, police reported. Adolfo Polcano-Ceballos, 44, 16019 Lorel Ave., was arrested Aug. 26 at his home after admitting that he hid the computer in a ceiling, police said, and was charged with burglary and criminal damage to property. A prepackaged alarm told police that the computer was on the move but had gone only a short distance from its location in the car in the 16000 block of Lorel Avenue. Police traced the signal of the tracking device … ]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 02:09:51 -0500