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: Michael Caria, 19, 10213 Cambridge Drive, Mokena, was charged with driving on a suspended license and speeding after he was stopped Aug. 5 at Scheer and Steger roads, police said. LICENSE SUSPENDED: Keith L. Wallace, 37, 7342 W. Woodlawn Drive, Frankfort, was charged with driving on a suspended license and without valid registration after a stop Aug. 6 in the 21000 block of LaGrange Road, police said. DUI ARREST: Daniel J. Hartnett, 21, 71 Pleasant Hill Court, Frankfort, was charged with drunken driving and leaving scene of an accident after a crash Aug. 8 in the 700 … ]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:16:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Woman loses ring in online fraud scheme ]]>

A 57-year-old Oak Lawn woman lost a diamond ring in a fraud scheme through Craigslist, police said. The woman listed the ring for sale on Aug. 19 and was contacted by a potential buyer, who agreed on a sale price of $1,100 to be made through PayPal, according to police. They said the woman set up a PayPal account and later got an email stating that she had received a payment from a man in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The woman then sent the ring and tracked the delivery, which showed it had been received, police said, but as of Aug. … ]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:04:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Homer Glen, Orland Park police blotter ]]>

HOMER GLEN VEHICLE BURGLARIES: Sunglasses and a watch were stolen Aug. 5 from a vehicle in the 13000 block of Baywood Lane and water was poured on the seats and center console. Gift cards and $12 cash were stolen the same day from an unlocked vehicle in the same block. BURGLARY: Two tool boxes containing tools were stolen Aug. 5 from two unlocked landscaping trailers at Straightline Landscaping, 15836 Annico Drive. MARIJUANA CHARGE: Mark R. Castro, 37, 15441 Treetop Drive, Orland Park, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell it and possession of a controlled substance and … ]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:06:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ OLCHS student accused of selling pot ]]>

A student at Oak Lawn Community High School student faces marijuana-related charges after police investigated reports of drug activity at his residence, Oak Lawn police reported. Darius Smith-James, 19, 8821 Austin Ave., is charged with felony possession of marijuana with intent to sell it and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, police said. They said he was arrested at his home on Aug. 17. Police on a stakeout saw a car parked just north of his house and watched it pull in and out of the driveway three times, with Smith-James and another young man inside the … ]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:30:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Man’s belligerence results in his arrest ]]>

An Oak Forest man has been charged with briefly stealing a disabled man’s cellphone, then harassing him and fighting with police while drunk as they tried to arrest him, police said. LaShawn Hilliard, 20, 15733 Lamon Ave., was charged with aggravated battery following the Aug. 20 incident at Central Park, 15601 Central Ave. The victim, a 49-year-old Oak Forest man, told police that Hilliard began yelling at him, accusing him of being a cop because he was listening to his police scanner while at the park. Hilliard then grabbed the man’s cellphone, which was hanging by a lanyard around his … ]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:10:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Off-duty cop hurt coming to brother’s aid ]]>

An off-duty Phoenix police officer suffered a broken collarbone Aug. 21 after pulling his gun and chasing a man who had attacked his brother in the parking lot of Durbin’s, 14753 Cicero Ave., Midlothian police said. The 24-year-old brother was in a car in the lot when a man, apparently a childhood enemy, punched him through the open car window and then shattered the rear window of the car with a beer bottle, according to police. When the off-duty officer, 30, exited the bar and saw his brother injured, he chased the attacker with his gun drawn, cornered him in … ]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:54:10 -0500 <![CDATA[ Oak Lawn police blotter ]]>

OAK LAWN CAR BURGLARY: Dovydas Vitkevicius, 5540 W. 103rd St., Unit 3A, Oak Lawn, was charged with vehicle burglary after he stole a briefcase and wallet from a car Aug. 5 in the 5500 block of 103rd Street and was found walking with the briefcase nearby, police said. VEHICLE THEFT: A 2000 Buick LeSabre was stolen Aug. 5 in the 10400 block of Circle Drive. CAR BURGLARY: A computer, cellphone and credit and debit cards were stolen Aug. 5 from a car in the 9500 block of Cicero Avenue. VANDALISM: Windows at several businesses were damaged Aug. 6 when someone … ]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:58:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Tinley Park police blotter ]]>

TINLEY PARK THEFT ARREST: Daryl Linnear, 29, of the 5000 block of 159th Street in Oak Forest, was charged with retail theft and possession of a theft-detection shielding device after stealing liquor July 22 and Aug. 1 from Super Kmart, 16300 Harlem Ave., police said. COPPER THEFT: About $750 worth of copper was stolen sometime between July 25 and 30 from Airy’s Inc., 7455 W. Duvan Drive. PILFERED PURSE: A 64-year-old woman told police someone stole her purse July 31 when she set it on the floor as she tried on shoes at Together We Cope, 17010 Oak Park Ave. … ]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:20:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ New Lenox, Will County police blotter ]]>

NEW LENOX SUSPENDED LICENSE: Adrian Irvin, 25, 912 Lake St., New Lenox, was charged with driving on a suspended license after a stop July 28 in the 100 block of East U.S. 30, police said. RETAIL THEFT: Dearick Farr, 53, of Joliet, was charged with retail theft, driving on a suspended license, improper use of registration and no insurance after police received a complaint about a man urinating in public July 28 outside the Walgreens store in the 400 block of Nelson Road, police said. They said Farr had left the parking lot when police arrived but was stopped minutes … ]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:16:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Oak Lawn man faces weapons charges ]]>

An Oak Lawn resident was charged with aggravated assault, aggravated use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and resisting arrest after an altercation at his home, police said. William B. Wright, 35, 5836 W. Lynwood Drive, also was charged with possessing a gun and ammunition without a firearm owner’s ID card, according to police. A 64-year-old man called police about 5:30 p.m. Aug. 10 and said Wright had threatened him with a knife and also had a handgun. An argument had ensued between the two men after Wright became angry when the man yelled at … ]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:12:09 -0500 <![CDATA[ Homer Glen, Orland Park police blotter ]]>

HOMER GLEN THEFT: An aluminum canoe was stolen July 29 from the side yard of a residence in the 13000 block of Mulranny Drive. VANDALISM: Two banners and an awning were ripped down and two garden decorations were damaged July 29 at Sunny Lane Acres, 16217 Gougar Road. SUSPENDED LICENSE: Knasi Afriyie, 67, of Bolingbrook, was charged with driving on a suspended license and speeding after a stop Aug. 1 at 143rd Street and Lemont Road, police said. ORLAND PARK FELONY THEFT: Brittany Hill, 23, 9800 Forest Ave., Chicago, a Home Depot employee, was charged with felony theft after issuing … ]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:02:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Oak Lawn police blotter ]]>

OAK LAWN WARRANT ARREST: Daniel Doyle, 37, 10440 Mayfield Ave, Unit 3B, Oak Lawn, was arrested July 30 in the 10200 block of Washington Avenue on a Bridgeview warrant related to a drunken driving charge, police said. SUSPENDED LICENSE: Amir Smith, 19, 8222 Mozart Ave., Chicago, was charged with driving on a suspended license after being stopped July 30 in the 10000 block of Pulaski Road, police said. THEFT: A catalytic convertor was stolen July 30 from a van in the 4000 block of 95th Street. DUI ARREST: Stephen Campbell, 23, 9840 Merton Ave., Oak Lawn, was charged with drunken … ]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:14:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ New Lenox, Will County police blotter ]]>

NEW LENOX DUI ARREST: Stephen Logan, 52, 870 Wren Court, New Lenox, was charged with drunken driving and speeding after a stop July 19 in the 2100 block of Calistoga Drive, police said. HEROIN ARREST: Kathryn Fregeau, 27, of Joliet, was charged with possession of heroin and driving under the influence of drugs after police responded July 19 to a call of a driver asleep in the drive-through lane of Taco Bell in the 400 block of West U.S. 30, police said. NO TATTOOS: Tattooing equipment was stolen from an unlocked vehicle July 19 in the 700 block of Sojourn … ]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:22:28 -0500 <![CDATA[ Midlothian, Oak Forest police blotter ]]>

MIDLOTHIAN HIT AND RUN: Jamison Raftery, 40, 9002 Pebble Beach Lane, Orland Park, was charged with hit and run after crashing July 26 into a car in the 4700 block of 147th Street and fleeing the scene, police said. They said witnesses supplied police with the car’s license plate, and Orland Park police later arrested Raftery at his home. VANDALISM: Two gallons of white paint were dumped on a car July 27 or 28 in the 14400 block of Trumbull Avenue. OAK FOREST GUN THEFT: A 9mm Beretta handgun was stolen between June 27 and Aug. 1 from a bedroom … ]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:48:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Frankfort, Mokena police blotter ]]>

FRANKFORT VEHICLE BURGLARY: Items were stolen July 26 from a vehicle in the 8100 block of Sauk Trail. SUSPENDED LICENSE: Courtney P. Alexander, 36, 36 Willow Road, Matteson, was charged with driving on a suspended license and using a cellphone while driving after a stop July 27 at U.S. 30 and LaGrange Road, police said. LICENSE SUSPENDED: Dontae E. Frazier, 24, 12814 Paulina, Calumet Park, was charged with driving on a suspended license and speeding after a July 29 stop at U.S. 30 and Woodbridge Drive, police said. WARRANT ARREST: Brian J. Frainey, 25, 8648 Saddlebred Court, Frankfort, was arrested … ]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:48:00 -0500