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[ Suspicious man flees, attacks Orland Park officer ]]>

A Manhattan man was charged with aggravated battery to a police officer after punching an officer who was trying to restrain him following a foot chase Sept. 30 in the 10800 block of Crystal Ridge Court, police reported. They said Donald Hall, 38, of 15951 Baker Road, also was charged with driving on a suspended license and not having a bumper or insurance. Police said the officer began following Hall after he became suspicious upon seeing an “unkempt car” leave an office park early in the morning before the complex was open. The car soon entered an affluent subdivision, parking … ]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:06:15 -0500 <![CDATA[ Oak Lawn man allegedly fired gun into air ]]>

An Oak Lawn man was arrested after he fired a gun into the air in the early morning of Oct. 15 in the 9200 block of Sproat Avenue, police reported. Officers responded to a call of shots fired about 4:15 a.m., talked to a resident who said he heard “five or six pops” and then found five shell casings from a .45-caliber handgun on the sidewalk, according to police. They said the investigation led to Ahmad F. Nakhleh, who had been in an argument at a house at 85th Street and Harlem Avenue earlier that night and got into a … ]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:26:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Home Depot worker allegedly stole $63K ]]> Lead story image

A Lansing woman has been charged with felony theft after stealing about $63,000 over two years from the Home Depot store in Orland Park where she worked, according to Orland Park police. They said Kiana Gaddis, 31, engaged in a scheme to issue phony returns while employed at the store, at 7300 W. 159th St., between November 2012 and Sept. 18. As a special services clerk, Gaddis had the authority to issue returns, police said. A store investigation determined that Gaddis conducted 33 fake transactions on high-priced items and placed the refunded money into her private checking account using two … ]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:51:18 -0500 <![CDATA[ Oak Lawn police blotter ]]>

OAK LAWN DUI ARREST: Jose Vasquez, Jr., 36, 6049 W. 103rd St., Unit 2E, Chicago Ridge, was charged with drunken driving, speeding, improper lane use and driving without a valid license after a stop Oct. 2 in the 5600 block of 99th Street, police said. BURGLARY: Tools worth $1,300 were stolen between Oct. 2 and Oct. 12 from a garage in the 10000 block of Moody Avenue. BATTERY: George Petraski, 56, 14007 Bell Road, Homer Glen, was charged with battery after getting into a dispute Oct. 3 with a Chicago man when his shopping cart struck the man at Hobo, … ]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:24:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ ]]>

TINLEY PARK BURGLARY: More than $50,000 worth of equipment was stolen between Sept. 20 and Oct. 1 from Liberty Concrete, 17511 Duvan Drive, after thieves cut the chain at an entrance gate. Stolen were a 1987 Ford dump truck, a 1991 Cronkhite flatbed trailer and a 2013 New Holland skid-steer loader. VANDALISM: A Tinley Park family told police their home in the 7600 block of 161st Place has been targeted several times by pranksters between Sept. 24 and Oct. 3. The house was toilet papered, egged and someone scrawled a sexist slur and pictures of male genitalia on a car … ]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 22:26:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Homer Glen, Orland Park police blotter ]]>

HOMER GLEN VANDALISM: One tire on each of two vehicles was punctured Oct. 7 in the 15000 block of Pinto Street. THEFT: Nicole N. Lowery, 26, 12013 W. Lake View Drive, Orland Park, was charged with theft after an incident Oct. 9 in the 12000 block of 143rd Street, police said. NO LICENSE: Oskaras Zvicevicius, 24, 14301 Oak Trail, Homer Glen, was charged with driving without a valid license and illegal use of a cellphone after a stop Oct. 11 at 143rd Street and Oak Trail, police said. HOME BURGLARY: A handgun, cash, jewelry and an iPad were stolen Oct. … ]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 22:26:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Midlothian, Oak Forest police blotter ]]>

MIDLOTHIAN VANDALISM: Someone exploded a firecracker inside a mailbox Oct. 4 in the 14800 block of Kenton Avenue. DUI ARREST: Sheray McAdams, 24, 14635 Lamon Ave., 300N, Midlothian, was charged with drunken driving after an Oct. 6 stop in the 100 block of Pulaski Road, police said. THEFT: A cellphone and wallet were stolen Oct. 8 from the owner of Kimberly K Hair Salon at the salon, 14401 Cicero Ave. ASSAULT: Nicholas Parnell, 32, 14549 Tripp Ave., Midlothian, was charged with theft and assault after stealing a ladder Oct. 9, stranding two employees of Community Foods on the roof of … ]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:38:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ New Lenox, Will County police blotter ]]>

NEW LENOX SUSPENDED LICENSE: Bradley Klukis, 19, 106 W. Third Ave., New Lenox, was charged with driving on a suspended license and speeding after a stop Sept. 19 at Haven Avenue and Nelson Road, police said. FUNNY MONEY: Ameilia Davis, 18, of Loves Park, Ill., was charged with forgery after she tried to use counterfeit $20 bills to make a purchase at Target Sept. 19 in the 2300 block of East Lincoln Highway. DUI CHARGE: Gary Durish, 60, 2375 Palmer Ranch, New Lenox, was charged with drunken driving and speeding after he was stopped Sept. 20 at Grand Mesa Drive … ]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:32:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Oak Lawn police blotter ]]>

OAK LAWN BURGLARY: Tools were stolen between Sept. 15 and Sept. 23 from a garage in the 6100 block of 99th Street. NO LICENSE: Fredy Palomores-Sanchez, 20, 2353 Hamlin Ave., Chicago, was charged with driving without a valid license and speeding after a stop Sept. 26 at Southwest Highway and Kilpatrick Avenue, police said. THEFT: A catalytic convertor was stolen Sept. 26 from a car in the 8700 block of 55th Court. WARRANT ARREST: Dontae Williams, 29, 10544 Karlov Ave., Oak Lawn, was arrested on two Bridgeview warrants for driving on a suspended license when he turned himself in Sept. … ]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:32:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Squatters arrested in filthy Oak Lawn house ]]>

Two persons were arrested and the Oak Lawn house they were illegally occupying was declared uninhabitable after police were called Oct. 1 about drug activity there, police said. When officers arrived at the vacant house, they found that a man and woman had been living there as squatters and filthy conditions inside, according to police. They said officers discovered glass pipes used to smoke marijuana and an unused hypodermic needle as well as gang and anti-police graffiti on the walls of the house and its garage. There was no running water in the house, and police found feces in the … ]]> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 02:16:46 -0500 <![CDATA[ Homer Glen, Orland Park police blotter ]]>

HOMER GLEN SUSPENDED LICENSE: Shannon Mounts, 36, 15407 Lisa Court, Orland Park, was charged with driving on a suspended license and illegal use of a cellphone after a Sept. 23 stop at 143rd Street and Kings Road, police said. VEHICLE BURGLARIES: A lighter and a purse were stolen Sept. 26 from two unlocked vehicles in the 13000 block of Shady Lane. DUI ARREST: Matthew Vandermay, 28, 1106 Greeley Drive, New Lenox, was charged with drunken driving Sept. 26 after a stop at 151st Street and Cedar Road, police said. VEHICLE BURGLARIES: A wallet containing $80 was stolen Sept. 29 from … ]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 22:30:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Tinley Park police blotter ]]>

TINLEY PARK HOME BURGLARY: A Tinley Park couple told police someone stole jewelry and checkbooks from their home in the 16500 block of Fairfax Court while they were vacationing in Europe from Sept. 10 to 26. THEFT: Someone stole approximately five gallons worth of grapes between Sept. 12 and 19 from vines at the rear of a house in the 17200 block of Harlem Avenue. DOMESTIC BATTERY: Brian Kmak, 34, of the 17300 block of Avon Lane, Tinley Park, was charged with domestic battery and criminal damage to property after a Sept. 18 incident at his home, police said. DOMESTIC … ]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 22:30:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Oak Lawn man attacked at party ]]>

A 19-year-old Oak Lawn man was beaten Oct. 1 by three men during a backyard party in the 9300 block of Nashville Avenue, according to police. The victim told police that he and a female friend had been invited to the party, and he was sitting in a lawn chair when three men entered the yard, and one punched him in the face, knocking him to the ground. The three men kicked the victim about the head and body several times and then fled on foot, police reported. They said the victim sustained cuts and bruises and was taken to … ]]> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 02:15:50 -0500 <![CDATA[ Squabble over soda spill leads to Oak Lawn man’s arrest ]]>

An Oak Lawn man was arrested Oct. 5 after his violent reaction to a spilled soda in the drive-through lane at White Castle, 9501 Cicero Ave., police reported. Joshua Olvera, 29, 10017 Moody Ave., was charged with battery and disorderly conduct after he grabbed an employee at the window, police said. They said Olvera received his food order but apparently squeezed the cup of pop too hard, causing it to explode on him in his vehicle. Olvera angrily demanded free food, and the drive-through worker offered him instead a free pop and free French fries, which further angered Olvera, who … ]]> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 02:15:17 -0500 <![CDATA[ Frankfort, Mokena police blotter ]]>

FRANKFORT DUI CASE: James C. Martin, 39, 21785 Blue Bird Lane, Frankfort, was charged with drunken driving and improper lane use after he was stopped Sept. 18 at LaGrange Road and Old Frankfort Way, police said. VEHICLE BURGLARIES: Vehicles were burglarized Sept. 18 in the 21700 block of LaGrange Road. Police did not report how many vehicles were involved or what was stolen. DUI CHARGE: Kyle Tovar, 24, 8451 Dunmore Drive, Tinley Park, was charged with drunken driving and failure to yield at an intersection after a stop Sept. 20 in the 20200 block of LaGrange Road, police said. VEHICLE … ]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:16:00 -0500