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OL man charged with burglary

  • Written by Bob Rakow

Bond was set at $50,000 for an Oak Lawn man charged with burglary Sept. 29 after being spotted leaving a garage on a bicycle with a bag of tools in his hand, police said.
Matthew J. Dearman, 46, of Oak Lawn, was spotted by police at 4:17 a.m. walking up a driveway in the 9700 block of Natoma Avenue in Oak Lawn, according to reports. Moments later, police spotted him leaving the driveway on a bicycle carrying a bag.
Members of the police department’s tactical team attempted to speak to Dearman, but he dropped the bag and fled on foot into adjacent yards, they said.
Police set up a perimeter and began to search for Dearman, who eventually was found hiding in bushes in a nearby backyard, they said.
The homeowner identified the items in the bag, which included tools, as property taken from his garage, police said.
Police had been conducting overnight surveillance in the area, as several burglaries have occurred recently in the neighborhood.

Complaints to the second power

  • Written by Bob Rakow

First it was power washing, now it’s power tools.
An angry Hickory Hills resident returned to the city council last Thursday asking aldermen once again to intervene in an escalating dispute he’s having with a neighbor.
Gil Marek, of the 9300 block of 79th Avenue, asked aldermen to take action to prevent the neighbor from repairing campers in his driveway, which is located directly across the street from Marek’s house.
Marek said his neighbor has worked on at least three campers in recent weeks, which includes the use of power tools well into the night.
“There was some use of a metal grinder,” Marek said. “It was very noisy. That’s going over the border. Every day there’s something.”
Marek said his neighbor routinely works on vehicles in the driveway from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
“It’s too much,” he said. “I understand a little bit of hobby work.”
He added that many of his neighbors are angry about the situation, but are afraid to call the police and complain to the city.
Marek stood before aldermen several months ago complaining about the vehicle power washing his neighbor was doing.
He said the oil, grease and dust from many of the older vehicles being washed were draining into the sewers and could be harmful to the city’s storm water system.
Marek said he initially contacted Hickory Hills Police when his neighbor began power washing a truck at 11 p.m. on a Sunday.
Police, however, said there was nothing they could do about the situation and did not talk to his neighbor.
Police Chief Alan Vodicka said there’s little his department can do as long as Marek’s neighbor is not violating an ordinance, such working too late or violating noise restrictions. He said it is unlikely police did not talk to the man.
Vodicka added that there is no evidence that man is running a business from his home, which is prohibited by the city.
Mayor Mike Howley said at last Thursday’s meeting that the city will send Marek’s neighbor a letter reminding him of the ordinances.
“That will at least put him on notice,” Howley said.
Marek told the council during his first appearance that he has no conflicts with his neighbor other than the complaints he’s lodged with the city.
He said Thursday that he’ll attend future council meetings until the problem is resolved.
“I will not stop,” he said. “Every meeting, I will be here.”

Police News from 9-11-14

 Chicago Ridge

 James A. Long, 22, of Justice, was charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance Sept. 2 after he was arrested in the parking lot of the Blue Star Motel, 7100 W. 103rd St., police said.
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  Roxane Mancera, 28, of Chicago Ridge, was charged with driving on a suspended license and disobeying a traffic signal Sept. 3 after being stopped in the 6100 block of 103rd Street, police said.
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  Omran Aldweikat, 30, of Chicago Ridge, was charged with driving on a suspended license, no insurance and failure to signal following a Sept. 4 stop in the 9900 block of Virginia Avenue, police said.
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  Juan M. Ramos, 32, of Worth, was charged with driving without a valid license, no insurance, improper lane use and squealing tires Sept. 4 after being stopped at 104th Street and Southwest Highway, police said.

Evergreen Park

 Siro Grassano, 45, of Mt. Prospect, was charged with retail theft Aug. 16 after allegedly stealing frozen pizzas from Meijer, 9200 S. Western Ave., police said.

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  Ned V. Gardner, 18, of Evergreen Park, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon Aug. 29 after he allegedly was seen holding a gun in the 8800 block of California Avenue, police said.
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  Matthew T. Wunderlich, 43, of Evergreen Park, was charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing Aug. 30 following a disturbance in the 2700 block of 99th Street, police said.
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  Mashanda D. Scott, 28, of Alsip, and Richard C. Scott, 28, Chicago, were charged with retail theft Aug. 31 after allegedly stealing goods from Wal-Mart, 2500 W. 95th St., police said.
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  Doncarlos A. Chapman, 58, Chicago, was charged with retail theft Sept. 2 after allegedly stealing merchandise from Wal-Mart, 2500 W. 95th St., police said.
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  Frank E. Rasmussen, 35, Riverdale, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of controlled substance and marijuana, resisting a police officer, driving on an expired registration and improper overtaking following a stop in the 3300 block of 87th St., police said.
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  Michael S. Wilson, 60, of Burnham, was charged with retail theft Sept. 4 after allegedly stealing goods from Menards, 9100 S. Western Ave., police said.

Hickory Hills

 Carlos Perez, 23, of Woodridge, was charged with drunken driving, driving without a valid license, illegal lane use and expired registration Sept. 1 after a stop at 95th Street and Roberts Road, police said.

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  Brendan J. Horan, 19, of Hickory Hills, was charged with disorderly conduct and underage consumption of alcohol Sept. 2 after a disturbance in the 9000 block of 92nd Street, police said.
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  John R. Merriman, 29, of Palos Hills, was charged with retail theft Sept. 4 after allegedly stealing merchandise from Jewel-Osco, 9528 S. Roberts Road, police said.
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  Jose A. Villapando, 43, of Justice, was charged with drunken driving, use of unsafe of tires and improper lane used Sept. 7 after a stop at 87th Street and 88th Avenue, police said.

Oak Lawn

 Terrance T. Jackson, 22, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft Aug. 15 after allegedly stealing merchandise from Jewel-Osco, 9424 S. Pulaski Road, police said.

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  Ruben E. Martinez, 37, of Posen, was charged with drunken driving, resisting a police officer, improper lane use, improper signaling and obstructing identification Aug. 23 after a stop in the 9000 block of Cicero Avenue, police said.
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  Catherine M. Phares, 30, of Oak Lawn, was charged with unauthorized possession of a prescription pad, forgery, possession of a controlled substance, no insurance and driving with expired registration Aug. 25 after a stop in the 4600 block of Southwest Highway, police said.
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  Anthony Carmichael, 53, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft Aug. 26 after allegedly stealing goods from Kmart, 4101 W. 95th St., police said.
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  Approximately $12,000 worth of prescription drugs were reported stolen Aug. 26 from a physician’s office in the 10300 block of Cicero Avenue.
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  A Ford Escape was reported stolen Aug. 29 from the 4000 block of 97th Street, police said.
  Jeffery P. Fox, 31, of Oak Lawn, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, ecstasy, fireworks and drug paraphernalia Aug. 30 after a stop in the 10200 block of Central Avenue, police said.
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  Onisha D. Sneed, 18, of Justice, was charged with battery and trespassing Aug. 30 after a disturbance at Christ Medical Center, 4440 W. 95th St., police said.
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  Tools valued at $2,000 were reported stolen Aug. 30 from a garage in the 5900 block of 98th Street.
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  Cinnamon Francis, 21, of Oak Lawn, was charged with retail theft Aug. 31 after allegedly stealing merchandise from Kmart, 4101 W. 95th St., police said.
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  Niteasha L. Howard, 22, of Chicago, was charged with battery Sept. 2 after a disturbance at Christ Medical Center, 4440 W. 95th St., police said.
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  Amy E. Colomb, 47, of Willowbrook, was charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct Sept. 2 after a disturbance at Tailgator’s, 9256 S. Cicero Ave., police said.
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  Stanislaw Wdowka, 55, of Chicago Ridge, was charged with retail theft Sept. 3 after allegedly stealing goods from Jewel-Osco, 8801 S. Ridgeland Ave., police said.

Palos Hills

 A motorcycle was reported stolen Sept. 2 from the 10000 block of South Hill Terrace.

Worth

 Alejandro E. Trinidad, 39, of Alsip, was charged with driving without a valid license Sept. 6 after a stop in the 6500 block of 107th Street, police said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lewd talk heard in the library

  • Written by Bob Rakow

  A Burbank man was charged with disorderly conduct Aug. 6 after allegedly making inappropriate comments to two women at the Oak Lawn Public Library, police said.
  Miguel A. Chacon, 46, reportedly told one of the women that “he’s [aroused] and wants to rub against me,” according to reports.
  The incident occurred at 5:16 p.m. at the library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave. Chacon was spotted by police near 95th Street and 52nd Avenue. He was highly intoxicated and admitted to causing the disturbance, police said.
  Library security told police that the two women he allegedly bothered, both in early 20s, left without giving names or phone numbers and said they did not want to talk to police.
  A library employee told police she heard one of the women say, “Oh no. Oh my God. He is saying things that are inappropriate.” The woman was shaking and raised her hands in disbelief, the employee said.
  The other woman did not seem upset, the employee said.
  The library employee asked if the woman if she wanted to call the police, but she responded, “No, I don’t have time.”
  Police told Chacon he no longer is welcome in the library and would be arrested for trespassing if seen there. Police drove him to motel in Bridgeview where he had a room for the next three nights.

Police News from 8-14-14

Chicago Ridge

  Archie Johnson, 63, of Chicago, was charged with possession of marijuana, driving on a suspended license and speeding Aug. 6 after a stop in the 9800 block of Harlem Avenue, police said.
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  Yamen I. Youssef, 34, of Chicago, was charged with driving on a suspended license and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle Aug. 7 after a stop at 103rd Street and Harlem Avenue, police said. He also was arrested on three outstanding warrants, police said.
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  Michael A. Rodriguez, 35, of Bridgeview, was charged with domestic battery and interference in reporting a domestic battery Aug. 8 following a disturbance in the 9800 block of Harlem Avenue, police said.

Evergreen Park

  Cameron A. Brisker, 19, Chicago, was charged with retail theft Aug. 1 after allegedly stealing merchandise from Wal-Mart, 2500 W. 95th Ave., police said.
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  Alanna M. Larkin, 31, Homewood, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, marijuana and drug equipment following a Aug. 1 stop in the 9400 block of Western Avenue, police said.
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  Quincy M. Sizemore, 19, of Evergreen Park, was charged with battery Aug. 2 following a disturbance at a block party in the 3100 block of 100th Place, police said.
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  Ronald D. Smith, 52, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft Aug. 3 after allegedly stealing over-the-counter medications from Wal-Mart, 2500 Western Ave., police said.
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  Miguel A. Martinez Jr., 25, of Oak Lawn, was charged with criminal trespass to motor vehicle Aug. 4 in the 3000 block of 100th Street, police said.
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  James Collier, 52, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft Aug. 4 after allegedly stealing items from Speedway, 3000 W. 95th St., police said.

Hickory Hills

  Richard Jones, 32, of Chicago, was charged with driving on a suspended license and failure to signal Aug. 5 after he was stopped in the 8000 block of 87th Street, police said.
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  Damer A. Green, 19, of Orland Park, was charged with speeding Aug. 6 after a stop at 7900 block of 87th Street, police said.
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  Abdalrazzq Direya, 50, of Worth, was charged with driving without a valid license Aug. 8 after a stop at 95th Street and 76th Avenue, police said.

Oak Lawn

  An iPhone was reported stolen July 22 from the purse of a customer at the Salvation Army store, 8732 S. Cicero Ave.
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  Alcohol valued at approximately $280 was reported stolen July 25 from Jewel-Osco, 8801 S. Ridgeland Ave.
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  Michael T. Velazquez, 44, of Oak Lawn, was charged with drunken driving, improper lane use, failure to signal, driving on a revoked license and no insurance July 31 after a stop at 109th Street and Cicero Avenue, police said.
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  Stephen R. Campbell, 23, of Oak Lawn, was charged with drunken driving, speeding, driving without a valid license, no insurance and illegal transportation of alcohol July 31 after a stop at 95th Street and Mansfield Avenue, police said.
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  A bicycle was stolen Aug. 1 from the 10500 block of Cicero Avenue.
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  Shaune D. Spivey, 47, of Champaign, Ill., was charged with assault and disorderly conduct Aug. 2 after a disturbance in the 10800 block of Central Avenue, police said.
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  An Oak Lawn man told police he was attacked Aug. 2 outside the Johnson Phelps VFW Hall, 9514 W. 95th St. The man said he was smoking a cigarette outside the building when someone approached him from behind and placed him in a choke hold until he passed out, police said. The man went unconscious and later woke up in the middle of Yourell Drive. His wallet was next to him but nothing was taken from it. He got up and ran home. He later was treated at Christ Medical Center for a sprained ankle and injured shoulder.
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  A generator, compressor, power sander and a wagon were reported stolen between Aug. 2-4 from a garage in the 6000 block of 99th Street.
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  A bicycle valued at $350 was reported stolen Aug. 3 or 4 from a garage in the 10900 block of Tripp Avenue.

Palos Hills

  Game systems, jewelry and cash were reported stolen sometime between July 29 and Aug. 5 from a house in the 9700 block of 81st Avenue, police said.
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  An iPad was reported stolen Aug. 5 from the Green Hills Public Library, 8611 W. 103rd St.
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  Adam Fijalkowski, 22, of Palos Hills, was charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing Aug. 7 after he attempted to break into a condominium in the 11100 block of 84th Avenue, police said.
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  The tires of three cars parked in the 10200 block of 86th Court were slashed Aug. 10.
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  Majdee Yahya, 30, of Palos Hills, was charged with possession of marijuana, driving on a suspended license, no insurance and disobeying a stop sign Aug. 10 after a stop on 81st Court, police said.

Area police departments
Chicago Ridge..... 425-7831
Evergreen Park... 422-2142
Hickory Hills........ 598-4900
Oak Lawn.......... 499-7722
Palos Hills........... 598-2272
Worth.............. 448-3979