Police News from July 4, 2013

Chicago Ridge

 A 32-year-old Chicago woman was charged with retail theft after he allegedly took sunglasses with retail value of $229 from a store in the Chicago Ridge Mall.
  Monick Lucas was reportedly arrested at 7:30 p.m. last Friday.
  A 35-year-old Bridgeview man was reportedly charged with DUI and driving without insurance after police stopped the vehicle he was driving at a roadside checkpoint in the 10500 block of Harlem Avenue.
  Piotr Krol was reportedly arrested at 2:50 a.m. Sunday.

Hickory Hills

  A 21-year-old Chicago woman was reportedly charged with DUI and failing to reduce speed to cause an accident after the car she was driving struck a parked vehicle in the 8400 block of 84th Avenue.
  Elizabeth Garcia was reportedly arrested at 11:01 p.m. last Saturday. Garcia reportedly had a blood-alcohol concentration of .22

Oak Lawn

  A Justice man was charged with battery after he allegedly struck an umpire at the conclusion of a youth baseball game at Kolb Park, 9825 S. Central Ave.
  Police arrested Jimmy R. Mojica, 29, of the 8600 block of South 86th Ave., at 7:23 p.m. June 25 after responding to a disturbance call at the park, according to police. Mojica reportedly insulted and questioned the umpire’s calls throughout the game before verbally confronting him and striking him on the right side of the face, knocking his hat to the ground. Oak Lawn police have reportedly advised Mojica to refrain from visiting Kolb Park.
  A masked man wearing black clothing reportedly robbed a woman at 3:20 p.m. June 18 as she was walking in the alley south of 95th Street between Keeler and Trip Avenues.
  The woman said the man, who she described as about 5 feet 8 inches tall and moderately built, held what felt like a gun to the back of her head and took a debit card, a piece of mail with the victim’s address, and a piece of paper with the victim’s social security number written on it from the victim’s purse, according to polices. The man then reportedly threatened to hurt the woman if she contacted police.
  Two Summit men were each charged with aggravated speeding and drag racing after allegedly speeding on 95th Street between Southwest Highway and Cook Avenue at 1:39 a.m. June 24.
  Police arrested Andres G. Amador, 31, and Javier Contreras, 33, after a black 2007 Chevrolet Trail Blazer driven by Amador and a silver 2006 Chrysler 300m driven by Contreras accelerated east at a high rate from the 95th Street stoplight at Southwest Highway, according to police.
  Police also charged Amador with possession of a controlled substance after they reportedly found a plastic bag containing cocaine while processing him at the police station.

  A 32-year-old Oak Lawn man was charged with battery, criminal damage to property and criminal trespassing after he allegedly grabbed a woman and tried to kiss her several times while attempting to gain entry to an apartment building in the 4800 block of 109th Street.
  Clayton J. Reutter was arrested after police responding to a report of a disturbance found Reutter confused and incoherent in the building’s parking lot, police said. Several residents witnessed Reutter banging on doors, and one resident found a broken lock on the rear-entry patio door of a unit, according to police.
  A 21-year-old Oak Lawn man was reportedly charged with resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance, disorderly conduct and possession of false identification after police responding to a disturbance call in the 4600 block of West 100th Place saw him fleeing the area at 2:30 a.m. June 17.
  Police reportedly tackled Lucas J. Nelson after a short pursuit in which they yelled several times for him to stop. Police reportedly found a hydrocodone pill and a fake state of Illinois ID in Nelson’s wallet.
  An Oak Lawn man was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of cannabis with intent deliver, and possession of drug paraphernalia after police reportedly discovered illegal drugs and paraphernalia in several hiding places in the basement of a home near 102nd Street and Kildare Avenue.
  Police investigating a report of suspicious black Hyundai Elantra idling in the 4100 block of West 102nd Street at 4:30 p.m. May 30 arrested Patrick R. Carroll, 28, who allegedly had cannabis in the pocket of his pants. Police then accompanied Carroll to the home, where they discovered psilocybin mushrooms, Alprazolam, cannabis, and a cannabis pipe, according to police.
  A Chicago man was charged with criminal damage to property and possession of a controlled substance after he allegedly sat on and damaged a village-owned flower pot at 95th Street and Kildare Avenue.
  Luciano Castro Jr., 24, was arrested at 6:55 p.m. June 20 after police reportedly found damage to the flowers, pot and watering system where Luciano was seated. Police reportedly found two Hydrocodone pills in Castro Jr.’s wallet. When asked by police why he was sitting on the flowers, Castro Jr. reportedly replied, “because I’m tired.”
  A 19-year-old Chicago man was charged with auto theft after police reportedly stopped the car he was driving for speeding on Cicero Avenue near 105th Place.
  Joshua A. Bland was arrested at 3 a.m. June 21 after police stopped a gray 2010 Ford Edge and learned it had been reported stolen, according to police.
  A Chicago man and woman were arrested for retail theft after they allegedly took merchandise from a store in the 4100 block of West 95th Street.
  Wesley S. Race, 51, and Patricia Race, 62, allegedly took four packs of razors, two boxes of Rogaine and three boxes of teeth whitening strips and left the store without paying.
  A Community High School District 218 school activities bus had its two front tires slashed while parked in the south lot of Richards high school, 10601 S. Central Ave., sometime between midnight and 4 a.m. June 22, according to police.
  A bottle of vodka and a bottle of Miller Lite were reported stolen from the kitchen of a home in the 5500 block of West 99th Street around 12:20 a.m. June 20.
  A black 2003 Honda Civic was reported dented and scratched on the passenger’s side while parked in the 9800 block of South Cicero Avenue sometime between 9:30 p.m. June 19 and 1:45 p.m. June 20.
  A Visa gift card worth $100 was reported stolen from the console of a gray 2010 Toyota Sedan sometime between midnight and 3 a.m. June 21 while the vehicle was parked in the 10700 block of South Long Avenue.

  The passenger’s-side mirror of a blue 2003 Ford Taurus was reported broken off sometime between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. June 23 while the vehicle was parked in the 4900 block of West 95th Street.
  A Sirius satellite radio receiver was reported stolen from a maroon 2006 Lincoln Zephyr on June 23 while the vehicle was parked in the 10600 block of LeClaire Avenue.

Palos Hills

  A homeowner in the 10100 block of 81st Court found a deactivated World War II “pineapple” hand grenade under a tree in his yard at 11:30 a.m. June 26, police said.
  The man at first thought the grenade was a toy, but when he picked it up realized it may be genuine, police said. The Cook County Bomb Squad determined the grenade was real, but had been deactivated.
  A 56-year-old Palos Hills man was charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly recorded a video of a woman in the 11100 block of Spathis Drive.
  Robert Decker was reportedly arrested at 7 p.m. last Saturday. Decker allegedly followed a woman with a video camera and told her he was recording her so he could use it later for sexual gratification.
  A 44-year-old Palos Hills man was charged with harassment by telephone after he allegedly called a man and told him he was going to come to his home and kill him.
  Michael Gascoyne was reportedly arrested at 12:40 a.m. Monday. Police had been called to the residence of the man who filed the complaint against Gascoyne, and reportedly warned the two men to avoid contact with each other.
  A woman reported that she saw a man exit a vehicle with his groin area showing out the side of his shorts at 2 p.m. June 27 in the parking lot at the Green Hills Library, 8611 W. 103rd St.
  A refrigerator was reported taken from a building in the 10300 block of Roberts Road at 12:30 p.m. June 26. Police reportedly found no forced entry to the building.
  A mailbox was reported damaged sometime between 10 p.m. June 27 and 7:30 last Friday in the 8600 block of Sun Valley Drive.
  A clothing recycling bin in the 11000 block of Southwest Highway was reported stolen at 3:30 p.m. June 26.
  The bin’s owner arrived at the location to find the bin missing, police said. The owner reportedly claimed 25 other bins have been stolen, and that he believes a competing company may have taken the one from Palos Hills.


  A 19-year-old Worth man was cited for having a dog at-large after his pit bull was reportedly found running loose in a neighbor’s yard in the 10900 block of Neenah Ave.
  Mohamed Adballa was cited at 6:36 p.m. June 24.
  A 15-year-old girl was reportedly arrested on a warrant out of Chicago Ridge for a charge of armed robbery. Police reportedly picked up the girl after seeing her walking in the 10700 block of Oak Park Avenue at 8:31 p.m. last Friday.
  A 19-year-old Merrionette Park man was charged with criminal trespassing and two youths were cited for alleged village ordinance violations after police saw them in Gale Moore Park, 10900 Nordica Ave.
  Joseph Robinson was arrested at 1:46 a.m. June 25. Two youths, one from Worth and the other from Chicago Ridge, were cited for curfew violations and criminal trespass to property.

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