A 45-year-old man was cited with public indecency after he allegedly masturbated in St. Mark Lutheran Church after an employee there had given him some food.

Joseph J. Harwell Jr., who is reportedly homeless, was cited at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 29. A woman at the church had reportedly given him food, and later observed a masturbating Harwell on a security camera.


A 48-year-old woman was cited with retail theft after she allegedly took a bottle of vodka valued at $28.99 from a pharmacy in the 6700 block of 111th Street.

Dawn C. Sousanes, of Chicago Ridge, was stopped at 4:48 p.m. Dec. 1.


A 20-year-old man was cited with assault and disorderly conduct after he allegedly threatened a police officer and spit on a computer screen at the Worth police station, 7112 W. 111th St.

Kresnik Rysha, of Worth, was stopped at 9:24 a.m. Nov. 24. He was reportedly in the station after being stopped on previous citations for intoxications under the legal age and disorderly conduct after he had gotten into an argument at 7:56 a.m. Nov. 24.

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