Police News from July 18, 2013


Chicago Ridge

  An 28-year-old Worth man was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and driving without insurance after the vehicle he was driving reportedly struck a building in the 9800 block of Sayre Avenue.
  Daniel Mitchell turned himself in at the Chicago Ridge police station at 5:22 p.m. last Saturday. The accident reportedly occurred in the early morning hours last Saturday. Police reportedly found the vehicle Mitchell unoccupied in the 9800 block of Nottingham Avenue.
  A 22-year-old Midlothian woman was charged with disorderly conduct after she allegedly banged on a home’s window and flashed gang signs at the resident and his children in the 10500 block of Major Avenue at around 3 p.m. June 16.
  Tiffany Miller was reportedly arrested July 9 at her residence in the 14500 block of Turner Avenue.
  A 25-year-old Blue Island woman was charged with retail theft after she allegedly took clothing and jewelry valued at $557 from a store at Chicago Ridge Mall.
  Crystal Podilla was reportedly arrested at 4:56 p.m. July 9.


Hickory Hills


  A 21-year-old Palos Park man was charged with assault and criminal damage to property after he allegedly used garbage to plug a toilet and flood a holding cell at the Hickory Hills police station.
  Nicholas Saweikis had reportedly been charged with assault for an incident at 6:07 a.m. Saturday at Les Brothers, 7750 W. 95th St. Saweikis was allegedly shirtless and throwing bottles in the parking lot, then walked next door to Prime Time Bar & Grill where he allegedly threw a bottle at a garbage truck. Police reportedly found Saweikis in the Prime Time parking lot, and the officer recognized him as the man who had allegedly been involved in an incident at 5:22 a.m. at a nearby McDonald’s. Sawiekis reportedly admitted to police that he had been drinking.
  While being and held at the police station, Saweikis allegedly plugged the toilet, flooding the holding cell and surrounding booking area.

Oak Lawn


  A Worth woman was charged with assault after she allegedly threatened to kill a man.
  Loreen S. Markiewicz, 46, of the 7200 block of West 107th Place, was arrested around 2 p.m. July 4. Markiewicz allegedly refused to pay a relative money she owned him, then threatened to kill him while at his home in the 9500 block of South Moody, according to reports.
  A 50-year-old homeless man was reportedly assaulted by another homeless man while loitering in the parking lot of a gas station in the 6600 block of West 95th Street around 1:30 a.m. July 12.
  The victim said he was punched several times in the head by another homeless man who goes by the name “Dutch,” police said. The offended was described as 6 feet 1 inch tall with a stocky build, a beard, and wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans, according to reports.
  An Oak Lawn woman was charged with attempted auto theft after she allegedly attempted to drive away with a recently-sold vehicle from the service lot of a car dealership in the 6100 block of West 95th Street.
  C. Patrice Clausen, 46, of the 9400 block of S. McVicker Ave., was arrested at 4:13 p.m. July 9, according to reports. Clausen allegedly got into the driver’s seat of a red 2007 Chrysler 300 that was being detailed by one of the dealership’s porters, and drove away while the car was temporarily unattended. Two employees from the dealership followed the car before pulling in front of it to stop it in the 9600 block of South Moody Ave., according to reports.
  An Oak Lawn man was charged with keeping a disorderly house after police responding to a complaint broke up a house party in the 4000 block of West 100th Street around 12:30 a.m. July 6, according to reports.
  Edward I. Cruz, 19, was arrested after police allegedly saw party-goers throw empty beer bottles and other refuse into neighboring yards while fleeing.
  A black 1998 Pontiac Grand Am valued at $1,200 was reported stolen from the parking lot of an auto repair shop in the 5400 block of West 110th Street sometime between 4 p.m. June 25 and 8 p.m. July 4.
  A 24-pack of Miller Lite and two packs of Kool cigarettes were stolen from a black 2008 Dodge Caravan sometime between 5 p.m. July 5 and 10:30 a.m. July 6 while the vehicle was parked in front of a home in the 10100 block of South 52nd Avenue, according to reports.
  Three metal floor grates worth $719 were reported stolen from the stalls of a car wash in the 10900 block of South Cicero Avenue at 2:53 a.m. July 6. Surveillance cameras recorded two men removing the grates from the floor and putting them into the bed of a white pickup truck before leaving, according to reports.
  Someone broke the rear window of a black 2007 Toyota Camry and stole a notebook from the vehicle’s back seat while it was parked in the parking at Denny’s, 9217 S. Cicero Ave., sometime around 2:20 a.m. July 3, according to reports.
  Vandals used fireworks to blow up the mailbox of a home in the 6500 block of West 91st Place sometime around 11:50 p.m. July 8, according to reports.
  An Evergreen Park man was charged with using intoxicating compounds after police reportedly witnessed him huffing gas from two electronic dusting aerosol cans while standing at the southwest corner of 96th Street and Pulaski Road.
  Kyle C. Summers, 40, was arrested at 5:48 p.m. July 5 after police responding to a call of suspicious activity watched him huff the gas from one of the aerosol cans before sitting against the trunk of a tree near the intersection, according to reports.
  Vandals detonated fireworks that caused damage to a portable toilet on the walkway near the northeast baseball field at Centennial Park, 9401 S. Oak Park Ave., sometime between June 25 and July 9.
  A Riverdale man was charged with battery after he allegedly punched a man in the face during a dispute at an apartment in the 9500 block of South Mansfield Avenue.
  Rashad B. Aaron, 34, was arrested at 6:28 p.m. July 9.
  An Oak Lawn man was charged with criminal damage to property after he allegedly carved an obscenity into the bed frame of a bed inside a holding cell at the Oak Lawn police station, 9446 S. Raymond Ave.
  Steven J. Broderick, 23, of the 10400 block of S. Keating Avenue, was arrested at 10:05 a.m. according to reports. Broderick reportedly defaced the bed frame while being held over the night of July 8 on an unrelated charge.
  Someone slashed the driver’s-side tires of a silver 2005 Chrysler Town and Country minivan between 8:30 and 10 p.m. July 3 while the vehicle was parked in one of the parking towers at Advocate Christ Medical Center, 4440 W. 95th St., according to reports.

Palos Hills



Don’t be drunk and stupid on Taos Drive

  An 18-year-old Hickory Hills woman was reportedly charged with illegal consumption of alcohol after police responded to a reported disturbance in the 8700 block of Taos Drive.
  Ellen Faber-Mancini was reportedly arrested at 11:50 p.m. July 9.
  An 18-year-old Worth man was reportedly cited for illegal consumption of alcohol after police reportedly responded to a disturbance in the 8700 block of Taos Drive.
  Tyler Taylor was reportedly ticketed at 1 a.m. July 10.
  A youth was charged with illegal consumption of alcohol after police reportedly responded to a disturbance in the 8700 block of Taos Drive.
  The boy was arrested at 2:30 a.m. July 10. Police were reportedly called to the area and were given a description of a vehicle that left the scene, then found a vehicle matching the description in the 10300 block of Roberts Road. The youth was also cited for two traffic violations, police said.
  A 34-year-old Worth man was charged with unlawful use of a weapon for allegedly firing a gun at a vehicle while he was driving in the 7900 block of 103rd Street last month.
  Weddaborn acknowledged he was aiming at another vehicle during the incident that occurred June 14, police said.
  The windows of nine vehicles in the area of 111th Street and 84th Avenue were reported damaged by BBs before 7 a.m. last Thursday.
  Six mailboxes in the 8600 block of 97th Street were reported knocked to the ground sometime before 7:30 a.m. last Friday.
  Several vehicles parked in the area of 99th Street and 84th Terrace were reported burglarized sometime before 2:15 a.m. Sunday. All the vehicles had been left unlocked, police said.
  Jewelry and perfume were reported missing from a home on Cour Caravelle at 10:30 p.m. last Friday. Police reportedly found no forced entry to the home.
  A man reported being struck in the back of his head by a thrown bottle at 2 a.m. Sunday on Cour D’Alene.
  A check was reported stolen from the night drop box at Scenic Tree Apartments sometime before 4 p.m. July 10. The check was confirmed cashed at a bank in Bridgeview, police said.
  A youth was charged with retail theft after he allegedly took items from a convenience store in the 10300 block of Roberts Road.
  The boy was arrested at 3 a.m. Sunday. He had allegedly taken cigarettes and pizza-flavored pretzels.


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