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Police News from July 25, 2013

Chicago Ridge

  An 18-year-old Chicago Ridge woman was charged with battery after she allegedly struck a 28-year-old woman in the face and pulled the woman’s hair during an argument in the 10400 block of Natoma Avenue.
  Breanna Gilich was reportedly arrested at 7:28 p.m. Sunday.
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  A 29-year-old Oak Lawn man was charged with DUI and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident after the vehicle he was driving reportedly struck two vehicles in the 10200 block of Ridgeland Avenue.
  Jason ball was reportedly arrested at 12:45 p.m. last Thursday. Police arrived at the scene of the accident to find Ball reportedly lying on the curb. The vehicle Ball was driving reportedly struck the rear of one vehicle, which then struck the vehicle in front of it, as the drivers were stopped for an approaching ambulance.
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  A woman reported her wallet containing $150 was taken from her purse while she was shopping at the Chicago Ridge Mall. The woman later found the wallet in a store display, but the money was missing, police said. The incident was captured on surveillance video, police said.
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  A catalytic converter was reportedly taken from a vehicle parked at the Chicago Ridge Mall between 2:30 and 10:30 p.m. last Friday.
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  Fewer than $5 in change was reported taken from a vehicle parked in the 10500 block of Southwest Highway at 7:5 p.m. July 18.
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  Two Chicago women were charged with retail theft after they allegedly took clothing from a store at the Chicago Ridge Mall.
  Marie Johnson, 21, and Kristianna Dantzler, 18, were reportedly arrested at 6 p.m. last Friday. Johnson allegedly took $194 worth of clothing and Dantzler allegedly took $166 worth of clothing.

Hickory Hills

Man may have thought charity jar was for him

  A 55-year-old Posen man was charged with theft after he allegedly took a charity’s donation jar containing as much as $50 from the counter of a convenience store in the 8000 block of 95th Street.
  Sy Spreadbury was reportedly arrested at 12:56 p.m. July 17. A surveillance video reportedly showed Spreadbury taking the jar from the counter at 5:52 a.m. July 16. Spreadbury reportedly returned to the store the next day, wearing the same clothes as he had on the day of the alleged theft, and a store employee alerted the police to his presence. Spreadbury possessed six $1 coins, which were returned to the store, police said.
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  The living room window of a home in the 8200 block of 91st Street was reported shattered by an unknown object at 10:44 p.m. July 20.
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  A 50-year-old Chicago man was charged with retail theft after he allegedly stole $105 from the cash register at the convenience store he worked at in the 8000 block of 95th Street.
  James Brown was reportedly arrested at 4:10 p.m. July 19. Brown reportedly took the money while working the midnight shift at the store on June 27 and 28. Brown voided all transactions customers paid for in cash, then removed the cash from the register, police said.
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  A 21-year-old Palos Hills man was arrested on a Hickory Hills police warrant for failure to appear in court on a traffic offense charge.
  Jose Molina-Garcia was reportedly arrested at 12:30 a.m. July 18.

Oak Lawn

Chicago man apparently not pleased with ‘Blue’

  A Chicago man was cited for battery after he allegedly pushed an umpire to the ground after a softball game in Centennial Park, 9401 S. Oak Park Ave.
  Darryl R. Lusk, 29, was upset with the umpire’s calls and began yelling at him before pushing him in the chest, causing the official to fall to the ground around 9:30 p.m. July 17, according to police.
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  A car burglar smeared feces on the seat of the 2006 GMC Canyon from which sunglasses and change were taken sometime between 10:15 p.m. July 11 and 9 a.m. July 12 while the vehicle was parked in the 9600 block of South Melvina Avenue, police said.
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  A yellow 2003 Dodge Neon containing a laptop, iPhone 5 and clarinet was reported stolen from in front of a home in the 9100 block of South 51st Avenue sometime between 3 a.m. and 12 p.m. July 11.
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  An Oak Lawn man was charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly threw a yard sign at a neighbor’s truck while intoxicated, according to reports.
  Daniel T. Pranaitis, 37, was arrested at 8:13 p.m. in the 9000 block of South Cicero Avenue, according to reports. Pranaitis allegedly walked to his neighbor’s drive as the neighbor was washing his 2013 Ford F150, and became angry after the neighbor told him to leave.
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  Vandals broke a front window of a pub in the 9700 block of South Cicero Avenue sometime before 6:15 a.m. July 14, according to reports.
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  A Chicago man was charged with leaving the scene of an accident that caused an injury after the 2002 Chevy Avalanche he was driving allegedly struck a pedestrian in the 10800 block of South Cicero Avenue.
  Jonathan D. Lozano, 18, was arrested at 9:01 a.m. July 10, according to reports. Lozano allegedly struck the victim as she was standing in the median of Cicero Avenue while waiting to cross the road to reach the Advocate Healthcare building. Lozano allegedly drove away from the scene, paused a short distance away, then left again. The victim was treated for injuries to her arm and head, police said.
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  A Vizio 55-inch flat screen, Blu Ray player and Aerobed were reported stolen from an apartment in the 9600 block of South Ridgeland Avenue sometime between 11 a.m. and 5:59 p.m. July 15.
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  A purse containing an unknown amount of cash and credit cards was reported stolen from a white GMC utility vehicle parked in the lot of a fitness facility in the 10200 block of South Cicero Avenue sometime between 9 and 9:45 a.m. July 10.
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  A purse containing credit cards, $250 in cash and two pairs of diamond earrings worth $4,100 was reported stolen from a black 2005 Jeep Liberty while the vehicle was parked in the 9600 block of South 50th Court sometime around 6 p.m. July 15.
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  Thieves stole $100 and a Movado watch worth $750 after ransacking an apartment in the 10300 block of South Mansfield Avenue sometime between 6:50 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. July 15, according to reports.
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  An Oak Lawn man cited for assault after he allegedly yelled obscenities at a woman during a disagreement at an apartment complex in the 10400 block of South Major Avenue.
  Gene A. Boyd, 46, was ticketed around 10 p.m. July 17 after opening the woman’s car door and screaming at her while, according to reports.
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  An iPhone 5 was reported stolen from a cell phone store in the 9600 block of South Cicero Avenue around 4:35 p.m. July 17. Witnesses reported seeing a man described as tall and black and wearing a white polo shirt tear the phone from its security cord and run from the store before fleeing in a silver four-door Dodge.

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  The cable wires of a home in the 5400 block of West Franklin Avenue were cut sometime between 8 and 9:20 p.m. July 15, according to reports.

Palos Hills

  A 20-year-old Palos Hills man was charged with felony burglary after he allegedly threw a brick through a convenience store window, then entered the building and took at least six packs of Newport cigarettes.
  Cory Brown was reportedly arrested on July 17. Brown allegedly threw the brick through the window of the store, 8600 W. 103rd St., in the early morning hours of July 17. The store owner after being called by police to the scene reviewed store surveillance video that captured the incident, and he was able to provide police a description of the burglar. Police subsequently questioned Brown, who allegedly admitted to the burglary.
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  A 21-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman were arrested after the man allegedly damaged property.
  Jose Molina-Garcia was reportedly charged with criminal damage to property, and Sandra Molina-Garcia was reportedly charged with two counts of battery. Police were called to the home and reportedly arrived to see Jose running from the scene. Jose had allegedly broken the window of a home in the 10400 block of 88th Avenue.
  Police reportedly found Sandra at her home in the 10300 block of Charles Avenue. While talking with officers she became angry and allegedly pushed and struck them.
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  A 42-year-old Palos Hills man was charged with criminal damage to property after he allegedly punched a wall at an apartment building in the 10000 block of 84th Avenue.
  Zydrunas Mickevicius was reportedly arrested at 10:40 p.m. Saturday.
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  A bottle of Bacardi rum was taken from a store in the 10600 block of Roberts Road at approximately 3:45 p.m. July 16. A female who left the store with another woman on a tandem bicycle reportedly put the rum in a backpack and left without paying.
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  A 25-year-old Worth man was reportedly charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle after police stopped a vehicle that had been reported stolen.
  Matthew Juarez was reportedly arrested at 2:50 a.m. July 17. The green Jeep Cherokee had been reported stolen out of Indiana after it was borrowed and never returned, police said.
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  A water heater in the basement of an apartment building in the 9800 block of Roberts Road was reported damaged on July 17.
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  An air conditioning unit was reported taken sometime between July 12 and July 17 from outside a home under foreclosure in the 10600 block of 81st Avenue.
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  The rear window of a vehicle parked in the 10000 block of S. Hill Terrace was reported broken between 5 p.m. July 17 and 5 p.m. July 18.
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  A woman reported that $7,800 was charged to her credit card by a business in Washington state. Computers purchased online with the credit card were reportedly delivered to Waco, Texas.

Worth

  A 52-year-old Romeoville man was cited criminal damage to property after he allegedly broke a drain pipe at a restaurant in the 11400 block of Harlem Avenue.
  Julio Galindo was reportedly ticketed at 11:35 p.m. July 10. Galindo reportedly dropped his false teeth down the drain in the bathroom sink, and broke part of the ceramic sink and the metal drain hardware in an attempt to retrieve the dentures. The owner of the restaurant reportedly told police he will have a plumber open the drainpipe so the teeth can be retrieved and returned to Galindo.
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  A 21-year-old Palos Heights man was charged with two counts of criminal damage to property after he allegedly punched a window, breaking the glass, and a door by kicking it at an apartment unit in the 7200 block of West 111th Street.
  Nicholas Holda was reportedly arrested at 6:18 a.m. July 12.
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  An 18-year-old Worth man was charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct after police found him to be in possession of stolen property in the 10700 block of Depot Avenue.
  Mohammed Ziko was reportedly arrested at 7:55 p.m. July 7. Ziko was in possession of backpack in which another youth had reportedly placed stolen DVDs.
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  Two 19-year-old men were cited for underage consumption of alcohol after a police officer reportedly found them fishing and drinking at the municipal boat launch on the Calumet Sag Channel.
  Casey Fico of Merionette Park and Jeffrey Banaszak of Chicago were reportedly ticketed at 10:36 p.m. July 17. The youths possessed a 40-ounce bottle of King Cobra malt liquor and one 24-ounce can of Bud Light Lime Straw-ber-Rita, police said. Banaszak was also reportedly cited for possessing open alcohol.
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  A 15-year-old Worth girl was charged with criminal damage to property after she allegedly punched the window of an apartment, breaking the glass, in the 6900 block of W. 111th Place.
  The youth was reportedly arrested at 7:46 a.m. July 16 for the incident that occurred around 11 p.m. the previous night, police said.
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  An 18-year-old Worth man was cited for damage to property and illegal consumption of alcohol after he allegedly threw a rock at a Ford Mustang parked outside an apartment building in the 6900 block of West 111th Place.
  Anthony Vancura was reportedly ticketed at 1:27 a.m. July 16.

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