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Police News from August 1, 2013

  • Written by Kari Nelson

Chicago Ridge

  Vandals broke the rear window of a 2008 Hyundai while it was parked in the 6900 block of South 97th Place sometime between 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. July 28.
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  A Samsung Galaxy 4S cellular phone valued at $600 was reportedly stolen from a patron at Chicago Ridge Mall on July 27.
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  Thieves stole the muffler and catalytic converter from a 2006 Toyota Scion while the car was parked in the 5800 block of West 107th Street on July 25.
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  Someone crushed the windshield of a 1997 Mitsubishi SUV with a cement cinder block while the car was parked in the 10400 block of Southwest Highway sometime overnight on July 23.
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  Vandals threw a rock through the storm door window of a home in the 10500 South Major Avenue sometime on July 23.
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  Someone threw a brick through the window of a car parked in the 10500 block of South Central Avenue sometime on July 23.

Hickory Hills

  A woman reported losing her cellular phone case containing her driver’s license, a credit card and a season pass to Great America amusement park somewhere in the 8400 block of West 95th Street on July 26.
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  A caller posing as the son of a Hickory Hills woman allegedly attempted to scam her out of $862 on July 26 by telling her he needed money wired to him because of his involvement in a car accident. The caller instructed the woman to send the money via Money Gram, which the victim did, but later secured a refund after realizing the scam, according to reports.
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  A Hickory Hills man was scammed out of $900 after sending the money to a woman who was interested in buying his drumset, according to reports. The caller allegedly responded to the victim’s advertisement offering the drumset on Craigslist July 27 but informed him she needed him to send her $900 for shipping and insurance fees. The victim sent the money, then informed police of the suspicious transaction, according to reports.

Oak Lawn

  Thieves stole $130 in cash and $55 worth of food from a concession stand after jumping the fence and entering through an overhead door at Centennial Park, 9401 S. Oak Park Ave., sometime between 6:45 p.m. July 21 and 11 a.m. July 22, according to reports.
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  A Tinley Park man was charged with retail theft after allegedly attempting to take two pairs of women’s underwear from a store in the 4100 block of West 95th Street. Geno P. Yofon, 18, was given a citation for theft at 3:25 p.m. July 22 after a security officer watching surveillance cameras saw him take the underwear into the men’s room and attempt to put it on underneath his jeans, according to reports.
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  A black 1993 Saab was reported stolen from the driveway of a home in the 10800 block of South Kilbourn Ave. sometime between 1 and 6 a.m. July 19. The victim told police that an acquaintance who was staying at the house had agreed to purchase the car, but had taken it without paying, according to reports.
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  Someone poured sugar into the tank of a 2000 tan Buick LeSabre while the car was parked in the parking lot of an apartment building in the 6800 block of West 95th Street sometime between July 9 and 12, according to reports.
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  Someone slashed the tires of a White Ford F250 while the truck was parked in front of a home in the 9700 block of South 51st Avenue sometime between 8:30 p.m. July 21 and 2 a.m. July 22, according to reports.
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  A homeowner reported graffiti from the Satan Disciples gang on the south fence of his property in the 9700 block of South Major on July 23 according to reports.
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  Gang graffiti was found on two village road signs in the 10200 block of South Major around 4:30 p.m. July 23, according to reports.
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  A Burbank man was charged with assault and criminal damage to property after allegedly threatening a woman and her acquaintance during a verbal altercation outside of a home in the 7000 block of West 96th Place. Frank. D. Malkowski, 24, was arrested at 11:20 p.m. July 24, according to reports. A neighbor witnessed Malkowski strike the Toyota Rav 4 belonging to the victim’s acquaintance with a snow brush before causing the confrontation a short time later, according to reports.
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  An Oak Lawn man was charged with theft after allegedly placing a six-pack of Natural Ice beer into his backpack and attempting to leave a store in the 5500 block of West 87th Street without paying. Richard M. Galvin, 44, was arrested at 6:57 p.m. July 23, according to reports.
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  Someone broke the rear window of a building housing a dental practice in the 6300 block of West 95th Street between 6 and 10 p.m. July 24, according to reports.

Palos Hills

  A Palos Hills man was charged with criminal trespassing after allegedly entering a home in the 10600 block of South 82nd Court around 1:30 p.m. July 23. Adam Fijalkowski, 21, was arrested at 4 p.m. after a witness reported seeing Fijalkowski return to the residence he had broken into earlier that day, according to reports.
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  Someone stole a laptop computer from a pickup truck while it was parked in the driveway of a home in the 10600 block of South 82nd Avenue sometime between midnight and 4:30 p.m. July 23, according to reports.
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  The owner of a business in the 9900 block of South Roberts Road reported $5,925 missing from the office on July 24, according to reports.
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  A St. Paul, Minn., man was charged with felony aggravated assault after he allegedly threatened a person at knife-point during an argument in the 10100 block of South 84th Terrace. Deshawn Harden, 19, was arrested at 12:50 p.m. July 25. A witness to the argument was able to get the knife away from Harden, but as police arrived to the scene, he began swinging a metal yard rake, according to reports.
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  Someone slashed two tires on a forklift truck and ruined 1,500 pounds of concrete mix at a construction site at Oak Ridge School, 8791 W. 103rd St., sometime between July 25 and July 26, according to reports.
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  A Hickory Hills man was charged with battery after allegedly punching another man in the face outside of a Mexican restaurant in the 10100 block of South Roberts Road. Zbigniew Swider, 29, was arrested at 4 a.m. July 27, according to reports.
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  A Palos Heights woman was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance after police allegedly discovered 10 bags of heroin inside the vehicle she was driving during a traffic stop in the 10500 block of South Roberts Road. Hailey Fingl, 18, was arrested at 1 p.m. July 26. Police responding to a witness’s report of seeing the driver smoking cannabis stopped the red Dodge Neon she was driving, and a police dog identified drugs in the car, according to reports.

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