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Police News from August 8, 2013

Chicago Ridge

  Three air conditioning units were reported stolen from an apartment building in the 5600 block of West 107th Street sometime between July 29-31. The loss is estimated at $7,500.
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  A Posen man was charged with disorderly conduct and a Milwaukee, WI man was charged with battery after an alleged altercation during a car show in the parking lot of the Tilted Kilt at Chicago Ridge Mall. Ricardo Gonzalez 45, of Posen, and Juan Medina, 49, of Milwaukee, were arrested at 4 p.m. Aug. 4, according to reports. Medina allegedly punched Gonzalez after repeatedly telling him not to touch his car, according to reports.

Evergreen Park

  A Chicago man was charged with a felony for driving with a suspended license after allegedly changing lanes improperly while driving in the 9400 block of South Western Avenue. Norvell D. Dunem, 39, was arrested at 7:17 p.m. July 30 after police stopped the vehicle he was driving for improperly changing lanes. Dunem’s license was suspended for a prior arrest for DUI.
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  A Palos Hills woman was charged with a felony for possessing a controlled substance for allegedly having 4.5 grams of heroin in the car she was driving near 87th Street and Pulaski Road. Amber L. Terry, 21, was arrested at 12:02 p.m. Aug. 1 after police stopped her vehicle for improper lane usage and witnessed a passenger hand something to the driver, according to reports. Police reportedly found heroin in foil fold packs contained inside six plastic baggies.
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  A Chicago woman was charged with felony retail theft after allegedly attempting to take six items worth $28.44 from a store in the 9100 block of South Western Avenue without paying for them. Shirley J. Jones-Allen, 60, was arrested at 1:46 p.m. July 26 after a store employee witnessed her take the items and change the price on a pair of lock cutters before attempting to leave the store, according to reports.
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  A Chicago man was charged with retail theft after allegedly attempting to take a two-piece socket adapter worth $3.42 from a store in the 9100 block of Western Avenue without paying for it. Carl Scieszka, 41, was arrested at 2:14 p.m. July 27, according to reports. A store employee reportedly witnessed Scieszka take the adapter and attempt to leave the store.
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  A Chicago woman was charged with retail theft after allegedly attempting to take $84.22 worth of cosmetics from a store in the 9400 block of South Western Avenue without paying for them. Sierra Atwater, 25, was arrested at 11:49 a.m. July 29, according to reports. A store employee reportedly witnessed Atwater take 16 items and attempt to leave the store without paying.
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  Three women were charged with retail theft after they allegedly attempted to take clothes and toiletries worth more than $100 from a store in the 9400 block of South Western Avenue without paying for them. Antoinette L. Ford, 21, of Hazelcrest, Laparish I. Walls, 20, of Chicago, and Melissa J. Mechor, 26, of Chicago, were arrested at 12:17 a.m. Aug. 1, according to reports. A store employee reportedly witnessed the trio take the items and attempt to leave before being stopped by store security.

Hickory Hills

  A Hickory Hills man was charged with soliciting without a permit after allegedly offering sealcoating services to homeowners in the 8500 block of West 87th Place. Leo Ely, 55, was issued a citation after police stopped him while responding to a call reporting alleged scamming activities, according to reports.

Oak Lawn

  An Oak Lawn man was charged with assault after allegedly attempting to attack an employee at a tobacco specialty store in the 8700 block of South Ridgeland Avenue. Gerald Tyszko, 61, was arrested at 4:34 p.m. July 25, according to reports. A store employee said Tyszko, who was intoxicated, charged at him and attempted to hit him, according to reports.
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  A Burbank man was charged with aggravated use of a weapon and DUI after allegedly carrying a loaded pistol in a pocket behind the passenger seat of his car. Michael J. Duffy, 52, was arrested at 1:30 a.m. July 31, according to reports. Police stopped the silver Mitsubishi Montero Duffy was driving after it reportedly swerved between lanes in the 5000 block of West 87th Street.
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  An Oak Lawn man was charged with battery after allegedly shoving a woman in the face and pushing her head against a wall during a dispute at a residence in the 9400 block of South 55th Court. Elmorsy M. Shehata, 49, was cited at 1:05 p.m. July 24, according to reports. Shehata allegedly battered the victim after confronting her about moving the furniture while cleaning his house, according to reports.
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  Someone stole $50 in cash after entering the through the bedroom window of a home in the 5900 block of West 87th Place between 10:40 p.m. Aug. 1 and 4:50 a.m. Aug. 2, according to reports.
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  Someone stole six landscaping lights from the front yard of a home in the 9500 block of South Merrimac Avenue between 3:52 a.m. July 29 and 6:13 p.m. July 31, according to reports.
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  The rear window of a business in the 5400 block of West 110th Street was broken sometime between 11:30 a.m. July 29 and 2 p.m. July 31, according to reports.
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  A gun safe containing a .40 caliber Springfield army pistol was reported stolen from the basement of a home in the 11000 block of South Tripp Ave sometime between July 11 and July 26, according to reports.
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  Someone damaged a the garage door of a home in the 9800 block of South Karlov around 8:40 p.m. July 29, according to reports.
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  The glass of a rear door to an office in the 6300 block of West 95th Street was reported broken sometime between 7 p.m. July 29 and 6:51 a.m. July 30.
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  Someone spray-painted graffiti on the southeast wall of a paint store in the 9700 block of Southwest Highway sometime around 4:45 a.m. July 29, according to reports.

Palos Hills

  An Orland Park woman was charged with assault after allegedly throwing a cup of coffee at a bank customer during a dispute over using the ATM machine at Bank of America, 7600 W. 111th St. Catherine Panagiotopoulo, 39, was arrested at 7:30 p.m. July 30, according to reports. Panagiotopoulo also used her vehicle to lunge at the victim several times before leaving the area, according to reports.

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  Someone damaged the jamb of a service door on a business in the 7600 block of West 105th Street sometime before 8 am. Aug. 1, according to reports.

Worth

  An Oak Lawn man was charged with assault after allegedly threatening to kill employees at a pizza parlor in the 10600 block of South Harlem Avenue. Ahmad N. Sheikh, 43, was arrested at 11:51 p.m. July 21. Store employees contacted police after Sheikh accused them of selling drugs in the area, threatened to shoot them, and threatened to rip out their hearts, according to reports.
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  A 16-year-old girl was charged with disorderly conduct and underage consumption of alcohol after allegedly causing a verbal altercation in a trailer park in the 10400 block of Southwest highway. Residents in the park reportedly called police after the girl, of Worth, was shouting at another female for more than hour.
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  A Tinley Park man was charged with battery after allegedly punching a man in the head and pushing him to the floor inside Bar Code 111, 7016 W. 111th St. Troy M. Livingston, 36, was arrested at 1:13 a.m. July 26. Several patrons reportedly witnessed Livingston, the bar’s door man, yell at the victim for stepping in broken glass on the bar’s floor. Moments later, Livingston punched the man in the head, pushed him to the floor, and punched him several more times in the side before police broke up the fight, according to reports.

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  A Palos Hills man was charged with battery after allegedly punching a man in the face during an argument at Bar Code 111, 7016 W. 111th St. Brad A. Klinkhammer, 20, was arrested at 12:33 a.m. July 26, according to reports. Klinkhammer reportedly thought the victim was laughing at him and verbally confronted the victim before punching him.

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  A Worth man was charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle after he allegedly attempted to break into a Buick LeSabre parked in the 6900 block of West 111th Place. James P. Gram, 20, was arrested at 12:28 a.m. July 22, according to reports. The car’s owner and a friend reportedly saw Gram reaching inside across the driver’s seat of the car before chasing him down the street and stopping him.