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Police News from 6-19-14

Chicago Ridge

  Raul Ortiz, 27, of Oak Lawn, was charged with driving on a suspended license, no insurance and driving while using a cell phone June 9 following a stop at Southwest Highway and Ridgeland Avenue, police said.
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  Michael A. Yakas, 58, of Chicago Ridge, was charged with driving on a suspended license and suspended registration June 10 after he was stopped at 103rd Street and Nashville Avenue, police said.
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  Marissa Buentello, 21, and Natalia Kois, 20, both of Burbank, were charged with retail theft June 11 after reportedly stealing merchandise from Carson’s at Chicago Ridge Mall, police said.
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  Guadalupe Mora, 49, of Hickory Hills, was charged with retail theft June 13 after reportedly stealing merchandise from Spencer’s Gifts at Chicago Ridge Mall, police said.

Evergreen Park

Lawrence E. McCullom, 44, Chicago, was charged with disorderly conduct May 30 after allegedly yelling threats at another person in the 2500 block of 95th Street, police said.
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  Thomas M. Jones, 22, Burbank, was charged with drunken driving, speeding, no insurance and driving without a valid license June 1 after a stop in the 3500 block of 102nd Street, police said.
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  Allen L. McKinzie, 21, of Chicago, was charged with trespassing June 1 at Aldi, 2541 W. 95th St., after he allegedly refused to leave the store, police said.
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  Alicia S. Warren, 25, Chicago, was charged with retail theft June 2 after reportedly stealing merchandise from Wal-Mart, 2500 W. 95th St., police said.
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  Terrance T. Jackson, 21, Chicago, was charged with theft June 3 after allegedly stealing a bicycle from the front of Walgreens, 3545 W. 95th St., police said.
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  Tony R. Nichols, 43, Oak Lawn, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, no insurance, driving on a suspended license and illegal transportation of alcohol after a stop June 5 in the 2600 block of 87th Street, police said.
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  Ismael Nieves, 39, Oak Forest, was charged with possession of marijuana June 5 following a stop at 97th Street and Western Avenue, police said.
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  Jeffrey M. Rezzardi, 41, Crestwood, was charged June 5 with possession of a controlled substance and expired registration after he was stopped in the 9100 block of Kedzie Avenue, police said.
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  Brian A. Wnek, 28, Oak Lawn, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug equipment, and his brother, Brad Wnek, 39, also of Oak Lawn, was charged with improper lane use and no insurance June 6 after a stop in the 8700 block of Central Park Avenue, police said.
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  Terrance O. Eagins, 48, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft June 9 after reportedly stealing four packs of steaks from Wal-Mart, 2500 W. 95th St., police said.
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  Joshua D. Johnson, 22, Palos Heights, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug equipment after a June 11 stop in the 3900 block of 98th Street, police said.

Hickory Hills

  Debra F. Aguinaga, 45, of Justice, was charged with possession of a controlled substance June 12 after a stop in the 8600 block of 87th Street, police said.
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  Quentia D. Harmon, 25, of Chicago, was charged with driving on a suspended license June 12 following a stop in the 7600 block of 95th Street, police said.
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  Kevin J. Lyons, 19, of Justice, was charged with trespassing June 13 after allegedly searching through storage lockers at an apartment building in the 8700 block of 83rd Avenue, police said.
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  Bartlomiej Rybka, 30, of Palos Hills, was charged with disorderly conduct June 14 after a reported disturbance at Primetime, 7750 W. 95th St., police said.
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  Michael J. Perelka, 45, of Hickory Hills, was charged with disorderly conduct June 15 after reportedly begging motorists for money in the 8700 block of Roberts Road, police said.

Oak Lawn

  A computer, mini refrigerator and a printer were reported stolen between May 1 and 4 from the hallway of a physician’s building in the 5100 block of 95th Street.
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  Joel E. Golomb, 29, of Alsip, was charged with drunken driving and speeding June 1 after a stop at 109th Street and Cicero Avenue, police said.
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  Hand tools valued at $500 were reported stolen between June 8 and 11 from a garage in the 10000 block of Merrimac Avenue.
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  A backpack containing an iPad and a tablet was reported stolen June 9 from the Pizza Hut at Target, 4120 W. 95th St.
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  Accacia M. Tayor, 18, and Destiny Jackson, 18, both of Chicago, were charged with retail theft June 9 after allegedly stealing merchandise from Target, 4120 W. 95th St., police said.
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  Jennifer L. King, 33, of Crestwood, was charged with possession of a controlled substance June 9 after she was arrested at Walgreens, 4740 W. 95th St., police said.
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  An Oak Lawn woman who stopped June 11 to deposit a check in an ATM machine in the 4200 block of 95th Street told police that man who was a passenger in her car drove away in her vehicle, police said. She has been unable to contact him since.
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  Thaddeus A. Smith, 50, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft June 11 after reportedly stealing goods from Jewel-Osco, 9424 S. Pulaski Road, police said.
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  Krzysztof Maka, 31, of Oak Lawn, was charged with disorderly conduct June 12 after a reported disturbance in the 10700 block of Georgia Lane, police said.
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  Precious T. Grayer, 28, of Alsip, was charged with drunken driving, no insurance, failure to wear a seatbelt, improper lane use, illegal transportation of alcohol and driving on a suspended license June 12 after a stop at 99th Street and Cicero Avenue, police said.
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  Jaime Tenorio, 29, of Chicago, was charged with drunken driving, making an improper turn and no insurance after a June 12 stop at 95th Street and Merrimac Avenue, police said.
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  Humberto Bahena, 31, of Chicago, was charged with drunken driving June 12 after a stop in the 5500 block of 95th Street, police said.
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  A plastic garbage can was set on fire June 13 inside the skate park at Worthbrook Park, 6330 W. 89th Place.
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  Henry C. Morf, 81, of Chicago, was charged battery, disobeying a police officer, fleeing, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and no insurance June 13 after a stop at 94th Street and Massasoit Avenue, police said.

Palos Hills

  An unattended 18-month-child was found June 11 near 103rd Street and Kathy Court, according to reports. Police found the child’s mother asleep at home and unaware that the child was outside. The Department Children and Family Services was contacted by police.
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  Christian Zavala-Juarez, 20, of North Carolina, was charged with contributing the delinquency of a minor, possession of marijuana and drug equipment June 11 after a stop in the 8800 block of 103rd Street, police said.
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  Angel Arellano, 19, and Rosalie Suarez, 18 both of Chicago, were charged with illegal consumption of alcohol, Gabrielle Soltys, 25, of Worth, was charged with possession of drug equipment, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and possession of marijuana, and Eric Kopinski, 23, of Palos Hills, was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and littering after a June 12 stop at 111th Street and O’Gorman, police said.
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  Karol Klosowski, 25, of Justice, was charged with drunken driving June 15 after a stop at 88th Avenue and 99th Street, police said.

Police News from 5-29-14

Chicago Ridge

Quinton Lang, 24, of Chicago, was charged with driving without a valid license and failure to wear a seat belt May 23 after a stop at 92nd Street and Ridgeland Avenue, police said.
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Abrahim Hamed, 22, of North Olmsted, Ohio, was charged with driving on a suspended license, no insurance and failure to wear a seat belt May 23 after being stopped at 111th Street and Mayfield Avenue, police said.
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Barnell G. Howard, 40, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft May 23 after allegedly stealing men’s clothing valued at $430 from Kohl’s at Chicago Ridge Mall, police said.
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Wajdi Darmohammad, 22, of Oak Lawn, was charged with driving without a valid license and failure to signal after a May 25 stop in the 6400 block of 95th Street, police said.
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Paul Vazquez, 29, of Bridgeview, was charged with driving on a suspended license and speeding May 26 after a stop at 107th Street and Ridgeland Avenue, police said.
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Tarek Odeh, 20, of Palos Heights, was charged with damage to property May 26 after an incident in the parking lot of X-Sport Fitness, 222 Commons Drive, police said.

Hickory Hills

Jonathan D. Trumball, 24, of Chicago, was charged with possession of marijuana and drug equipment May 9 after a stop in the 9500 block of 88th Avenue, police said.
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Tuka Rachid, 19, of Lemont, was charged with speeding May 23 after a stop in the 8800 block of 95th Street, police said.
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David Zalewski, 20, of Hickory Hills, was charged with illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor May 23 following a stop at 91st Street and 84th Avenue, police said.
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Ventez L. Grace, 20, of Blue Island, was charged with possession of marijuana May 26 after a stop in the 8600 block of 95th Street, police said.
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Kenneth K. Brown, 36, of Justice, was charged driving on a revoked license and no insurance May 26 after he was stopped at 87th Street and 88th Avenue, police said.

Oak Lawn

A grass trimmer reportedly was stolen between May 10-17 from a garage in the 9700 block of McVicker Avenue, police said.
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Sara N. Uzueta, 35, of Deming, N.M., was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, possession of marijuana, improper lane use, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, no insurance and driving too fast for conditions after a May 15 stop at Southwest Highway and Cicero Avenue, police said.
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Rosembergt Bustos, 19, of Chicago, was charged with drunken driving, no insurance, failure to yield, failure to signal, driving without a valid license, illegal transportation of open alcohol and illegal consumption of alcohol May 16 after a stop at 110th Street and Cicero Avenue, police said.

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David W. Compton, 57, of Burbank, was charged with trespassing May 17 following a reported disturbance at Walgreen’s, 9501 S. Cicero Avenue, police said.
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The center caps were reported stolen May 17 from the tires of four cars at Haggerty Buick GMC, 9301 S. Cicero Ave.
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Michael R. Kharallah, 40, of Chicago, was charged with trespassing May 19 after a reported disturbance at McDonald’s, 9128 S. Cicero Ave., police said.
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Leonard J. Voss Jr., 23, of Oak Lawn, was charged with aggravated assault May 19 following an alleged incident in the 10600 block of Cicero Avenue, police said.

Palos Hills

Adam Filalkowski, 21, of Palos Hills, was charged with trespassing May 25 after allegedly attempting to break into a building in the 11100 block of 84th Avenue, police said.
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Mark Zeglen, 22, of Indian Head Park, was charged with damage to property May 25 after he allegedly pulled a mailbox out of the ground in the 9900 block of 87th Street Avenue and threw it into the street, police said.
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Explosives were used May 25 to damage three mailboxes in the 11200 block of Helena Drive.

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

Worth man charged with role in robberies

  • Written by Bob Rakow

A Worth man was charged Monday in connection with a spree of armed robberies in the city beginning in early April.
  Danny Tallant, 40, Worth, was charged with aggravated robbery for his involvement in the armed robberies, which also included one at a Worth beauty supply store.
  Police have investigated Tallant’s role in the robberies since arresting Nicholas Koliopoulos April 17 at the Palos Pantry, 8100 W. 111th St., after Deputy Police Chief Jeff Cucio spotted him near the store, police said.

  Cucio notified surveillance units, and police spoke with Koliopoulos. During the conversation, he tore up a note that he had concealed, according to reports.
  Police reconstructed the note and determined that it was similar to ones he had used in previous robberies. The note stated that Koliopoulos had a weapon, wanted money and no one would get hurt.
  Koliopoulos later admitted to three armed robberies in Palos Hills and one in Worth, according to the report.
  Palos Hills detectives were able to piece together cell phone conversations between Tallant and Koliopoulos in order to come up with evidence needed to charge Tallant, they said.

  Tallant admitted to police that he drove Koliopoulos to the Marathon Gas Station, 11056 S. Southwest Highway, in order to commit an armed robbery and to Sally Beauty Suppy in Worth to commit another armed robbery on a different day, police said.
  Tallant said he and Koliopoulos robbed the businesses to support their heroin addiction.
  Police said Koliopoulos on April 4 robbed the Palos Panty at 8 p.m. He walked into the store and demanded, “whatever money was in the register, give it to me.” He fired a weapon while he was followed out of the store by an employee. No one was injured, police said.

  On April 8, at 8:35 p.m., Koliopoulos entered the Marathon Gas Station and announced an armed robbery. He lifted his shirt and showed a weapon to the employee behind the counter, according to reports.

  He was given an undisclosed amount of money, left the station and fled west on 111th Street, police said.
  On April 13, he returned to the gas station, announced a robbery, received an undisclosed amount of money and again fled west on 111th Street, according to reports.
  Koliopoulos was on parole from the state of Florida where he was released from prison in 2012 after serving time for robbery, police said.

Police News from 5-15-14

Chicago Ridge

  Anthony J. Riley, 34, of Blue Island, was charged with driving on a suspended license, no insurance and failure to wear a seat belt May 9 after being stopped at Southwest Highway and Ridgeland Avenue, police said.
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  Yvonne G. Venegas, 18, of Chicago Ridge, was charged with battery May 9 following a reported disturbance at her apartment complex, police said.
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  Alejandre Perez, 42, of Blue Island, was charged with driving on a suspended license and using a cell phone while driving May 10 after a stop at 111th Street at Central Avenue, police said.
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  Cedra Godfrey, 27, of Chicago, and Ivan Cueller, 54, of Burbank, were charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance May 10 after police observed the two participate in an alleged drug transaction at 104th Street and Ridgeland Avenue, police said.
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  Latasha Lee, 29, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft May 10 after allegedly stealing merchandise from Kohl’s at Chicago Ridge Mall, police said.
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  Lynn J. Wright, 33, of Chicago, was charged with driving without a valid license May 10 during a roadside safety check in the 6100 block of 111th Street, police said.
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  Kristoffer R. Luna, 23, of Oak Lawn, was charged with possession of marijuana, no insurance and driving without a seatbelt during a May 10 roadside safety check in the 6100 block of 111th Street, police said.
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  Christina Broughton, 24, of Worth, was charged with possession of marijuana, no insurance and driving on a suspended license May 10 following a roadside safety check in the 6100 block of 111th Street, police said.
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  Robert D. Stepek, 31, of Crestwood, was charged with drunken driving and driving without a seatbelt May 10 during a roadside safety check in the 6100 block of 111th Street, police said.

Evergreen Park

  Anthony Senese, 31, of Chicago, was charged with deceptive practice April 5 at Sam’s Club, 9400 S. Western, after allegedly filling false prescriptions at pharmacy, where he worked as a technician.
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  Joshua Jossell, 18, of Chicago, was charged with disorderly conduct and possession of drug equipment April 25 after he was stopped in the 3300 block of 95th St. A group of boys told police they were approached in an alley by Jossell, who asked them to urinate for him because he needed to pass a drug test.
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  Kevin Proszek, 41, of Tinley Park, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug equipment April 26 after a stop at 96th Street and Western Avenue, police said.
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  Christina Ruff, 42, Chicago, was charged with retail theft April 28 after allegedly stealing items from Wal-Mart, 2500 W. 95th St., police said.
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  Jasmine Steverson, 19, and Mariah Clark, 18, both of Chicago, were charged with retail theft April 29 after allegedly stealing items from Wal-Mart, 2500 S. 95th St., police said.
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  Lisa Miller, 41, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft April 30 after allegedly stealing merchandise from Wal-Mart, 2500 W. 95th St., police said.
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  Alfonso Jacox, 54, of Evergreen Park, was charged with retail theft April 30 after he allegedly stole items from Wal-Mart, 2500 W. 95th St., police said.
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  Patrick Sanders, 50, of Chicago, was charged with driving on a suspended license and possession of drug equipment May 3 after being stopped at 95th Street and Western Avenue, police said.
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  Michael Kania, 26, of Mokena, was charged May 6 with possession of controlled substance and improper lane use after he was stopped in the 9200 block of Western Avenue, police said.
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  Christopher Jacobs, 36, of Evergreen Park, was charged with battery May 8 after a reported disturbance with a postal worker, who sprayed repellent at Jacobs’ dog in the 9200 block of Springfield Avenue, police said.

Hickory Hills

Jonathan D. Trumball, 24, of Chicago, was charged with possession of marijuana May 9 after a stop at 95th Street and 88th Avenue, police said.

Oak Lawn

  Nestor Jimenez, 27, of Bolingbrook, was charged with driving without a valid license May 10 after he was stopped at 89th Street and Roberts Road, police said.
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  Ted J. Stiemann, 26, of Oak Lawn, was charged with burglary, possession of drug equipment and theft May 2 after police spotted him enter a car in the 10100 block of Cook. Stiemann ran when police ordered him to stop. He was found hiding in the bushes in the 10100 block of 53rd Avenue. Police later found women’s purses, GPS units, cell phones and backpacks in Stiemann’s bedroom, they said.
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  Maximo Zamora, 30, of Blue Island, was charged with drunken driving, speeding, failure to signal and no insurance May 4 after a stop at 95th Street and Cicero Avenue, police said.
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  Adam V. Mokry, 23, of Darien, was charged with driving on a revoked license, obstruction of justice, no insurance, making an improper turn and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident May 4 after a crash at 92nd Street and Central Avenue, police said.
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  Sandra M. Pogoda, 24, of Oak Lawn, Martynas Vilkas, 27, of Willowbrook, and Mantas Jarmontavicius, 26, of Oak Lawn, were charged with disorderly conduct May 4 after a disturbance in the 11000 block of Deblin Lane, police said.
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  A gun was used May 4 to shoot out two windows of a medical building in the 10500 block of Cicero Avenue.
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  Maria E. Villarreal-Zarazua, 40, of Chicago, was charged with possession of a controlled substance following a May 7 stop at 91st Street and Cicero Avenue, police said.
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  Stephanie M. Cobb, 30, of Oak Lawn, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, hypodermic needle and drug paraphernalia and theft of service May 5 after she was arrested at her home, police said.
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  Dovydas Pakalniskis, 21, of Willow Springs, was charged with drunken driving, improper lane use, illegal transportation of open alcohol and failure to display a valid driver’s license May 8 after a stop at 95th Street and Mansfield Avenue, police said.
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  Roy W. Watson, 49, of Palos Heights, was charged with drunken driving and no insurance May 6 after he was stopped at 97th Street and Keeler Avenue, police said.
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  Tools valued at $650 reportedly were stolen May 7 from a van parked in the lot of Home Depot, 4060 W. 95th St.
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  Donica P. Vaughn, 22, of Robbins, was charged with retail theft May 7 after allegedly stealing goods from Kmart, 4101 W. 95th St., police said.

Palos Hills

  A man told police that he was struck May 7 in the back by a rock in the 10400 block of Harlem Avenue. The incident happened at 6 p.m. when a car full of individuals drove passed by the victim and yelled out of the window. The victim responded by throwing his arms in the air. The car stopped and two men, one carrying a baseball bat, exited and threatened him. One of the men threw the rock at the victim, police said.
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  Michael Rampick, 36, of Lockport, was charged with aggravated battery and unlawful use of a weapon, and James Carlson, 34, of Bridgeview, was charged with battery and possession of a controlled substance following a May 8 fight at Zantes, 10307 S. Harlem Ave., police said. Rampick allegedly stabbed the victim in the in the face and side with a small metal object during the fight. Police found cocaine on Carlson, who also was involved in the fight, they said.
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  Steven Bogovich, 18, of Chicago Ridge, was charged with damage to property, theft, trespass to motor vehicle and possession of stolen property May 8 after he was stopped while running in a residential area near 103rd Street and 81st Court. A laptop computer was found in Bogovich’s car as well as two beer kegs that allegedly were stolen from Belvedere Chateau Banquets, they said.

Worth

Keith Lyons, 41, of Calumet Park, was charged with driving on a revoked license May 4 after he was stopped in the 6800 block of 111th Street, police said.

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

Palos Hills cops make a ‘note’ worthy robbery arrest

  • Written by Bob Rakow

Nicholas-KoliopoulosNick KoliopoulosA man who allegedly robbed a convenience store and two gas stations in Palos Hills was charged last Friday with two counts of armed robbery, one count of aggravated robbery and reckless discharge of a weapon, police said.
Nick Koliopoulos, 25, of Palos Hills, was arrested last Thursday at the Palos Pantry, 8100 W. 111th St., after Deputy Police Chief Jeff Cucio spotted him near the store, police said.
Cucio notified surveillance units, and police spoke with Koliopoulos. During the conversation, he tore up a note that he had concealed, according to reports.
Police reconstructed the note and determined that it was similar to ones he had used in previous robberies. The note stated that Koliopoulos had a weapon, wanted money and no one would get hurt.
Koliopoulos later admitted to three armed robberies in Palos Hills and one in Worth, according to the report.
Police said Koliopoulos on April 4 robbed the Palos Panty at 8 p.m. He walked into the store and demanded, “whatever money was in the register, give it to me.” He fired a weapon while he was followed out of the store by an employee. No one was injured, police said.
On April 8, at 8:35 p.m., Koliopoulos entered the Marathon Gas Station, 11056 S. Southwest Highway, and announced an armed robbery. He lifted his shirt and showed a weapon to the employee behind the counter, according to reports.
He was given an undisclosed amount of money, left the station and fled west on 111th Street, police said.
On April 13, he returned to the gas station, announced a robbery, received an undisclosed amount of money and again fled west on 111th Street, according to reports.
Koliopoulos was on parole from the state of Florida where he was released from prison in 2012 after serving time for robbery, police said.