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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.

Worth mom charged with endangerment after son rides trike partially nude

  • Written by Bob Rakow

A Worth woman was charged last Thursday with endangering the health or life of a child after her 2-year-old boy was spotted riding a tricycle on 107th Street without wearing pants or underwear, police said.
Laura E. Curtin, 35, was arrested at 8:35 a.m. after police arrived at her home in the 7200 block of 107th Street and found her asleep on the couch, they said. The front door of the house was open, according to reports.
Police awoke Curtin, who asked, “Did (my son) get out again?” Police told Curtin her son was safe but noticed that the house was in disarray with dirty dishes piled up in the sink, garbage overflowing from the trash can and clothes strewn about the house, according to reports.
Curtin told police that she fell asleep on the couch at about midnight and awoke at 3 a.m. She helped her older 9-year-old son get ready for school at 8 a.m. At that time, her 2-year-old boy was asleep in his room, she said. She said she secures her doors, but suspected that her son stood on a chair and unlocked the door, police said.
Police notified the Department of Children and Family Services of the incident. A DCFS representative interviewed Curtin later in the day and later toured Curtain’s house and deemed it unlivable for children. The boy and his brother were released to the custody of their aunt.

Police News from 4-24-14

Chicago Ridge

Francisco Torres, 33, of Chicago, was charged with driving without a valid license April 14 after a stop at 111th Street and Central Avenue, police said. He also was arrested on an outstanding traffic warrant, they said.
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Raymond E. Zartler, 29, of Worth, was charged with driving on a suspended license and failure to signal April 15 after he was stopped at 105th Street and Forest Lane, police said.
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Shantelle J Jones, 19, of Lynwood, was charged with battery and resisting arrest April 17 after allegedly fighting with and resisting security and police officers after stealing merchandise from Kohl’s at Chicago Ridge Mall, police said.
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Zalen P. Martin, 22, of Alsip, was charged with driving on a suspended license, no insurance and failure to signal April 17 after a stop at 103rd Street and Ridgeland Avenue, police said.
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Patrick Murphy, 56, of Oak Lawn, was charged with battery April 17 following a disturbance at the Our Lady of the Ridge PADS Shelter, police said.
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Julio Santa-Cruz, 38, of Oak Lawn, was charged with driving on a suspended license and operating a motorcycle without eye protection April 18 after a stop at 99th Street and Ridgeland Avenue, police said.

Evergreen Park

Sedrick L. Powell, 54, of Calumet City, was charged with driving on a suspended license April 13 after a stop in the 3800 block of 95th Street, police said.
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Johnny E. Lathion, 39, of Chicago, was charged with driving on a suspended license April 13 following a stop at 95th Street and Clifton Park Avenue, police said.
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Leonardo V. Valdez, 36, of Chicago, was charged with driving on a suspended license April 14 after a stop in the 3100 block of 95th Street, police said.
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Hardy Ellis, 22, of Park Forest, was charged with driving on a suspended license April 16 after he was stopped at 95th Street and Western Avenue, police said.

Hickory Hills

Donna J. Reiss, 51, of Plainfield, was charged with failure to yield after an April 17 stop in the 9400 block of Roberts Road, police said. She also was arrested on a Will County Sheriff’s warrant for failure to appear in court, they said.

Oak Lawn

A catalytic convertor was reported stolen between March 27 and April 9 from a car in the 11000 block of Dublin Lane.
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Anthony Y. Petrakis, 34, of Bridgeview, and Stephanie W. Lynn, 24, of Orland Park, were charged with possession of a controlled substance April 8 after a stop at 91st Street and Cicero Avenue, police said.
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Michael J. Rodriguez, 31, of Bridgeview, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and resisting a police officer, and Jeffery P. Fox, 31, of Oak Lawn, was charged with possession of marijuana and drug equipment following an April 9 stop at 102nd Street and Central Avenue, police said.
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Furniture valued at approximately $3,000 was reportedly stolen April 10 or 11 from an apartment in the 4500 block of Rumsey Avenue.
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A laptop computer valued at $600 was reportedly stolen April 13 from Chuck E. Cheese, 4031 W. 95th St.
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A shopping cart full of baby clothes was reported stolen April 13 from Kmart, 4101 W. 95th St., police said.
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Kelen T. Gonzalez, 20, of Chicago, was charged with burglary April 13 after he allegedly stole a lawnmower from the storage unit of an apartment in the 10100 block of Pulaski Road, police said.
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Tracy R. Glenn, 40, of Oak Lawn, was charged with disorderly conduct April 14 following a disturbance at the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., police said.
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Catalytic convertors were reported stolen April 14 or 15 from three shuttle busses at Christ Medical Center, 4440 W. 95th St., police said.
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Jonathan M. Hill, 19, of Hometown, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, driving on a suspended license, speeding and no insurance after he was stopped April 15 at 97th Street and Southwest Highway, police said.
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Marcello D. Acosta, 20, of Oak Lawn, and Joseph Dawson, 18, of Hazel Crest, were charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct April 15 after they were spotted in a backyard in the 9400 block of 51st Avenue, police said. Acosta also was charged with damage to property and resisting arrest, police said.

Palos Hills

Oskar Bryniarski, 29, of Palos Hills, was charged with driving on a revoked license April 17 following a traffic stop, police said.

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Richard F. Ferneau, 19, of Palos Heights, was charged with distribution of marijuana, and Joshua Bochenek, 19, of Palos Hills, was charged with possession of marijuana April 17 after police observed Fereau allegedly sell marijuana to Bochenak.

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One hundred fifty dollars was reported stolen April 18 from the purse of an employee at Palos Hills Extended Day Care, 104th Street and Roberts Road, police said.
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Steven Kwaitkowski, 18, of Worth, was charged with drunken driving and possession of drug equipment April 20 after a stop on Roberts Road, police said.
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Katelyn Lynch, 25, of Palos Hills, was charged with battery and resisting arrest April 20 following a disturbance at Durbin’s, 10164 S. Roberts Road, police said.

Worth

Jaime Salinas Sr., 44, of Worth, was charged with domestic assault April 6 after a disturbance in 10700 of block of Nashville Avenue, police said.
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Lyndell A. Deyoung, 22, and Devon L. Rushin, 19, were charged with possession of a controlled substance April 8 after a stop at 105th Street and Harlem Avenue, police said. Deyoung also was charged with improper lighting, driving without a license and no rear registration light, police said.
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Randy J. Larson, 53, of Worth, was charged with disorderly conduct April 10 following a disturbance at Sharn’s Motel, 7240 S. Southwest Highway, police said.
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Albert L. Ferguson, 63, of Worth, was charged with assault April 12 following a disturbance in the 10500 block of Highland Avenue, police said.
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Michael P. Mills, 37, of Burbank, was charged with driving on a suspended license, no insurance and improper lane use April 15 after a stop at 107th Street and Southwest Highway, police said.
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Jose L. Acosta-Ceron, 30, of Chicago, was charged with driving on a revoked license April 19 after he was stopped at 109th Street and Harlem Avenue, police said.
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Daniel R. Tarasevic, 29, of Worth, was charged with unlawful possession of weapons April 19 after he was allegedly seen throwing knives into a tree, 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

Four charged with beating up OL man

  • Written by Tim Hadac

 

Four people have been charged in connection with the battery and robbery of a 19-year-old Oak Lawn man in unincorporated Palos Park, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart said late last week.
Dart said that Sheriff’s Police detectives received a report on April 6 that a 19-year-old man had been severely beaten by several males in the 12900 block of South 83rd Court. According to the Sheriff’s Police investigation, the victim met a woman at the location, who led him inside a garage.
Men inside the garage then beat the victim with a metal object and kicked him, Sheriff’s Police said. One of the offenders allegedly took cash from the victim.
The victim was able to get away and get to a hospital, where Sheriff’s police were called. A metal stick believed to be used in the battery was recovered in the garage.
During the course of their investigation, Dart said that detectives identified four offenders Nicoletta Tzinares, 18, of Palos Park, Julian Lopez, 23, of Worth, Alex Ryan, 22, of Worth, and Manuel Juarez, 24, of Burbank,
All four were charged with aggravated battery:great bodily harm, and with robbery. They all appeared in bond court at the Bridgeview Courthouse on April 9. Bond for Lopez was set at $250,000; Ryan $300,000; Tzinares $100,000; Juarez, $250,000 and no bond on a previous, drug related case.
All four have court dates set in Bridgeview. Ryan and Tzinares are due in court on April 28. Lopez and Juarez are scheduled to appear on May 5.