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Chicago Ridge

 A 41-year-old man was charged with retail theft after he allegedly took eyeglasses with a retail value of $280 from a store at the Chicago Ridge Mall.
  William J. Blakely, of Chicago, was arrested at 1:55 p.m. April 20.
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  A 27-year-old man was charged with retail theft after he allegedly took a wallet with a retail value of $26 from a store at the Chicago Ridge Mall.
  Chad Taylor, of Worth, was arrested at 3:15 p.m. April 19.
 

Evergreen Park

  Three Chicago teenagers were charged with armed robbery, mob action and battery after they allegedly punched and threw bricks at a man in the 8700 block of Troy Avenue.
  Travell Brown, 18; Noah Holloway, 17; and Gerald A. Bauseman, also 17; were arrested at 7:47 p.m. April 9. The men made comments about the 26-year-old man smoking cigarettes outside, and pulled a chain and pendant off his neck, police said. The youths did not know the victim, police said.
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  A 20-year-old man was charged with criminal trespass to property after he allegedly begged for money and refusing to leave a drug store in the 8700 block of Kedzie Avenue.
  Allen L. McKinzie, of Chicago, was arrested at 2:10 p.m. April 15.
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  A 24-year-old man was charged with criminal defacement of property after he allegedly carved letters into a cement pillar at the front entrance of Little Company of Mary Hospital, 2800 W. 95th St.
  Marquise L. Gates, of Sauk Village, was arrested at 1:51 p.m. April 15.
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  Two people were charged with disorderly conduct after they allegedly asked a youth walking near the intersection of 91st Street and Utica Avenue to get in the vehicle in which they were riding.
  Chaz Nocentelli, 18, of Evergreen Park, and Alexandria E. Jones, 19, of Alsip, were arrested at 6:10 p.m. April 12.
  The youth’s mother reported the incident to police, who reportedly caught the pair near Klein Park, 97th Street and Homan Avenue.
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  A 41-year-old man was charged with retail theft and criminal damage to property after he allegedly took three cell phones with a total retail value of $240, and damaged security cameras and a digital video recorder at a store in the 2500 block of 95th Street.
  Rodney K. Carson, of Chicago, was arrested at 3:36 p.m. April 15.
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  A 27-year-old woman was charged with retail theft after she took 28 items with a retail value of $154 including clothing, DVDs, food and soda from a store in the 2500 block of 95th Street.
  Theresa B. Rogers, of Bakersfield, Calif. was arrested at 6:34 p.m. April 14.
 

Hickory Hills

  A 40-year-old man was reportedly charged with driving with an obstructed windshield and no valid driver’s license after police stopped the vehicle he was driving at the intersection of 87th Street and Roberts Road.
  Guadalupe J. Maciel-Canelo, of Hickory Hills, was arrested at 9:01 p.m. April 16.
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  A 39-year-old man was reportedly charged with driving with a suspended license after police stopped the vehicle he was driving at the intersection of 88th Avenue and 87th Street.
  Francisco J. Torres-Quintero, of Hickory Hills, was arrested at 7:41 p.m. April 16.
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  A 21-year-old Oak Lawn woman was charged with failure to yield turning left and leaving the scene of an accident after the vehicle she was driving allegedly struck another vehicle at 12:15 p.m. April 13 while turning into the Pit Rib House parking lot, 9400 Roberts Road.
  Laura Anne Lodor was arrested at 12:34 p.m. April 16. Police had reportedly tried to contact Lodor at her home and were unsuccessful. Lodor came into the station April 16 to speak with officers regarding the accident.
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  A 21-year-old man was reportedly charged with driving without a valid license and driving with an obstructed windshield after police stopped the vehicle he was driving in the 8800 block of Kean Avenue.
  Moises Palacios-Lagunas, of Chicago, was arrested at 8:29 p.m. April 21.
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  A 27-year-old man was charged with aggravated speeding after he allegedly drove 63 mph in a 20-mph zone in the 8400 block of 85th Street.
  Michael V. Berzins, of Niles, was arrested at 7:21 p.m. April 22.
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  A 32-year-old man was cited with a scavenger service violation after he allegedly put metal garbage in the truck he was driving and was suspected of scrapping in the 7900 block of 98th Street.
  Marco A. Vela, of Chicago, was stopped at 6:43 p.m. April 22.
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  A 34-year-old woman was reportedly charged with driving without a valid license and failure to yield after police stopped the vehicle she was driving in the 7900 block of 95th Street.
  Dorothy Davis, of Chicago, was arrested at 5:11 p.m. April 22.

Oak Lawn

  An elderly woman was reportedly assaulted and robbed by a friend of her granddaughters after the girl pushed her down and took her purse at 7 p.m. April 17 in the Walgreens parking lot, 4740 W. 95th St.

  The woman reportedly told police the girl, who she knows as “Brianna,” approached her and asked for $2.50 in bus fare. The girl told the woman she would pay her back as soon as possible, and gave her an address and phone number where she could be reached, police said. When the woman went to get the money out of her purse, the girl allegedly pushed her down and took her purse.

  The woman described Brianna as 5 feet 4 inches tall and about 200 pounds, with black hair. She was wearing gray pants, a black hooded sweatshirt and black boots, police said
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  A 22-year-old man was reportedly charged with DUI, driving while license suspended and speeding after police stopped the vehicle he was driving in the 4800 block of 96th Street.
  Jonathan Jackson, of Chicago, was arrested at 12:59 a.m. April 15. He reportedly urinated in the street and kicked the rear window of the squad car.
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  A 27-year-old woman was reportedly charged with possession of drug equipment after police stopped the vehicle she was driving in the 9500 block of Kenneth Avenue.
  Victoria M. Daley, of Bridgeview, was arrested at 12:51 p.m. April 16. She possessed two syringes, a plastic bag containing heroin residue, and a bottle cap containing heroin residue, police said.
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  A 40-year-old man was reportedly charged with driving under the influence of drugs after the vehicle he was driving struck another vehicle in the 9500 block of Cicero Avenue.
  Jeffrey J. Donato, of Alsip, was arrested at 4:20 p.m. April 13.
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  A 72-year-old woman was charged with retail theft after she allegedly took a bottle of tequila, a newspaper and a flower with a retail value of $18 from a store in the 8800 block of Ridgeland Avenue.
  Sharon H. Wilson, of Chicago Ridge, was arrested at 6:40 p.m. April 15.
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  A 31-year-old woman was charged with retail theft after she allegedly took three pairs of shoes with a retail value of $115 from a store in the 9600 block of Cicero Avenue.
  Jennifer D. Jaroch, of Chicago, was arrested at 4:35 p.m. April 15.
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  A 22-year-old man was reportedly charged with operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, no driver’s license and no rear registration plate light after police stopped the vehicle he was driving in the 6200 block of 87th Street.
  Antonio Zavala, of Chicago, was arrested at 1:07 a.m. April 19.
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  A 25-year-old man was charged with criminal trespass to property after he refused to leave Advocate Christ Medical Center, 4440 W. 95th St.
  Janere A. Jackson, of Chicago, was arrested at 4:07 a.m. April 18.
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  Theft from a motor vehicle was reported at 3:44 p.m. April 17 in the 10100 block of Harnew Road.
  A woman reportedly told police her temporary license plate had been taken, and that she received via mail a citation for a red light violation that occurred in March in the 3000 block of 87th Street in Chicago.
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  Residential burglary was reported at 6:23 p.m. April 15 at a home in the 5100 block of 99th Street. A miter saw worth $80 and an air compressor worth $399 were reported taken.
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  Residential burglary was reported at a home in the 4100 block of 107th Street at 8:10 p.m. April 17. A stack of mail was missing and the east side door was forced open, police said.
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  Assault was reported at 7:17 p.m. April 16 in the 5500 block of 111th Street. A man reportedly told police another man pulled up beside him in a dark blue Saturn and waved a knife at him and his friend, police said. The man was reportedly described as white, with brown hair and about 20 years old.
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  Criminal damage to a vehicle was reported at 9:24 p.m. April 15 in the 9300 block of Parkside Avenue. The back window of a vehicle was reportedly shot out by a BB.

Palos Hills

  A 34-year-old man was reportedly charged with DUI, improper lane usage and failure to signal when required after police stopped the vehicle he was driving in the 10300 block of 88th Avenue.

  Sylwester Butryn, of Palos Park, was arrested at 9:45 p.m. April 19.
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  A 30-year-old woman was reportedly charged with DUI, improper lane usage and failure to signal when required after police stopped the vehicle she was driving in the 10000 block of Roberts Road.

  Jennifer Percudani, of Crestwood, was arrested at 3:45 a.m. April 20.
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  A 19-year-old woman was charged with possession of a controlled substance after police stopped a vehicle in which she was a passenger at the intersection of 103rd Street and 86th Avenue.

  Nicole Lefebvre, of Palos Hills, was arrested at 12:15 a.m. April 16. She reportedly possessed heroin.
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  Damage was reported to a fence at 4 p.m. April 16 in the 11000 block of Catherine Drive.
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  A female Stagg High School student was charged with delivery of narcotics to a person under 18 years of age after she allegedly gave a Xanax pill to a fellow student at the school, 8015 W. 111th St.
  The girl was arrested at 10:15 a.m. April 17.
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  A male Stagg High School student was charged with battery after he allegedly struck a fellow student at the school, 8015 W. 111th St.
  The boy was arrested at 2 p.m. April 17.
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  A male Stagg High School student was charged with battery after he allegedly touched a female student inappropriately on two separate occasions.
  The boy was arrested at 3:30 p.m. April 18.
 

Worth

  A 22-year-old woman was reportedly charged with driving with a suspended license, driving with an obstructed windshield and driving without a driver’s-side mirror when required after police stopped the vehicle she was driving in the 11500 block of Harlem Avenue.
  Jessica M. Leato, of Chicago, was arrested at 7:39 p.m. April 20.
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  A 34-year-old woman was reportedly charged with driving without a valid license and no insurance after police stopped the vehicle she was driving in the 11500 block of Harlem Avenue.
  Leticia Martinez, of Chicago, was arrested at 3:53 p.m. April 12.
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  A 44-year-old man was reportedly charged with driving with a suspended license and driving with an obstructed windshield after police stopped the vehicle he was driving in the 6900 block of 107th Street.
  Markette Gary, of Worth, was arrested at 7:25 p.m. April 16.
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  A 28-year-old woman was reportedly charged with driving without a valid license after police stopped the vehicle she was driving at the intersection of 111th Street and Depot Avenue.
  Virginia Abundo, of Chicago, was arrested at 9:29 p.m. April 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

Five people injured in accident on La Grange

By Laura Bollin

  Five people were injured in a four-vehicle crash Sunday morning in Palos Hills.
  The accident occurred at 10:34 a.m. April 21 at the intersection of 107th Street and LaGrange Road, near the Dan McMahon Woods forest preserve, said North Palos Fire Protection District Chief Dan Russell. A car behind three others in the left turning lane of northbound La Grange rear-ended the car in front of it, causing a chain reaction, Russell said.
  Five people, one with serious injuries and four with minor injuries, were transported to area hospitals, Russell said. One person was taken to Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights and four went to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
 

The Blotter: Oak Lawn

Two people were charged with disorderly conduct after they allegedly threw a shot glass and beer mug at a bartender in the 5300 block of 95th Street.

Eric Fred Sokolewicz, 28, of Worth, and Michelle C. McKeown, 24, of Bridgeview, were arrested at 1:24 a.m. March 17. McKeown was also reportedly charged with criminal damage to property.

McKeown reportedly asked the bartender for a glass of water, and when the bartender told her it would take a minute threw a shot glass, which broke a mirror valued at $1,500 that was hanging behind the bar. Sokolewicz reportedly threw a beer mug at the bartender. The bartender was not injured, police said.
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An 18-year-old man was charged with battery after he allegedly punched a teacher’s assistant twice in the head at Pride School, 4201 W. 93rd Street.

Biagio S. Messina, of Justice, was arrested at 12:45 p.m. March 13. Messina was reportedly put into “time out” for being disruptive, and began punching the walls. When he was told to stop he allegedly punched the assistant.
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Residential burglary was reported at 10:20 p.m. March 14 at home in the 10500 block of Lorel Avenue. A basement door was forced open and $34,000 worth of jewelry including 30 gold rings and 10 gold chains were taken, police said.
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A 45-year-old man was charged with retail theft after he allegedly took $651 worth of allergy medication from a store in the 4100 block of 95th Street.

Willie A. Hughes III, of Chicago, was arrested at 3:01 p.m. March 17.
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A 46-year-old man was reportedly charged with DUI and speeding after police stopped the vehicle he was driving in the 7100 block of 95th Street.

Christian W. Erickson, of Brookfield, was arrested at 3:09 a.m. March 13. He was reportedly driving 82 mph in a 40-mph zone.
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A 38-year-old man was reportedly charged with DUI and speeding after police stopped the vehicle he was driving in the 4300 block of 95th Street.

Frank A. Primar, of Chicago, was arrested at 8:23 p.m. March 10. He was also charged with failure to signal when required and no proof of insurance.
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A 40-year-old woman was reportedly charged with DUI and speeding after police stopped the vehicle she was driving in the 4700 block of 94th Street.

Shannon K. Glover, of Oak Lawn, was arrested at 2:10 a.m. March 9. She was also charged with failure to stop at a stop line.
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A 33-year-old woman was reportedly charged with DUI and speeding after police stopped the vehicle she was driving in the 10900 block of Pulaski Road.

Jeralynn J. Stanger, of Worth, was arrested at 1:24 a.m. March 14. She was also reportedly charged with failure to signal when required, no proof of insurance, failure to wear a seatbelt and no side mirror.
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Motor vehicle theft was reported at 7:41 p.m. March 12 in the 5400 block of Southwest Highway. A maroon 2002 Infinity Q45 vehicle worth $10,000 was reported taken.
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Burglary to a motor vehicle was reported at 10:57 p.m. March 16 in the 6300 block of 99th Street. A laptop valued at $289 was reported taken.
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Burglary to a motor vehicle was reported at 9:30 a.m. March 17 in the 10200 block of Cicero Avenue. A purse worth $220 was reported taken.
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Burglary to a motor vehicle was reported at 7:36 p.m. March 14 in the 10500 block of Cicero Avenue. An iPad worth $900 and a Samsung Galaxy cell phone worth $250 were reported taken.
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Criminal damage to property was reported at 4:16 p.m. March 11 in the 9700 block of Merton Avenue. A section of a backyard fence worth $300 was reported broken.
 

The Blotter: Palos Hills

Two men were each charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle and illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor after they allegedly entered a vehicle without permission in the Cour Leroux area.

Paul Legutko, 20, of Palos Hills, and Dawid Zalewski, 19, of Hickory Hills, were arrested at 2:41 a.m. March 12. Both were intoxicated, police said.
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A 26-year-old man was charged with theft after he allegedly took a laptop computer from a home.

Matthew J. Vandermay, of Worth, was arrested at 12:39 a.m. March 16. He is also allegedly responsible for a Palos Hills residential burglary where video games and a video game console were taken.
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Criminal damage to property was reported at 10:20 a.m. March 13 in the 11200 block of Moraine Drive. There were reportedly holes in the residence’s walls, broken doors and damage to the carpet.
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Nuisance phone calls were reported at 7:34 p.m. March 14 at a business in the 10700 block of Roberts Road. Someone reportedly called the business 30 times, and each time hung up immediately after someone answered.
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Mischievous conduct was reportedly at 3:41 a.m. March 15 in the 9700 block of Kean Avenue. Someone reportedly threw an egg at a vehicle.
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Criminal damage to property was reported at 10:41 a.m. March 15 at a home in the 10200 block of 84th Terrace. A fence reportedly had graffiti spray painted on it.
 


 

Evergreen Park

  A 34-year-old woman was charged with theft and obstructing identification after she returned to a store in the 9800 block of Kedzie Avenue from where she had allegedly stolen a cell phone last November.
  Chicona C. Hodges, of Evergreen Park, was arrested at 5:19 p.m. Feb. 23. Hodges reportedly took the phone off of the counter Nov. 24. When she visited the store at a subsequent date, the owner recognized her from video surveillance in November. She was also charged with obstructing identification after she allegedly gave police a false name and birth date.
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  A 19-year-old man was charged with retail theft after he allegedly took a pair of women’s work boots with a retail value of $19 from a store in the 2500 block of 95th Street.
  Deon Griffin, of Riverdale, was arrested at 1:01 p.m. Feb. 22.
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  A 24-year-old man was charged with retail theft after he allegedly took nicotine patches, condoms and video games with a retail value of $181 from a store in the 2500 block of 95th Street.
  Sharod S. Baker, of Chicago, was arrested at 5:54 p.m. Feb. 24.
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  A 19-year-old woman was charged with retail theft after she allegedly took three pairs of shoes and a purse with a retail value of $74 from a store in the 9500 block of Western Avenue.
  Kierra V. Jackson, of Chicago, was arrested at 6:19 p.m. Feb. 23. She was also reportedly charged with obstructing identification after she allegedly gave police a false name and birth date.
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  A 29-year-old man was reportedly charged with possession of a controlled substance, reckless conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia after police stopped the vehicle he was driving at the intersection of 99th Street and Clifton Park Avenue.

  Bryon D. Steimann, of Oak Lawn, was arrested at 5:01 p.m. Feb. 23. He possessed two zolpidem tartrate pills, police said. There was a used, uncapped syringe in the liner of this coat, and a police officer reportedly pricked his finger on the needle while searching the coat. He was also charged with driving with unsafe equipment and no insurance.