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Chicago Ridge

A 30-year-old woman was charged with retail theft after she allegedly took clothing with a retail value of $533 from a store at the Chicago Ridge Mall.

A nnette Wieckowski-Harper, of Alsip, was arrested at 8:30 p.m. Jan. 9.

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A 34-year-old man was reportedly charged with driving with a revoked license and failure to signal after police stopped the vehicle he was driving at the intersection of 103rd Street and Harlem Avenue.

S antiago Escalona, of Chicago, was arrested at 6:29 p.m. Jan. 8. He was also charged with no rear registration and no insurance.

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A 28-year-old woman was reportedly charged with driving with a suspended license and improper lane usage after police stopped the vehicle she was driving at the intersection of Harlem Avenue and 104th Street.

E man J. Zeidan, of Justice, was arrested at 1:07 a.m. Jan. 10.

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A 56-year-old woman was reportedly charged with driving with a suspended license and improper lane usage after police stopped the vehicle she was driving at the intersection of 106th Street and Oxford Avenue.

D eborah Alexander, of Hometown, was arrested at 1:27 a.m. Jan. 13. She was also charged with driving with no insurance.

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A 22-year-old woman was reportedly charged with driving without a valid license and expired vehicle registration after police stopped the vehicle she was driving at the intersection of 110th Street and Ridgeland Avenue.

M elissa Martinez, of Blue Island, was arrested at 6:23 p.m. Jan. 12.

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A 34-year-old man was reportedly charged with driving with a suspended license after police stopped the vehicle he was driving at the intersection of 112th Street and Ridgeland Avenue.

I sreal Millan-Mendez, of Alsip, was arrested at 7:16 p.m. Jan. 11.

Oak Lawn

A 51-year-old man was charged with theft of labor or services after he allegedly refused to pay cab fare to a driver that drove him around downtown Chicago and to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

James P. Burke, of Chicago, was arrested at 12:17 a.m. Jan. 16. The cab driver reportedly picked him up at 7:30 p.m. that night, and drove him to several places where he "had a few drinks," including a pizzeria near Midway Airport and places in downtown Chicago, police said. The driver and Burke reportedly agreed on a fare of $30 per hour in cash.

At the end of the night, Burke reportedly told the driver he was having chest pains, and asked to be driven to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Burke wanted to pay the driver with a check, but the driver refused, police said.

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A 25-year-old man was charged with battery after he allegedly kicked a security officer in the face at Advocate Christ Medical Center, 4440 W. 95th St.

Alan J. Hivick, of Oak Lawn, was arrested at 2:53 a.m. Jan. 11. Two nurses reportedly attempted to draw blood from Hivick, who was pulling away from them. The security officer came in to help hold Hivick, and Hivick reportedly kicked him in the face, causing his glasses to break.

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A 44-year-old man was reportedly charged with DUI after police stopped the vehicle he was driving in the 4700 block of Southwest Highway.

Javier Nunez, of Chicago, was arrested at 12:10 a.m. Jan. 18. He was also charged with improper lane usage and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle.

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A 33-year-old woman was charged with retail theft after she allegedly took a purse worth $34 from a store in the 4100 block of 95th Street.

Carol D. Conte, of New Lenox, was arrested at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 17.

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A 45-year-old man was reportedly charged with DUI and speeding after police stopped the vehicle he was driving in the 4000 block of 101st Street.

Carl McKnight, of Chicago, was arrested at 4:25 a.m. Jan. 17. He was reportedly driving 55 mph in a 35 mph zone. He was also charged with improper lane usage.

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A 20-year-old man was charged with possession of a controlled substance and fleeing and eluding a peace officer after police stopped the vehicle he was driving in the 5500 block of Oakdale Avenue.

Zaid N. Joudeh, of Oak Lawn, was arrested at 6:09 p.m. Jan. 16. He was reportedly driving 40 mph in a 25 mph zone in the 5500 block of 102nd Street, but did not stop when police put on their lights and sirens. He possessed one hydrocodone pill, police said. He was also charged with no seatbelt and improper registration.

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A 25-year-old man was reportedly charged with DUI and speeding after police stopped the vehicle he was driving in the 4700 block of Cicero Avenue.

Gregory K. Shipp, of Sauk Village, was arrested at 3:59 a.m. Jan. 16. He was also charged with improper lane usage and failure to signal.

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A 20-year-old man was charged with retail theft after he allegedly took 10 DVDs worth $283 from a store in the 4100 block of 95th Street.

Sean M. Ramsey Milam, of Evergreen Park, was arrested at 3:08 p.m. Jan. 12.

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 20-year-old woman was charged with retail theft after she allegedly took cosmetics worth $70 from a store in the 4100 block of 95th Street.

Jasmine H. Pinkston, of Chicago, was arrested at 8:11 p.m. Jan. 11.

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A 19-year-old man was charged with illegal possession, consumption and transportation of alcohol by a minor after police stopped the vehicle he was driving in the 4700 block of 95th Street.

Nolan R. Murnick, of Winfield, was arrested at 3 a.m. Jan. 13. He reportedly had three cans of beer, two of which were open, in his vehicle. He was also charged with operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and driving with a suspended license.

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A 26-year-old man was charged with DUI and speeding after police stopped the vehicle he was driving in the 6000 block of 95th Street.

Edgar Aguilera, of Chicago, was arrested at 1:15 a.m. Jan. 11. There was an open bottle of cognac in the vehicle, police said. He was also charged with illegal transportation of alcohol and no driver's license.

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A 28-year-old man was reportedly charged with DUI after he was involved in a two-car accident in the 10100 block of Pulaski Road.

Victor A. Davila, of Alsip, and Rosa M. Perez, 34, of Chicago, were arrested at 4:20 a.m. Jan. 11. Davila's vehicle reportedly struck Perez's vehicle. Perez was charged with no driver's license. Davila was also charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

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Disorderly conduct was reported at a home in the 9800 block of Kenneth Avenue. An unknown person reportedly put shaving cream all over a truck parked on the block.

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 Burglary was reported at a business in the 4800 block of 111th Street at 8:31 a.m. Jan. 12. The glass door to the business was broken, and a cash register with $10 inside was reportedly taken.

Hickory Hills

A 26-year-old man was reportedly charged with driving with a suspended license and driving with one head-lamp after police stopped the vehicle he was driving at the intersection of 95th Street and 78th Avenue.

R ami A. Yasin, of Oak Lawn, was arrested at 9:01 p.m. Jan. 18.

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C riminal damage to property was reported at 10:50 a.m. Jan. 19. A mailbox worth $379 was damaged.

Palos Hills

A 36-year-old man was reportedly charged with DUI and speeding after police stopped the vehicle he was driving in the 10300 block of Roberts Road.

Henry Collins, of Hickory Hills, was arrested at 3 a.m. Jan. 20. He was reportedly driving 61 mph in a 35-mph zone. He was also reportedly charged with driving while license suspended, improper U-turn, improper lane usage, squealing tires and no valid insurance.

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Attempted burglary was reported at 2:15 a.m. Jan. 16 at a business in the 11200 block of Southwest Highway. A burglary alarm had gone off, police said. Someone had reportedly used large rocks to break the front window and to scratch the tops of glass counters inside the business.

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Two burglaries of motor vehicles were reported at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 18 in the 10000 block of 87th Avenue. Tools were reportedly taken from a van. A neighbor of the home where the theft occurred told police an air compressor, wallet and GPS unit were taken from a pickup truck.

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Theft was reported from a garage in the 11100 block of O'Gorman Avenue at 7 p.m. Jan. 17. A resident of the home caught a relative taking fishing poles, then realized a scope camera, snowboard boots, snowboard, archer's bow and several tools were also taken, police said. Police were able to locate some of the items at area pawn shops.

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Criminal damage to property was reported at 10 a.m. Jan. 20 in the 11100 block of 84th Avenue. The windshield of a vehicle was reportedly damaged.

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Criminal damage to property was reported at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 20 in the 10300 block of 84th Terrace. Graffiti was reportedly sprayed on a fence.

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Amale Stagg High School student was charged with battery after he allegedly slapped another student at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 18 at the school, 8015 W. 111th St.

A nother boy was charged with battery after he allegedly struck another student in the face at 3 p.m. the same day.

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

Roof collapses in EP

By Laura Bollin

The collapse of a building's roof in Evergreen Park last Saturday has left two stores uninhabitable.

The roof of the Casual Male XL store, 2637 W. 95th St., collapsed at 1:26 p.m. Saturday, according to Evergreen Park Fire Chief Ron Kleinhaus. An employee was leaving the store at the time of the collapse and was not injured, Kleinhaus said.

The Evergreen Park Building Department marked the building as uninhabitable, and likely will will be knocked down, Kleinhaus said. The roof was a bowstring truss roof, and one of the trusses failed, Keinhaus said, adding that the cause of the collapse is under investigation.

"We have to have a structural engineer take a look at the rubble to figure out what it was that made it collapse," Kleinhaus said. "There was no snow load, no water, and two air conditioners that had been on the roof for 20 years. It might have just been old age and fatigue. That building has been there since I was a kid, and that's a long time."

The Sherwin-Williams paint store next door at 2641 W. 95th St. has no obvious damage, but is closed until it is certain its roof is stable, Kleinhaus said.