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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.

Police News from July 4, 2013

Chicago Ridge

 A 32-year-old Chicago woman was charged with retail theft after he allegedly took sunglasses with retail value of $229 from a store in the Chicago Ridge Mall.
  Monick Lucas was reportedly arrested at 7:30 p.m. last Friday.
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  A 35-year-old Bridgeview man was reportedly charged with DUI and driving without insurance after police stopped the vehicle he was driving at a roadside checkpoint in the 10500 block of Harlem Avenue.
  Piotr Krol was reportedly arrested at 2:50 a.m. Sunday.

Hickory Hills

  A 21-year-old Chicago woman was reportedly charged with DUI and failing to reduce speed to cause an accident after the car she was driving struck a parked vehicle in the 8400 block of 84th Avenue.
  Elizabeth Garcia was reportedly arrested at 11:01 p.m. last Saturday. Garcia reportedly had a blood-alcohol concentration of .22

Oak Lawn

  A Justice man was charged with battery after he allegedly struck an umpire at the conclusion of a youth baseball game at Kolb Park, 9825 S. Central Ave.
  Police arrested Jimmy R. Mojica, 29, of the 8600 block of South 86th Ave., at 7:23 p.m. June 25 after responding to a disturbance call at the park, according to police. Mojica reportedly insulted and questioned the umpire’s calls throughout the game before verbally confronting him and striking him on the right side of the face, knocking his hat to the ground. Oak Lawn police have reportedly advised Mojica to refrain from visiting Kolb Park.
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  A masked man wearing black clothing reportedly robbed a woman at 3:20 p.m. June 18 as she was walking in the alley south of 95th Street between Keeler and Trip Avenues.
  The woman said the man, who she described as about 5 feet 8 inches tall and moderately built, held what felt like a gun to the back of her head and took a debit card, a piece of mail with the victim’s address, and a piece of paper with the victim’s social security number written on it from the victim’s purse, according to polices. The man then reportedly threatened to hurt the woman if she contacted police.
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  Two Summit men were each charged with aggravated speeding and drag racing after allegedly speeding on 95th Street between Southwest Highway and Cook Avenue at 1:39 a.m. June 24.
  Police arrested Andres G. Amador, 31, and Javier Contreras, 33, after a black 2007 Chevrolet Trail Blazer driven by Amador and a silver 2006 Chrysler 300m driven by Contreras accelerated east at a high rate from the 95th Street stoplight at Southwest Highway, according to police.
  Police also charged Amador with possession of a controlled substance after they reportedly found a plastic bag containing cocaine while processing him at the police station.

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  A 32-year-old Oak Lawn man was charged with battery, criminal damage to property and criminal trespassing after he allegedly grabbed a woman and tried to kiss her several times while attempting to gain entry to an apartment building in the 4800 block of 109th Street.
  Clayton J. Reutter was arrested after police responding to a report of a disturbance found Reutter confused and incoherent in the building’s parking lot, police said. Several residents witnessed Reutter banging on doors, and one resident found a broken lock on the rear-entry patio door of a unit, according to police.
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  A 21-year-old Oak Lawn man was reportedly charged with resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance, disorderly conduct and possession of false identification after police responding to a disturbance call in the 4600 block of West 100th Place saw him fleeing the area at 2:30 a.m. June 17.
  Police reportedly tackled Lucas J. Nelson after a short pursuit in which they yelled several times for him to stop. Police reportedly found a hydrocodone pill and a fake state of Illinois ID in Nelson’s wallet.
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  An Oak Lawn man was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of cannabis with intent deliver, and possession of drug paraphernalia after police reportedly discovered illegal drugs and paraphernalia in several hiding places in the basement of a home near 102nd Street and Kildare Avenue.
  Police investigating a report of suspicious black Hyundai Elantra idling in the 4100 block of West 102nd Street at 4:30 p.m. May 30 arrested Patrick R. Carroll, 28, who allegedly had cannabis in the pocket of his pants. Police then accompanied Carroll to the home, where they discovered psilocybin mushrooms, Alprazolam, cannabis, and a cannabis pipe, according to police.
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  A Chicago man was charged with criminal damage to property and possession of a controlled substance after he allegedly sat on and damaged a village-owned flower pot at 95th Street and Kildare Avenue.
  Luciano Castro Jr., 24, was arrested at 6:55 p.m. June 20 after police reportedly found damage to the flowers, pot and watering system where Luciano was seated. Police reportedly found two Hydrocodone pills in Castro Jr.’s wallet. When asked by police why he was sitting on the flowers, Castro Jr. reportedly replied, “because I’m tired.”
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  A 19-year-old Chicago man was charged with auto theft after police reportedly stopped the car he was driving for speeding on Cicero Avenue near 105th Place.
  Joshua A. Bland was arrested at 3 a.m. June 21 after police stopped a gray 2010 Ford Edge and learned it had been reported stolen, according to police.
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  A Chicago man and woman were arrested for retail theft after they allegedly took merchandise from a store in the 4100 block of West 95th Street.
  Wesley S. Race, 51, and Patricia Race, 62, allegedly took four packs of razors, two boxes of Rogaine and three boxes of teeth whitening strips and left the store without paying.
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  A Community High School District 218 school activities bus had its two front tires slashed while parked in the south lot of Richards high school, 10601 S. Central Ave., sometime between midnight and 4 a.m. June 22, according to police.
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  A bottle of vodka and a bottle of Miller Lite were reported stolen from the kitchen of a home in the 5500 block of West 99th Street around 12:20 a.m. June 20.
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  A black 2003 Honda Civic was reported dented and scratched on the passenger’s side while parked in the 9800 block of South Cicero Avenue sometime between 9:30 p.m. June 19 and 1:45 p.m. June 20.
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  A Visa gift card worth $100 was reported stolen from the console of a gray 2010 Toyota Sedan sometime between midnight and 3 a.m. June 21 while the vehicle was parked in the 10700 block of South Long Avenue.

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  The passenger’s-side mirror of a blue 2003 Ford Taurus was reported broken off sometime between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. June 23 while the vehicle was parked in the 4900 block of West 95th Street.
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  A Sirius satellite radio receiver was reported stolen from a maroon 2006 Lincoln Zephyr on June 23 while the vehicle was parked in the 10600 block of LeClaire Avenue.

Palos Hills

  A homeowner in the 10100 block of 81st Court found a deactivated World War II “pineapple” hand grenade under a tree in his yard at 11:30 a.m. June 26, police said.
  The man at first thought the grenade was a toy, but when he picked it up realized it may be genuine, police said. The Cook County Bomb Squad determined the grenade was real, but had been deactivated.
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  A 56-year-old Palos Hills man was charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly recorded a video of a woman in the 11100 block of Spathis Drive.
  Robert Decker was reportedly arrested at 7 p.m. last Saturday. Decker allegedly followed a woman with a video camera and told her he was recording her so he could use it later for sexual gratification.
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  A 44-year-old Palos Hills man was charged with harassment by telephone after he allegedly called a man and told him he was going to come to his home and kill him.
  Michael Gascoyne was reportedly arrested at 12:40 a.m. Monday. Police had been called to the residence of the man who filed the complaint against Gascoyne, and reportedly warned the two men to avoid contact with each other.
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  A woman reported that she saw a man exit a vehicle with his groin area showing out the side of his shorts at 2 p.m. June 27 in the parking lot at the Green Hills Library, 8611 W. 103rd St.
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  A refrigerator was reported taken from a building in the 10300 block of Roberts Road at 12:30 p.m. June 26. Police reportedly found no forced entry to the building.
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  A mailbox was reported damaged sometime between 10 p.m. June 27 and 7:30 last Friday in the 8600 block of Sun Valley Drive.
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  A clothing recycling bin in the 11000 block of Southwest Highway was reported stolen at 3:30 p.m. June 26.
  The bin’s owner arrived at the location to find the bin missing, police said. The owner reportedly claimed 25 other bins have been stolen, and that he believes a competing company may have taken the one from Palos Hills.

Worth

  A 19-year-old Worth man was cited for having a dog at-large after his pit bull was reportedly found running loose in a neighbor’s yard in the 10900 block of Neenah Ave.
  Mohamed Adballa was cited at 6:36 p.m. June 24.
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  A 15-year-old girl was reportedly arrested on a warrant out of Chicago Ridge for a charge of armed robbery. Police reportedly picked up the girl after seeing her walking in the 10700 block of Oak Park Avenue at 8:31 p.m. last Friday.
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  A 19-year-old Merrionette Park man was charged with criminal trespassing and two youths were cited for alleged village ordinance violations after police saw them in Gale Moore Park, 10900 Nordica Ave.
  Joseph Robinson was arrested at 1:46 a.m. June 25. Two youths, one from Worth and the other from Chicago Ridge, were cited for curfew violations and criminal trespass to property.

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