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Police News from 10-24-13

Chicago Ridge

  Gary Cooper, 22, of Chicago, was charged with possession and delivery of a controlled substance and Lamont Wesley, 21, was charged with possession of a controlled substance Oct. 15. They were arrested in the 10400 block of Ridgeland Avenue, police said.
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  Steven M. Bogovich, 18, of Chicago, was charged with battery Oct. 17 after a fight in the 10500 block of Parkside, police said.
  Kelly Hazzard-Hilger, 35, of Oak Lawn, was charged with retail theft Oct. 17 after stealing merchandise from Kohls at Chicago Ridge Mall, police said.

Evergreen Park

  Vivian Martinez, 24, of Chicago, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, disobeying a red light, having no insurance, driving with open alcohol and damage to village property after a two-car accident Oct. 12 at 93rd Street and Pulaski Road, police said.
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  Kortney E. Skelly, 28, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft Oct. 15 after allegedly stealing goods from Michael’s, 9140 S. Western Ave., police said.
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  Tashawn A. Chavis, 20, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft Oct. 16 after allegedly stealing merchandise from Wal-Mart, 2500 W. 95th St., police said.
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  Michael J. Roland, 28, of Chicago, was charged with theft Oct. 16 after allegedly stealing merchandise from Wal-Mart, police said.
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  Dawan P. Lacey, 25, of Chicago, was charged with theft Oct. 17 after allegedly stealing two food trays from Edible Arrangements, 8732 S. Kedzie Ave., police said. Lacey purchased the items over the Internet using someone else’s credit card, they said.
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  Brian C. Malone, 41, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft Oct. 17 after allegedly stealing merchandise from Wal-Mart, 2500 W. 95th St., police said.

Oak Lawn

  A cell phone was reported stolen Oct. 3 from the purse of a customer at the Salvation Army store, 8732 S. Cicero Ave.
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  A catalytic convertor was reported stolen between Oct. 5 and 10 from a car in the 10900 block of Keating Avenue.
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  A 70-inch television, a game system, an iPod and seven Gucci belts were reported stolen Oct. 7 from an apartment in the 9600 block of Ridgeland Avenue. Offenders entered the apartment after breaking the kitchen window.
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  Stephen G. Gaal, 55, of Oak Lawn, was charged with drunken driving, speeding and no insurance Oct. 8 after a stop in the 6100 block of 97th Street, police said.
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  Adan C. Garcia, 24, of Chicago, was charged with drunken driving, speeding, improper lane use, no insurance and no driver’s license Oct. 10 after a stop at 95th Street and McVicker Avenue, police said.
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  Cara B. Schrage, 37, of Hometown, was charged with drunken driving, speeding, no insurance and improper lane use Oct. 11 following a stop at Southwest Highway and Kilpatrick Avenue, police said.
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  Harold Morgan, 58, of Chicago, was charged with assault Oct. 10 after a disturbance at Christ Medical Center, 4440 W. 95th St., police said.
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  A purse was reported stolen Oct. 12 from a customer’s shopping cart at the Salvation Army store, 8732 S. Cicero Ave.
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  Steven J. Haase, 21, and Luis A. Nunez, 22, both of Oak Lawn, were charged with disorderly conduct Oct. 12 following a disturbance in the 5400 block of 95th Street, police said.
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  Tools valued at approximately $4,000 were reported stolen Oct. 12 or 13 from a garage in the 9700 block of Ridgeland Avenue, police said.
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  Mario Romero, 42, of Berwyn, was charged with drunken driving, speeding and no insurance after an Oct. 13 stop at 91st Street and Cicero Avenue, police said.
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  Claudia A. Bautista, 40, of Bridgeview, was charged with drunken driving, improper lane use and no insurance after an Oct. 13 stop at Southwest Highway and Sproat Avenue, police said.
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  Nike V. Stevens, 18, and Marcel K. Porter, 18, both of Chicago, were charged with retail theft Oct. 15 after allegedly stealing goods from Kmart, 4101 W. 95th St., police said.
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  Timothy K. Malone, 30, of Orland Park, was charged with disorderly conduct Oct. 16 following a disturbance in the 4800 block of 95th St., police said.
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  Leroy Stanton, 41, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft Oct. 17 after stealing merchandise from Kmart, 4101 W. 95th St., police said.

Palos Hills

  A credit card, money order and miscellaneous items were stolen Oct. 15 from a purse in the 14000 block of Robert Road.
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  Adam Fijalkowski, 21, of Palos Hills, was charged with trespassing and criminal damage to property Oct. 17 after he allegedly entered a house in the 11100 block of 84th Avenue, police said.

Worth

  Daniel J. Mario, 64, of Worth, was charged with domestic battery Oct. 18 following a disturbance in the 7200 block of 107th 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

Florida man accused of stabbing two in Chicago Ridge

  • Written by Bob Rakow

  A Florida man was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon Sunday after stabbing two men at a Chicago Ridge trucking company, police said.
  Dmytro Zavarygin, 27, of Hollywood, Fla., was arrested at 12:20 a.m. at HMD Trucking, 10031 Virginia Ave., according to reports.
  Zavarygin was arrested at the trucking company shortly after the two men that he allegedly stabbed with a knife arrived at the Chicago Ridge fire department, which is located next to the company, police said.
  One victim, 28, told police he was stabbed in the arm during an argument with Zavarygin. The other victim, also 28, tried to separate the men and also was stabbed in the arm by the offender. Both men were treated at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Oak Lawn police investigate a meat retreat

  • Written by Bob Rakow

  The assistant manager of an Oak Lawn grocery store was unsuccessful Oct. 1 in his attempt to stop a thief in the parking lot of the store, police said.
  The offender placed $56 worth of meat into a cart at Jewel-Osco, 8801 S. Ridgeland Ave., and walked along the back of the store before leaving without paying for the merchandise at 5:10 p.m., police said.
  The assistant manager chased the offender into the parking lot and struggled with him until the assistant manager was shoved to the ground, police said. The man wore a grey shirt, black pants and had a tattoo on his neck, according to reports.
  The assistant manager was not injured and the merchandise was recovered. Another employee told police he recognized the man from high school and could identify him.

Concerned citizen? Police not buying it

  • Written by Bob Rakow

  A Worth man charged with drunken driving after striking an SUV told police his eyes were watery and glassy out of concern for the passengers of the vehicle he hit, police said.
  John J. Gubbins, 37, was charged with drunken driving, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and having no insurance following the accident, which occurred at 6 p.m. near 111th Street and Oak Park Avenue, according to reports.
  The driver of the SUV told police he stopped at a red light at 111th Street and Oak Park Avenue. When the light turned green, he proceeded but had to slow down because the car in front of him made a right turn. When he stopped, he was hit from behind by the Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Gubbins.
  Gubbins told police he had just left a liquor store and was driving east on 111th Street. When the light turned green, he proceeded but the SUV in front of him stopped and he rear ended the vehicle. He said was returning from work and was headed to his parents’ house.

  Police said he had an odor of alcohol on his breath and glassy, watery eyes. He denied that he was drinking but later admitted that he drank two beers. He failed or refused to perform field sobriety tests, police said.
  He gave police an expired insurance card, but told officers, “I have insurance. I’ll pay for the damage. Can we get this done?” according to reports.

Police News from 10-10-13

Chicago Ridge

 Alex Smith, 27, of Orland Hills; Thaer Banibaker, 25, of Burbank; and Oscar Sanchez, 25, of Chicago, were charged with disorderly conduct Oct. 2 after a disturbance in the 10000 block of Harlem Avenue, police said.

Hickory Hills

  A package of headlights was reported stolen Oct. 6 from Auto Zone, 8764 W. 95th St.
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  Shawn M. Moore, 23, of Burbank, was charged with disorderly conduct Oct. 5 after a disturbance at Parkview Park, 85th Street and 82nd Avenue, police said.

Oak Lawn

  Terrell D. Johnson, 26, of Hazel Crest, was charged with drunken driving, speeding, failure to signal, improper lane use and illegal transportation of alcohol Sept. 22 after a stop at 95th Street and 68th Court, police said.
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  Brittany M. Caldario, 22, of Burbank, was charged with drunken driving and damage to village property Sept. 26 following a stop in the 9200 block of Cicero Avenue, police said.
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  Na Asia S. Jones, 20, of South Holland, was charged with retail theft Sept. 26 after allegedly stealing merchandise from Kmart, 4101 W. 95th St., police said.
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  John R. Damarjian, 22, of Alsip, was charged with drunken driving, speeding, no insurance and driving without a valid license Sept. 26 after being stopped at 98th Street and Central Avenue, police said.
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  More than $2,000 worth of hand tools were reported stolen Sept. 26 or 27 from a car in the 9000 block of Cicero Avenue.
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  Edward J. Crofton, 39, of Evergreen Park, was charged with drunken driving Sept. 27 after a stop at 95th Street and 52nd Avenue, police said.
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  Lucinda Garza, 43, of Burbank, was charged with theft Sept. 27 after allegedly stealing on several occasions cash from the cash register or cash bags at Target, 4120 W. 95th St., where she was employed, police said.
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  Brian P. Earner, 27, of Oak Lawn, was charged with drunken driving, improper lane use, speeding and failure to signal Sept. 28 after he was stopped at Southwest Highway and Kilbourn Avenue, police said.
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  Armando Martinez, 21, of Blue Island, was charged with retail theft Sept. 28 after allegedly stealing merchandise from Kmart, 4101 W. 95th St., police said.
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  Jonathon W. Mysiewicz, 26, of Oak Lawn, was charged with drunken driving, no insurance, improper lane use and a median violation Sept. 29 after a stop at 110th Street and Cicero Avenue, police said.
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  An Oak Lawn woman’s cell phone was reported to be taken from her hand Sept. 30 while she sat on a bench at the Metra station, 5120 W. Museum Drive. The woman told police a man approached her from behind, took the phone and fled south on 51st Avenue, police said.
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  Two sets of golf clubs valued at $4,000, a torch kit and a leak tester kit were reported stolen Oct. 2 or 3 from a car in the 4000 block of 91st Place.

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