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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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

Three charged in road rage rumble

  • Written by Bob Rakow

  Three men were charged with battery Sept. 30 following an Oak Lawn road rage incident, police said.

  Edgar Hernandez-Sanchez, 28, of Blue Island; Horacio Lagunas, 46, of Orland Park; and Servando Hernandez-Sanchez, 29, Dixmoor, attacked a 37-year-old Orland Park man after he pulled in front of them near 87th Street and Ridgeland Avenue, police said.
  The complainant said the incident took place at 6:49 a.m. when Lagunas got out of his van, walked to the victim’s car and proceeded to punch and kick him, according to reports. He said the offenders were driving behind him on northbound Ridgeland Avenue and flashed their headlights at him.
  The victim got out of his car and tackled Lagunas. The other men in the van joined in the fracas, punching and kicking him while he was on the ground, police said. The man had a cut on his neck and a bruise on his forehead, police said.
  The alleged offenders told police that the complainant cut them off in traffic, causing them to brake hard to avoid hitting him. They honked their horn, which led the victim to exit his car, approach the van and hit Lagunas, police said.

Punches and grabs lead to arrest in Worth bar

  • Written by Bob Rakow

 A dispute in a Worth bar led one man to be charged with battery after punching another patron, police said.
  Alex E. Ryan, 21, of Worth, was arrested at 1:12 a.m. Friday after twice punching a man who asked him not to touch his girlfriend, police said.
  The man told police Ryan grabbed his girlfriend’s hand, and the woman said Ryan also touched her buttocks.
  The man asked Ryan to keep his hands off his girlfriend, causing Ryan to punch him in the cheek, knocking him to the ground. He got up and Ryan punched him in the forehead.

  Ryan, who police said was highly intoxicated, admitted to police that he hit that victim, according to the report.

Food leads to fight at OL eatery

  • Written by Bob Rakow

  A customer at an Oak Lawn eatery was charged with battery Sept. 22 after he attacked a restaurant employee, according to police.

  Michael J. Strzykalski, 39, of Chicago, was arrested at about 4 p.m. as he attempted to leave Portillo’s, 4020 W. 95th St.
  A Portillo’s employee told police that Strzykalski became upset when some of his order was missing. The restaurant took the food back and agreed to prepare him another order.
  Police said Strzykalski began yelling at an employee about the order before chest bumping him. The employee grabbed the offender and the two men struggled. Strzykalski punched the employee several times until the two men were separated by other restaurant employees, police said.

  Strzykalski admitted that he grabbed the employee but denied hitting him, reports said.

Chicago Ridge man said he was beaten outside Oak Lawn pub

  • Written by Bob Rakow

  A Chicago Ridge man told police he was beaten Sept. 24 by two men in the 9900 block of Southwest Highway in Oak Lawn, police said.

  The 41-year-old man told police he met the two men while drinking at TC Too Pub and Corral, 9906 S. Southwest Hwy. When he left the bar, the men followed him and beat him near the north side of the building, according to reports.
  Bar patrons interviewed by police said the man was not in the tavern that night.

  The man had a bloody face, and his right eye was blackened and swollen shut, reports said. He refused medical attention.