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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.

Man charged with assault after scuffle with cops

  • Written by Bob Rakow

  A Justice man was charged with aggravated assault and resisting a police officer Sept. 19 following a stop in the 10100 block of Tripp Avenue in Oak Lawn, police said.
  Keenan J. Williams, 19, was stopped after police spotted him drop off a passenger. Prior to that, police saw Williams slowly driving throughout the Oak Lawn neighborhood.
  Police stopped the passenger, who confirmed that Williams had given him a ride home.

  Williams’ car remained parked for several more minutes, leading police to approach him. He immediately became verbally abusive and refused to talk to police, according to reports.
  He walked toward the driver’s side of his car when he was told he was being detained, according to a report. Police attempted to cuff him so they could perform a weapons check but told Williams that he was not under arrest.

  The report said Williams swore at officers and said he was being harassed. He was told to drop his car key but gripped it harder and tried cut an officer’s hands, police said. Police brought Williams to the ground, forced him to drop the key and arrested him, reports said.