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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.

Police News from 10-3-13

Chicago Ridge

  Richard Bean, 38, of Mokena, was charged with damage to property Sept. 23 after he was arrested at the Blue Star Hotel, 7150 W. 103rd St., police said. They said he also was arrested on a Will County Sheriff’s Police warrant for an order of protection violation.
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  Michelle Powell, 30, of Rockwood, Tenn., was charged with retail theft Sept. 25 after allegedly stealing merchandise from Kohl’s at Chicago Ridge Mall, police said.

Evergreen Park

  Amanda M. Schaller, 19, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft Sept. 20 after allegedly stealing items from Wal-Mart, 2500 W. 95th St., police said.
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  Shawn A. Wallace, 46, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft Sept. 22 after allegedly stealing merchandise from Carson’s in the Plaza, police said.
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  Vernell Henry, 44, of Chicago, was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest Sept. 23 following a disturbance at Walgreens, 87th Street and Kedzie Avenue, police said. They said Henry threatened to harm the store manager and shouted profanities at her. An Evergreen Park police officer was in the store at the time of the disturbance and arrested Henry, who tried to elude him.
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  Marvin A. Jones, 50, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft Sept. 25 after stealing items from Wal-Mart, 2500 W. 95th St., police said.
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  Joanne M. Kennedy, 41, of Chicago, was charged with drunken driving, speeding and no insurance Sept. 26 after a stop at 95th Street and Homan Ave., police said. They said Kennedy was driving 67 mph on 95th Street, 37 miles above the posted limit.

Hickory Hills

  Christie A. Arduengo, 58, of Willow Springs, was charged with retail theft and possession of drug equipment Sept. 26 after she was arrested at Fairplay Foods, 8631 W. 95th St., police said.

Oak Lawn

  Hubert Wilczynski, 27, of Bridgeview, was charged with drunken driving and speeding Sept. 21 after he was stopped at 87th Street and Menard Avenue, police said.
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  Julia A. Tschantz, 29, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft Sept. 22 after allegedly stealing approximately $500 worth of merchandise from Target, 4120 W. 95th St., police said.
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  Kimberly M. Odum Munoz, 18, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft Sept. 23 after allegedly stealing items from Target, 4120 W. 95th St., police said.
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  A catalytic convertor was reported stolen Sept. 23 from a car in the parking lot of Kmart, 4101 W. 95th St.

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  Bobby Hewing, 53, of Evergreen Park, was charged with retail theft Sept. 23 after allegedly stealing goods from Home Depot, 4060 W. 95th St., police said.
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  Jason D. Dinovella, 40, of Tinley Park, was charged with drunken driving, possession of a controlled substance, no insurance and improper lane use Sept. 23 following a stop at Southwest Highway and Parkside Avenue, police said.
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  A hunting bow valued at $600 and 10 arrows were reported stolen Sept. 23 from a car at 93rd Street and Kilbourn Avenue.
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  A catalytic convertor was reported stolen Sept. 24 from a car in the 8800 block of Cicero Avenue.

Palos Hills

  A purse was reported stolen Sept. 25 from a car in the 10600 block of Lori Lane.
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  A television and a safe containing $300 were reported stolen Sept. 25 from a house in the 9900 block of Terrace.

Worth

  William J. Pallardy, 39, of Worth, was charged with public intoxication and trespassing Sept. 24 after an incident at 115th Street and Beloit Avenue, police said.
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  April Ryan, 49, of Worth, was charged with disorderly conduct Sept. 24 after a disturbance in the 6900 block of 111th Place, 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

Police News from 9-26-13

 

Chicago Ridge

 

  Carmina Arello, 39, of Blue Island, was charged with retail theft Sept. 19 after allegedly stealing clothing from Kohl’s at Chicago Ridge Mall, police said.

 

Evergreen Park

  Tony Cook, 50, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft Sept. 17 after allegedly stealing items from Walgreens, 3545 W. 95th St., police said.
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  Tyrone Patton, 65, of Harvey, was charged with possession of drug equipment, failure to signal, no insurance and driving without a valid license Sept. 17 following a stop in the 3500 block of 95th Street, police said.
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  Laphonso L. Harrison, 25, and Richard K. El, 19, both of Chicago, were charged with theft and criminal trespass to vehicle Sept. 18 in the 9100 block of Sacramento Ave., police said.
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  Ellisett Tellez, 33, of Chicago, was charged with drunken driving, trespassing, illegal transportation of alcohol, driving without a valid license and no insurance Sept. 18 after a stop at Evergreen Park Cemetery, 3401 W. 87th St., police said.
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  Theodore J. Machek, 42, of Evergreen Park, was charged with battery Sept. 16 following a disturbance in the 2600 block of 99th Street, police said.
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  Taj S. Ado, 24, of Oak Lawn, was charged with disorderly conduct and public indecency Sept. 15 after allegedly exposing himself at 94th Street and Pulaski Road, police said.
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  Desi S. Holland, 21, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft Sept. 18 after allegedly stealing merchandise from Wal-Mart, 2500 W. 95th St., police said.

Hickory Hills

 

  Justyna Sztachelska, 27, was charged with driving on a suspended license, no insurance and expired registration Sept. 18 after a stop in the 8700 block of 96th Street, police said.
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  An air conditioning unit was reported stolen between Sept. 19 and 21 from a building in the 8800 block of Roberts Road.

Oak Lawn

 

  Brett A. Matejka, 51, of Oak Lawn, was charged with battery Sept. 13 following a disturbance at PJ’s Pourhouse, 5635 W. 87th St., police said.
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  Two hundred dollars was reported stolen Sept. 13 from an office at Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School, 5345 W. 99th St.
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  Matthew A. Paulis, 31, of Oak Lawn, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug equipment Sept. 13 after a stop at 95th Street and Cicero Avenue, police said.
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  Sean P. Mitchell, 27, of Oak Lawn, was charged with drunken driving, speeding and disobeying a traffic signal Sept. 13 after a stop at 107th Street and Central Avenue, police said.
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  Angel Montel, 34, of Chicago, was charged with drunken driving, speeding, driving on a suspended license and improper lane use Sept. 14 after being stopped at 95th Street and Ridgeland Avenue, police said.
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  A pickup truck was stolen Sept. 14 from the parking lot of Texas Corral, 6616 W. 95th St.
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  Paul R. Baio Jr., 39, of Orland Hills, was charged with possession of a controlled substance Sept. 14 after he was stopped at 91st Street and Cicero Avenue, police said.
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  Robert J. Drexel, 29, of Oak Lawn, and Aaron M. Pickering, 23, of Chicago Ridge, were charged with battery Sept. 14 following a fight in the 10100 block of Maple Avenue, police said.
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  A car was reported stolen Sept. 15 from the driveway of a house in the 8900 block of Central Avenue.
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  Usama M. Saleh, 19, of Oak Lawn, was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance Sept. 15 after a stop at 94th Street and Oak Park Avenue, police said.
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  Margaret H. Bak, 31, of Oak Lawn, was charged with drunken driving Sept. 16 after she was stopped at 93rd Street and Natchez Avenue, police said.
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  A purse containing $450, a cell phone, keys and a debit card was stolen Sept. 16 from the shopping cart of a customer at the Salvation Army store, 8732 S. Cicero Ave.
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  Joshua J. Ayersman, 36, of Oak Lawn, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and burglary tools Sept. 17 after a stop at Melvina Avenue and Southwest Highway, police said.
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  Derrick N. Johnson, 26, of Oak Lawn, was charged with drunken driving, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, leaving the scene of an accident and leaving the roadway Sept. 17 after a stop at 91st Street and Oak Park Avenue, police said.
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  Renarte L. Henry, 48, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft Sept. 18 after stealing goods from Kmart, 4101 W. 95th St., police said.
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  Kristina M. Ehrhardt, 35, of Chicago, was charged with drunken driving and illegal transportation of alcohol Sept. 18 following a stop at 103rd Street and Buell Avenue, police said.
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  Claudette M. Gianakos, 47, of Chicago, was charged with drunken driving and improper parking Sept. 19 after she was stopped at 95th Street and Menard Avenue, police said.
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  Naeemah I. Allen, 26, of Chicago, was charged with assault Sept. 20 following a disturbance at Christ Medical Center, 4440 W. 95th St., police said.
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  Ivan A. Macon, 30, of Oak Lawn, was charged with retail theft Sept. 21 after allegedly stealing merchandise from Walgreens, 6201 W. 95th St., police said.
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  Terrance J. Stewart Jr., 23, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft Sept. 21 after allegedly stealing goods from Kmart, 4101 W. 95th St., police said.
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  Monica D. Harris-Gillespie, 48, of Chicago, was charged with drunken driving, speeding, no insurance and illegal transportation of alcohol after a Sept. 21 stop at 95th Street and Kostner Avenue, police said.
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  Leonard M. Pasquale, 54, of Hookstown, Pa., was charged with battery Sept. 22 after a disturbance in the 10500 block of Lawler Avenue, police said.

Palos Hills

 

  Power tools were reported stolen Sept. 19 from a car parked in a driveway in the 8100 block of Valley Drive. A GPS unit was stolen from another car in the driveway.
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  A GPS unit was reported stolen Sept. 19 from a car in the 10900 block of Valley Drive.
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  Angela Kebleris, 22, of Palos Hills, was charged with disorderly conduct Sept. 21 following a disturbance at the Green Oak apartment complex management office, police said.

Worth

 


  Janice M. Kacmierczak, 37, of Worth, was charged with disorderly conduct Sept. 20 after a disturbance in the 6900 block of 111th St., police said.