Laughing Driver Draws DUI Charge: Blotter
Tinley Park police reports, March 14-16 • Don't forget the phone chargers, too • Cash box stolen from business.
SATURDAY, MARCH 16
Laughing, Talkative Driver Gets DUI Charge
Tadeusz Tylka, 44, of the 7200 block of 173rd Street in Tinley Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI with a blood-alcohol level greater than 0.08 and improper lane use, according to a report. Tylka was seen striking the curb twice by an officer at about 2:21 a.m. on Harlem Avenue, near 171st Street.
During a traffic stop, the officer noted Tylka’s bloodshot, watery eyes and a smell of alcohol coming from his breath. He allegedly failed field sobriety tests, during which he was laughing and “very talkative.” He was arrested, taken to the Tinley Park Police Department and given a breath test. He is due in Bridgeview court on April 3.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15
Don't Forget The Chargers
Five iPhone 4s and a Samsung Galaxy cell phone were reported stolen from the Sprint store, 15929 S. Harlem Avenue, in Tinley Park. The store manager told police he believe the phones were taken sometime between Feb. 26 to March 1.
Teen Hit With Underage Drinking Charge
Bradley A. Bartkus, 19, of the 8700 block of Cashel Lane in Tinley Park, was cited for underage drinking and improper lighting, according to a report. Police reported seeing several passengers in a Cadillac Deville not wearing seat belts at about 12:06 a.m. near the intersection of 159th Street and Central Avenue.
During a traffic stop, an officer could smell an odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. After taking field sobriety tests, Bartkus was arrested and taken to Oak Forest Police Department. He also took a breath test while at the station.
Two juveniles who were in the Cadillac were cited for underage consumption and not wearing a seat belt. A third juvenile was cited for underage consumption only. Barkus is due in Bridgeview court on April 4.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14
Cash Box Stolen
Someone broke into Vision Square Eye Care, 17049 S. Harlem Ave., and took a cash box, according to a report. The manager found that the box, which contained $100 in various denominations, was stolen when they checked it at 9:15 a.m. The currency was put into the box at 2 p.m. the day before. A similar incident happened three months ago when $90 was taken from the cash box.
No complaints were filed, and no arrests were reported.
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