25.7 Grams of Pot, Senior Recognizes Million Dollar Scam, and More

Tinley Park police reports, May 14, May 20, June 10-11.


Disorderly Conduct

Kirk D. Buckner, 61, of the 25900 block of Oak Road in Monee, was arrested round 9:15 a.m. at his home on a warrant out of the  for disorderly conduct. 


Jewelry Missing

A woman living in the 7500 block of West 159th Place in  called the cops to report that sometime between June 1 and June 10, someone stole a pearl ring, a silver watch band, two Timex watches and one Citizens watch from her apartment. She said the only time people were in her residence within that time frame unattended was when maintenance workers came to repair a window. There were no signs of forced entry in the home. During the investigation, police approached a neighbor who said he had a similar theft about three months after moving into the apartment. He said maintenance workers came to make repairs to his apartment and then his construction tools turned up missing. The cases remained under investigation June 12. 

25.7 Grams of Pot

Elliott A. Baruth, 26, of the 3200 block of Newhall Street in Milwaukee, Wis., was arrested around 7:50 p.m. in the 7200 block of 183rd Street in Tinley Park and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said Baruth was found in the parking lot of a local hotel with 24 grams of marijuana inside multiple bags. James A. Sevcik, 24, was also with Baruth. Police said he had 1.7 grams of marijuana. He was charged with possession of marijuana.


Drunken Pedestrian

Police charged Janie M. Morrison, 18, of Oak Forest, with underage consumption of alcohol and misrepresentation of age. She was arrested around 2:15 a.m. in the 17300 block of Oak Park Avenue in Tinley Park. Police said Morrison was having trouble answering questions and was very intoxicated. She had an identification on her that didn't belong to her, according to the report. 


Senior Recognizes Million Dollar Scam

A local 82-year-old man called police around 3:10 p.m. after realizing someone tried to scam him for $1,875. The man said he got a call around 2:30 p.m. from someone named "Steve Gross" saying he was from Western Union. He told the victim that he'd won $5.5 million and that there would be someone waiting at Midway Airport for him so he could present him with a check. The caller told the senior citizen that first, he needed a check for $1,875 to "cover local government taxes," according to the report. The victim said he recognized the situation as a scam. He reported it to police and never mailed the check.


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