Blotter: Aggravated Identity Theft, Armed Robbery and Missing Methadone Pills

Also included in today's police blotter, an anarchy symbol is spray painted in a local park and a woman is accused of telephone harassment. These reports were pulled from Feb. 11, 12, 15 and 20.


Aggravated Identity Theft; Armed Robbery

Matthew H. Wojtaszek, 36, of the 15400 block of Church Lane in Oak Forest, was arrested around 4 p.m. at the , 7850 W. 183rd Street. He was charged with aggravated identity theft and armed robbery without a firearm. Tinley Park Police Cmndr. Steve Vaccaro didn't return voice mail messages on Friday seeking comments and additional information.

Anarchy Symbol Spray Painted in Park

Police said that sometime between Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. and Feb. 20 at 11 a.m,, someone spray painted several items at Longmeadow Park, 19715 Longmeadow Drive in . The black and red graffiti included a star, anarchy symbol and various scribbles, police said. 

Cell Phone Stolen From Speedway

A woman called police to report that around 1:35 p.m., someone stole her cell phone off the counter at Speedway, 7201 W. 183rd St., Tinley Park. The customer said she left her Samsung Dart 499 phone on the counter after paying for gas and when she went in to retrieve it, was told by the clerk that it was returned to the customer. Police have a description of the suspect and are working with the gas station to get surveillance footage, which may reveal a license plate for the offender. 


Hit-And-Run Accident

Michael J. Stock, 44, of the 16700 block of Richards Drive in Tinley Park, was arrested around 7 p.m. at the Tinley Park Police Department and charged with leaving the scene of an accident and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. His bail was set at $2,000.

Telephone Harassment 

Cheryl L. Schoppelry, 44, of the 15700 block of South 86th Avenue in Orland Park, was arrested around 8:45 p.m. at her home on a warrant for telephone harassment. Additional information about the arrest wasn't immediately available Thursday, Feb. 23. 


Missing Methadone Pills

A resident of the 16700 block of South Gentry Lane recently reported a burglary to his apartment. He said he receives mail order shipments of Methadone for an undisclosed medical prescription that he's noticed disappearing. He initially thought his daughter may be taking the pills but said she was recently drug tested. The man keeps most of the pills in a safe and only keeps a small amount in the bathroom cabinet. He reported the most recent theft of four pills around 5:40 p.m. 


Credit Card Fraud

A resident of the 16800 block of South Harlem Avenue in Tinley Park called police around 2:15 p.m. to report that someone stole her credit card. She realized the theft, which could have occurred anytime between Nov. 1 and Feb. 4, she said, after getting a credit card statement saying she had a balance of $786.66. The woman said she doesn't believe she's ever used the card.

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