Mortgage Scam Nets Homeowner, Vandals Damage White Water Canyon, and More

Tinley Park police reports March 20, 22-23 and 26.


Possession of Marijuana, No Tail Lights 

Police arrested Melikia K. Richardson, 27, of the 16900 block of Sunset Ridge Drive in Country Club Hills, around 6:25 a.m. near 167th Street and Westwind Drive in . She was charged with possession of marijuana, driving with no tail lights, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and driving with a suspended license. Her bail was set at $2,000. 


Violating an Order of Protection

John N. Kassis, 57, of the 15200 block of South Mallard Lane in Homer Glen, was arrested around 10:55 p.m. at the . He was charged with violating an order of protection. 

Warrant Arrest

Laura E. Brashler, 25, of the 17500 block of Gougar Road in Lockport, was arrested around 9:40 a.m. at the Cook County Circuit Court, 10220 S. 76th Ave., Bridgeview, on a warrant out of for driving on a suspended license. 


Mortgage Scam Nets Homeowner

A man stopped into the after he realized he'd been scammed by a consulting firm that offered to restructure his mortgage.

An employee from the firm, US Consulting Corporation, called the 27-year-old man's home in February. He was notified in March that he was approved for the service, at which time he paid the $2,490 fee, the report said. He filled out all the required documents using his W2 and other tax forms.

On March 5, he called to follow up on the process and all the phone numbers he previously used had been disconnected. He was able to reach the woman with whom he'd been corresponding by dialing her cell phone and she told him she went to work that day and the doors were locked, according to the police report.

Police said the company is listed as being untrusted on several forums and is not accredited through the Better Business Bureau "because of licensing and complaint issues." The business website, usconsultingcorp.com, was shut down as of March 27. 


Vandals Damage White Water Canyon

Sometime between March 18 and March 20, someone entered the pool area of White Water Canyon Water Park, 8105 W. 171st St., , and damaged $3,500 worth of equipment near the pool's water pump pit.

"Unknown offenders damaged approximately 60 feet of white PVC fencing, which was around the water pump pit, by pulling three posts out of the ground and throwing the PVC fencing into the water slide pool area," the report said.

A clear plastic filter cap was also broken and thrown in the pool. The case remained under investigation on March 25.


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