Police Apprehend Burglary Suspect, Continue Search for Second

Tinley Park Police have taken one man into custody, and continue the search for a second who could be responsible for a residential burglary near 168th and New England.

 are investigating a residential burglary that occurred Wednesday night in the area of 168th Street and New England. Officers have apprehended one suspect, and the search for a second is ongoing, according to Tinley Park Police Chief Steve Neubauer.

Police are heavily patroling the neighborhood in the search for a second suspect.

Helicopters seen hovering over the area earlier and police on the ground were searching for two white males, one of which has been taken into custody. 

If you have any information, or see anything suspicious, please contact police at 708-444-5300. 

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The Guru September 13, 2012 at 07:52 PM
As a responsible member of the community I cannot. If the police want people to know they will provide details to the public, I don't want to inadvertently disrupt an investigation or provide bad information to the public. But, if you really want to know whats going on in your community you are welcome to start a new hobby in Frequency Scanning its a lot of fun and very interesting.
Joe Vince (Editor) September 13, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Here's today's follow-up story to last night's incident. http://tinleypark.patch.com/articles/midlothian-man-arrested-in-connection-with-burglary Joe Vince Local Editor
Joe Vince (Editor) September 13, 2012 at 08:01 PM
@Amanda Ashraf: The second suspect is still at large. Joe Vince Local Editor
Joe Vince (Editor) September 13, 2012 at 08:03 PM
@Jad Wagner: It's also nice to have you onboard as a reader. Joe Vince Local Editor
Kim begeske September 13, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Did you know that on Monday the Hampton Inn on 183rd street was held up at gun point also.....crime in tinley is on a real roll this week...WTH IS GOING ON!!
OF September 13, 2012 at 08:16 PM
It would be interesting to see what the crime statistics look like in our area compared to the last 2 years. Based on what I now get to see from outlets like The Patch it seems it is up everywhere.
Cherie September 13, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Do more doing to much? Okay something just to complain about? It seems nothing is enough for you guys! Crime is crime, one apprehended, keep up the good work. If the man power is available why not use it. What kind of message are you trying to say here, home invasion is okay? It is a message they are sending out to our community, we will go to great lengths to protect our community when the resources are available. I think it would be fishy if no resources were used when they are available. My tax dollars well spent! Keep up the good work TP police department!
Charlotte Vaitkus September 13, 2012 at 08:55 PM
I agree totally Sunshine. This is a house why did we need so much man power there and not out on the streets of Tinley looking for this second guy? They should just post 2 cars in the Target parking lot because if you follow the mug shots there are people coming to OUR target and shoplifting all of the time.
Charlotte Vaitkus September 13, 2012 at 08:57 PM
They don't want us to know crime has increased in our town. I heard this occurred at a police officers house, just rumor but makes sense with the response. I also heard someone was shot.
Amanda Ashraf September 13, 2012 at 08:57 PM
That's true crime is up every where due to the economy but what concerns me is that it seems TP police can never catch criminals involved. They were supposedly at Lane Byrant within a min of the 911 call but the perpetrator(s) was gone.... The house that was burglarized paralleling i80 they only caught one perpetrator and it took months to figure out the son set up his own father to be robbed! I've called police before about suspicious people and wait for police to get to scene and it's at least 20 mins for them to come to a call, no wonder why people are in their get a way cars and gone.
Charlotte Vaitkus September 13, 2012 at 08:59 PM
I had a strange incident happen about 2 weeks ago. Home alone with my 2 dogs. Someone ran my doorbell once. I did not see anyone. 15 min later same thing. All I am saying is keep your doors locked at all times.
Cynthia September 13, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Crime is up everywhere because the economy is terrible, unemployment is high, and people are desperate. The crime blotter in the local paper on Sunday is full of "Home Burglary" entries, probably ten times more than before the recession. Tinley Park is not immune to the bad economy or the many negatives associated with it.
Charlotte Vaitkus September 13, 2012 at 09:01 PM
Thanks Joe for keeping us informed. Is there anyway we can get the Village to call or text residents when things happen?
Amanda Ashraf September 13, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Maybe TPPD needs to stop employing inexperienced police officers straight out of high school, lately all I see is officers who are very young and focus on giving speeding tickets instead of looking for odd behaviors from people. I think we are misinformed about officers being highly educated; maybe they have gone to college ( although they look like 19 year olds) but that doesnt make them experienced enough to be working in our community wheres its evident that crime has increased due to the easy access on and off the interstate. The old TPPD officers need to train the newbies!
Ola Hann September 13, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Tinley Park officials are always trying to minimize these type of issues, and I am always very confused by that. They need to get up and scream about this and be the type of community that will not tolerate this. Get residents involved... take our suggestions and act on them. Crime happens everywhere, but if the officials just brush this off like they did in the past, nothing will ever change.
Sunshine September 14, 2012 at 02:42 AM
Just heard from a reliable source that the break-in and the "strong" police presence last night were NOT connected. Last night was connected to the gang related shooting Tuesday evening.
Joe Vince (Editor) September 14, 2012 at 02:47 AM
@Sunshine: Could you e-mail me? It's joev@patch.com. I'd love to talk to you about this. You also can give me a call tomorrow at 815-219-6961. Thanks, Joe Vince Local Editor
Joe Vince (Editor) September 14, 2012 at 04:25 AM
@Charlotte Valtkus: You can go to http://tinleypark.org/ to sign up for e-mail, text and phone alerts for emergency and other news in the village. And thanks. As the saying goes, just doing my job, but it's always nice to hear from appreciative Patch readers. Joe Vince Local Editor
Joe Vince (Editor) September 14, 2012 at 04:28 AM
@Ray: That's definitely something I plan to look into as an ongoing concern. Joe Vince Local Editor
David Flamm September 14, 2012 at 01:40 PM
What about the burglary on 163rd Place and Oak Park?
David Flamm September 14, 2012 at 01:40 PM
That occurred yesterday
TP Resident September 14, 2012 at 02:27 PM
@The Guru if you were listening to the police scanner how can you possibly agree with this? Sounds to me like you are trying to stir the pot. @Sunshine I was listening to this call since the second it was dispatched. There were not 100 police cars at this call. In each town at the time of night there are not more than like 8 cops on duty. It breaks down to Tinley had about 8 squads Orland sent 2, Oak Forest sent 1 and the helicopter was in the area. He was like 5 minutes out when the call came in. The K-9 units were not available at the time of the call. So since the helicopter was in the area makes since for him to come right? Midlo and Crestwood were not at this call. This was not a cops house and there was nothing more to this call other than a couple came home found the backdoor open and a light on in the bedroom. They didn't remember leaving the light on or the door open so they went to the neighbors and called the cops. 10 sec before the first officer on the scene the 2 guys ran out of the house west bound toward Sayre. Why did they bring in cops from Oak Forest and Orland? Same reason Fire Departments in every town request mutual aide (an agreement between surrounding communities for more man power). Its a bit ridiculous all of the speculation and misinformation that is going on here. @Mommy2Twins your friend was stopped for the simple fact to make sure the 2 guys on the loose weren't getting away in that car.
TP Resident September 14, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Sunshine I hate to say this but you are full of misinformation. The gang related shooting had nothing to do with this break-in. Gosh reading your posts is like reading the National Enquirer. @Joe taking (mis)information from a person like this will only lead to more rumor and speculation and not the facts. Please keep in mind this is a person who in an earlier post said there were 100 cops at cvs..what?? Thats just crazy information in itself.
So There September 14, 2012 at 05:35 PM
I'm ticked at people commenting here knocking the police all the time. Who do you want protecting you the Guardian Angels?? Show some respect for these men and women who lay their lives on the line every day. Ungrateful.
David Flamm September 14, 2012 at 09:20 PM
I agree the cops can't be everywhere at 1 time community needs to report suspicious things
SRB September 16, 2012 at 07:57 PM
I realize everone has a right to speak there minds here, but the last thing we need are people stirring the pot. We do, as citizens of Tinley, need to be more aware of the people walking through our neighborhoods. Watch them and let them know that you are watching them. Don't be afraid to take down license nos and descriptions. Our police care! They really do want to provide us with a safe place to live, but they do need our help. Call and report any unusual or suspicous activity in your neighborhood. Understand they cannot be on every block in our town. Start a neighborhood watch. Ask people what they are doing if they are just hanging around. We need to protect what is ours. Be your own guard dog. I do agree that we should have all been alerted to the fact of the shooting up on 183rd last Tues and the burglary situation on New England. A community on alert is a proactive community. Let's not hide these activities from the community. An informed community can be a prepared and vigilant community. Please let us know when there are attacks, break-in, etc. It is our right as a citizen. Here it is three days later and we still do not have a description of the other suspect. That is something that needs to be rectified.
sweet heart September 17, 2012 at 12:39 AM
I, hope the home owner:s did not get hurt. What they take in there home, That such a shame. Used to be nice and quiet It wa so safe to live here now everything going on. More shooting and home invasion going pn. That scarey.
sweet heart September 17, 2012 at 12:40 AM
The Tinley cop"s say, If you here it see it, Any activity going on anywhere call them. So they know what going on.
sweet heart September 17, 2012 at 12:43 AM
Thank:s for your website that you are shooing to everyome on here.
Tull September 18, 2012 at 05:00 PM
"Ding-dong ditch" is not just an annoying prank... it's a common pre-break-in tactic to determine whether anyone (or anyone with big teeth) is at home.


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