Friday, November 16, 2012
Tinley Park Police reports, Nov. 6-13 • GPS and I-PASS lifted from vehicle • iPod stolen from parked SUV • Tool bag and purse taken; combined contents worth almost $500 • Copper wire stolen from construction site.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Vince
Friday, November 16, 2012
TUESDAY, NOV. 6 A Garmin GPS, an I-PASS tollway transponder, cell phone charger and a digital camera were taken from an 2007 Ford Explorer parked in a residential driveway in the 17900 block of 66th Avenue, according to a police report. The SUV was parked in the driveway from the evening of Nov. 4 to the morning of Nov. 5, and the passenger door lock was damaged, the report stated. SATURDAY, NOV. 10 An 8-gigabyte iPod and its charger was taken from a Chevrolet Traverse parked in a residential driveway in the 7900 block of West 163rd Court, according to a police report. The SUV owner told police she also noticed several items in the center console had been rifled through, the report stated, adding the vehicle's doors were unlocked. A black…
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Southland law enforcement officials offer tips to combat car thieves and burglars.
Southland law enforcement officials say many residents are unknowingly leaving themselves open to auto theft and burglary, even home invasion and identity theft. Whether you're a fatigued Homewood commuter, a busy stay-at-home-mom in Tinley Park or an elderly Olympia Fields resident, you could fall into the trap of compromising your car and its contents, police say. However, a few changes in your routine could protect your auto, your valuables and your peace of mind. Safety Not Just For the "Big City" First, don't assume that it's unnecessary to lock your doors in the Southland. Some residents have developed a mental block and believe that locked doors and other crime-prevention measures are only for folks in the big city, police say. "…
Friday, October 15, 2010
Tinley Park police arrested two Chicago Heights men, accusing them of trying to break into cars on Martin France Circle. One had to be TASERED.
Two Chicago Heights men were seen trying to burgle unlocked cars in Tinley Park residential neighborhoods, police said. After a witness reported two men checking the doors of parked cars at around 12:30 a.m. Oct. 5 in a lot on the 6600 block of Martin France Circle, Tinley Park police arrested Aaron Evans, 27, of the 1400 block of Wentworth Avenue, Chicago Heights, and Christopher Deaton, 38, of the same address. The men fled on foot and a TASER was used to subdue one of them, police said. Each man was charged with three counts of burglary, police said. Deaton was also charged with possession of hypodermic needles and with battery, the latter charge for throwing a backpack at a pursuing officer, striking him, police said. Deaton had two …