Thursday, May 16, 2013
Defense attorneys want the judge who found a New Lenox man guilty of punching another man into a coma outside a Mokena bar to step down.
Hours after a Will County Judge found a New Lenox man guilty of punching another man into a coma, she received an email from the state's attorney's office. Attached to the email was a statement from Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow about the case. The judge, Sarah Jones, said she never opened the attachment, but the lawyers for the New Lenox man awaiting sentencing for the fateful punch want her off the case anyway. "It's about the appearance to everyone in the county—it's about the appearance to the citizen's of Illinois," defense attorney Dave Carlson said as he argued Judge Jones should recuse herself from the case of Joseph Messina during a Thursday afternoon hearing at the Will County Courthouse. Messina, 24, was found …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Tinley Park police reports, March 8-12 • Chicago Heights woman's rings disappear at work • Customer and bouncer tussle at Durbin's • Woman's car vandalized in 80th Avenue Metra lot.
TUESDAY, MARCH 12 A 19-year-old Chicago Heights woman lost two gold-and-diamond rings while at work, according to a Tinley Park Police report. She told police she removed the rings while at her work station at Regency Beauty, 15931 Harlem Ave. The woman knocked the rings to the ground but didn’t pick them up immediately, the report stated. When the woman went to retrieve the rings later, she found that they had gone missing, the report continued. She and several students who work there searched the entire shop but were unable to find the rings. The report lists the value of the rings at $500. FACEBOOK: "Like" Tinley Park Patch's Page for Updates SUNDAY, MARCH 10 A 9mm handgun was reported stolen from an apartment in the 17500 block of …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
New Lenox resident Joseph Messina faces as much as five years in prison for punching a Joliet man into a coma in July 2009.
Judge Sarah Jones found New Lenox resident Joseph Messina guilty of punching a Joliet man into a coma outside a Mokena bar in July 2009. Messina, 24, faces up to five years in prison for the attack on 29-year-old Eric Bartels. Check back for more details of the verdict and the reactions of the families.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The cops rolled up to a downtown Tinley Park bar just in time to see a man getting rough with employees, they said.
Police said a 24-year-old Joliet man was arrested in downtown Tinley Park early Saturday after he shoved a security guard outside a bar. Sean M. Hannon, 24, of the 8200 block of Clairidge Drive in Joliet, faces a battery charge. Tinley Park police officers said they found Hannon outside Durbin's, 17265 Oak Park Ave., arguing with two employees. The bar's manager and bouncer denied Hannon entry to the bar around 11 p.m. Friday "due to his level of intoxication," according to the police report. He became belligerent and left the property only to return a little more than an hour later around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, police said. After Hannon began yelling, the bouncer tried escorting Hannon off the property, the report said. That's about …
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Verbal altercation turns physical, leads to two arrests.
Cops found themselves in a Tinley Park beer garden last week after getting a call about a man who was asking patrons to "take their shirts off and was laying on the concrete patio, near the window to the bar, rolling around and kicking," according to a police report. A woman at the Tinley Park Bowling Lanes on 183rd Street threw a piece of ice at the 31-year-old man around 10:40 p.m. on June 29, according to the report. Police learned the man was Sam T. Trevino, of the 7500 block of Woodlawn Drive in Frankfort. The ice tosser said she was trying to get his attention so she could tell him to stop drinking. "Trevino became highly irate and got involved in a verbal altercation …" police said. Among those throwing her hat in the ring was …
Monday, June 20, 2011
A fight at the local bar led to Tinley Park police being called, and reports said one man hit another with a beer bottle and then punched other patrons.
A 26-year-old Tinley Park man was bleeding from his neck Thursday night after he was reportedly struck with a beer bottle while sitting in the beer garden at Charley Horse. Police got to the bar around 11:15 p.m. after receiving a report that a fight had gone down. The victim, who was seeking medical attention, said he didn't provoke the man who first hit him with the bottle and then punched about five other patrons in the face for no apparent reason, the report said. "(The victim) stated that he and his two friends … tried to subdue the male subject at which time the physical altercation continued in which all parties exchanged punches," the report said. "(He) further advised that the unknown male had a lot of blood on his face prior to (…