Thursday, April 25, 2013
Two men—one from Tinley, the other from Orland Hills—were charged Tuesday with selling drugs in a Jewel-Osco parking lot in Lockport, according to police.
A Tinley Park man faces felony drug charges after he and an Orland Hills man allegedly sold ecstasy to undercover cops in Lockport, police said. Robert M. Ryband, 20, of the 7200 block of West 174th Street, Tinley Park, and Jesus Miranda, 21, of the 7000 block of Hickory Court, Orland Hills, are charged with delivery of between 15 and 100 grams of ecstasy, a Class X felony. READ: Slip and Fail? Cook County Jail Officer Caught on Video Faking Injury The two men were arrested the night of Tuesday, April 23, outside the Lockport Jewel-Osco on 159th Street, after they allegedly sold the drug to undercover narcotics agents, said John Arizzi, deputy director of the Joliet Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad. In the past, Ryband and Miranda sold …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Mokena police said they found cocaine, marijuana and a 12-gauge shotgun when they investigated two men sitting in a parked car near the Super 8 Motel.
Two man face drug possession charges after police found them with cocaine and a shotgun. John J. Porter, 29, of the 10000 block of West 145th Street in Orland Park, and Christopher A. Hannigan, 21, of the 8100 block of Blarney Road in Tinley Park, were charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana, according to a Mokena police report. READ: Tinley Park Man Charged in Fatal ATV Crash Police were patrolling the Super 8 Motel, 9485 W 191st St., at about 5:26 a.m. on March 28 when two men were spotted inside a parked car. An officer saw a commotion between the two men, and the light suddenly switch off as he approached. One man, Hannigan, tried to quickly …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
We could swear we've seen some of these people around here before.
So it's Groundhog Day. This whole week felt like Groundhog Day. Day after day we seemed to be seeing the same people over and over. Maybe our minds were playing tricks on us. Or maybe not. Just look, on Friday we had one of the lawyers representing Drew Peterson in court trying to get former Peterson lawyer Joel Brodsky to give up his financial records. Peterson and Brodsky have been haunting the courthouse for years now. Peterson has been found guilty of murder, and Brodsky no longer represents the convicted wife-killer, but it doesn't look like they've really gone away. And Margarita Hernandez, who faces charges she set up a sex date with a teenage boy, was in court not once, but twice last week. The first time, her trial was scheduled …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Orland Township is inviting a wide range of educators, mental health practitioners, law enforcement officials and community groups to gather next week to help link drug addicts to the help they need.
Kathy Passafiume is concerned about families—particularly those who aren’t looking for help when a loved one is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. “There’s a lot of lying with addiction,” said Passafiume, the Orland Township Youth and Family Services clinical director. “People minimize and normalize and the problems just continue. That’s a shame when there are so many people who really aim to do right and keep kids safe.” Want the news delivered? Sign up for our daily email newsletter. In March, area law enforcement, mental health, school and government officials met to pool resources in the wake of a noted rise in heroin-related arrests and deaths. They determined that although a great deal of varied treatments, counseling and …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Bridge Teen Center’s Priscilla Steinmetz offers practical suggestions for people unsure of how to face addiction, especially among teenagers.
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- Ben Feldheim
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Editor’s Note: This article is not meant to replace treatment by a professional therapist, psychiatrist or licensed clinical social worker. Consolidated High School District 230 isn’t the only entity in the area looking to raise awareness of drug and alcohol among area teens and young adults. When word spread about the school district sending out robo calls to parents, asking them to speak with their kids about drug and alcohol use, it struck a familiar chord with Priscilla Steinmetz, founder and executive director of the Bridge Teen Center. Steinmetz has spent the last 20 years helping parents and teens connect with each other to sort through an array of issues. Over time she came up with a few suggestions to do so, which can apply to …
Friday, December 23, 2011
During a well-being check this week, cops entered an empty room where they found a baseball sized pile of drugs and much more. It was a headquarters for some local drug trafficking. One woman who reportedly stopped by has been arrested.
Tinley Park police said they found dried blood and a "baseball sized mound" of white powder when they responded to a call about suspicious people in a local hotel room. And that's not all. Two officers were initially called around 2:20 p.m. Monday to Comfort Suites, 18400 Spring Creek Drive in Tinley Park, where hotel staff said strange people had been going in and out of a third-floor room for two days. A manager said she wanted officers to contact those staying in the room to let them know that only one person should be there, according to the report. She was concerned something illegal was going on. The officers knocked on the door and didn't get a response. They heard a TV on, the report said, but no voices coming from the locked …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
William Wade had barricaded himself in his home with his girlfriend, two children, weapons and cocaine in July 2010.
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Thursday, September 8, 2011
A Tinley Park man who held police at bay for five hours last July was found guilty by a jury this week. On Wednesday, William Wade, 34, of the 18100 block of S. 66th Court in Tinley Park, was convicted on charges of being an armed habitual criminal; possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver; and possession of cannabis with intent to deliver. According to a sheriff's department release: On July 22, 2010, the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Central Warrant Unit received a tip that Wade was at a home on the 18100 block of 66th Ct. in Tinley Park. Officers had been seeking Wade on an outstanding warrant from June 8, 2010, for two counts of manufacturing and delivering a controlled substance – cocaine. When Sheriff’s Police …
Friday, August 26, 2011
Frankfort police pull over Edwin Walker for an expired registration but find marijuana and a suspected narcotic pain reliever, according to a report.
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- Joe Vince
Friday, August 26, 2011
A Tinley Park man was caught with marijuana and a suspected narcotic pain reliever after a traffic stop Sunday, Aug. 21, according to Frankfort police report. Edwin M. Walker, 24, of the 8600 block of Bangor Drive in Tinley Park, was charged with two felonies—possession of a controlled substance and the manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance—as well as a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana, the report stated. An officer pulled over Walker at the intersection of Charrington Drive and Bristol Court and gave him a warning ticket for driving with an expired registration. The officer then discovered marijuana and a suspicious substance that field tested positive as a narcotic pain reliever. Frankfort police will not …
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Tinley cops go spelunking for crack rocks. Young love a danger to mailboxes. Old bird lovers a danger to pedestrians. The Southland's best police blotter.
The police blotter teaches us many lessons. Don't write your name on your little baggie of marijuana. Don't set the love of your life's mailbox on fire. Don't hide crack inside your crack—the Tinley Park police will go hunting for it. OK, so there's no real wisdom here, but there's certainly a lot of weirdness in this week's edition of Crime-N-Shame: The Southland's Best Blotter. Remember when your mom would put your name on all your stuff? Oak Forest police found Jeff Janik, 26, of the 15100 block of Ridgeland Avenue in Oak Forest, with a bag of pot with his name written all over it — literally on Feb. 13. Police were responding to a call of possible shots fired when they spotted a lone car in the area. The officer followed the vehicle, …
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Houston Muthart, former owner of a Tinley Park music store, is accused of mailing 14 pounds of marijuana to himself at Elmhurst storage facility.
The former owner of Tinley Park's Threshold Music Center, accused of shipping 14 pounds of marijuana to himself at an Elmhurst storage facility, won a minor victory in court when a judge cut his bail in half. That recent decision prompted prosecutors to ask for a closer look at any money Houston Muthart wants to use to get out of DuPage County Jail, saying they fear the bond money might be drug money. Muthart, 59, was arrested last month when agents from the DuPage Metropolitan Enforcement Group intercepted a FedEx package destined for the storage unit he rented. Muthart "told law enforcement that the package contained weed, but was for personal use," court records show. Prosecutors contend that much marijuana "is not a personal use amount…