Tuesday, October 23, 2012
A bearded man in his 40s followed an Odyssey Fun World employee along Harlem Avenue on Friday before brandishing a firearm while the two were driving side by side, a Tinley Park Police report states.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Vince
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
An unidentified man pointed a gun at another driver Friday, Oct. 19, while the two were traveling northbound in the 17500 block of South Harlem Avenue, according to a Tinley Park Police report. READ: 2 Men Break In to Cell Phone Store After leaving work around 10:30 p.m., an employee of Odyssey Fun World told police he noticed a blue Chevrolet Colorado truck behind him at the stoplight of 183rd Street and Harlem Avenue, the report stated. When the two vehicles entered the 17500 block of South Harlem Avenue, the truck started tailgating the man's car, pulling up next to it, the report continued. That's when the truck's driver gave the middle figure to the victim, who then returned the gesture, the report stated. The driver of the truck then…
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Your Christmas memories can make mulch for spring planting through a 21-year-old village program.
After several long months of corporate-induced cheer, Christmas is, mercifully, over. The toys in the photos, taken at a Chicago toy shop in mid-December, are made from bamboo. Although there is some debate about the sustainability of products made from bamboo fiber, these toys are actually carved from hunks of bamboo itself and painted. This is more sustainable. They were priced at $25. That's $25 for a dinky little car or airplane that looks exactly like it was carved from a hunk of bamboo and then painted. This is unsustainable. No, that's not the word ... moronic. This is an absolutely moronic gift for children. Buying these lumps of grass-wood instead of the cool stuff you could get for 25 bones will make your children hate …
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tinley Jewelry and Loan will shut down in October after the owner bought allegedly stolen World War II guns, violating a "no firearms" clause in his permit.
Tinley Jewelry and Loan won't be closing because the guns it bought were allegedly stolen; it will close after less than a year in business because it bought guns at all. Tinley Jewelry and Loan, 7112 171st St., will close Oct. 16 as part of an agreement between owner Rich Clausing and the village. This came after it was determined Clausing bought World War II-era guns a 20-year-old firefighter from Ireland allegedly stole from an older couple he lived with, Village Manager Scott Niehaus said. A clause in its permit forbids Tinley Jewelry and Loan, which opened in February, from buying or selling guns or ammunition. The shop isn't supposed to have any guns, whether they're stolen, legal, brand-new or World War II-era German Lugers. "The …
Thursday, September 9, 2010
The man charged with the crime had been living with the homeowners for more than two years.
A 20-year-old firefighter from Ireland was charged with stealing a Nazi field surgeon's knife, World War II-era service revolvers, an antique wedding ring and other valuables from the family he had been staying with for more than two years, Tinley Park police said. The burglary took place over Labor Day weekend, between 3 p.m. Sept. 4 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6, while the owners of the home on the 6900 block of Charnswood Drive were out of town, police said. Police found no signs of forced entry. East Hazel Crest firefighter Cian O'Flaherty, 20, who had been living with the homeowners since his parents returned to Ireland two-and-a-half years ago, was arrested on Sept. 8 and charged with theft between $300 and $10,000 in value. As of Sept. 13, …