Friday, January 4, 2013
Two men have been charged in connection with the manhunt that started Jan. 2 in Tinley Park and ended in a car crash in New Lenox.
Two men were charged Friday with the Jan. 2 Tinley Park armed robbery that ended in New Lenox after they crashed their getaway car on Route 6 just east of Cedar Road. A third man was released pending investigation. The Cook County State's Attorney's Office charged Larone Smith and Lazeric Watkins, both are 24 and from Chicago. The pair appeared Friday at Bridgeview Courthouse. Smith's bond was set at $500,000, while Watkins' bond is set at $250,000. Tinley Park Police Chief Steve Neubauer said the two were armed just after 7 p.m. Wednesday when they robbed cell phones from the T-Moblie store, Harlem Avenue and 162nd Street. No shots were fired, but one store employee received minor injuries. With a description of the getaway car …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
New Lenox and Illinois State police departments arrested three Tinley Park armed robbery suspects who police say crashed the getaway car on Route 6.
Thursday 4:45 p.m. Further details are not expected until tomorrow in the case of the Tinley Park armed robbery at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday at the T-Mobile store, Harlem Avenue and 162nd Street, said Tinley Park Police Chief Steve Neubaurer. The investigation is continuing in the case of three suspects who were arrested shortly after 8 p.m. in New Lenox after their getaway car crashed in a ditch on Route 6 just east of Cedar Road. Thursday 10:50 a.m. Details of the Tinley Park armed robbery that spilled over into New Lenox last night continue to unfold. Three armed robbery suspects were arrested in New Lenox after their getaway car crashed in a ditch around 8 p.m. along Route 6 just east of Cedar Road. Six police departments out of the …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Retired White Sox player Carlton Fisk agreed to Will County's terms.
Retired White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk pleaded guilty to misdemeanor DUI on Thursday in Will County Court in Joliet. The SunTimes Media reported the story. Arrested on Oct. 22 by New Lenox police and charged with DUI, the SunTimes Media said 64-year-old Fisk pleaded guilt to one year of court supervision. He will also pay $1,250 in court costs DUI, 64-year-old Fisk pleaded guilty to one year of court supervision. He will also pay $1,250 in court costs. Represented in court by former Will County Circuit Judge Stephen White, who is on the board of education for Lincoln-Way High School District 210, Fisk was also ordered to complete an alcohol abuse program. According to the SunTimes Media, part of that program demands that he meet with …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Police found the Hall of Famer in a cornfield stupor behind the wheel of his pickup truck near Gougar and Spencer Roads. He was charged with DUI and spent the night in jail.
New Lenox police arrested retired Chicago White Sox player, Carlton Fisk, 64, on charges of drunken driving. According to the report, Fisk, who retired from baseball in 1993, was found at 7:20 p.m. Monday passed out in his Ford pickup truck in a field near Gougar and Spencer Roads. Deputy Police Chief Bob Pawlisz said the dispatcher had received a call from a passing motorist who saw the pickup truck in the field. Upon arrival, police found Fisk passed out behind the steering wheel. A strong odor of alcohol was present, police said, and a bottle of vodka was in the truck. Paramedics from New Lenox Fire Protection District were called, and they took Fisk to Silver Cross Hospital, 1900 Silver Cross Boulevard. He was treated and released, …
Friday, April 20, 2012
At his sentencing hearing, John Leonard apologized for having struck another car in Frankfort last year and sped off. The judge sentenced Leonard to the minimum punishment, which includes classes and counseling.
John Leonard held back the tears as long as he could. After apologizing on Friday to all the people he hurt as a result of a drunken hit-and-run accident last May, the former Tinley Park cop sat down and awaited the court’s mercy. He was sentenced to 30 months of probation on felony charges that could have locked him up for seven years. Leonard, 38, was driving an unmarked police car with an open glass of Guinness and a handgun between his legs on May 1, 2011, around 1 a.m., when he rear-ended another car at LaGrange Road and Lincolnway Lane in Frankfort and sped off. He was later stopped in New Lenox and reportedly taunted local police officers, saying, “So what?” in reference to the pistol in plain view, “I’m a Tinley cop.” He entered …
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Report obtained from the Frankfort Police Department.
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Friday, May 13, 2011
Report obtained from the New Lenox police.
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Thursday, April 21, 2011
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