Sunday, January 6, 2013
Tinley Park police arrest a knife wielding, 49-year-old man after a home invasion. The woman sustained minor injuries.
Updated at 2:45 p.m. on Jan. 6 to include Swiercz's occupation. A Tinley Park woman was attacked in her home in the wee hours of Saturday morning by a man wielding a knife. Police arrested a man matching the description of the attacker in the condominium parking lot. Gary M. Swiercz, a 49-year-old Chicago Ridge deputy fire chief, was taken into custody and charged with attempted murder, home invasion, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated attempted criminal sexual assault and residential burglary, police said. According to the Tinley Park police report, the woman said a man entered her condominium home about 2:35 a., forced her to the floor and beat her. The two struggled and the man fled the scene. She was treated at the scene for …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Roger Larry Crawford, 22, was charged Thursday with residential burglary after he and another man broke in to a house near 168th Street and New England Avenue on Wednesday night, police said.
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Thursday, September 13, 2012
A Midlothian man was charged with residential burglary Thursday, Sept. 13, after he and another man broke in to a home near 168th Street and New England Avenue on Wednesday night, Tinley Park Police reported. Bond for Roger Larry Crawford, 22, was set at $100,000. The second suspect is still at large, according to police. READ: Police Catch Burglary Suspect, Continue to Search for Second A resident returning to her home near 168th and New England just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, noticed the door of the house open and a light on, police reported. She also saw that some items had been disturbed and went to a neighbor's house to call police, the report stated. She then saw two people running from her house, the report continued. The …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Tinley Park Police have taken one man into custody, and continue the search for a second who could be responsible for a residential burglary near 168th and New England.
Tinley Park Police are investigating a residential burglary that occurred Wednesday night in the area of 168th Street and New England. Officers have apprehended one suspect, and the search for a second is ongoing, according to Tinley Park Police Chief Steve Neubauer. Police are heavily patroling the neighborhood in the search for a second suspect. Helicopters seen hovering over the area earlier and police on the ground were searching for two white males, one of which has been taken into custody. If you have any information, or see anything suspicious, please contact police at 708-444-5300. Sign up for Tinley Park Patch Breaking News alerts!
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Residents who took an extended vacation arrived home late last week to find their house in shambles. Police said more than $30,000 worth of items were missing from the home, $20,000 of which was in the form of gold jewelry.
Local police said someone ransacked a house on 66th Avenue while its residents were traveling for more than two months. A family living in the 17900 block of 66th Avenue in Tinley Park arrived home Aug. 9 after leaving for a vacation May 31, according to the police report. The front door was found unlocked, police said, and the home was "significantly disturbed" and "overturned." Sign up to receive breaking news alerts from Tinley Park Patch. Among the missing items were three Italian leather jackets, one trench coat and two children's winter jackets. The leather jackets were valued at about $1,100 each, a resident said. Two glass and copper hookahs valued at $250 each, a Dell computer, a 22-inch computer monitor, a 46-inch plasma TV and …
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Will County Judge to rule on whether murder defendant's confession was forced, and whether cooperative burglars deserve jail time.
The Southland's major criminal and civil cases heard in Cook County and Will County courts this week. OAK FOREST — Former City Attorney Pleads Not Guilty by Insanity The defense says it will rely on a mental health evaluation to prove David Baitman was insane at the time of the crime, the result of brain damage caused by repeated stroke. ORLAND PARK — Alleged 'Orland Ghost Rider' Gets Week in McDonough County Jail He was acquitted of felony fleeing and eluding police, but also ordered to find a job and seek psychological help. TINLEY PARK — Private Attorneys for 'Tinley Park 5' Express Sympathy for Anti-Racist Cause The National Lawyers Guild was helpful in pairing at least some of the Ashford House attack defendants with attorneys who are…
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Local authorities are investigating a local burglary that was reported late because the homeowner was out of town.
Police said someone recently broke into a home in the 17800 block of South Harlem Avenue in Tinley Park and stole more than $23,000 in tools and other items. The victim didn't report the theft right away because he was out of the country between Feb. 3 and Feb. 29, when he had asked a friend to house sit. The friend came upon the break-in on March 1 around 11 a.m., according to the report. Officers said someone entered through a back garage door where pry marks were found. Various dresser and closet drawers were open inside the residence, according to the report. The following items were reported missing: Total: $23,850 The case remained under investigation on April 2. Looking for more police news? Like us on Facebook
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tinley Park police are investigating a local home invasion that occurred when residents left for less than one hour.
Burglars made off Monday with electronics, cash and jewelry from a local home that was left unoccupied for just 45 minutes. Police said that between 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. someone made their way into a home in the 8000 block of Mallow Drive in Tinley Park. The homeowner and another resident returned from an errand to find the back patio door of the home unlocked and halfway open, according to the Tinley Park police report. However, officers said there was no signs of forced entry. Missing from the home was a 22-inch flat screen television, Hewlett Packard laptop computer, $105 in cash and coins and random pieces of jewelry. "(An officer), while walking around outside of the residence, located a television remote … near the northeast …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Officers said they found three men last week who had just broken into a local home.
Tinley Park police caught three men burglarizing a home on 76th Street Thursday morning after getting a call about a suspicious vehicle parked nearby, they said. The call came in shortly before 10 a.m., according to the report. Officers said they got word of a suspicious vehicle running idle in a driveway in the 16200 block of South 76th Avenue in Tinley Park, where three men were also spotted. When they got there, cops saw a man later identified as Kristopher Arvanites, 18, of the 14400 block of South Keeler Avenue in Midlothian, kneeling between a detached garage and a home. Officers tried to confront him and he ran, leaving behind a black bag that had in it a Toshiba laptop computer and a Sony PlayStation III, according to the report…
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Police said a man claiming he was with the water department tried stealing from a local 84-year-old this week.
Tinley Park police are investigating a Monday afternoon incident that they believe was an attempt at a ruse burglary in the 6300 block of Arcadia Drive. An 84-year-old homeowner there told police Tuesday that around 3:30 p.m. the day before, a man showed up at his door and claimed he was with the Village of Tinley Park's "water department," according to the report. "The unknown subject entered the residence and stated they were working on the water main outside ... and needed to check the water inside," the report said. The man then walked into the victim's laundry room and turned on the faucet, police said. At that point, he made a phone call and told the victim to keep an eye on the water while he checked another pipe in an adjoining …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Someone broke into a local man's home recently and police said it may have been during a time he was hospitalized.
A local man called police around 11 a.m. when he noticed a few items missing from his 66th Court residence, including $2,000 in change and a coin collection. The man told Tinley Park police Friday that he last saw the items at the beginning of October, shortly before he spent a three-day stint in an area hospital. He said he's unsure if the home was locked when he was taken there in an ambulance. When he got back, he noticed that a diamond necklace that belonged to his wife, who has passed away, was missing from his closet. A coin collection featuring 15 sets of coins from the U.S. Mint was also nowhere to be found, nor was a large jug of loose change, according to the report. The man told police he lives with a friend who told him she …