Thursday, August 23, 2012
Also in today's police reports, dated July 26, July 30, Aug. 16 and Aug. 20, someone steals pricey brake beams from a business on 185th Street and booze thieves hit Jewel-Osco.
MONDAY, AUG. 20 Lee E. Bacot, 52, of the 14200 block of Circle in Dixmore, was arrested around 1:25 a.m. in the 100 block of Oak Park Avenue in Tinley Park on a warrant out of Harvey. His bail was set at $25,000. The owner of a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am reported her vehicle stolen around 4:45 p.m. The woman said she had been downtown for the weekend and her mother was stopping in the Oak Park Avenue Train Station lot, where her car was parked, in order to make parking payments for her. She returned to find her vehicle missing. THURSDAY, AUG. 16 Local police warned an 18-year-old woman to not return to Walt's Food Center, 16039 Harlem Ave., Tinley Park, because they said they believed she had stolen three pregnancy tests off the shelf there. …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Tinley Park police reports, Aug. 3-6.
MONDAY, AUG. 6 Dennis P. Connors, 52, of the 8800 block of West 172nd Street in Tinley Park, was arrested around 1 a.m. in the 18300 block of South Harlem Avenue. Police said they got word from a witness that Connors was driving erratically, striking curbs on Harlem Avenue and speeding. He reportedly failed field sobriety tests. He was charged with speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol and operating an uninsured motor vehicle Cassandra Carr, 41, of the 1700 block of Molitor Road in Aurora, was arrested around 3:25 p.m. at HomeGoods, 7420 W. 191st St., Tinley Park. Police said she had stuffed several linens sets in a bag and walked out of the store. She was accompanied by one other woman who fled on foot, police said. Because of …
Friday, August 17, 2012
A local man was recently found trespassing on the grounds of the recently closed mental health center with his two sons. One of them is blind, he told police, and prefers to avoid high-traffic areas.
When cops stopped a repeat offender who was illegally walking across the grounds at the Tinley Park Mental Health Center last week, he told them he'd return the next day. Police issued a local ordinance citation around 11:50 a.m. Aug. 7 to a 39-year-old local man who was found crossing the property of the recently closed health center at 7400 W. 183rd St., Tinley Park. He had his two children in tow, according to the report. The man told police his son was legally blind and prefers to avoid walking down major roadways, they said. A security guard at the center told police he had warned the man several times before and said he, "not only disregards the warnings, but uses expletive language against state security." After receiving the notice…
Tinley Park police reports, Aug. 7-9.
THURSDAY, AUG. 9 Sometime between 7 p.m. Aug. 8 and 8 a.m. Aug. 9, someone stole a 2003 Cadillac from a driveway in the 18000 block of 66th Court in Tinley Park. The owner told police he was insured and current on his vehicle payments, they said. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8 Sometime between midnight and 1 p.m., someone scrawled a vulgar phrase on a driveway in the 8100 block of West Valley View Drive in Tinley Park, police said. It appeared to be written in orange crayon, but wouldn't wash off, according to the report. The home's resident was vacationing in Hawaii at the time. A man living in the 7400 block of West 165th Street in Tinley Park reported various damage that has been occurring on his property. He said the majority of the incidents took…
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Police say a local convenience store worker was killing time by stealing lottery tickets—thousands of dollars worth.
The owner of a local convenience store said he watched his employee via surveillance stealing what could be as much as $6,000 in scratch-off lottery tickets. The 30-year-old owner of Bayberry Pantry in Tinley Park said his now former employee, stole $5, $20 and $30 scratch-off tickets while working at the pantry between April 1 and May 9. He reported the incident to police in July, saying he was missing as much as $6,000 in his lottery drawer for the month of April. Sign up to receive a free, daily e-newsletter from Tinley Park Patch. He first saw the 26-year-old worker taking the tickets May 1 while sitting in his home and watching surveillance footage, according to the police report. "(He) immediately went back to the store and …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Today's police reports stem from July 6, 8, 10 and 12.
THURSDAY, JULY 12 Tinley Park police were called to Autumn Drive in Tinley Park by a woman who said her son's miniature motorcycle, "commonly referred to as a 'pocket rocket,'" was taken from the side of her home. The woman said she last saw the bike July 11 around midnight. It was valued at about $250. A 60-year-old man living in the 16700 block of Forestview Lane in Tinley Park said that he believed someone stole his $50 yellow gazing ball and its accompanying $25 stand. The lawn ornament was in his flowerbed in front of his home, according to the report. It was last seen on July 11 around 8 p.m. TUESDAY, JULY 10 A man who works out at LA Fitness in Tinley Park told police a 1st-generation iPad valued at $800, a Sony digital camera …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Vandals recently spilled roofing paint in the parking lot of an area elementary school and stole down spouts and other equipment from an area junior high, Will County Sheriff's reports said.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Vince
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Vandals damaged two Summit Hill School District 161 schools the last week in June, according to Will County Sheriff's Office reports. Thirteen gallons of silver roofing paint was spilled onto the parking lot and walking path of Frankfort Square Elementary School on Tuesday, June 26, the report stated. The cost of cleaning up for the paint, which was priced at $250 a gallon, was unknown, said sheriff's spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer. READ: Vandals Scratch Swears, Lines Into 27 Vehicles On Wednesday, June 27, two down spouts and a light sensor from the roof were stolen from Summit Hill Junior High School, the sheriff's report stated. A hinge to an electrical box also was broken, according to the report. The down spouts cost $200, and the …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Police say a man who had his face covered and was possibly armed with a 9 mm pistol robbed another who was outside his car in Tinley Park over the weekend, stealing a wad of cash and a diamond ring.
Local police were called early Friday morning to the 7000 block of Century Court in Tinley Park where a man was robbed at gunpoint for a bundle of cash and a diamond ring he was wearing. Sign up to receive Tinley Park Patch breaking news alerts. The 26-year-old victim said he was returning from a movie in Country Club Hills at the time of the robbery, which was about 2:30 a.m. His vehicle was parked in his driveway, the report said. "He had dropped his cell phone between the seats of his (vehicle) … and as he was standing in his driveway leaning into the driver's side door to search for his phone, he felt someone grab his arm," an officer wrote, in the report. He turned to find a black man who had a stocky, 200-pound build and was around 5…
The accompanying photos were taken at the Tinley Park Police Department between June 9 and June 26.
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Friday, June 15, 2012
Tinley Park police reports June 4, 7, 8 and 12.
TUESDAY, JUNE 12 Police were dispatched around 3 p.m. to a foreclosed upon home in the 7100 block of 168th Street in Tinley Park. A mortgage specialist at the home told police that sometime between May 31 and June 4, someone stole kitchen cabinets and granite counter tops from the home. The cost to replace the materials, according to the specialist, would be around $25,000. He said he believes the home's former owner may have sold the items after the bank had foreclosed on the home. No forced entry was made to the home, according to the report, and the former owner had legal access to be in the home during the time of the theft. FRIDAY, JUNE 8 Police arrested Efrain Ascencio-Ortega, 30, of the 700 block of North Hickory Street in Joliet, …