Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Keep track with Tinley Park Patch as the drinking tickets and other citations pour in for young adults trying to sneak a cold one or get into other mischief at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre.
Summer is the season that tends to bring out the urge to have a little fun while the weather is nice. And that urge can go hand in hand with poor judgment. One way people like to kick back in Tinley Park is checking out a concert at First Midwest Bank Amphitheater. And while the majority of people who attend events are well-behaved (except those rowdy Yo-Yo Ma fans), some can act in an unacceptable manner. This summer, Patch will keep track of select citations handed out by the Tinley Park Police Department during concerts at the venue. It's something we like to call the Concert Tickets. It's not something you want to pick up at the box office. BRAD PAISLEY (MAY 11) Underage Drinking: A 19-year-old New Lenox woman and an 18-year-old woman …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Provisions of an Illinois law expands on parents' responsibilities to prevent underage drinking on their property.
A law taking effect Jan. 1 targeting underage drinking will crack down on parents who allow minors to drink anywhere on their property, expanding on the current law that specifies it is illegal to let minors drink at their home. The expanded law makes it a misdemeanor carrying a $500 fine for any adult to knowingly permit minors under the age of 21 to drink alcohol on their property or in their home. If the violation results in bodily harm or death, the adult will be charged with a felony, according to a press release. The provision also strikes the requirement that the person in the home knows about the underage drinking activity. Further, a parent or guardian who knowingly allows a minor to use their property in a way that violates the …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tinley Park Police reports, Oct. 11 • Woman charged with retail theft, caught with infant child • Underage patron tussles with bar's security guards.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Vince
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
THURSDAY, OCT. 11 Neven Samy Rizk Abdelmalak, 25, of the 7100 block of West 166th Street, was charged with retail theft after being arrested for stealing almost $235 worth of merchandise from Kohl's, 7500 W. 191st St. Abdelmalak was with the store's loss prevention agent when officers arrived at around 3:01 p.m., the report stated. The agent told police Abdelmalak came into Kohl's around 4:40 p.m., pushing her infant child in a stroller. Abdelmalak then picked out various jewelry, perfumes and clothing and went into a changing area, the report continued. When Abdelmalak came out, the agent couldn't see some of the items she had brought in with her, the report stated. Abdelmalak went to the checkout to pay for the clothing items that the …
Friday, April 20, 2012
The couple says they were unaware of the underage drinking bash but took a plea deal that included supervision and community service.
A Cook County judge reprimanded a Tinley couple on Thursday that was accused of hosting an underage drinking bash on New Year’s Eve, saying he saw through the pair's attempt to deflect blame. William and Kimberly Opferman of the 8100 block of Valley View Drive entered into a deal with the state in which they “stipulated” to the facts of the case but left the issue of culpability to the court. POLL: Would You Let Your Teens Drink in Your House? Judge John Hynes found the couple guilty of unlawfully allowing a minor to become intoxicated and sentenced each of them to 12 months of supervision, 80 hours of community service and $280 each in fines and costs. Tinley Park police arrived at the Opfermans' house around 10:30 p.m. on New Year's Eve …
Friday, January 27, 2012
Another hearing is scheduled for March 14.
An attorney whose clients are accused of hosting an underage drinking bash on New Year’s Eve contends that alcohol was snuck into the party without the couple’s knowledge. Local police said William and Kimberly Opferman, of the 8100 block of Valley View Drive in Tinley Park, allowed as many as 30 children between the ages of 14 and 17 to drink alcohol on their property. Officers showed up at the Opferman house around 10:30 p.m. that night to investigate a noise complaint and reported seeing partygoers rushing into the basement with beer cans. An officer who approached the front door said he heard a male voice telling everyone to hide downstairs because the cops were there. According to the police report, a boy was found in the laundry room…
Thursday, January 5, 2012
The arrest of two local parents has sparked discussion on whether allowing your underage kids (and potentially, their friends) to drink in your home is acceptable. Take our poll and add your 2 cents in the comments.
A recent underage drinking party has a lot of residents talking. It led to the arrest of two parents — William Opferman, 41, and Kimberly Opferman, 37— who police said were hosting a party where they knew teens were drinking. They were each charged with one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Police said about 30 kids, ages 14 to 17, were found hiding in the basement of the Opferman's home, along with scattered beer cans and an empty bottle of vodka. One teen was found lying in his own vomit and a couple others were stumbling around, according to police reports. William Opferman, who declined to comment on the party Tuesday, reportedly told police that he and his wife were supervising a party for their teenage daughter…