Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Tinley Park Police reports, Dec. 21-Dec. 31 • Money stolen from lodge • Car broken into • Grinch steals Christmas presents.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Bob Bong
Tuesday, January 15
MONDAY, DEC. 31 Officials at the Harald Viking Lodge, 6730 W. 179th St., reported the theft of money from two safes. Lodge members said $1,700 was missing from one safe and $240 was missing from the other. There was no sign of forced entry. SUNDAY, DEC. 30 A car window was reported broken and a purse stolen in the parking lot at Ingalls Urgent Care Center, 6701 W. 159th St. FRIDAY, DEC. 28 Audi International Imports, 8021 W. 159th St., reported the theft of two sets of good tires and wheels and the theft of six sets of damaged tires and wheels. FRIDAY, DEC. 21 Karen Cuthbertson, of the 6200 block of Jody Lane, told police her home was burglarized while her family was away. Stolen was $100 in silver dollars, a large-screen HDTV, a …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Tinley Park Police reports, Oct. 30-Nov. 10 • Rosary, pearl necklace and medication taken from home • Diamond ring and 4 designer purses go missing from newly inherited home.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Vince
Sunday, November 18, 2012
TUESDAY, OCT. 30 An Italian rosary, a pearl necklace, two bottles of prescription medication and a heavy glass vase with $500 in it was taken from a house in the 6400 block of Terrace Drive, according to a police report. The owner was out bowling between 2 and 6 p.m., and when he returned home, he found a garage window shattered and a rear door that was locked when he left now unlocked, the report stated. Witnesses told police they saw a white man in his 30s knocking on doors in the neighborhood, the report stated. One witness said the man came to his door trying to sell meat, the report continued. The man was described as being between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-10 in height, stocky build, with facial hair. He was wearing a stocking cap and a …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Also in today's blotter reports, which stem from March 31 and April 7-8, two are arrested on warrants in unrelated incidents.
SUNDAY, APRIL 8 Mark Rideaux, 50, of the 6200 block of South Eberhart Avenue in Chicago, was arrested around 2:20 a.m. at the Cottage Grove Police Department on a failure-to-appear warrant out of Tinley Park for retail theft. Matthew L. Marcordes, 23, of the 6100 block of Victoria Drive in Oak Forest, was arrested around 1:45 a.m. outside Durbin's 17265 Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, on a failure-to-appear warrant. Police were called to the scene to investigate an argument, they said. Marcordes' bail was set at $3,000. SATURDAY, APRIL 7 Tinley Park police arrested a Frankfort man Saturday night after they got a tip from another driver saying he was "all over the roadway" near the intersection of Oak Park Avenue and 171st Street in Tinley …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Police are investigating a home break-in that occurred over the weekend.
Someone broke a patio fence to gain access over the weekend to a home in the 8900 block of West Chestnut Trail in Tinley Park. A resident said a thief, or thieves, first busted a lattice fence and then opened a lower-level family room window to break into the residence, according to the report. Tinley Park police believe burglars left through the front door—it was open and unlocked when the victim got home. Offenders opened kitchen cabinets and closet doors, dug through dresser drawers, flipped mattresses and rifled through medicine cabinets, according to the report. The only thing the resident found missing was a silver necklace with a crystal moon charm as well as some costume jewelry. Neighbors didn't see anything unusual between 10 p.m…
Friday, September 23, 2011
Tinley Park police said all the copper piping is missing from a property on South 71st Street.
A man realized his property had been burglarized on Sunday after he flushed the toilet and no water circulated in the bowl. He called Tinley Park police when his plumber discovered that someone stole the copper piping from the plumbing system in the building on the 17100 block of S. 71st St., according to a police report. The owner returned to the site around 10:45 a.m. Sunday to see if anything else was missing. "(He) discovered that all of the metal flushing mechanisms that were attached to each of the toilets in all six bathrooms on the property had been removed," the report said. "He then discovered that a portion of a ground-level window on the southeast side of the building had been shattered." Copper piping had been removed from …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Police are looking into a local home burglary that occurred over the weekend.
Burglars may have gotten into a Tinley home over the weekend using a key that was stashed in a "hide rock" on their patio, police said. According to the report, jewelry and two televisions were taken from a house in the 6600 block of Pondview Court between 10 p.m. July 23 and 12:45 p.m. July 24, while the residents were in Wisconsin. The homeowners' son stopped by to check on the home July 24. His parents left for their getaway July 21. "He noticed the back door was left wide open and the front door was unlocked," the report said. "(He) searched the residence and found two TVs missing and his mother's jewelry drawer open … with several pieces of jewelry missing." He told police his parents left a key under a fake rock on the patio. They …
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Jewelry and money were stolen from a local home over the weekend, police said.
Police got a call around 12:15 p.m. Saturday about a break-in to a home in the 8200 block of 165th Street in Tinley Park, where residents said money and jewelry were missing. The call came from the homeowner's son, who stopped by periodically over the weekend with his wife and daughter while his parents were out of town. The couple noticed that the parents' master bedroom was disheveled and called the cops. When the 55-year-old owner and his wife returned home from their weekend away, they provided a list of missing items to police. It included: Police said they noticed that several other pieces of jewelry around the house were left behind, as well as an Apple computer, containers filled with coins, gift certificates, credit cards, …
Monday, July 11, 2011
A burglar broke into a Tinley home last week.
More than $12,845 in stolen jewelry, collectible piggy banks and electronics were reported stolen last week from a home in the 16400 block of 76th Avenue in Tinley Park. A 54-year-old woman called police Tuesday shortly after midnight July 4 when she noticed that several pieces of expensive jewelry, as well as an assortment of piggy banks—some which were "one of a kind," police said—filled with quarters, dimes, dollars and gold dollars, had disappeared form her home. She said she believed a burglar got in between 2 p.m. and 9:50 p.m. through an unlocked front door that faces 76th Avenue. The sliding patio door to the home was locked, as well as the screen door, she said in the report. A neighbor said that around 2:20 p.m., he saw a man, …
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Tinley Park police said thieves broke into a senior citizen's home last week.
Someone broke into a 96-year-old man's home last week, forced his safe open and made off with $2,000 in cash. The man, of the 7500 block of 170th Street in Tinley Park, asked his son to call the cops on Friday to report that the day before, his home had been burglarized. A total of $2,000 was missing from a safe the man kept in an upstairs bedroom, according to the report. Police said it had been pried open. The elderly man said that between noon and 6 p.m. Thursday, he was sitting on his screened-in patio when a man approached him. "The male struck up a conversation with him saying that he was a foreman/supervisor for some business that was working in the area," the report said. "The male then entered the screened-in porch and sat down at…