Heights charges Worth woman with speeding, DUI

Palos Heights police arrested Margaret E. Hrebic, 20, of Worth, at 2:30 a.m. March 13 and charged her with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and speeding after she was stopped for driving 57 mph in a 40 mph zone in the 6500 block of Route 83, police said. Her court date is scheduled…

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Vandals destroy the fun in Worth park

Police chief believes work not child’s play by William Jones From The Reporter Playground equipment at two parks in Worth was set on fire last week in acts of vandalism the village’s police chief is calling “vindictive.” The playground at Gale Moore Park, 109th Street and Nordica Avenue, and Penny Park, Home and Normandy avenues,…

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Worth woman charged in Hickory carjacking

by William Jones From The Reporter A Worth woman is accused of using a blade to take a car from a woman outside a Hickory Hills drugstore. Kelly Skarnulis, 33, is charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking after she allegedly took the woman’s vehicle from her outside Walgreens, 95th Street and Roberts Road, at 5:05 p.m.…

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Accused underage drinker kills motorcyclist in Worth

by William Jones From The Reporter A 20-year-old Crestwood man was allegedly drunk when the car he was driving struck a motorcycle last week in Worth, killing the bike’s driver and injuring a passenger. Walter Kaleta is charged with aggravated DUI and other traffic offenses for his alleged role in the collision that killed Keith…

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Worth man, son allegedly attempt to bilk homeowner

by Meg Sullivan From The Reporter A Worth man and his son have been charged with criminal trespass to property after they allegedly attempted to scam an 80-year-old woman out of $400. Dewey Miller, 66, and Kevin Miller, 20, reportedly approached the woman in her home, in the 11200 block of South Preller Avenue at…

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