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Orland Park police arrested Richard Anderson, 31, of Lockport, at 11 a.m. Sept. 20 and charged him with battery and reckless driving after he allegedly grabbed a woman’s arm through his car window and dragged her down La Grange Road near 159th Street, police said. Anderson called police just prior to his arrest to report that a tan vehicle was following him and one of its occupants had fired shots at his car, according to police. When police arrived on the scene, they discovered no weapons in the tan vehicle and a female passenger with bruises and abrasions on her arm, police said. Anderson reportedly yelled at the occupants of the tan vehicle to stop littering after a child in the back seat threw a piece of paper out the window, police said. The female passenger got out of the vehicle to pick up the paper and Anderson allegedly grabbed her arm and began driving away, police said. Anderson has a court date Oct. 24 at the Cook County 5th District Municipal Courthouse in Bridgeview.

In other Orland Park police news, Jack H. Sarena, 39, of Crestwood, was arrested at 4:52 p.m. Sept. 25 and charged with two counts of aggravated assault after he allegedly threatened to burn down his parents’ Orland Park house. Sarena went to the residence in the 17600 block of Karli Lane and allegedly threatened family members with a baseball bat and a handgun, police said. Sarena also threatened to burn the home, according to the police report. Sarena fled the area before police arrived, but he was later apprehended at his residence in Crestwood, police said. He appeared in court Sept. 26 in Bridgeview.

Javonda N. Holloway, 21, Andre L. Mitchell, and Karl S. Crumpton, all of Grand Rapids, Mich., were arrested at 4:48 p.m. Sept. 21 and charged with retail theft after they allegedly removed 14 items worth more than $500 total from three different stores in the Orland Square Mall without rendering payment, police said. Holloway was charged with three counts of theft, while Mitchell and Crumpton were each charged with one count, police said. All three have a court date Oct. 24 in Bridgeview.

Matthew A. Lemmenes, 17, of Orland Park, was arrested at 11:49 p.m. Sept. 20 for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and unlawful consumption of liquor by a minor, police said. His hearing is Oct. 14 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

Mohammad R. Farhoud, 17, of Orland Park, was cited with battery at 10:14 a.m. Sept. 25 after a fight at Sandburg High School, police said. A teacher was breaking up a dispute between two male juveniles in the lunchroom of the high school when Farhoud allegedly joined in, punching one of the boys in the head, police said. His hearing is Oct. 14 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

Angel C. Hill, 41, of Orland Park, was cited with disorderly conduct at 4:16 p.m. Sept. 25, police said. Hill allegedly swore at a neighbor who was being questioned by police about a separate incident, according to the police report. Hill has a hearing Oct. 14 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

Laura B. Lally, 19, Katherine M. Calandriello, 19, Joseph A. Ronald, 20, and Caterina Vitale, 19, all of Oak Lawn, and Dominic J.Ortigara, 19, of Chicago Ridge, Thomas J. Stumpe, 19, of Evergreen Park, and Thomas M. Strehmann, 19, of Orland Park, were all cited with illegal possession and consumption of liquor by a minor at 2:34 a.m. Sept. 27, police said. Police saw a large group of teens walking near 143rd Street and Southwest Highway, some of which appeared intoxicated, according to the police report. The teens admitted they had been drinking alcohol, police said. They all have a hearing date Oct. 14 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

Stanislaw I. Postupaka, 41, of Tinley Park, was arrested Sept. 19 and charged with DUI and speeding, police said. Police stopped Postupaka after he allegedly drove 70 mph in a 45 mph zone. His court date was Oct. 8 in Bridgeview.

Pablo F. Veguilla, 38, of Orland Park, was arrested at 5:45 p.m. Sept. 29 and charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly tried to force his way into his neighbor’s apartment in the 8600 block of 151st Street, police said. His court date is Oct. 30 in Bridgeview.

Michael P. Corcoran, 33, of Orland Park, was cited with possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and expired registration, police said. His hearing is Nov. 11 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

Anna C. Bonick, 19, and Dominick Quagliato, 20, both of Orland Park, were charged with unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor at 1:06 a.m. Sept. 28 after they allegedly drank beer at a residence in the 11400 Steeplechase Parkway, police said. Both have a court date Oct. 14 in Bridgeview.

William A. Kline, 47, of Justice, was arrested at 12:48 p.m. Sept. 23 and charged with disorderly conduct after a police officer saw him urinating in public in the 7300 block of 159th Street, police said. His court date is Oct. 24 in Bridgeview.

Joshua J. Horvath, 17, of Orland Park, a Sandburg High School student, was cited with disorderly conduct at 11 a.m. Sept. 24 after he allegedly punched another student in the face during school hours, police said. His hearing is Oct. 14 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

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