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Man allegedly fires pellet at off-duty police officer

Orland Park police arrested Steven M. Brady, 25, of Homer Glen, at about 5 p.m. Sept. 8 and charged him with aggravated assault and reckless driving after he allegedly fired a pellet gun at an off-duty Summit police officer during a traffic altercation in the 14200 block of La Grange Road, police said. The alleged victim reported that Brady pulled up to him, made a hand gesture to him, then reached under his seat and pulled out what the officer thought was a handgun and fired a shot at him, police said. Brady reportedly sped away before he was stopped by police shortly after the incident, police said. Brady told police the other man was swerving in traffic and trying to hit him, according to the police report. His court date is Oct. 23 at the Cook County 5th District Municipal Courthouse in Bridgeview.

In other Orland Park police news, John S. Cronin, 51, of Orland Park, was arrested at 7:15 p.m. Sept. 9 and charged with battery after he allegedly pushed his neighbor into a lake in the 11600 block of Twin Lakes Drive, police said. Cronin reportedly became angry that his neighbor’s wife had thrown a beach ball in Cronin’s pool, police said. A shoving match ensued and Cronin pushed the man into the lake, police said. His court date is Nov. 5 Bridgeview.

Vincent M. Slovey 20, of Ho-bart, Ind., was arrested at 2:13 a.m. Sept. 5 and charged with criminal trespass to vehicle and unlawful use of a weapon, police said. Police responded to a call about a man pulling on numer- ous car door handles in a parking lot in the 9000 block of Lunar Court, police said. Slovey allegedly had a pair of brass knuckles in his pocket and a screwdriver and pocketknife in his car, according to the police report. He had tried to break into about 14 cars and took change from several of them, police said. His court date is Oct. 15 in Bridgeview.

Kevin W Burberry, 24, of Orland Park, was arrested at 2:05 a.m. Aug. 28 and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and failure to notify the Secretary of State’s office of a change of address, police said. Burberry had lived in a different location than listed on his drivers’ license for at least six months, according to the police report. His court date is Sept. 23 in Bridgeview.

Adam W Werkman, 20, of Palos Heights, was cited with possession of cannabis, speeding and not wearing a seatbelt at 11:26 p.m. Sept. 3, police said. Police stopped Werkman for driving 52 mph in a 40 mph zone and discovered four cannabis blunts in the center console of his car, police said. His hearing is Oct. 13 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

Kenneth H. Whitney, 30, of Oak Lawn, was arrested Sept. 14 and charged with DUI and improper parking on a roadway, police said. A concerned citizen approached police about a suspicious man parked on the side of the road in the 9500 block of 144th Place and discovered Whitney inside the car with no pants on, according to the police report. His court date is Oct. 15 in Bridgeview.

Loretta M. O’Donnell, 57, of Oak Lawn, was arrested at 1 a.m. Sept. 13 and charged with DUI, improper lane usage and failure to signal after another driver called police to report that she was swerving in the road in the 16100 block of La Grange Road, police said. Her court date is Oct. 30 in Bridgeview.

William F Mildice, 52, of Tinley Park, was arrested at 8:45 p.m. Sept. 6 and charged with DUI, following too closely and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident after he allegedly struck another car from behind near 80th Avenue and 159th Street, police said. His court date is Sept. 23 in Bridgeview.

Tom S. Maher, 19, of Orland Park, was arrested at 3:01 a.m. Sept. 5 and charged with failure to signal, possession and transportation of liquor by a minor and possession and consumption of liquor by a minor, police said. Two passengers in his car; Nicole R. Swanson, 19, of Oak Lawn, and Timothy J. Miller, 19, of Evergreen Park, were each cited with possession and consumption of liquor by a minor, police said. Maher, Swanson and Miller all have a hearing Oct 13 at the Orland Park Civic Center, and Maher also has a court date Sept. 23 in Bridgeview.

Elry R. Lyle, 19, of Orland Park, was arrested at 5:29 p.m. Sept. 9 and charged with possession and consumption of liquor by a minor and possession of cannabis after police responded to a call from residents reporting three people drinking and smoking cannabis in Cameno Real Park, police said. Duccion L. Hudson, 21, of Blue Island, was cited with violation of a park ordinance for drinking alcohol in the park, while Ashley Anderson, 19, of Palos Hills, was cited with possession and consumption of liquor by a minor, according to the police report. Lyle has an upcoming court date in Bridgeview, while Hudson and Anderson have a hearing Oct. 13 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

Reggie L. Ratliff, 30, of Harvey, was cited with two counts of criminal trespass to a vehicle at 1:14 a.m. Sept. 5, police said. Police responded to the report of a suspicious person sleeping inside a car in the BMW dealership parking lot in the 8400 block of 159th Street, police said. Described by police as intoxicated, Ratliff had been escorted out of Martini Blu’s bar in Orland Hills earlier in the night by Orland Hills authorities, according to the police report. He has a hearing Oct. 13 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

Thuy T Huynhm 47, of Orland Park, was arrested at 11:15 p.m. Aug. 25 and charged with DUI and improper lane usage after he crossed several lanes of traffic and almost struck a curb in the 8600 block of 159th Street, police said. His court date was Sept. 8 in Bridgeview.

James P.  Frain, 29, of Orland Park, was cited with retail theft at 11:11 a.m. Sept. 9 after he allegedly tried to remove a pair of shoes costing $50 from a store in the Orland Square mall without rendering payment, police said. His hearing is Oct. 13 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

Incident reports

A burglary of a residence in the 14600 block of Westwood Drive reportedly occurred before 10:08 p.m. Aug. 27. A digital video camera, checkbook, credit cards and $30 cash were stolen, police said. The kitchen window was broken and a screen was lying on the floor when the homeowner returned home from picking up his girlfriend, police said.

A spare tire was stolen from a truck in the Traverso’s pizza parking lot in the 15600 block of Harlem Avenue on the afternoon of Sept. 4, police said.

A lawnmower was stolen from the garage of a residence in the 13500 block of Inverness Drive, police said. The homeowner left the garage door open overnight Sept. 4 and discovered the lawn-mower missing the next morning, police said.

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