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Heights business burglarized

A business was burglarized at around 2 a.m. Sept. 22 in the 12400 block of South Harlem Avenue, Palos Heights police said. Entry was gained through an exterior exhaust vent shaft into the office, where the alarm system was circumvented, according to the police report. An unspecified amount of money was stolen and police have a portion of the incident on video, police said.

Palos Heights police arrested Patrick T Boyle, 56, of Oak Lawn, at 7:35 p.m. Sept. 26 and charged him with driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs, improper lane use and driving without lights when required after he was stopped in the 13400 block of South Ridgeland Avenue, police said. Boyle admitted to police he had taken multiple pills, according to the police report. His court date is Oct. 27 at the Cook County 5th District Municipal Courthouse in Bridge view.

In other Palos Heights police news, Joseph Samuels, 18, of Chicago, was arrested at 2:56 p.m. Sept. 22 and charged with theft and possession of drug paraphernalia after he allegedly stole a wallet from a pizza place in the 12700 block of South Harlem Avenue, police said. Samuels allegedly removed a wallet that was sitting on a table after he re-entered Caprio’s Pizza after paying for and leaving with his order, according to the police report. After fleeing the store, he was arrested in the area of 126th Street and 72nd Court, police said. He had proceeds from the theft in his possession, according to the police report. His court date is Nov. 10 in Bridgeview.

Bethany A. Keane, 22, of Palos Hills, was arrested at 2:10 a.m. Sept. 24 and charged with DUI and improper lane usage after she was stopped for lane violations in the 12800 block of South Harlem Avenue, police said. Her court date is Oct. 27 in Bridgeview.

Paul J. Ruane, 18, of Palos Heights, was arrested at 11:54 p.m. Sept. 23 and charged with possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal squealing/screeching of tires after he was stopped in the 12700 block of South 70th Avenue, police said. While speaking to Ruane, police detected the odor of cannabis emitting from within the vehicle, according to the police report. His court date is Oct. 27 in Bridgeview.

Incident reports

An unidentified black female was seen inside St. Alexander School, 7025 W 126th St., taking a cell phone that was amongst other personal property of students practicing in the gym at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 21, police said.

A riding lawnmower was removed from a residence in the 8100 block of West 130th Street about three weeks ago in unincorporated Palos Township. The mower was stored underneath a porch in a back yard at the time it was taken.

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