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Three charged with theft

Orland Park police arrested Gregory Gray, 44, Todd Zaylik, 44, and Steven Hufnagel, 27, all of Princeton, at 2:22 a.m. Sept. 18 and charged them with theft after they were stopped in the 15600 block of La Grange Road. The men allegedly stole a tractor from a home supply store. Police stopped their vehicle to see if the tractor was properly secured and got conflicting stories as to where the tractor was found or purchased, according to the police report.

A tractor matching its description had been stolen from the store two days before, police said. The tractor was valued at $2,699. Gray reportedly told police he stole the tractor, after surveillance video was shown. He has a court date on Oct. 19.

In other Orland Park police news, Terrence Harris, 40, of Harvey, and Kisla Nelson, 37, of Dolton, were arrested at 2:31 p.m. Sept. 20 and charged with retail theft. The pair allegedly removed more than $1,300 worth of merchandise from a department store in Orland Square Mall, including women’s undergarments, electric toothbrushes, and seven pairs of gym shoes, police said. They had a court date on Sept. 20 at the Cook County 5th District Municipal Courthouse in Bridgeview.

Police stopped Steven Rachanski, 19, or Orland Park, and Brittany Simpson, 18, also of Orland Park, at 12:52 a.m. Sept. 21 and cited them with possession of drug paraphernalia after they were stopped in the 7500 block of Halesia Court, police said. Rachanski was also cited with possession of cannabis. Police saw Rachanski’s vehicle parked in the driveway, and Simpson was leaning into his vehicle. During a search, police found a pipe and cannabis in the car, and found a glass pipe in Simpson’s purse. They have a hearing date on Oct. 10 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

Ramiro Carreno Jr., 37, of Chicago, was arrested at 3:05 p.m. Sept. 19 and charged with retail theft after he allegedly removed a $165 sweatshirt from a department store at Orland Square Mall. He was allegedly observed putting the sweatshirt over his arm and attempting to leave the store with it. There was no court date listed in the report.

Porfirio Torres, 49, of Chicago, was arrested at 8:26 a.m. Sept. 20 and charged with no valid driver’s license, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and speeding within a school zone after he was stopped in the 8800 block of 151st Street, police said. He was allegedly traveling 35 mph in a posted 20 mph zone, police said. He has a court date on Oct. 17 at the Cook County 5th District municipal courthouse in Bridgeview.

Antoine Reese, 18, of Hazel Crest, was stopped at 3:58 p.m. Sept. 21 and cited with retail theft after he allegedly removed a hooded sweatshirt from a department store at Orland Square Mall. He allegedly put the sweatshirt on over his clothes and walked out of the store wearing it, police said. He has a hearing date on Oct. 11 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

Justin Slee, 24, of Orland Park, was arrested at 4:30 a.m. Sept. 22 and charged with possession of cannabis, improper lane usage, and driving without a valid driver’s license after being stopped in the 15700 block of Ravinia Avenue, police said. Slee was driving at a slow rate of speed and swerving in his lane. A small baggy containing cannabis was allegedly found in Slee’s pocket during a search. He has a court date on Oct. 11 in Bridgeview.

Ronnie Bronkema, 55, of Oak Lawn, was arrested at 3:57 a.m. Sept. 10 and charged with driving under the influence of drugs and improper lane usage after he was stopped in the 15800 block of Harlem Avenue, police said. He was also charged with failure to signal when required and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. During the search of the vehicle, police found 50 generic Xanax pills and 50 generic Norco pills. He has a court date on Nov. 1 in Bridgeview.

Samantha Laba, 18, of Skokie, and Mario Chavez, 20, of Orland Park, were arrested at 1:44 a.m. Sept. 16 and charged with illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor after they were stopped on Windsor Drive. Chavez was also charged with simple assault after allegedly punching out a window in the vehicle in which Laba was sitting. Laba has a court date on Oct. 26 in Bridgeview. Chavez had a court date on Sept. 16 in Bridgeview.

Holly Higgins, 34, of Champaign, was arrested at 11:10 p.m. Sept. 16 and charged with driving under the influence (DUI), disobeying a traffic signal and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle after she was stopped in the 14300 block of La Grange Road. She did not turn when stopped at a green arrow. She has a court date on Nov. 9 in Bridgeview.

Piotr Kubacka, 20, of Orland Park, was arrested at 1:44 a.m. Sept. 17 and cited with illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor after he was stopped in the 15700 block of Wolf Road. A car in which he was a passenger was stopped for speeding, police said. While speaking with Kubacka, police detected the odor of alcohol on his breath, police said. He has a hearing date on Oct. 11 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

Rosalie White, 47, of Palos Park, was arrested at 10:53 p.m. Sept. 20 and charged with DUI and improper lane usage after she was stopped in the 8200 block of 140th Street, police said. She was allegedly weaving in her lane. She has a court date on Nov. 9 in Bridgeview.

Daniel Ixtepun, 29, of Orland Park, was arrested at 9:39 p.m. Sept. 12 and charged with DUI and driving with a suspended license after he was stopped in the 7400 block of Tiffany Drive.

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