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Teen at Sandburg charged with battery, pot possession

Orland Park police arrested Devon Hierrezuelo, 19, of Bridgeview, and charged him with two counts of battery and possession of cannabis after he wrestled with a teacher and pushed another school employee at Sandburg High School, police said. Hierrezuelo was reportedly taken to the dean’s office at 12:02 p.m. June 13 after a nearly hour-long absence from summer classes, police said. He allegedly smelled of cannabis and while being detained, school officials found less than a gram of marijuana in three small plastic bags in his jacket, according to the police report. He then tried to leave the office and shoved a female school employee who was blocking the door, police said. A male teacher then restrained Hierrezuelo, police said. During a struggle, Hierrezuelo grabbed the bags of pot and tried, but failed to chew them, according to the police report. The teacher reportedly had pinned Hierrezuelo to the ground when police arrived. He has a court date of July 12 at the 5th Municipal District Cook County Courthouse in Bridgeview.

In other Orland Park police news, Jordan R. Karlson, 23, of Orland Park, was arrested at 4:09 a.m. June 16 and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol after he was stopped near 141st Street and La Grange Road, police said. A patrol officer saw Karlson cut across two lanes of traffic to make a right turn at 143rd Street, according to the police report. He was also cited with improper lane usage, making an improper turn and avoiding a traffic control device, police said. He has a court date of August 6 in Bridgeview.

Liza Callahan, 50, of Palos Park, was arrested at 1:29 a.m. June 15 and charged with DUI after she was stopped near 159th Street and Wolf Road, police said. Callahan was also charged with disobeying a traffic signal, improper lane usage and failure to provide proof of insurance. She has a court date of July 16 in Bridgeview.

Tevin C. Harris, 19, of Frankfort, was arrested at 1:46 p.m. June 8 and charged with theft after he took a cell phone from a gym member at Lifetime Fitness, 16333 La Grange Road, police said. Harris picked up the phone from the floor while the victim and several others were playing basketball, according to the police report. The victim reportedly located his phone by using a tracking application on a friend’s smart phone. He then confronted Harris in the parking lot and recovered his phone from his gym bag, police said. Harris also received a trespass warning from Lifetime Fitness, police said. He had a court date of June 28 in Bridgeview.

Mark E. Pawlak, 31, of Orland Park, was arrested at 4:54 p.m. June 16 and charged with possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia after officers on bicycle patrol in the Orland Square parking lot caught him with both in a parked vehicle, police said. Police found 4.6 grams of cannabis and a bong pipe in the vehicle, according to the police report. Pawlak has a court date of July 16 in Bridgeview.

Courtney E. Nichols, 21, of Orland Park, was arrested and charged with retail theft at 2:21 p.m. June 15 after she took clothing from a store at Orland Square Mall, police said. Nichols has a court date of July 12 in Bridgeview.

William J. Reilly, 46, of Orland Hills, was arrested at 4:46 p.m. June 15 and charged with improper lane usage/median violation and driving without a valid driver’s license, police said. Reilly was stopped in the 11000 block of 159th Street after he crossed the median and passed a police squad car that was sitting in traffic, according to the police report. He has a court date of July 31 in Bridgeview.

Nicole Gushi, 31, of Orland Park, was cited with trespass to property at 3:43 p.m. June 17 after she used someone else’s name to gain entry into Centennial Pool, 15600 West Avenue, police said. Witnesses told police Gushi seemed to be having difficulty walking and staying awake and that she was having “odd conversations” with people on the lazy river, police said. She gave police her real name after learning there was an active warrant on the first person whose name she provided, according to police. Gushi has a hearing date of July 10 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

Juan C. Medina-Flores, 41, of Orland Park, was cited with driving without a valid driver’s license, driving without insurance and speeding after he was stopped for driving 36 mph in a 20 mph zone in the 15100 block of Highland Avenue at 4:22 p.m. June 18, police said. Medina-Flores has a hearing date of Aug. 12 in Orland Park.

Alexis M. Flores, 19, of Orland Park, was cited with theft at 2:27 a.m. May 30 after he took a construction sawhorse from the roadway near 148th Street and La Grange Road, police said. Flores had a hearing date of June 12 in Orland Park.

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