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Orland man charged with stealing wallet from vehicle

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Orland Park police charged Larry W. Thompson, 54, of Orland Park, with burglary from a motor vehicle after he allegedly stole a wallet from an unlocked vehicle parked on a driveway in the 8300 block of West 138th Place. Police responding to a “burglary in progress” call at 6:50 p.m. June 25 said a witness pointed them in Thompson’s direction. He was apprehended in the 14200 block of South 82nd Avenue, and denied involvement in any crime, according to police. He was positively identified by the witness, police added. A telltale bulge in Thompson’s underpants led to a search that yielded the victim’s wallet, according to the police report, which did not have information on bond or a court date.

In other Orland Park police news, a thief stole a large quantity of cosmetics from a display in a pharmacy in the 11200 block of West 143rd Street. A store manager told police that the crime occurred at 11:45 a.m. June 23, and that the total value of the Revlon, Cover Girl, Olmay and Rimmel items exceeded $300. The thief was described as a white woman age 23-30, 5-foot-3 and 135 pounds, pale complexion, with red or auburn hair. She was wearing a long-sleeved, pink top, blue denim pants with bell bottoms, and black sandals. She carried a large, black purse with a multi-colored, circular pattern on the side. A security guard at the pharmacy reported that she fled the store and got into the passenger side of a silver Hyundai SUV, which then sped away.

Police charged Maher A. Ayyash, 20, of Orland Park, with speeding, as well as driving on a suspended license. Police curbed his car in the 9500 block of West 159th Street at 11:27 p.m. June 28, after police spotted it traveling 49 mph in a posted 40 mph zone, police said. Ayyash is set to appear in court in Bridgeview on Tuesday.

Robert W. Murray, 50, of Orland Park, was charged with battery. Murray allegedly pushed a co-worker at Dunkin’ Donuts, 14461 S. La Grange Road, into a stainless steel sink during an argument at 4:40 p.m. July 7. The other worker was not injured, but signed a complaint, according to police. Murray is scheduled to appear at a hearing at the Orland Park Civic Center on Aug. 12.

Police charged Jesus Jauregui, of Orland Park, with possession of fireworks and illegal use of fireworks. Police on patrol said they saw Jauregui igniting fireworks on a driveway in the 10500 block of West Owen Drive at 9:50 p.m. July 4. He is set to appear at a hearing at the Orland Park Civic Center on Aug. 12.

Alessandro A. Frangella, 19, of Orland Park, and Anthony A. Marcione, 19, of Homer Glen, were charged with possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police stopped their car, driven by Marcione, near 151st Street and La Grange Road at 3:21 p.m. July 4, after police saw a cracked, driver’s side taillight, as well as plastic obscuring the registration sticker on the rear license plate, police said. A search of the vehicle yielded a small amount of cannabis, two grinders, and a smoking bowl, according to the police report. Both men are scheduled to appear at a hearing at the Orland Park Civic Center on Aug. 12.

Police charged Willie C. Mazie, 24, of Orland Park, with disorderly conduct and breach of peace. Police responding to a call of a group of people fighting on the street in the 9300 block of West Wherry Lane at 11:44 p.m. July 4, said Mazie was uncooperative when they asked him to control a party at his home. He was given a hearing date of Aug. 12 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

Kenneth W. Godawski, 57, of Orland Park, was charged with DUI, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, improper lane usage, and not driving on the right side of the road. Witnesses told police that a minivan driven by Godawski made a wide turn and hit a curb at Wolf Road and Brigitte Terrace at 5:10 p.m. July 6. Police said they found him a short time later in a parking lot in the 14100 block of South Norwich Lane, attempting to repair a flat tire on his vehicle. The minivan was towed and impounded, and Godawski is scheduled to appear in court in Bridgeview on Aug. 20.

Police charged Alexander L. Vega, 22, of Orland Park, with possession of drug paraphernalia, as well as failure to wear a seatbelt. His vehicle was pulled over by police in the 8700 block of West Wheeler Drive at 8:49 p.m. June 17. A search of the vehicle yielded a blue glass smoking pipe, police said. Vega is set to appear in court in Bridgeview on Tuesday.

A 42-year-old woman told police that she thinks her purse may have been stolen while she was shopping at Victoria’s Secret in Orland Square Mall at 1:35 p.m. June 22. The victim said she was shopping with her sister and toddler son when she placed her purse in the bottom basket of the tot’s stroller. When they arrived at a cash register, she discovered the purse missing. It contained her cell phone, photo identification, and house keys, she told police.

James P. McGing, 25, of Orland Park, and Catherine Skupien, 20, of Burbank, were charged with possession of cannabis. Their car, driven by Skupien, was stopped by police near 143rd Street and Clearview Drive at 11:18 p.m. June 22 after police said they saw it make an improper turn. A search of the vehicle yielded a cannabis joint, according to the police report. Both were scheduled to appear at a hearing at the Orland Park Civic Center on July 8.

A 45-year-old Orland Park man told police that someone entered his unlocked SUV and stole a dollar from a coin tray, yet left his wallet untouched. The victim said the crime occurred between 8:30 p.m. June 24 and 4:55 a.m. June 25. The vehicle was parked on the victim’s driveway, in the 10900 block of West Lakeside Drive, when the crime occurred, according to police.

Police charged Elizabeth Torres, 31, of Orland Park, with driving on a suspended license and no proof of insurance. Police curbed her car in the 15900 block of South La Grange Road at 12:29 a.m. June 29, after they said they noticed a front-seat passenger not wearing a seatbelt. The car was towed and impounded, and Torres was scheduled to appear in court in Bridgeview last Monday.

Yehya Z. Altamimi, 21, of Palos Park, and Fadi G. Ballut, 19, of Tinley Park, were charged with possession of cannabis. Police said they spotted the pair smoking and sitting in an SUV parked at Orland Square Mall at 3:31 p.m. June 25. Ballut also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, after a search of the vehicle yielded a hitter box and metal pipe, according to the police report. Both are set to appear at a hearing at the Orland Park Civic Center on Aug. 12.

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