Clear-Ridge Reporter and NewsHound March 30, 2022

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Woman charged with DUI in Hts.

Palos Heights police arrested Mary E McSweeney, 55, of Cum-maquid, Mass., at 1:28 a.m. Dec. 14 and charged her with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and speeding after she was stopped in the 12900 block of South Ridgeland Avenue, police said. Her court date is Jan. 14 in the Cook County 5th District…

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Man charged with battery and disorderly conduct

Orland Park police arrested Almasri S. Tawifikyazan, 18, of Mokena, and charged him with two counts of battery and disorderly conduct after he allegedly became belligerent with several employees of a McDonald’s restaurant, 9110 W. 159th Street. Police said he screamed into the drive-thru speaker, threw garbage in the parking lot, swore at employees, hitting…

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Accused drunken driver overturns his car: police

Orland Park police arrested John E. Davies, 48, of Oak Lawn, and charged him with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, improper turn and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident after he overturned his car near 135th Street and Southwest Highway, police said. Davies told police he fell asleep at the wheel…

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Driver charged with leaving scene of accident in Heights

Palos Heights police arrested Woodford J. Metcalfe, 32, of Palos Heights, at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 26 and charged him with reckless conduct and leaving the scene of a property damage accident after he was involved in an accident at 122nd Street and Richard Avenue, police said. His court date is Jan. 6 at the Cook…

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Man charged with home burglary

Orland Park police arrested Westley R. Andersen, 19, of Monee, Nov. 13 and charged him with one count of felony residential burglary in connection with a burglary that occurred on Sept. 4, 2007, in the 8700 block of But-terfield Lane, police said. A warrant for Anderson’s arrest was issued on Nov. 12, the day before…

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Driver charged with DUI

Palos Heights police arrested Jaquelin L. Rocha, 23, of Oak Lawn, at 4:29 a.m. Nov. 26 and charged her with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and improper lane usage after she was stopped in the 12100 block of South Harlem Avenue, police said. Her court date is Jan. 6 at the Cook County…

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Teen charged with DUI after crash into tree: police

Orland Park police arrested Edward R. Faltenberg, 17, of Orland Park, and charged him with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and illegal possession of liquor by a minor after he allegedly crashed his car into a tree in the 16700 block of…

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Driver charged with DUI

Palos Heights police arrested Aron T. Krevitz, 40, of Orland Park, at 12:17 a.m. Nov. 13 and charged him with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and improper lane usage after he was stopped for swerving and striking a curb in the 12100 block of South Harlem Avenue, police said. His court date is…

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Struck pedestrians die in Oak Lawn, Evergreen

by William Jones from The Reporter Police say charges are unlikely to be brought against a motorist who struck and killed a pedestrian last week in Oak Lawn. Evergreen Park police, meanwhile, have charged a woman with failure to exercise due care after the car she was driving struck and killed a pedestrian the next…

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Red light cameras might ID robber of Heights woman

by Kevin Olsen staff reporter A woman was robbed in Palos Heights last week and the city’s new red light cameras could be essential in catching the offender, police said. The 52-year-old woman was returning home from her business in Bedford Park when a man grabbed her handbag, containing about $25,000, said Deputy Chief Dave…

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