Cops probe vandalism spree

by Michael Gilbert staff reporter Several home and vehicle windows in Orland Park were damaged in late March and early April by BB gun pellets or other similar projectiles, police said. More than 30 reports of criminal damage to property occurred in Orland Park between March 23 and April 2, police said. The reports involved…

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Man charged with auto theft

By Maura VizzaFrom The Reporter A Crestwood man has been charged in the alleged theft of $100,000 worth of jewelry and a Corvette from a home in Worth Township last month. Brian Sowinski, 28, was charged with one count of residential burglary and one count of burglary. Sowinski was arrested at the 5th Municipal District…

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Driver, 19, charged with possession of cannabis

Palos Park police arrested Michael A. Ruzas, 19, of Tinley Park, at 2:40 a.m. on March 23 and charged him with possession of cannabis, driving without insurance and speeding after he was stopped by police for traveling 60 mph in a 45 mph zone in the 12200 block of La Grange Road, police said. Police…

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Accused drunken driver also charged with speeding

Palos Heights police arrested Kathy B. Pekal, 27, of Bridgeview, and charged her with driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) and speeding after police clocked her traveling 53 mph in a 35 mph zone in the 12400 block of Harlem Avenue, police said. Pekal was arrested at 2:23 a.m. April 9. She was also…

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Man stabbed in woods

by Maura Vizza A Mount Greenwood man was reportedly stabbed four times by an acquaintance Sunday in a Cook County forest preserve in unincorporated Worth Township. Edmund O

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Spectacled bank robber strikes in Hickory Hills

by Maura Vizza Suspect matches description of man who robbed Palos Heights bank The man who robbed a Hickory Hills bank last week is still at large, police said. An unidentified man entered TCF Bank, 9357 S. Roberts Road, at 5 p.m on March 31 and handed a threatening note to the bank teller demanding…

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Police report traffic arrests

Palos Heights police arrested Katherine T. Glenn, 20, of Orland Park, just after 12:40 a.m. on April 2 and charged her with speeding and illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor after police stopped her for a speeding violation in the 12600 block of Harlem Avenue, police said. Her court date is April 25 in…

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