Worker accused of failing to return employer

Orland Park police arrested Brian J. Curran, 26, of Orland Park, just before 9:30 p.m. July 22 and charged him with criminal trespass to a motor vehicle after he allegedly failed to return a truck to his place of employment, a chimney cleaning company in the 10400 block of 163rd Place. His court date is…

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Driver charged with DUI

Palos Heights police arrested Matthew J. Kelly, 28, of Chicago, at 10:12 p.m. Sunday and charged him with driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) and having a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of more than .08 after he was pulled over for nearly hitting a police squad car that was stopped in traffic with its…

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Man charged with speeding;driving with revoked license

Palos Park police cited Jose Andres Cantu, 18, of Tinley Park, just before 1:55 a.m. on July 14 for driving with a revoked license and speeding after he was stopped by police for allegedly driving 68 mph in a 45 mph zone, police said. His court date is Aug. 14 in the 5th District Municipal…

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Accused drunken driver also charged with cannabis possession

Orland Park police arrested Denise A. Silva, 42, of New Lenox, and charged her with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of cannabis and driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) after they stopped her in the 17900 block of Benard Avenue just before 1 a.m. on July 14, police said. She was also charged with…

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Man, daughter Tasered by police get community service

by Maura Vizza From The Reporter An Evergreen Park man and his daughter who were charged with attacking Evergreen Park police officers during a pre-wedding reception in 2004 will not serve jail time, a Cook County judge decided earlier this month. Clarence Phelps, 56, and his daughter, Romona Madison, 33, of Chicago, were each convicted…

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Man charged with DUI, BAC after stopped for weaving

Palos Heights police arrested Dwight D. Smith, 51, of Hazelcrest, at 12:30 a.m. on July 20 and charged him with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or more and improper lane usage after he was stopped for weaving in the 12700 block of Ridgeland Avenue,…

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Driver allegedly throws fireworks at pedestrians

Orland Park police arrested Juan G. Regalado, 17, of Orland Park, at 7:05 p.m. July 6 and charged him with reckless driving, unlawful use of a weapon and reckless conduct after he allegedly threw fireworks at pedestrians from his car window as he drove in the 7700 block of 157th Street. His court date was…

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Driver charged with DUI

Palos Park police arrested Arturo Gonzalez, 36, of Orland Park, just after 10:40 p.m. on July 3 and charged him with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, improper lane usage and driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or more after he was stopped by police in the 13000 block of La…

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DUI suspect allegedly hits dog

Palos Heights police arrested Ashley K. Bittner, 25, of Hammond, Ind., at 9:10 p.m. on July 14 and charged her with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or more and failure to exercise due caution after police stopped her in the 12500 block of 69th…

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Fired teacher found guilty

by Kristen Wajda staff reporter A former teacher at Stagg High School was convicted last Friday on one count of indecent solicitation of a child after he attempted to lure what he thought was a 13- year-old girl into participating in sexual acts with him. James F. Leonard, 54, an Orland Park resident and former…

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