Police Blotter

PALOS HEIGHTS Theft Three pieces of lawncare equipment were reported stolen from an open landscaping truck parked in the 12900 block of South Oak Park Avenue, at 10 a.m. Friday. The landscaper who reported the equipment missing was working nearby at the time of the theft. Police are investing a report of theft from Jewel-Osco,…

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3 teens pinched for stealing from cars

By Dermot Connolly Three 18-year-olds face felony charges after undercover Orland Park police officers caught them stealing from vehicles in the 15300 block of Treetop Drive at 8:49 p.m. Aug. 12, police said. Plainclothes officers responding to a report of a possible car burglary on that block noticed three men pulling on car door handles…

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Palos Heights woman robbed of purse in garage

By Dermot Connolly Palos Heights police are investigating a strong-armed robbery of a woman in her garage in the 11900 block of South 71st Avenue about 5 a.m. Tuesday. An unidentified man knocked the woman down and snatched her purse, according to police. “Unfortunately, it is true,” said Deputy Chief Dave Delaney, confirming reports going around…

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Police Blotter for July 23

PALOS HEIGHTS Suspended license Creiesha B. Jones, 28, of Chicago Heights, was charged with driving with a suspended license after a traffic stop at 12:10 a.m. July 12, in the 11800 block of South Harlem Avenue. Police said she is due in court on July 29. Ryan E. Logan, 27, of Country Club Hills, was…

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Orland Park declares Aug. 2 as Chief McCarthy Day

By Dermot Connolly To a standing ovation, Sunday, Aug. 2, was declared “Chief Timothy J. McCarthy Day” in Orland Park, in honor of the man who is retiring after serving the village as police chief for 26 years. With his wife, Carol, children and grandchildren looking on, the Village Board passed the proclamation on Monday…

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Orland Park Police Chief McCarthy announces retirement

From staff reports Orland Park Police Chief Timothy McCarthy announced Wednesday he will retire effective Aug. 1. McCarthy is famous for being the Secret Service agent wounded in 1981 during an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. He has been chief of police in Orland Park for 26 years, since he retired from the Secret…

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Palos Park switches to Smart911 alert system

Palos Park has replaced its Code-Red emergency notification system with Smart911. The program sends out weather alerts and other emergency notifications to account holders and provides ways for police to distribute important information to the public. Mayor John Mahoney said, “This is a sharp accurate state of the art system to get information, reliable information…

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Orland Park police reports

ORLAND PARK Obstructing ID Vernell E. Bronson, 23, of Chicago, was charged with obstructing identification after a traffic stop at 4:09 p.m. May 6 in the 8400 block of West 159th Street. Police said he provided a falsified New Jersey driver’s license. The Cook County state’s attorney’s office denied a request to charge him with…

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