Ex-Lyons cop sentenced to 5 years for extorting criminals

A former Lyons police officer was sentenced last week to five years in federal prison after pleading guilty in May to extorting criminals he was supposed to be investigating as part of a federal task force probing sales of untaxed cigarettes. According to the FBI, Jimmy Rodgers, 44, a Lyons police officer for 14 years,…

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Police News from 8-14-14

Chicago Ridge Archie Johnson, 63, of Chicago, was charged with possession of marijuana, driving on a suspended license and speeding Aug. 6 after a stop in the 9800 block of Harlem Avenue, police said.*** Yamen I. Youssef, 34, of Chicago, was charged with driving on a suspended license and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle…

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Man faces murder charge after an argument at party in Evergreen Park

A Minooka man faces first-degree murder charges after Patrick J. Tantilloallegedly stabbing a man Sunday during an argument at an Evergreen Park yard party, police said. Bond was set at $5 million Tuesday for Patrick J. Tantillo, 39, during a hearing at Cook County Circuit Court in Bridgeview. The state’s attorney on Monday filed charges against Tantillo…

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Cars burglarized at The Center

PALOS PARK POLICE Two cars parked at The Center, 12700 S. Southwest Highway, were burglarized on July 25, according to Palos Park police. Both victims told police they arrived at the site at about 5 p.m. and discovered the crimes about 90 minutes later when they returned to their vehicles. One victim, a 27-year-old Hampshire…

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Suspect charged in burglary of Noral Jewelers in Heights

Palos Heights police on Monday arrested a 21-year-old Chicago man in connection with a burglary that occurred early on July 19 at Noral Jewelers, 12227 S. Harlem Ave. Hasaan J. Hall was taken into custody without incident by Palos Heights police at his residence in the 8800 block of Harper Avenue in Chicago, police said.…

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Driver charged with aggravated speeding

Palos Heights Police Palos Heights police charged Sahar A. Jallaq, 21, of Chicago Ridge, with aggravated speeding, as well as no proof of insurance. Police curbed her vehicle in the 11800 block of South Harlem Avenue at 12:07 a.m. last Monday, after they said they saw it traveling at 69 mph, 34 mph over the…

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Man with baby in auto found with heroin: cops

Orland Park Police Orland Park police charged James T. Egyarto, 23, of Orland Park, with possession of a controlled substance after police on patrol in an Orland Square Mall parking lot saw Egyarto sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked car, using a gas station rewards card to cut heroin, police said. He was…

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Police Reports Aug. 1

Teen is fatally shot in Artesian apartment Darren E. Foggey Jr., 16, of the 6900 block of South Artesian Avenue, was fatally shot at 9:25 p.m. July 23 while inside an apartment in the 6700 block of South Artesian with a group of friends. Witnesses said Foggey was in a room watching TV with five…

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Police News from 7-31-14

Chicago Ridge Richard P. Melvin, 28, of Joliet, was charged with drunken driving and driving with open alcohol July 20 after his car was spotted driving on the railroad tracks under the Southwest Highway overpass, police said. Michelle Watson, 29, of Tinley Park, was charged with retail theft July 24 after allegedly stealing merchandise from…

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