POLICE BLOTTER: Teens Swipe Vodka, Crimes of Opportunity

Oak Lawn police reports, Nov. 9 through Nov. 26.


Mobile Home Burglary

Someone swiped a laptop computer from a mobile home on the 9000 block of South Cicero Avenue sometime before 4:08 p.m. The owner told police he walked to the store and when returned, a neighbor told someone had tried to get into his trailer. When he went inside, he noticed that his computer was gone. Police said nothing else was missing.



A store manager chased two teens through the Jewel parking lot at 4650 W. 103rd St. around 4:26 p.m. The teens were spotted taking two bottles of vodka and running out of the store. Police said the teens were described as male, black and under the age of 20. The two entered a car and were last seen heading westbound on 103rd Street. The vodka was valued at $120.


Garage Burglary

An intruder walked into an unlocked garage on the 9600 block of South Nashville sometime before 7 p.m. Nov. 21 and stole 11 Craftsman tools lying on a work bench. The tools were valued at $1,000.

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James Longstreet December 02, 2012 at 02:50 PM
In talking to a couple of cashiers at the Jewel in question thefts happen there more than is reported.
PAT FETTA December 02, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Why ask for my opinion and then it says "pending approval" with my name on it?? Please remove my name but not my comments...Thank you
PAT FETTA December 02, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Hi James, Try reading the Southtown Star on Sunday and you will see the crime going on in the stores down Cicero and 95th Street. The only thing we have going for us now is the Oak Lawn police are great and work very hard at going after these low lifes. Pat
District 666 Resident December 03, 2012 at 05:15 AM
Is it a crime to collect social security disability when you are just fat?
andy skoundrianos December 03, 2012 at 05:50 AM
I'm must be getting to ya Dennis I weigh less than you do!!!


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