Friday, May 17, 2013
A protest against alleged profiling by local police departments is scheduled to march down 95th Street this Saturday.
The organizer behind Saturday’s protest in Evergreen Park over alleged racial profiling pleaded guilty to hitting a police officer in a 2009 incident but, in a lawsuit filed against Oak Lawn, claims the department used “excessive force” in the arrest and profiled her in two traffic stops. Erica Chriswell of Burbank is promoting the protest on a Facebook page. She states the march is a response against alleged "racial profiling" by the Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn police departments. Attempts to reach Chriswell have been unsuccessful. Evergreen Park police have declined to comment on the protest, other than to confirm it is scheduled. The Village of Oak Lawn is fighting a lawsuit Chriswell has filed in U.S. District court against the village…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A graduate student who has filed a $1.5 million civil suit against Oak Lawn is leading a protest against allegations of racial profiling by Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn police departments.
A protest over alleged racial profiling by area police departments is expected to march through Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn this weekend. Erica Chriswell, a graduate student and hip hop artist, has filed a $1.5 million civil lawsuit against the Village of Oak Lawn and the Oak Lawn Police Department, alleging she was the victim of assault and racial slurs during an arrest. Chriswell, who goes by the artist name Eryka Kane, is organizing Saturday's protest. The march is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. near the intersection of 95th Street and Western Avenue and head toward Cicero along 95th Street. Protesters will be marching on the sidewalks. Connect with Patch: Evergreen Park / Oak Lawn / Beverly-Mt. Greenwood Oak Lawn Police Division Chief …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Twenty Evergreen Park children can apply for the chance to participate in a free summer golf program offered by the Evergreen Park Police Department.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, May 7
The Village of Evergreen Park Police Department wants to get your kids hooked – on golf this summer. Local police are offering the Hook a Kid on Golf Program to resident youths. The two Tee Level Clinics are offered free of charge to 20 children; 10 boys and 10 girls; of the Village between the ages of 8-13. Tee Level Clinics are designed to provide introductory lessons for first time golfers. In addition to being taught basic swing fundamentals, participants will receive special presentations on rules of golf and etiquette as well as drug and alcohol awareness, and bullying. The program also allows the youths to see officers in a helping role and opens lines of communication between them. The clinics will be held at the Waters Edge Golf …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Evergreen Park Police Department released statistics about minority traffic stops in response to recent media coverage.
Traffic stop numbers released by Evergreen Park Police Chief Michael Saunders show that in 2010 73 percent of people stopped were minorities. Saunders released the statistics and an explanatory statement in response to a recent report by Fox 32 and the Better Government Association. The report cited a number of minority drivers recently stopped in Evergreen Park who believe racial profiling was the motivating factor. Saunders countered that while the number of minorities stopped in the village continues to rise, the increase can be attributed to "traffic flow of non-residents, particularly Chicago residents (63.9 percent) through Evergreen Park's main traffic arteries." Follow Evergreen Park Patch on Facebook and sign up for breaking news…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Evergreen Park police reports,
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9 Patricia Mendleton, 50, of Chicago, was charged with felony retail theft. Police say that an investigation by store security at Carson's discovered that between Dec. 13 and 26 the employee under-rang merchandise to a loss of $2,802.54. TUESDAY, JAN. 8 Theresa Ahmed, 46, of Chicago, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. Ahmed was stopped in the 9100 block of California around 12:26 p.m., police said. She was found to have 1.7 grams of heroin and four plastic straws, police said. Citations were also issued for speeding and no front plate. The car's passenger, James McCormick, 43, of South Bend, Ind. was found to have 2 grams of heroin, syringes a spoon and other drug paraphernalia, police said. …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
A note on how to claim lost bicycles from the Evergreen Park Police Department.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, January 9
To ensure a good faith effort to identify, locate and give notice to owners of unclaimed bicycles, the Evergreen Park Police Department is hereby requesting identification of found, unclaimed bicycles by Evergreen Park residents. Any resident that has lost a bicycle in 2012. will be able to view unclaimed bicycles for identification of ownership. The resident will be required to provide a serial number and/or receipt of the found bicycle. Viewing of bicycles will be on Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and by appointment only. Bicycles can be viewed through February 28, 2013, at which time, any unclaimed bicycles will be donated to charity. Contact Evidence Control Officer Pastick, at 708-422-2142 for an appointment or any …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Reported crimes at Wal-Mart, Dec. 17-19.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joan Hadac
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19 Brian Cashmore, 21, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft. At about 3 p.m., security staff at Walmart, 2500 W. 95th St., reportedly saw Cashmore take a “Fast Five” DVD into a bathroom. A short time later, Cashmore allegedly emerged from the bathroom without the DVD in sight. When confronted by security staff, Cashmore reportedly was found to have the DVD on him, inside a CD case he was carrying. The empty “Fast Five” case was retrieved from a garbage can in the bathroom, police said. TUESDAY, DEC. 18 Jose Sanchez, 31, of Burbank, was charged with disorderly conduct. Police were told by security staff at Walmart, 2500 W. 95th St., that Sanchez tried to enter the store’s security office after he was told not to. He …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Evergreen Park police reports, Sept. 27-Oct. 4.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3 Krystine Kelley, 26, of the 11100 block of Central Park in Chicago, was cited for possession of cannabis and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. At 11:11 p.m. police stopped a car she was a passenger in and detected a strong odor of marijuana, police said. She had .75 grams of marijuana and a pipe, police said. TUESDAY, OCT. 2 Shelly Crum, 41, of the 8800 block of Hermitage in Chicago, was charged with retail theft. He took four video games valued at $230.84 from Walmart, 2500 West 95th Street, without paying, police said. SATURDAY, SEPT. 29 Kachele Edwards, 18, of the 400 W. block of 58th Street in Chicago, was charged with retail theft. Edwards took $30.04 worth of merchandise from Walmart, 2500 West 95th …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
When Evergreen Park Police received tips from residents about a gas station selling tobacco to kids, they set up surveillance and caught the workers in-action.
After receiving several complaints from residents, Evergreen Park Police cracked down on gas station employees who were reportedly selling tobacco to minors. According to reports, workers at Citgo gas station, 3601 W. 95th Street, had been selling tobacco to underage customers. After hearing of the complaints several times, police set up surveillance, reports said. As police saw kids buying from the gas station on May 8 around 5 p.m., officers stopped them as they exited and got a description of two sales clerks: Muhammad Sarwar, 48, of Skokie and Muhammad Aswaduddin, 34, of Oak Lawn. “In some cases they were selling cigarettes for $.50 a piece,” police said. The juveniles who bought tobacco products were issued citations for possession of…
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Evergreen Park Police reports: March 26-28
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 Evergreen Park Police charged Marc E. Lambotte, 38, of Chicago with unlawful possession of marijuana. According to reports, he had one gram of marijuana. Police also charged him with failure to signal. At 4:59 p.m., tactical officers saw him fail to signal when he switched lanes on 87th Street near Rockwell Avenue. After stopping him, police said they recovered marijuana from his pants pocket. TUESDAY, MARCH 27 Police said a woman took nine items valued at $269.68 from Walmart, 2500 W. 95th St. According to reports, Javonna L. Bond, 29, of Chicago, was charged with felony retail theft at 9:53 p.m. Police said Bond had a previous conviction of attempted armed robbery. “That boosted it to a felony,” police said. Police …