Monday, May 20, 2013
About 25 protesters staged a march down 95th Street to protest what they see as racial profiling tactics from the Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn police departments.
A small but peaceful crowd was on hand Saturday afternoon as a march was staged down 95th Street to protest alleged racial profiling by the Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn police departments. The march was greeted by a large police presence as area departments responded to the uncertain nature of protests planned in the age of social media. Evergreen Park Police Chief Michael Saunders estimated that there were about 50 to 60 officers on the street and more on reserve should the need arise. The need never did as the small group of marchers proceeded largely without incident. One man was warned for standing in the middle of the street before the march began, but there were no arrests made, Saunders said. Watch: Protesters March Down 95th …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
About two dozen marchers made their way down 95th Street Saturday afternoon.
Police officers outnumbered protesters by about two-to-one Saturday afternoon as a group of about 25 protesters marched down 95th Street to protest what they allege is widespread racial profiling by the Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn police departments. Read More: Connect with Patch: Evergreen Park / Oak Lawn/ Beverly-Mt. Greenwood
Friday, May 17, 2013
Evergreen Park Police have alerted residents about a protest against racial profiling that is planned to take place Saturday afternoon on 95th Street.
Evergreen Park Police Chief Michael Saunders has issued a statement on the planned protest scheduled for Saturday, May 18 at 1 p.m. The protest is expected to start at 1 p.m. and organizers say they will march down 95th Street from Western Avenue to Cicero Avenue to protest what they see as discriminatory racial practices of the Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn police departments. Read More: In a video posted on the Evergreen Park village website, Saunders hits back at claims of racial bias and alerts residents to tomorrow's planned activities. You can find a PDF of the statistics he references to the right of this article. Full statement by Chief Saunders: ON MAY 9TH, I WAS GIVEN NOTIFICATION IN WRITING OF A PLANNED PROTEST CONCERNING …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Saturday's robbery of the Chase Bank in Oak Lawn may be connected to Alsip and Evergreen Park bank robberies.
Authorities believe that Saturday’s robbery of an Oak Lawn bank may be related to two other that occurred earlier this year in Alsip and Evergreen Park. Around 10:24 a.m. Saturday, the Chase Bank branch at 10545 S. Cicero Ave. in Oak Lawn was robbed, according to the FBI-run website, BanditTrackerChicago.com. Law enforcement officials spent several hours inside the bank on Saturday following the morning robbery. Connect with Patch: Oak Lawn Patch / Evergreen Park / Beverly-Mt. Greenwood The two men also are believed to be involved in the attempted take-over robbery of the Charter One Bank at 12004 S. Pulaski Road, in Alsip on Feb. 25. Witnesses stated that a total of four men were involved in the attempted robbery. As two men waited in the…
Monday, January 7, 2013
Police picked up two people wanted on warrants during separate incidents.
Two Evergreen Park fugitives were taken into police custody last month in two separate incidents. A Burbank man was a passenger in a car that was stopped by Oak Lawn police after the driver of the vehicle was stopped allegedly for speeding on the 4900 block of West 95th Street around 1:07 a.m. Dec. 23. Connect with Patch: Evergreen Park / Oak Lawn / Beverly-Mt. Greenwood According to the police report, the driver was in a hurry to get home and told police he was not aware he was going 50mph in a 30mph speed zone. All four people in the car were able to produce valid ID. An ID check revealed that John Judd, 22, of Burbank, had an active warrant for a disorderly conduct charge in Evergreen Park, police said. Judd was taken into custody. A …
Monday, December 24, 2012
Cops nab two Chicago residents believed to be responsible for Sunday afternoon robbery of Oak Lawn convenience store, police say.
This story has been updated to reflect charges filed against two Chicago residents believed to be responsible for an armed robbery Sunday afternoon in Oak Lawn. A police chase that spanned Oak Lawn and Evergreen Park, ended when two men accused of robbing a convenience store crashed their car into a tree in the Beverly neighborhood. Clifton Hall Jr., 50, and Clifton B. Moore, 39, both of Chicago were charged with one count of armed robbery with a firearm. Connect to Patch: Oak Lawn / Beverly-Mt. Greenwood / Evergreen Park Police said that Hall walked into the 7-Eleven store at 10441 S. Cicero Ave. in Oak Lawn around 2:29 p.m. Sunday armed with a gun. Hall allegedly pointed a gun at an employee and ordered him to open the register. Police …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Chicago man charged with felony retail theft being held without bond at Cook County Jail, police say.
A Chicago man was charged with felony retail theft after police said he walked out of the Jewel-Osco at 9424 S. Pulaski Ave. in Oak Lawn with a cart full of unbagged groceries, reports said. Police said a Salvation Army bell ringer collecting donations in front of the store called police when she noticed a man identified as Joe E. Pearson, 48, allegedly pushing the cart full of groceries through the parking lot around 11:22 a.m. Dec. 10. Pearson fled through the parking lot toward Evergreen Park, reports said. The bell ringer said she’d be able to identify the man if she saw him again. Around 12:50 p.m., another caller reported a suspicious person to Evergreen Park police. The caller said a man on a bike was pulling a shopping cart full …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Evergreen Park man charged with possession of a controlled substance with police K9 finds cocaine in his car, cops say.
Acting on information that drugs were possibly being sold inside an Oak Lawn tavern, police nabbed an Evergreen Park man on possession of a controlled substance after a police K9 found cocaine in the man’s car, reports said. Sign up for the Patch newsletter: Oak Lawn / Evergreen Park Oak Lawn detectives were patrolling the area near Rita’s Stop Inn at 9825 Southwest Highway around 7:40 p.m. Sept. 27, when theynoticed a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero pull into the tavern’s parking lot. A man identified as Julian Granados, 42, of the 9300 block of South Hamlin Avenue in Evergreen Park, got out of the car and walked into the bar, police said. A few minutes later, Granados was spotted leaving and walking back to his car. Police said that Granados …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Plucky elderly woman able to get last four numbers of alleged robber's license plate; Evergreen Park police apprehend man on dead end street, Oak Lawn cops say.
Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn police apprehended a North Side man after he snatched a 73-year-old woman’s purse, reports said. Subscribe to the Evergreen Park Patch newsletter and breaking news alerts. Kevin L. Walker, 44, of the 2600 block of North Sheffield Avenue in Chicago, was charged with felony theft on June 7. The elderly woman was walking home from the supermarket on the 10300 block of South Pulaski Road shortly after 1 p.m. Out of no where, police said, a man identified as Walker grabbed her large multi-colored bag from her hand. An employee returning to her job witnessed the alleged robbery and ran into her workplace to call 9-1-1. The employee told Oak Lawn police that a bald-headed man identified as Walker circled the parking …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Police said a man connected to Saturday's robbery of the Bank of America branch in Oak Lawn has been charged with one count of robbery. Bank employees say they heard what sounded like the robber talking to another person outside the bank on a cell phone.
Criminal charges were filed against a Chicago man in connection with Saturday’s take-over robbery of the Bank of America branch at 4606 W. 111th St. SIGN UP for Oak Lawn Patch breaking news alerts. Charles B. Estell, 38, was charged with one count of bank robbery in federal court on Sunday morning. Estell was found stuck in an air duct after he apparently hid in the ceiling of a shopping center, Oak Lawn police said. More than 60 police officers and FBI agents spent eleven hours searching for the alleged bank bandit. They believed the robber to be hiding in the ceiling of the shopping center where the bank branch is located after finding a broken window in an upstairs office and a blood trail leading to different sections of the second …