Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The mayor defends the Evergreen Park Police Department from recent media reports.
Stung by recent claims that Evergreen Park Police traffic stops may be guided by racial profiling, Mayor James Sexton came out swinging at Monday night’s village board meeting. With the words “…and justice for all” still echoing in council chambers after the Pledge of Allegiance, Sexton immediately began counter-punching, defending his administration and accusing the downtown news media of being interested more in fantasy than fact. “I’m not going to let a couple of reporters tarnish the reputation of our police,” Sexton said, referring to a recent analysis of traffic-stop data conducted by the Better Government Association FOX 32 News. Read Full Story: Over 70 Percent of Evergreen Park Traffic Stops Involve Minorities Sexton ripped the …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Monday's agenda includes a vote on street maintenance plans and the fire department's annual fire report.
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Thursday, May 12, 2011
Evergreen Park police said two men suspected of store thefts were nabbed in connection with other crimes as they sat in the Sam's Club parking lot.
Two men suspected of involvement in several retail thefts got themselves into deeper trouble while sitting in a parking lot, according to police reports. Edward Arroyo, 51, of East Chicago, IN, was charged with driving without a license and driving with an obstructed windshield, and police impounded his car for driving without a license, according to reports. Meanwhile, police said Rudy Torres, 36, the passenger in the car, was charged with felony obstruction of identification for producing a fraudulent identification card. Officers said they responded to a report from Sam’s Club, 9400 S. Western Ave., that a suspicious white car was parked near the loading area. Officers approached the car after noticing it had a broken windshield, but …
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Evergreen Park police reports, March 28-April 3
SUNDAY, APRIL 3 Marie P. Davis, 51, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft after police said she took five items valued at $209.96 from Walmart, 2500 95th St., around 7:30 p.m. While in the domestic department, Davis placed electronics items in an empty shopping bag that she got from her purse, then pushed her cart into the customer service department, and requested a refund from an employee, according to reports. Davis gave the employee a receipt for five items she purchased March 31, and police said she was given a full refund. Store security caught Davis upon exiting, according to reports. SATURDAY, APRIL 2 Officers said Chicago resident Clarence L. Weaver, 35, was charged with felony unlawful possession of marijuana, fleeing and …
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Evergreen Park Police Reports, March 25-27.
A drunk man ratted himself out after he stole a global positioning system valued at $250 from a woman's car, police said. Michael J. Manzi, 38, of Oak Forest, was charged with theft and criminal trespass to a vehicle, for unlawfully entering the woman's car and stealing her GPS. According to reports, police were answering a call at Chi Tung restaurant, 9560 S. Kedzie Ave., for a disturbance. A woman was complaining that she saw Manzi stumbling around and bumping into her car while it was parked, and then saw him get in the front passenger seat, according to police. Police said Manzi jumped into the victim's car and refused to leave. When the officers got there, they said Manzi was walking southbound on Kedzie. Police stopped Manzi and …
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Evergreen Park Police reports Jan. 19
Police said LaCorsha J. Davis, 18, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft for stealing items valued at $78.37 from Walmart. According to police reports, at 4:55 p.m., Davis took nine items from the electronics department, cosmetics department and children's department. Store security spotted Davis selecting items from the various departments, putting the items into her purse, then walking out of the store, where security stopped her, police said. Felony Driving on a Revoked License According to police reports, Harold Williams, 55, of Chicago, was stopped by police for an obstructed windshield at 7:28 a.m. Police said a quick check of his driving record showed that his driver's license had been revoked. After Williams was taken into …
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Evergreen Park Police Reports, Jan. 17-18
Two women were charged with retail theft for stealing snacks and food from Walmart at 5:46 p.m. Police said Debra A. Jones, 48, of Chicago, took five items valued at $3.90, and Helen L. James, 53, of Chicago, took 12 items valued at $42.30. Jones and James were walking through Walmart carrying a red bag and a black bag, police said, selecting items, removing them from their original packaging and putting them into their bags. According to police reports, store security stopped them when they exited the store. Possession of Paraphernalia A woman was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop. Police said that at 5:14 p.m., Magdaline S. Slansky, 47, of Chicago, admitted to having a crack pipe when police stopped a…