Friday, December 21, 2012
Double-fisted spooning doesn't cut it • Big breakfast surprise at McDonald's • What, doesn't everyone doodle at work? ... Weird Crime of the Southland 2012.
Woman Brings Spoons to a Knife Fight: A woman cutting pork chops in the meat department in September at Sam's Club in Tinley Park was confronted by another woman wielding a pair of large spoons. Daniela Griffin, 24, said she was so afraid of being hit by a spoon she raised her hands and "accidentally" cut the other woman's nose with her pork-chop knife. Police charged Griffin with reckless conduct. On Tinley Park Patch A Sharp Start to the Morning: A McDonald's customer in Oak Forest returned home with a Big Breakfast and she got a big surprise, discovering a razor blade beneath her scrambled eggs in April. The woman notified police, who said the manager of the restaurant told police razors are used to "clean tight corners" on their …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Sam's Club corporate office seeks information leading to arrest and conviction of three individuals responsible for attempted armed robbery on May 5.
Sam’s Club is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of three individuals who tried to knock off its Evergreen Park store at 9400 S. Western Ave. last May. Sign up for the Evergreen Park Patch newsletter and breaking news alerts. A Sam’s Club security official said that at approximately 2 a.m. May 5, three individuals stormed into the store with their guns drawn by following night shift employees who were returning from a lunch break. While the offenders appeared to be males, the security official working the unsolved case said that because they were completely covered from head to toe in dark clothing and wore facemasks, their gender, age and race are unknown. “ All three had semi-automatic handguns…
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Evergreen Park police reports April 20 - 25.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 Evergreen Park Police arrested Lance C. King, 42, of Chicago and Tywon D. Stewart, 34, also of Chicago at 7:06 p.m. on various charges after an officer on patrol noticed their vehicle failed to signal while switching lanes and had an obstructed windshield, according to reports. During the traffic stop, the officer reportedly noticed a strong odor of burnt cannabis. Stewart, the driver, and King admitted to “smoking a duck,” which is described in reports as the small butt on a marijuana cigar. King gave permission for a search and police reportedly found bags of what appeared to be marijuana in his left sock and in his right sock. Both items tested positive for marijuana at the police station, police said and totaled 6.…
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Try out Sam's Club's food for free this weekend at their Taste of Sam's Club.
Our neighborhood food giant, Sam's Club, 9400 S Western Ave, is hosting an event where residents can taste test their food and see what else they have to offer--free of charge. The community has been invited to the Taste of Sam's Club, this Friday through Sunday, April 27 to 29. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., non-members will have the chance to taste food and go on a tour of the club, free of charge. Sam Club's invites the community to explore its in-store savings and see the variety of items it has to offer. If you become a member, you can choose a $10.00 gift card or a free Take 'N' Bake pizza.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Teams from across the country, lit barbecues and sauteed ribs Saturday for cash prizes at the EP Sam's Club.
Whether it's with family or friends, barbecuing has always been a summer tradition in America. For the last 20 years, though, it's become more of a competition. Actually, it's gone nationwide. “Barbecuing has been around since America first became a country,” said nationally renowned pit-master Troy Black, during the competition at the Evergreen Park Sam's Club Saturday. “It's one of our oldest ways to cook.” This year, hundreds of teams across the U.S. are competing for the title of national barbecue champions. The Inaugural Sam's Club National BBQ Tour was sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, the world's largest organization dedicated to the culinary art of barbecuing.
Like most people, you probably ran inside when the thunderstorm hit, Saturday. At Sam's Club in Evergreen Park, however, competitive barbecue teams let the meat and thunder sizzle.
Who'd of thought barbecuing would become a professional sport? Probably not your average Joe flipping ribs in his backyard. But for hundreds of teams competing professionally around the United States this year, barbecuing is as much a sport as football, and they've got the Inaugural Sam's Club National BBQ Tour to prove it. “We cook throughout the year,” said Ron Lewen, who teamed up with his wife, Amy, two-and-a-half years ago. The Lewens go by the name Captain Ron's Brew-n-Que, and they've been traveling across the country for competitions since they first realized they could. “We started barbequing a long time ago,” Lewen said. “Now we have so many friends around the country [from competing]. They're our barbecue brethren.” Along with …
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, January 4, 2011
Evergreen Park police reports, Dec. 29-30
Police said they stopped Kennisha D. Copeland, 29, at about 9:52 p.m. at 94th and Western Avenue for a routine traffic stop. According to reports, Copeland gave police a state ID card in the name of Gloria Copeland and had no insurance. Copeland gave officers paperwork for an expired temporary vehicle registration, police said. Upon running Gloria Copeland's name in the system, officials said they found no record of a valid license. After taking Copeland into custody, police said they issued four citations in the name of Gloria Copeland. While they were asking personal information, officers said Copeland could not give a social security number or accurate details of her arrest record. Reports said it was then that police noticed Copeland …