Sunday, May 19, 2013
Protest Planned on 95th Street Over Police Racial Profiling Allegations • Mother's Day Fire Guts Camelot Banquet Hall • Former Mokena Fire Protection District Chief Del Yunker dies
Palos—Chicago Man Sought in Palos Hills Bank Robbery—The FBI believes Joseph Anderson, 32, robbed three Bank of America branches, including one in Palos Hills in April and another in a different suburb Monday morning. Beverly-Mt. Greenwood—Protest Planned on 95th Street Over Police Racial Profiling Allegations—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. Orland Park—Man Caught Trying to Open Car Roof with Knife—An Orland Park man is also accused of stealing from several cars in the village and in nearby unincorporated Cook County Wednesday morning. Evergreen Park—Legal Woes Surround 'Racial …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Lafayette Johnson, 34, was out celebrating his brother's birthday when he was shot and killed Friday night, the Chicago Tribune reports.
A 34-year-old man from Evergreen Park was shot and killed in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood Friday night, the Chicago Tribune reports. Lafayette Johnson, of the 2600 block of West 89th Street, was out celebrating his older brother's birthday when a dark SUV pulled up and its occupants fired shots at him, the Tribune reports. Read the full story: Englewood gunshot victim was in city for brother's birthday
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Two females were shot in the 9900 block of Vincennes. A short time later shots were exchanged between a suspect and an off-duty officer, police said.
Two females were shot Sunday afternoon in the 9900 block of Vincennes, police said. The shooting occured at about 3:20 p.m., said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli. The Chicago Tribune reports that a 13-year-old girl and a 44-year-old woman were inside of their car at a gas station when they were shot. An off-duty officer responded to the shooting and exchanged gun fire with a man on the 9800 block of Throop Street, Mirabelli said. The officer ordered the man to stop and he turned and began firing. That is when the off-duty officer began firing, Mirabelli said. Neither the officer or the suspect was hit, although the officer's vehicle was struck several times, Mirabelli said. The two victims were taken to Advocate …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Evergreen Park Police assisted Chicago Police in searching for a subject in Wrightwood neighborhood.
Evergreen Park Police helped Chicago Police nab a wounded gunman in a nearby Chicago neighborhood on Wednesday evening. At about 10 p.m., Chicago Police responded to a disturbance on the 3100 block of West 84th Place. While attempting to talk to the man, police said he pointed a gun at a police officer, Chicago Police News Affairs said in a press statement. The officer fired his weapon at the man, wounding him. The man fled on foot, and Evergreen Park Police assisted in the search. Although the man continued to run, police found him in a yard about a block away from the shooting in the Wrightwood neighborhood. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center for medical treatment. According to police said that no officers were injured. …
Saturday, September 10, 2011
After searching the mall until 2 a.m., Orland Park Police concluded the female fugitive who shot another woman in the JC Penney parking lot Friday night had fled.
Orland Park Police searched Orland Square Mall store by store for the shooter in an attempted Friday night armed robbery until 2 a.m. Saturday, but the woman was nowhere to be found, police said. The shooting, which sent a 67-year-old woman to the hospital, took place in the JCPenney parking lot at 8:55 p.m. Officers responded at 9:02 p.m., Orland Park Police Chief Tim McCarthy said on Friday night. But it appears those few minutes were enough for the woman to slip out of the mall some other way. "It looks like by the time the officers got there, she had left the scene," Lt. James Bianchi said. "We can't say that she had ever hid in the mall." Read "Orland Square Shooter to Victim: 'Do As I Tell You'" for more on the shooting. After …
Friday, September 9, 2011
Orland Park officers are searching the entire mall for a woman who attempted to rob a shopper returning to her car, police said.
Read "Police: Orland Square Shooter Was Not in Mall" for the latest update Orland Park Police and the Cook County Sheriff’s Office have surrounded Orland Square Mall looking for a woman who fled into JCPenney after a parking-lot shooting. "We'll be searching for the next couple hours to secure the mall," Orland Park Police Chief Tim McCarthy said shortly before 11 p.m. Friday. The woman, described as a black woman with shoulder-length brown hair, fled into the mall after trying to rob a customer in the lower-level lot by the JCPenney at about 8:55 p.m., McCarthy said. "Do as I tell you," she told the customer, a 67-year-old woman, according to police. She shot the victim in the right arm before fleeing into the mall. "People who heard the…
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Ballistics on the gun used in the foiled L.A. Tan robbery match those in the "honeybee" case. And a witness says Gary Amaya is the man who shot at him.
More signs point toward foiled L.A. Tan robber Gary Amaya as the man responsible for an October shooting spree, but investigators are still reviewing evidence before making a final call. The gun used by Amaya while trying to rob an Orland Park tanning salon last weekend matched the weapon used in the "honeybee" attacks, Will County Sheriff Paul Kaupas said Thursday. "The weapon, projectiles from Lake County, Will County and Orland Park were then prepared by the lab," Kaupas said. "The projectiles were all found to come from the same weapon, the Colt .38 Special found at (L.A. Tan)." The "honeybee killer" is responsible for three attacks in October that left one man dead and two others injured. Dubbed the "honeybee killer" because he asked …
Monday, December 13, 2010
As police pursue leads that may tie the slain stickup man to the "honeybee killer" case, L.A. Tan thanks the customer who disarmed and shot the would-be robber, calling him "our Superman."
The .38-caliber pistol held by a man in an attempted robbery Saturday at L.A. Tan in Orland Park Saturday — who was then shot with the gun when a customer took it from him — might be the same weapon used in a series of October shootings in Indiana and Illinois, sources have told several news outlets. But authorities have not confirmed on the record information about test results on the weapon. "Will County detectives are actively working on the investigation and until it is completed there will be no further information/comments released," Kathy Hoffmeyer, spokeswoman for the Will County Sheriff's Office, wrote in an email Tuesday. Gary Amaya walked into L.A. Tan Saturday night with a gun and rope, intent on robbery. But when Jason …
Sunday, December 12, 2010
A salon customer struggled with a stickup man at L.A. Tan in Orland and shot the would-be robber after taking away his gun. Now cops are looking into whether the slain gunman may be tied to October's spree shootings in rural Will County and Indiana.
Update, 10:29 p.m. The gunman killed while trying to hold up an Orland Park tanning salon may be connected to the "honeybee killer" case that gripped the south suburbs a few months ago. The Will County Sheriff's Office is "looking closely" at the robber, who was shot to death with his own gun after a struggle with a salon customer, reports the Chicago Tribune, citing unnamed sources. The "honeybee killer" fatally shot one person and wounded two others in a two-state shooting spree in October. The slain gunman is identified in the story as Gary Amaya, 48, of Rankin. A representative from the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Sunday night that Gary Amaya died from a gunshot wound to the chest. Original post, 12:03 p.m An …