Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Evergreen Park Police reports: Jan 6-11
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11 Evergreen Park Police nabbed a woman on retail theft charges at Walmart, 2500 W. 95th St. According to reports, Samantha E. Lewis, 35, of Chicago removed two items from the electronics display. Police said Lewis took the items to a different department where she removed them from their boxes and stuffed into her coat pocket. According to reports, Lewis exited the store, but was stopped by security, who recovered the items. MONDAY, JAN. 9 Walmart store security caught a woman stuffing several items in her purse, police said. According to reports, police charged Shirley R. Doubie, 18, of Chicago, with retail theft at about 6:09 p.m. Police said the merchandise was valued at $81.25. SUNDAY, JAN. 8 Anthony F. Haywood, 36, of…
Monday, November 28, 2011
The National Retail Federation says more shoppers participated in Black Friday weekend than ever.
The holiday shopping season traditionally has started around 6 a.m. on the Friday after Thanksgiving, but by that hour this year, Walmart employees and those of other stores who braved an early morning shopping rush in Evergreen Park—and across the country— had already seen the end of a long shift. They were catching their breath to prepare for the next group of shoppers. The waves of crowds had gone, leaving dirt-tracked floors and managers with bloodshot eyes and rumpled shirts. This time around, more shoppers purchased and took avantage of deals on the biggest shopping weekend of the year than ever before, according the National Retail Federation. [ Related: Shoppers Share Their Best Black Friday Bargains ] In mid-November, a …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
After the Village Board unanimously approved development of a 450,000-square-foot outdoor mall project, we dig a little deeper into the subtext of what that could mean for Evergreen Park.
Dozens of people from Evergreen Park and Chicago's Beverly neighborhood have turned out at public meetings the past two weeks to study and comment on plans for a proposed 450,000-square-foot strip mall on Western Avenue north of the Walmart/Sam's Club development. I have written about developments like this for many years, and the comments and concerns are almost always the same: traffic, especially in neighborhoods and around schools; storm water runoff; and the loss of green space. Many of the comments about this development touched on those themes. But there was also an undercurrent of dissatisfaction with the project that extended beyond them, a feeling that this development at this time in this place simply doesn't fit. People wanted …
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Evergreen Park police reports: June 3-5
SUNDAY, JUNE 5 Lavita L. Washington, 39, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft for taking items valued at $17.73 from Walmart, 2500 W. 95th St., police said. Store security saw Washington on camera, removing cleaning items on shelves and placing them in her purse, police said. FRIDAY, JUNE 3 Edward S. Williams, 37, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft for taking one item valued at $49.88 from Walmart, police said. According to reports, store security saw Williams remove an Xbox 360 game from its packaging and put it in his right rear pocket. Police charged Diane M. Phillips, 59, of Chicago, with deceptive practice for issuing the Village of Evergreen Park a check that later bounced. According to reports, Phillips issued a $60 …
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Evergreen Park police reports: May 28-30
MONDAY, MAY 30 Police said Joyce A. Herron, 42, of Chicago, took one bottle of Relacore diet pills and two bottles of Tylenol PM gel tabs valued at $33.18 from Walmart, 2500 W. 95th St. According to police reports, Herron opened the box of diet pills and placed the bottle in her purse. Officers took Herron into custody, and while she was at the police station, they found two additional stolen bottles, police said. SUNDAY, MAY 29 Alice R. Coy, 58, of Chicago, took five items valued at $164.66 from Walmart at 11:24 a.m., according to a police report. Coy took a bottle of Centrum, a bottle of Centrum Silver and three packages of Crest White Strips and concealed them inside of her shirt, then walked out of the store, police said. SATURDAY, MAY…
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Evergreen Park police reports, April 14-15
FRIDAY, APRIL 15 Police said Chicago resident Monique S. Hutcherson, 18, took four CDs from Walmart, 2500 W. 95th St. Hutcherson was seen by security at about 6:35 p.m. removing the CDs from cases and putting them in her back pants pocket, according to police. Security caught her upon exiting the store, police said. The CDs were valued at $42.76, THURSDAY, APRIL 14 A man was charged with felony retail theft for stealing toiletries from Walmart. Police said Leroy J. Hopkins, 51, of Chicago, stole $42.99 worth of items from the store at about 12:15 p.m. According to police reports, he was charged with a felony because of previous retail theft convictions in 2006.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Evergreen Park police reports, March 12-14.
Monday, March 14: According to police reports, at 3:48 p.m., Sherman J. Jones, 18, of Aurora, was arrested on a retail theft charge at Walmart, 2500 W. 95th St., when officers discovered a Visa credit card in his possession that was not in his name. Jones had no explanation why he had the credit card, and said he did not know the owner, but picked up the card off the ground, police said. Officers said they spoke to the owner of the credit card, who said her credit card was stolen, along with her wallet, from her office in Urbana, IL, and that she wanted to press charges. Jones was charged with felony possession of a stolen credit card, and also charged with retail theft. He's accused of stealing 12 electronics items valued at $185.32 from …