Orland Park Police Blotter: Man Seen Sticking Hand Down Pants
Orland Park police reports, May 12-18
FRIDAY, MAY 18
Police were called about a man in Marshall’s with his hands down his pants around 3 p.m. Store security said a man was seen sitting and watching women walk by, when he’d put his hand down his pants for just under a minute at a time, according to the report. The man kept moving around to different parts of the store, and repeatedly putting his hand down his pants, including one instance where he followed a female employee, police said. Oddis Stephens, 40, of the 3400 block of Magnolia Street in Markham, was charged with three counts of public indecency.
Police pulled over a Chevy car for driving without a front license plate, and found the registration was for a GMC vehicle, around 10:25 a.m. in the 8400 block of 159th Street. The officer found an active warrant for the registered owner, according to the report. Darion Ford, 32, of the 2700 block of West 71st Street in Chicago, was charged with driving an uninsured vehicle, improper registration and driving without a front license plate. He was also arrested on a Blue Island warrant for criminal damage to property.
Police were called about a hit and run accident in the 143rd Street and LaGrange Road, around 9:25 p.m. A witness told police that a car was seen driving through a red light at the intersection while heading west and struck a car turning north onto LaGrange Road, before driving away without stopping, police said. The officer found the offending car pulling into Crystal Tree Drive off 143rd Street, according to the report. The driver said he hadn’t drunk alcohol, though police said his breath smelled like alcohol and that he failed field sobriety tests. The driver had four previous DUI arrests, and was charged with aggravated DUI in light of that, police said. Jan Podwika, 39, of the 15900 block of 139th Street in Homer Glen, was charged with aggravated driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident and disobeying a traffic control light.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16
Police were called about two boys throwing rocks at cars near the lower level JCPenney entrance at Orland Square Mall around 8:30 p.m. Two boys on bikes, one wearing a blue hoodie and the other wearing a black tshirt, threw rocks that struck a woman’s hood, police said. The woman was leaving after working a shift, according to the report. The boys, who appeared to be about 14-years-old, had left the area before officers arrived, police said.
SATURDAY, MAY 12
Police executed a Chicago warrant on an Orland Park man at around 5:30 p.m. at the Orland Park Police Department, 15100 Ravinia Drive. Jacob D. Mikuzis, 24, of the 7700 block of West Sequoia Court in Orland Park, was arrested on a warrant for theft of labor or services.
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