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Orland Park Police Blotter: 2 Tales of Drunken Belligerence and More

Orland Park police reports: June 18-27

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27

Tight in the Waist

Police were called about a retail theft at Toys R Us around 2:35 p.m. Security said a man was seen taking seven video games out of the packaging, placed them in his front waistband, dropped the packaging in a clothing area and left the store without paying, police said. A glass pipe with burnt marijuana and three glass vials with marijuana inside were also found on him, according to the report. The stolen items are worth $139.93, police said. Glenn L. Romans, 41, of the 5100 block of Waveland Avenue in Chicago, was charged with retail theft, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Warrant Arrest

Robert L. Harn, 25, of the 9100 block of Orland Court in Orland Park, was arrested on a Palos Park failure-to-appear warrant for obstructing police. He was found at his home, taken into custody around 6:40 p.m. and given over to Palos Park police, according to the report.

MONDAY, JUNE 25

Booze Bottles in the Car

Police were called about a man possibly trying to steal a boat at Lake Sedgewick around 5:15 p.m. A man at the lake said he was walking with his two children and wife near the lake, when they saw a man apparently trying to untie a docked boat, and was having trouble doing so, according to the report. The man spoke in a hostile way toward the family when he saw they were looking at them, and then cursed at them while running toward them, police said. The man tried then to apologize, but the wife had already called police, according to the report. A red Ford SUV was then seen driving away from the lake, and police pulled it over near the pool parking lot, police said. The driver’s breath smelled like alcohol, he failed field sobriety tests, and officers found four bottles with alcohol in them inside the SUV, according to the report.

The SUV matched an earlier report in the 14900 block of Highland Avenue, where the vehicle was driving north, and suddenly swerved into the southbound lane, coming close to children standing near the west side curb, police said. That caller said the driver cursed at him and flipped the middle finger while driving away, according to the report. A 17-year-old male from Orland Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol content greater than .08, illegal transportation of alcohol and reckless driving.

SUNDAY, JUNE 24

Cooperative to Belligerent

Police were called about an intoxicated man who put his hand through a window in the 9200 block of Oak Street, around 8 p.m. Officers found a man covered heavily with blood, with a cut on his right hand, and blood smeared on the pavement, according to the report. The man slurred his speech and showed poor balance, police said.  A witness said the man had been drinking for several hours, and punched the back door glass pane during an argument, police said. The man was “cooperative and apologetic one minute, and then uncooperative and belligerent the next minute,” according to the report. The man pushed one of the responding officers and tried to struggle away when police put him in handcuffs, according to the report. William E. Keener, 53, of the 9200 block of Oak Street in Orland Park, was charged with battery and resisting a peace officer.

MONDAY, JUNE 18

Fit Right

Police were called about a retail theft at Macy’s around 6:45 p.m. Security said the woman responsible for the theft left in a red car, and a car matching the description was pulled over in the 14200 block of LaGrange Road, police said. Three unpaid-for items worth $134.50 were found in the car, according to the report. Security said the woman was seen going into a fitting room with several items, left the room wearing a dress she brought in and left the store without making a purchase, police said.  Rebecca I. Levinson, 29, of the 2000 block of North Halsted Avenue in Chicago, was charged with retail theft.

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Pro Con July 10, 2012 at 05:14 PM
"9100 block of Orland Court" How many times has that phrase appreared in this column in this year alone?
NANCY GRACE July 11, 2012 at 02:41 PM
VOTE FOR OAK FOREST?!! I believe Oak Forest is now in second place...we should all vote for Oak Forest because Orland is now in 4th place!! At least we could use Oak Forest's dog park,right?

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