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Orland Park Police Blotter: Bar Fight Yields 18-Year-Old Warrant

Orland Park police reports, Aug. 13-19

SATURDAY, AUG. 18

Old Warrant Arrest

Police were called by New Lenox police to pick up Daniel Shanahan, 41, of the 3300 block of 109th Street in Chicago, after he was arrested during a bar fight and found to be wanted on a retail theft warrant issued May 3, 1994.

THURSDAY, AUG. 16

Gun Charge

An off-duty security guard was charged with unlawful use of a weapon after a handgun was found in his waistband by police who said the man and a female companion were smoking marijuana about 7:40 p.m. in the upper level parking lot at Orland Park Place mall. Police said in their report that Christopher Whitehead, 21, of the 23000 block of Ridgeway Avenue in Richton Park, told them he smoked a blunt with his companion, Tarquinia Whitted, 38, of the 900 block of Harvard Lane in Matteson, because he suffered from alopecia and couldn't afford to buy medication. He said he was carrying the handgun because he had been robbed earlier. Whitted said Whitehead was carrying the gun in case they were accosted by her husband whom she described as "abusive." She was charged with possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia.

FRIDAY, AUG. 17

Retail Theft

A woman was charged with retail theft after she stuffed $367.50 worth of merchandise into a bag she was carrying and left Sephora inside Orland Square Mall without paying about 6:50 p.m. Police said a security guard at the store detained Vanessa Marquez, 26, of the 3900 block of 69th Place in Chicago, after he witnessed her leave the store without paying.

SATURDAY, AUG. 18

Retail Theft

A South Holland woman was charged with retail theft after trying to get a refund for four pair of men's underwear she picked off a shelf at Carsons shortly after noon. Police said Kimberly McGee, 42, of the 800 block of 153rd Street, took the underwear worth $77.24 to a cashier and exchanged it for a gift card. A security guard detained her until police arrived. A male companion was released but told never to return to the store.

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