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Orland Park Police Blotter: Burglarizing Cars and Driving with Open Beer Bottles

Orland Park police reports: Oct. 6-23

TUESDAY OCT. 23

Food Stuffing

Police were called to Jewel at 9350 159th Street about a retail theft. Security said a woman was seen taking 19 items from the grocery, drug store and Starbucks sections of the store and concealed them in her purse before leaving the store without paying, police said. The items are worth $199.29, according to the report. The woman has six past convictions for larceny on her record, and was on probation for one of the convictions, police said. Sheryl L. Cesario, 53, of the 16100 block of Pristine Place in Orland Hills, was charged with felony retail theft.

MONDAY, OCT. 22

Business Check

Police were called about a suspicious man seen trying to open a locked door to a business and then driving away in the 15400 block of Harlem Avenue around 8 a.m. The vehicle was found parked nearby, and the driver stepped out of the car, staggering as he moved, police said. The man smelled like alcohol, he mumbled while talking and police saw several opened beer bottles in his car, according to the report. The driver also failed some field sobriety tests, police said. Jose M. Pizana, 42, of the 4900 block of 28th Street in Cicero, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving an uninsured vehicle and illegal transportation of alcohol.

SATURDAY, OCT. 20

Fast Squeal

Police pulled over a truck for driving 56 mph in a 45 mph zone, for swerving close to a median strip from the right lane and squealing tires while turning around 1:15 a.m. in the 9400 block of Boardwalk Lane. The driver’s breath smelled like alcohol and he failed field sobriety tests, police said. Scott M. Guzik, 30, of the 16700 block of 92nd Avenue in Orland Hills, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal squealing of tires and improper turning.

MONDAY OCT. 8

Looking for Change

Police were on patrol in the Orland Square Mall parking lot around 6:05 p.m., when they saw a man walking in between cars and looking in windows. The man then entered a car through the driver door and looked around inside, before exiting, going around to the rear driver’s side door, going back in and looking through the car again, police said. The man told police the vehicle didn’t belong to him, police said. Some loose change was missing from the car, police said. Scott M. Edwards, 23, of the 9100 block of West 140th Street in Orland Park, was charged with felony burglary inside a motor vehicle.

SATURDAY, OCT. 6

Pocket Watches

Police were called about a retail theft at Kohl’s around 6 p.m. Security said a man was seen taking three watches and a wallet from displays, placing them in his pocket, paying for other merchandise, but then leaving the store without paying for the watches or wallet, according to the report. The items are worth $117.97, police said. Jonathon D. Dunn, 24, of the 16700 block of Haven Avenue in Orland Hills, was charged with retail theft.

FRIDAY, OCT. 5

Warrant Arrest

Police were called about a woman in Bridgeview police’s custody with an active Orland Park warrant around 5:40 p.m. and she was picked up, police said. Margaret M. Luzzi, 50, of the 8900 block of Roberts Road in Hickory Hills, was arrested on a warrant for retail theft.

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