Orland Park Police Blotter: Retail Theft at Goodwill

Orland Park police reports, Jan. 24-27


Theft at Goodwill

Police were called to Goodwill about a retail theft around 4:15 p.m. A store customer alerted a manager that a woman left the store with a cart of merchandise without paying, police said. The woman was found at her car placing the merchandise in her trunk, and said she did not have a receipt, police said. She told police that she had dropped off her mother at the store around 1:30 p.m., drove home, and returned before 4 p.m. to take her mother home, police said. She said she found her mother near the front door with a bag of merchandise, she assumed her mother paid for and walked it back to the car, police said. Her mother also didn’t have a receipt, police said.

Video surveillance later showed the woman entering the store around 3:15 p.m., about a minute after her mother did the same, according to the report. She was seen taking a cart and walking around to browse, according to the report. She was also seen leaving the store without stopping at any registers, police said. The merchandise recovered is worth $151.74, according to the report. Thea Niebrzydowski, 50, of the 14100 block of Charleston Drive in Orland Park, was charged with retail theft.


Two-Car Crash

Police were called to a two-car accident near 167th Street and Will-Cook Road around 10:15 p.m. One car was on the south side of 167th Street facing east in the 11500 block, while the other car was about 500 feet east in a farm field about 100 feet from the road, police said. A woman in the car in the field was shaken and had some scratches and abrasions from the crash, but said she was all right, police said. The driver of the other car was found talking to another officer, while walking back toward his car, police said. His breath smelled like alcohol, and he told police a car drove into his lane and struck him, police said. He refused to take field sobriety tests, according to the report. Daniel R. Chudzinski, 29, of the 5200 block of West 170th Place in Oak Forest, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and improper lane use.


Warrant Arrest

Police pulled over a car after seeing it stopped over the center lane divider at 171st Street and 94th Avenue around 12:40 a.m. The driver said he was trying to make room for the officer to make a turn, according to the report. While checking the driver’s records, police found an active unspecified warrant for his arrest, according to the report. During a subsequent search of his car, police found two baggies of marijuana, according to the report. Thomas M. Beveridge, 25, of the 20100 block of Rosewood Drive in Frankfort, was charged with possession of marijuana and improper lane use, and was arrested on a Will County failure-to-appear warrant.

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MM May 05, 2013 at 12:25 AM
I have heard of retail theft at clothing stores but never a Goodwill. Please. Why????


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