Orland Park Police Blotter: Swap Clothing and Run, Warrant Arrests

Orland Park police reports, Aug. 6-12


Warrant Arrest

Police were called about a man in Burbank police’s custody with an outstanding Orland Park warrant, around noon. John D. Temko, 33, of the 8600 block of Long Avenue in Burbank, was arrested on a warrant for possession of stolen property.


Swap and Dash

Police were called about a retail theft at Marshall’s around 5:30 p.m. Security said a man was seen taking a cart and placing a backpack and clothing into the cart, before he took off his shirt and pants and put on store merchandise, police said. He placed his clothing inside the backpack, and another man who was with him began pushing the cart, according to the report. The man who swapped his clothes then put on the backpack and both men left the store without paying for items, through the LaGrange Road exit, police said. When confronted by security, both men took off running, police said.

An officer chased the man who swapped his clothes into Nordstrom Rack, where he stopped only after the officer aimed a Taser at him, according to the report. A marijuana pipe was found in a pants pocket, packed into the backpack, according to the report. The other man was found in lower level Kohl’s, police said. The stolen items are worth $157.95.

Daniel R. Sterkowitz, 18, of the 17200 block of Locust Avenue in Tinley Park and Faraj A. Mohammad, 19, of the 16500 block of Clover Lane in Tinley Park, were each charged with retail theft. Mohammad was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting a peace officer.


Warrant Arrest

Police were called to the Kankakee County Jail about a man held on two active Orland Park warrants, around 3:20 p.m. Wayne M. Lerner Jr., 36, of the 100 block of 2nd Street in Manteno, was arrested on warrants for retail theft and driving with a suspended license.

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