Orland Park Police Blotter: Two Asleep Behind the Wheel and Return Theft

Orland Park police reports: Sept. 17-22


Nap Time Part I

Police saw a man sleeping behind the wheel of car in the 14200 block of Clearview Drive around 3:05 a.m. The driver wouldn’t wake up despite repeated tries by the responding officer, according to the report. The man could barely keep his eyes open, he was unable to perform field sobriety and was transported to Palos Community Hospital, according to the report. Officers later found a flask in the car with alcohol inside, police said. Christopher F. Sigel, 18, of the 13600 block of Lincolnshire Drive in Orland Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and illegal transportation of alcohol.


Rear Ender

Police saw two vehicles that had been in a rear-ending accident with no injuries at LaGrange Road and 151st Street around 8:25 p.m. Breath on the driver who struck the other car smelled like alcohol and he failed field sobriety tests, according to the report. The other driver said he wasn’t driving with his headlights on when the accident happened, police said Joseph M. Young, 24, of the 16500 block of Cherry Hill Drive in Tinley Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, driving without headlights activated and driving an uninsured vehicle.


Roundabout Return

Police were called about a retail theft in progress at Macy’s around 3:45 p.m. Security said four women were seen taking mens jeans, before two women left the store with no items, while the other two stayed, selected more items and went into a dressing room, police said. When the women exited the dressing room, one was carrying a Macy’s bag full of items while the other woman was empty handed, and both left the store without paying, according to the report.

The two women got into a car with the other two, drove around the mall lot and returned to Macy’s, police said. All four took items into the dressing rooms and exited the rooms with shopping bags full of items, before leaving the store without paying, according to the report. Officers stopped them in the parking lot, police said.  The items are worth $3,069, according to the report.

Jacquesha S. Files, 21, of the 600 block of Wisconsin Avenue in Joliet; Brianna M. Gaines, 20, of the 1200 block of Buffalo Street in Joliet, Derricka J. Gholston, 18, of the 800 block of Phillips Street in Springfield; and Trianna T. Williams, 19, of the 500 block of Peale Street in Joliet, were each charged with felony retail theft.


Nap Time Part II

Police saw a man asleep behind the wheel of a car with engine running and in gear around 4:10 a.m. in a westbound lane of 143rd Street at LaGrange Road. The driver woke up as the officer put the car in park, and he smelled like alcohol, police said. He later slurred his speech and failed field sobriety tests, police said. John R. Osborne, 24, of the 14600 block of Mustang Drive in Homer Glen, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and disobeying a traffic control light.

Warrant Arrest

A man turned himself in on an active Jackson County warrant at the Orland Park Police Department around 1:35 p.m. Joseph B. Partoll, 23, of the 7100 block of 167th Street in Tinley Park, was arrested on a failure-to-appear warrant for robbery.

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