Police Blotter: Jean Thief Solicited Donations for Fake Fundraiser

Orland Park police reports, Feb. 4-8


Near Cop Car Collision

Sharon M. Crowley, 47, of the 6000 block of Meade Avenue in Chicago, was charged with driving under the influence and making an improper left turn. Police said Crowley’s car made consecutive wide left turns, almost colliding with a police car on one occasion, after leaving a bar in the 7800 block of 159th Street around 1 a.m.


Open Alcohol

Nicole A. Dye, 23, of the 1300 block of Sioux Court in New Lenox, was charged with DUI and illegal transportation of alcohol.

The arresting officer said he followed Dye’s car near Wheeler Drive and Royal Georgian Road after seeing it roll through a stop sign until it abruptly pulled into a driveway. Police searched the car around 12:30 a.m. and found an open bottle of beer and an orange cup containing alcohol, according to the report.

A passenger, Nicholas V. Tedeschi, 23, of the 15300 block of Devonshire Lane in Orland Park, was charged with possession of cannabis.

The homeowner told police he didn’t know either person in the car parked in his driveway.

Auto Accident

Ivan B. Virgen, 26, of the 9100 block of 140th Street in Orland Park, was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid accident, possession of drug paraphernalia, no valid license and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Police said they found a pipe with residual marijuana in Virgen’s pocket, at the scene of an accident in the 8300 block of 159th Street around 4 p.m.

Cosmetic Theft

Melissa R. Piazzolla, 26, of the 15200 block of El Cameno Terrace in Orland Park, was charged with retail theft. Orland Square Mall security told police that Piazzolla hid cosmetics and cologne totaling $139 and left a department store around 8:45 p.m. without paying.


Fake Fundraiser

Charles N. Durr, 18, of the 6600 block of Campbell Street in Chicago, was charged with retail theft and unlawful solicitation. Security told police Durr tore the security sensor off a $30 pair of jeans and left a department store around 7:45 p.m. without paying.

Earlier in the day, Durr was seen on surveillance cameras soliciting donations, security said. Inside Durr’s pockets police found $47 in singles and forms for a made-up fundraiser, according to the report.


Underwear Theft

Mary B. DeValk, 35, of the 15800 block of Orlan Brook Drive in Orland Park, was charged with retail theft. Security told police that DeValk entered a department store fitting room with underwear and a pair of slippers and left around 12:30 p.m. without paying. When confronted, De Valk told security she was wearing the undergarments, according to the report.

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