Friday, September 28, 2012
The attorney for Allan Kustok, who has been charged with murder in the 2010 shooting death of his wife Anita "Jeanie" Kustok, was absent from court Friday, Sept. 28 due to a family emergency, prosecutors said.
Almost exactly two years after the shooting death of his wife, Allan Kustok stood at the podium for defendants in a Bridgeview courtroom Friday, Sept. 28, clad in bright orange inmate scrubs and flocked only by deputies silently guarding him. His attorney, Rick Beuke, was absent from court due to a family emergency, prosecutor Jennifer Gonzalez told Cook County Judge John J. Hynes. The case has been continued until 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5 in Hynes' courtroom, room 110 at the Bridgeview courthouse. Charged with first-degree murder in the death of Anita "Jeanie" Kustok, Kustok has remained in custody since 2010 on $2 million bond, according to county inmate records, and no trial date has yet been announced. Prosecutors say Kustok put a .…
Monday, September 24, 2012
A Cook County judge found probable cause for the arrest of three women accused of stealing money from Carl Sandburg High School's cashier's office on Sept. 5.
A theft case against three women accused of stealing $10,000 cash from Carl Sandburg High School will continue after a Cook County judge found probable cause during a preliminary hearing on Monday. Police say Linda Nassar, 36, and Sally Quaraveh, 22, both of Worth, and Sabrina Yassin, 20, of Orland Park, stole the cash from the high school’s cashier’s office on Sept. 5. The women were there to register Nassar's son for school, according to a release from the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. The three women are all represented by defense attorney James I. Stepanek and are out on bond. Quaraveh was wearing a hot pink sheer shirt over black pants; Nassar was wearing light grey capri jogging pants and a black shirt; and Yassin wore a …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Three women will appear in court later this month on charges they stole $10,000 from Sandburg High School.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Bob Bong
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
this story was updated with information from the Orland Park Police Department at 1 p.m. Two women from Worth and a third woman from Orland Park have each been charged for allegedly stealing nearly $10,000 in cash from Sandburg High School, according to a news release from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. Linda Nassar, 36, and Sally Quaraveh, 22, both of Worth, and Sabrina Yassin, 20, of Orland Park, were each charged in connection with the theft last week from the high school’s cashier’s office, the release said. The women were at the school on Sept. 5 to register Nassar’s son when the theft took place, the release said. "The school resource officer was notified of the theft and immediately called detectives," said police …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Another status hearing has been set for later this month in the case of Allan Kustok, 61, who has been accused in the 2010 murder of his estranged wife.
There hasn't been a trial date set yet for Allan Kustok, who has been charged with murder in the 2010 shooting death of Anita "Jeanie" Kustok, officials said Wednesday. "It has been continued to Sept. 28 for status," Andy Conklin, spokesman for the Cook County State's Attorney's office, told Patch. Kustok appeared in a Bridgeview courtroom for a hearing on Aug. 31. He has been in custody on $2 million bail since 2010, inmate records show at the Cook County Department of Corrections. Prosecutors say Kustok put a .357 Magnum to his wife’s head and pulled the trigger on Sept. 29, 2010, inside his Orland Park home. Defense attorney Rick Beuke contended in previous interviews that his client awoke that morning to a gunshot but has declined to …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The deaths of two people found in an Orland Park home Tuesday morning has been ruled a murder suicide, following the Cook County Medical Examiner’s autopsy.
Authorities have declared the deaths of a man and woman, who were in the process of a divorce, to be a murder suicide. Angelo Lolis, 55, and Karen Lolis, 48, both of Orland Park, were found dead in a garage of a house in the 17100 block of Highwood Drive Tuesday morning. The Cook County Medical Examiner ruled that Karen Lolis was killed from an assault that resulted in a neck injury, and that Angelo Lolis committed suicide by shooting himself in chest, according to a release from the Orland Park Police Department. The two were in the middle of divorce proceedings, during which Angelo Lolis was living with his parents in Hickory Hills. Police were called about a suicide note found at Angelo Lolis’ parents’ home around 10:10 a.m. Tuesday, …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Donald Edwards was arrested Friday by Orland Park Police for selling drugs, according to a Sun-Times Media report. At 73, should the Frankfort Township resident's age be a factor for law enforcement?
- PUBLIC SAFETY
- Joe Vince
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
A four-week investigation by Orland Park Police led to the arrest Friday, June 8, of a 73-year-old Frankfort Township man for dealing drugs, Sun-Times Media reports. Donald Edwards, of the 11200 block of North Woodland Circle, near Mokena in unincorporated Will County, was arrested for possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and intent to deliver after police searched his home Friday, the report said. Edwards is still being held in Will County Jail, and his bail is set at $7,500. His next court date is July 2. A woman also living at the same address was arrested Friday, according to the report. Brandy Derkacy, 25, was charged with possession of marijuana and intent to deliver, the report said. During a search of Edwards' home, …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
This September marks the two-year anniversary of the shooting death of an Orland Park mother and teacher. Her husband, Allan Kustok, has remained in custody ever since.
Pretrial investigations into the shooting death of Anita "Jeanie" Kustok have formally shifted from prosecution to defense. After 20 months, police and prosecutors completed their first-degree murder case against Allan Kustok, whom they allege put a .357 Magnum to his wife’s head and pulled the trigger on Sept. 29, 2010, inside his Orland Park home. Defense attorney Rick Beuke contends that his client awoke that morning to a gunshot, but he is under a self-imposed gag order not to discuss his investigation in detail. In November 2011, at the urging of both parties, Cook County Judge John J. Hynes sealed case files from public view. The defense may rely on conflicting scientific testimony at trial. Prosecutors have acknowledged forensic …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Orland Park police reports, May 4-11
FRIDAY, MAY 11 Jercory Spell, 31, of the 7100 block of Hermitage Avenue in Chicago was charged with possession of cannabis, driving without a seatbelt and operation of uninsured vehicle. Police said they found marijuana in Spell’s car after stopping him, around 1:45 p.m., for driving without a seatbelt. SUNDAY, MAY 6 John M. Benz, 21, of the 15500 block of Harbor Town Drive in Orland Park was charged with domestic battery. A man told police—and a woman reportedly verified— that Benz shoved him inside his home, around 9:15 a.m., according to the report. Jose M. Rosales, 30, of the 4800 block of 24th Street in Cicero was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Police said they found a small bag of cocaine on Rosales, of which he …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Vandalism and repeated false fire alarm pulls led to an increased presence of Orland Park police officers at Carl Sandburg High School, and canceling of a senior activity.
A 16-year-old Carl Sandburg High School student is accused of pulling one of four false fire alarms at the school on May 11, while school officials and officers are looking for those responsible for the other three pulled at different areas of the school. With the school year drawing to a close, what are thought to be senior pranks also included spray painting the football press box and a baseball dugout with profanities, food fights within the school and other acts. Around midnight Tuesday, between seven and 10 people were seen running toward the football field from the school when officers found the spray paint, according to Orland Park Police Commander John Keating. “I hate to classify it as a senior prank, because in my words it’s …
Friday, April 20, 2012
Orland Park police reports, April 6-11
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11 George A. Tzinares, 82, of the 9900 block of Somerset Drive in Orland Park was charged with failure to have the crime free lease addendum signed by resident. Police said they helped a state parole agent arrest a man living in an apartment building in the 9100 block of Lunar Court, which Tzinares owns, on April 3. On April 11, Tzinares told police that, although the convict had refused to sign the village’s mandatory crime free lease addendum, he had allowed the man to rent a room. MONDAY, APRIL 9 Michael J. Cancel, 26, of the 4800 block of Ivy Street in East Chicago, Ind., and Matthew A. Boroughs, 26, of the 2800 block of 43rd Street in Highland, Ind., were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said they…