Angry Bargoer Punches Gambling Machine: Blotter

Palos Park police reports, April 30–May 4.


Temper, Temper
Police were called to Durbin’s, 10154 S Roberts Rd., after a bargoer reportedly punched one of the gaming machines, breaking the screen. Complaints were signed and the patron will pay for the screen to be repaired.


Oscar Gallardo, 32, of Homer Glen, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after police spotted him going 63 in a 40 mph zone, southbound on Southwest Highway from 111th Street. Police noticed a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. Gallardo reportedly failed field sobriety tests.

Gallardo was issued a June 12 court date at the 5th District Bridgeview Court House in room 208. Gallardo was also charged with speeding and improper lane usage.


Identity Theft

A man in the 10700 block of Doric Circle told police his identity had been compromised, after someone opened multiple phones in his name, with service providers Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile. 


Harassment by Instagram

A woman told police that her juvenile daughter was being harassed via Instagram by another student at her school. The police department and school were both advised of the situation.


Funny Money

A man who used Facebook to sell two BB guns was duped for fake money, he told police.

The man from the 9100 block of Windsor Drive told police April 30 that he sold the guns for $200, but after receiving the money discovered that it was counterfeit. 

Police report information is provided by Palos Park police. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.


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