Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A car drove through the 131st Street and LaGrange Road intersection Monday night, striking a motorcycle making a turn.
Police are investigating a vehicle crash between a car and a motorcycle Monday night at the LaGrange Road and 131st Street intersection. The Orland Park Police Department was called to the intersection between 9:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. about a two-vehicle accident with injuries. A car driving north on LaGrange Road disobeyed a red light at the intersection, driving through as a motorcycle was turning east on to 131st Street from LaGrange Road, according to Orland Park Police Lt. Tim McCormick said Tuesday. The car struck the motorcycle, injuring the motorcycle driver, though he is expected to recover from his injuries, McCormick said. No one else was in the car when the accident happened, and the driver was not injured. Charges specific to …
Friday, April 12, 2013
John P. Doyle, 46, of Homer Glen, was charged with felony theft.
An alert Palos Park business owner caught a man stealing part of his steel and wrought-iron fence and alerted police. John P. Doyle, 46, of Homer Glen, was charged on Monday felony theft by the Cook County State's Attorney's office, according to police. Doyle donned worker-type clothing and tried to remove the fence during the day, police said. He was driving an older model green pickup truck. Palos Park police said the high cost of scrap metal in recent years has drawn more thieves to target fences and other sources of metal. Join the conversation. Friend Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the daily email newsletter! Want more news?
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Information will help seniors avoid losing big.
Free seminars on how you can protect yourself from scams will be held Thursday. The effort is part of Palos Park's Project Scams Target Older People & through awareness we can Intercept Thieves program. Palos Park police will hold two seminars at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Feb. 28 at the Kaptur Administrative Center, 8999 W. 123rd. Discussion will focus on home repair, Internet and mail scams, in addition to identity theft, credit card and other financial fraud. Senior citizens, specifically, will be given information about how to ward off would-be scammer. “We see reports of seniors being scammed on the increase, and the sophistication of the scams is also increasing and we need to increase awareness," said Palos Park Police Commissioner Dan …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Palos Park police will be watching out Feb. 1-3.
Party-goers driving around town over Super Bowl weekend need to remember to buckle up. Palos Park police recently announced a 'Super Buckle-Up Weekend' effort, during which the boys in blue will be paying particular attention to moving violations and those not wearing seat belts. Join the conversation. Friend Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the daily email newsletter! "It is clear that child safety seats and seat belts save lives and need to be used by the motoring public as part of their normal routine when driving or riding in a vehicle," said Palos Park Police Chief Joe Miller. Officers will be focused on incidents of speeding, following too closely, improper lane changing, reckless driving and driving under the influence, …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Don't let the grinches out there ruin Christmas.
From charity scams to bogus holiday sweepstakes, police want residents to watch out for grinches who aren't just out to steal Christmas. Palos Park police say scammers are taking advantage of the hustle and bustle that comes with the holiday season. Millions of Target shoppers were targeted by text scam artists last week with messages claiming they won a $1,000 gift card, police said. Others have been hit with emails from retailers and delivery services. Victims clicked on links that introduced malware onto their phones or computers. Join the conversation. Friend Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the daily email newsletter! The Better Business Bureau offered some common complaints: As the old saying goes, if it sounds too good to be …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
A Palos Park house was hit Wednesday, police said.
Police are canvassing the area for someone who robbed a Palos Park house on Wednesday. The garage door of a home in the first block of Old Creek Road was forced open, Palos Park police said. Electronics and jewelry were taken. Police said the break-in happened between 10:20 a.m. and 2 p.m. Evidence technicians are at the home. A second Palos Park house was hit less than a week ago. Police said a burglar on Nov. 8 pried off the lock on the side door of a home in the 100 block of 84th Avenue. Jewelry and other items were stolen. Like Palos Patch on Facebook.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
A Palos Park officer stopped a driver who looked like he was snorting cocaine while driving.
A Chicago woman is accused of possessing cocaine after Palos Park police allegedly saw her snorting the drug while driving in the village. Elizabeth Gonzalez, 30, is charged with possession of a controlled substance. A Palos Park officer on patrol spotted a minivan driving erratically southbound on South La Grange Road near 128th Street on Friday. Police said that it looked like the driver was trying to snort cocaine. During a traffic stop, police tested six baggies the woman allegedly had with her. All came back positive for cocaine. Gonzalez appeared in bond court Saturday morning at the Cook COunty Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Join the conversation. Like Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the breaking news alerts! Police …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The crash closed traffic on the highway Tuesday afternoon.
Update 7 p.m. A motorcyclist was hospitalized Tuesday in a crash that closed Southwest Highway and backup up traffic in the area. Emergency crews were called at about 2:32 p.m. to a crash involving a van and a motorcycle near 113th and Southwest Highway. The motorcycle driver was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. It was immediately unclear how serious the injuries to the driver were. Original story: A crash involving a motorcycle and truck on Southwest Highway has closed a section of the road from 111th Street to Cal Sag Road, police said. Crews from Palos Park and Palos Heights are at the scene of the crash. School buses have been rerouted and commuter traffic is being detoured around the area. It was unclear if anyone …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Police said a man was spotted with a flashlight in the early morning on Friday. They offered tips on how to keep yourself safe from prowlers.
Police are investigating a report of a man with a flashlight seen wandering in the front yard of a home in the 8900 block of 126th Street in Palos Park. The man is described as wearing a T-shirt and tan pants with the pant legs rolled up. No physical description of the man was provided. A woman who was in the home at around 4:30 a.m. flipped on the outside lights, scaring off the man toward Route 7. Police were unable to find the man after searching the area. Like Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the breaking news alerts! The following are good tips, supplied by Palos Park police, that are relevant to most anyone regardless of where you live. Check yourself safe at home: Want more police news?
Monday, August 27, 2012
'Major repairs' are underway on a line that burst early Monday morning in Palos Park.
Update 11:30 a.m.: Palos Park Police Chief Joe Miller said an aviation fuel line along Cal Sag Road shut down automatically when it started to leak early Monday morning. Crews were working to repair the leak Monday. About three miles of Cal Sag Road (Route 83), from Southwest Highway to Route 45, could be closed until Wednesday morning, Miller said. Fumes from the fuel have dissipated and remediation workers are cleaning up the leaked fuel. "The remediation people will have to go through all that to see what has been impacted," Miller said. Sensors along the pipeline were alerted to the problem and automatically shut down the line, he said. Update 9:45 a.m.: Route 83 in Palos Park will be closed until Wednesday as "major repairs" are made …