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Blotter: Evergreen Park police issue scam alert

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The Evergreen Park Police Department is warning the public of an ongoing scam where a caller claims to be an Evergreen Park Police Officer, and instructs the individual to send money in order to avoid criminal charges.

In some versions of this scam, the offenders tell individuals they missed a court date related to a traffic crash. They are then told to send money to pay for traffic fines and court fees.

These types of calls are scams. Do not send money, sign any documents through DocuSign, or provide personal information to the caller. The Police Department does not request payments over the phone, nor accept payment via electronic apps.

Please call the Evergreen Park Department at 708-422-2142, if you have any further information or have fallen victim to this crime.

CHICAGO RIDGE

Suspended license

Brian C. Frazier, 22, of Chicago, was charged with driving with a suspended license following a traffic stop at 6:27 p.m. March 24 in the 10500 block of South Harlem Avenue. Police said he was also cited for driving with expired registration. He is due in court on April 25.

Retail theft

Melvin L. Mitchell, 40, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Chicago Ridge Mall at 2:26 p.m. March 25. Police said he left the store with merchandise worth $1,286. He is due in court on April 19.

Unlicensed driving

Jesus A. Salgado-Hernandez, 27, of Cicero, was charged with driving without a valid license following a traffic stop at 9:08 p.m. March 26 in the 6400 block of Southwest Highway. Police said he was also cited for driving without lights. He is due in court on April 19.

Domestic battery

Mohammad H. Al Jarrah, 37, of Chicago Ridge, was charged with domestic battery following a disturbance at a home in the 7100 block of West O’Connell Drive at 4:21 a.m. March 27. Police said he allegedly argued with a woman and struck her with an unknown object on the left side of her head. He was due in court on March 28.

PALOS HILLS

DUI

Donzell B. Allen, 36, of Chicago, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following a traffic stop on March 31 in the 10800 block of Kean Avenue. Police said he was also cited for other traffic offenses.

Suspended license

Precious V. Silva, 31, of Chicago, was charged with driving with a suspended license following a traffic stop on March 31 in the 7600 block of West 103rd Street. Police said she was also cited for illegal transportation of open alcohol.

ORLAND PARK

Retail theft

Krista N. Jovas, 30, of Hammond, was arrested on March 6 and charged with retail theft at JC Penney, 3 Orland Square. She was given a court date of March 26 at the Bridgeview Courthouse.

Charles J. Curry, 30, of Park Forest, was arrested on March 8 and charged with retail theft at Jewel Osco, 9350 W. 159th St. He was given a May 1 court state at the 5th District Courthouse.

Jennah J. Kanacki, 18, of Frankfort, was arrested on March 9 and charged with retail theft at Sephora, 730 Orland Square. She was cited and banned from the store for two years and banned from the Orland Square Mall for one year.

Arnold Montella, 31, of Cicero, was arrested on March 12 and charged with retail theft at Von Maur, 4 Orland Square Dr. He was cited and released.

Rorie L. Pirc, 30, of Glenwood, was arrested on March 12 and charged with retail theft at Von Maur, 4 Orland Square Dr. She had the option of paying a $300 fine or appear at court April 2 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

Criminal Trespass

Corwin E. Ellis, 44, of Chicago Heights, was arrested on March 14 and charged with criminal trespass at Orland Square Mall, 528 Orland Square Dr. Police said he had been banned from the mall for three years and had received a trespass warning on March 7. He was cited and now faces a five-year ban. He has a hearing on April 2 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

Aggravated speeding

Khalid Al-Hourani, 20, of the 8700 block of Butterfield Lane in Orland Park, was arrested on March 16 and was charged with aggravated speeding on 151st Street. Police said Al-Hourani was going 87 mph in a 35-mph zone. Police said he told them he was in a hurry to go to work. He has a court date of May 3 at the Bridgeview Courthouse.

Forgery

Rashawn S. Patterson, 27, of Chicago, was arrested on Feb. 23 and charged with forgery at Trader Joe’s, 14924 LaGrange Road. Police said he was trying to pass a fake $100 bill. Police said after searching him, they found 13 fraudulent $100 bills. He was scheduled for a Feb. 26 court date at Bridgeview Courthouse.

DUI

Andrew Enstrom, 44, of the 15100 block of Valentina Drive in Orland Park, was arrested for driving under the influence and three other offenses at the 15700 block of Orlan Brook Drive. Police said his vehicle was driven off the roadway and into a sign. Police said his eyes were bloodshot and glassy and he smelled of alcohol. After failing sobriety tests, he was arrested and has a March 28 date scheduled at the Bridgeview Courthouse.

Police report information is provided by law enforcement agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proved guilty in court.

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