Burglar Caught at Scene of Crime: Oak Forest Police Blotter

Oak Forest Police reports, Sept. 30–Oct. 2


Who Takes 150 Crates?

Police were notified of a theft from the Walgreens, 5525 W. 159th Street, after an employee noticed 150 purple crates were missing. A store employee told police the crates were valued at $40 each and that they were last seen secured in their holding area.

MONDAY, Oct. 1

How Will I Go Hunting Now?

Police went to a home in the 15300 block of LeClaire Avenue, in reference to a theft. At the home, officers were told by the victim that an unknown person took a crossbow from the garage of the home sometime between 7-11:32 a.m.

The victim told police their daughter was moving things from the home to the garge, but that she did not remove the crossbow, which is valued at $600.

SUNDAY, Sept. 30

Drunk Driving Is Dangerous

Omar A. Amezcua, 8/26/88, of the 16000 block of S. Cicero Avenue, was charged with DUI, DUI with bac of .08 or more, speeding, 63 mph in a 35 mph zone, and improper lane usage., after police stopped him in the 15400 block of S. Cicero Avenue. Police stopped Amezcua after witnessing the car he was driving speed past them and watching the car swerve off the road, nearly striking a light pole before regaining control and returning to the road way.

During the stop, officers noted that Amezcua fumbled for his license, stumbled exiting his car and had a strong odor of alcohol on coming from his person. Officers had Amezcua perform several standard field sobriety tests, which he could not pass. Amezcua then submitted to a portable breath test, which returned a result of .169 bac.

Amezcua was placed in custody and taken to the Oak Forest Police Station where he submitted to another breath test, this time blowing a .175.

Amezcua was scheduled to appear in court at the Bridgeview Courthouse at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 20.

My Bike is Gone

A victim in the 15700 block of Terrace Drive told police that sometime during the night, an unknown suspect(s) removed their son's bike from their first floor balcony. The bike, a black with gray pin striping Mongoose “Facade,” is valued at $200.

Caught Red-Handed

Rory Anthony White, 52, of the 16100 block of S. Cicero Avenue, was charged with burglary after officers saw him exiting through a broken glass door from Good Hair Day Beauty Salon.

While on patrol, officers noted the broken glass door of Good Hair Day Beauty Salon, 15337 S. Cicero Ave., and then witnessed White exit though the broken door and walk away from the business. Officers stopped White, who admitted to taking money from the business after being stopped.

White was taken to the Oak Forest Police Department and charged.

 Police Blotter information is provided by the Oak Forest Police Department. 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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