Drug Bust, Student's Stolen Cell Phone, Stolen Snow Blower: Police Blotter

Oak Forest police items, Jan. 28-29.


Tossing Drugs in Front of Cops Doesn't Work

Keith A. Kimble, 41, of the 5100 block of W. 167th Street, was arrested andcharged with possession of a controlled substance after officers saw Kimble yelling and banging on the front door of his house.

As officers approached, Kimble turned away and tossed three small objects towards the garage, according to the report.

Searching near the garage, officers found two small baggies of suspected cocaine on the garage's step and one baggie in a pile of leaves near the step. 


Where'd the AC Go?

An air conditioning unit was taken from Chicago Land Intervention, 6006 W. 159th Street, police said. The unit went missing between Jan. 26 and Jan. 28. The unit was on the west side of the office condos, near similar units.

Snow Blower Stolen

A business in the 6000 block of W. 159th Street was burglarized, police said. Burglars forced open a shed in the rear of the business and took a red, self-propelled snow blower, police said.

'Who Dat?' on My Cell Phone

A dad told police his daughter lost her cellphone the morning of Jan. 25 at Jack Hille Middle School, 5800 W. 151st Street, and did not realize it was missing until later that afternoon.

The dad activated a location app on the phone and immediately received a text from the phone that read, 'Who dat?' When he called the phone, a 13- or 14-year-old girl answered but hung up when prompted to return the phone.

The phone was locked to prevent unauthorized use.

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Michael M. January 31, 2013 at 04:32 PM
I am the father of the teen whose phone was stolen. I am happy to report that the phone has been recovered due to the efforts of the Det. Kristin of the Oak Forest Police Department and Mr. John Orth, vice principle of Hille. I have nothing but praise for Det. Kristin, I can not say enough about the professionalism he exhibited and the diligence that he put forward to help recover this phone. Mr. Orth was very quick to get to the bottom of the incident, he is a great asset to our school system. I met with Det. Kristin and Mr. Orth on Tuesday morning, and they had found the phone and the person responsible for the theft within about an hour. Both of these men take their jobs seriously and they are great representatives of our police department and school system. I know that this type of theft usually would be a low priority with all the other types of crime that the police have to investigate, but, I and my daughter NEVER felt that Det. Kristin or Mr. Orth treated this as a low priority. I want to thank both of them for their assistance and exemplary professionalism in this matter.
Hamish January 31, 2013 at 04:39 PM
In all seriousness I think Mr. Orth should be the next principal at Hille.... Seeing that he basically has been the principal.
Michael M. January 31, 2013 at 05:22 PM
I agree.
S January 31, 2013 at 05:38 PM
Glad to hear she got it back and the young lady who stole it was found.
The Coach February 01, 2013 at 01:40 AM
Glad to hear our TAX $ going to good use! About 10 man hrs at 50$ an hours not bad! We should let Chicago borrow some of our Detectives to solve some real crimes!
ThatUnOwen February 10, 2013 at 03:55 AM
Sounds like the shitty principals of Oak Lawn High and the middle school could learn a lot from this Mr. Orth


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