Again? Indiana Man Busted an 18th Time: Oak Forest Police Blotter

Oak Forest police reports, Jan. 22–26.


That Car is on Fire

Police were called to a home in the 5800 block of Corey Lane, after a resident called in a car on fire.

Police assisted the Oak Forest Fire Department with extinguishing a small fire near the vehicle's gas tank.

Police spoke with the resident, who said they did not know of anyone who would cause such a fire.

I Opened a Card, But Those Aren't My Charges

Someone charged $200 in goods to a woman's Victoria's Secret credit card, according to reports. 

The woman told officers that she was notified via U.S. Postal Service that she owed $249 on a Victoria Secret credit account, but that she had not activated her account yet. She told officers that while she did have such a card, it only recently arrived in the mail and was not used on Dec. 22, 2012, the date detailed on the bill. 


They Took My TVs

Police were called to a home in the 16900 block of LeClaire Avenue, after a resident reported a burglary.

At the home, police spoke with the victim, who said he was at work during the burglary. The victim said the home was secured when he left, but when he returned the sliding door to the kitchen was open.

Inside the home, the victim said a 52-inch flat screen television was missing, along with a Playstation 3, a 6-foot HDMI cable and a 42-inch flat screen television.

Police found footprint impressions near the rear of the residence.


No License? Again?

Wayne K. Wunderlich, 55, of the 2500 block of W. Oakwood Drive, Gary, Ind., was arrested for felony driving while suspended or revoked and cited for no rear registration lamp, improper use of registration, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and vehicle impoundment or seizure, following a traffic stop at the intersection of 156th Street and Cicero Avenue.

While on patrol, police stopped Wunderlich for driving without a rear registration lamp. During the stop, officers asked Wunderlich if he had a driver's license, which he responded he did not.

Wunderlich was taken out of this car and admitted to having a revoked license. Officers ran Wunderlich through a police computer system and found he had 17 instances of driving while suspended or revoked on his record.

Wunderlich was taken to the Oak Forest Police Station, where he was processed and placed in a holding cell to await a bond hearing.

Just Give the Phone Back

Kathleen R. Corr, 22, of the 16400 block of Brenden Lane, was charged with domestic battery following an incident involving her boyfriend at her home.

Corr's boyfriend called officers, saying that she was hitting him in the face and had taken his iPhone and wouldn't give it back. At the home, police spoke with the victim and Corr's sister, who both said Corr began hitting the victim for 'no apparent reason.'

The victim also said that Corr took his phone and wouldn't give it back.

Police attempted to speak with Corr, but she became belligerent and tried to push past officers towards the victim. Corr was placed in hand cuffs and taken to the Oak Forest Police Station in order to calm her down and to hear her side of the story.

At the station, Corr continued to refuse to speak with officers. The victim did not want to sign domestic battery complaints, but officers signed on his behalf. 


You Can't Pump Gas at a Vacant Gas Station

Daniel W. Flaherty, Jr., 62, of the 8800 block of Briarwood Lane, Orland Park, was charged with DUI and having a BAC over .08, following a traffic stop in the 7100 block of 153rd Street.

Police stopped Flaherty after he pulled out of a vacant gas station and ignored officer's attempts to speak with him at the station.

During the stop, officers noted that Flaherty had a difficult time removing items from his wallet and had a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath. Flaherty submitted to field sobriety tests, which officers said he did not pass, according to the report.

Flaherty was taken to the Oak Forest Police Station, where he was charged and released on bond, pending a Feb. 26 court date.

 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.

Stephen C. Lingle January 28, 2013 at 09:44 PM
17 times? This is why we don't need more laws, we need to enforce the ones we have!


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