SATURDAY, MARCH 9
Man Jumped Near Bus Stop
A 27-year-old Orland Hills man was attacked by three men at about 9:10 p.m. in Oak Forest, according to a report. The man said he was near the bus stop at 159th Street and LeClaire, walking home, when he was attacked and punched several times by the men. He was taken to South Suburban Hospital for treatment. No suspects were found.
FRIDAY, MARCH 8
Judge B. Phinnesee, Jr., 24, of the 3000 block of Sherwood Avenue in Markham, was charged with retail theft, according to a report. An employee at Jewel-Osco, 5616 W. 159th St., told police he saw Phinnesee put three bottles of vodka inside his coat, stop at the restroom and then leave the store. A search of the restroom turned up a security device for bottles and a bottle of liquor. Police arrested Phinnesee when he went back into the store. He also is suspected of other retail thefts at the store dating back to Feb. 28.
THURSDAY, MARCH 7
Catalytic Converter Thefts
The catalytic converter was cut out of a Jeep Grand Cherokee parked in the Metra parking lot on Oak Avenue, according to a report. The victim had parked the Jeep at about 6:30 a.m. and returned at about 6:30 p.m. to find the part stolen. It will cost $877 to replace. A second victim also reported his catalytic converter stolen from a Chevy Astro van parked in the Metra lot on the same day.
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