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Men Caught Unloading Over $60,000 in Stolen Laundry Detergent: Police

A semi-trailer was stolen from Bolingbrook, tracked to Oak Forest and ultimately found in Orland Park, where police caught the men unloading the contents.

Omar Daraghma and Theaier Kartoum. Credit: Orland Park Police Department
Omar Daraghma and Theaier Kartoum. Credit: Orland Park Police Department

A Justice man and a Burbank man are facing felony charges after police found them while unloading $60,000 in stolen detergent, according to a release from the Orland Park Police Department.

Omar Daraghma, 30, of the 8000 block of Thomas Street in Justice, and Theaier Kartoum, 25, of the 7900 block of Nagle Avenue in Burbank, were each charged with theft and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Both are Class 2 felonies.

Police were called Saturday to the 15500 block of 70th Court about a stolen semi-trailer that was found around 10 a.m. A Bolingbrook-based trucking company told the Oak Forest Police Department that a trailer was stolen from them and was in the Oak Forest area, according to the release.

Oak Forest officers tracked the trailer to a lot on 70th Court in Orland Park, where they found Daraghma and Kartoum unloading the trailer, police said. The men said they were paid $100 to unload the truck, but wouldn’t say who hired them, according to the release.

The trailer’s owner said it was seen on video surveillance being driven off the lot on Saturday around 12:50 a.m. The trailer was attached to a white 2004 Freightliner tractor belonging to a Darien resident who said it was parked it on Frontage Road in Bolingbrook on Friday, police said.

The Bolingbrook Police Department and the Illinois State Police Tri-County Auto Theft Unit also investigated the case.

Daraghma and Kartoum were in court Monday morning in Bridgeview, where Judge Daniel Peters gave them the option of $50,000 bail with electronic home monitoring, or $20,000 bail, police said.

They are scheduled to be in court next on Feb. 18.

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jack hess January 29, 2014 at 12:38 PM
ARE THESE TWO U.S CITIZENS. Why do i ask this question? Due to the fact the Cook County States Attorney Office has failed to deport illegal immigrants convicted of felonies in Cook County. The Cook County Adult Probation Dept has a large number of convicted illegal immigrants felons on probation for serious crimes. The head of this dept Acting Chief Jesse Reyes has verbally order his adult probation officers not to deport any illegal convicted immigrants! Cook County came out with an ordnance 2009 address only to Cook County Sheriffs Dept not to deport anyone waiting for trial and not convicted yet . The Adult Probation Dept in not under the Sheriffs Tom Dart. The Probation dept is under to Chief Judge Tim Evans. The Adult Probation Dept is in violation of Federal Law. The Adult Probation Mission Statement on their WED Site is MAKING A SAFER COMMUNITY. This of course is a false statement ! There are special units in the Adult Probation Dept that are fighting to help put dangerous convicted felons away. The gang unit and intensive probation unit have helped Chicago Police and FBI solve case investigation on gang homicides, drugs and shooting, with arrest. The head of the Adult Probation Dept Mr Reyes doesn't like these unit working with CPD or other Federal Agencies. Mr.Reyes is a social worker heading a Law Enforcement Agency. Call your Cook County Commissioners an ask for a investigation into WHY THE ADULT PROBATION DEPT IN NOT WORKING WITH U.S. IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT TO DEPORTING DANGEROUS CONVICTED ILLEGAL FELONS ON PROBATION.

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