Passenger Busted with Drugs Bursting from His Fly: Oak Forest Police Blotter

Oak Forest police reports, Feb. 10–13.


Birth Certificate, Social Security Card Stolen

Police were notified by a victim that sometime in the last three weeks, somebody removed his birth certificate, two copies of the certificate, his social security card and his vehicle insurance card from his apartment in the 16100 block of S. Cicero Aveune, or his car.

The victim said he suspected a tenant he shared a bathroom with in his apartment building, who the victim said he knew to be a Latin King. The victim said he believes the suspect has since moved to Florida.

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Drunk Enough to Fight, Too Drunk to Process

Michael J. Manzi, 40, of the 5600 block of 158th Street, faces charges of domestic battery, after an incident at his apartment.

A woman told officers that Manzi grabbed her face and wrists, hurting her. 

Police found a highly intoxicated Manzi passed out in a pile of clothes in a bedroom of the apartment, and after helping him to his feet placed him into handcuffs. While escorting Manzi out of the apartment, he became aggressive and had to be taken down in order to calm down.

At the Oak Forest Police Station, Manzi fell into a cell door, urinated on the ground and hit his head, falling into the cell bed before being processed. Oak Forest Fire Department personnel advised he be taken to a hospital for treatment, which he was.

Manzi was not processed due to his highly intoxicated state.

XYZ, Your Drugs are Showing

Daniel A. Raimondi, 41, of the 16800 block of Gaynelle Road, Tinley Park, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, after officers stopped a car he was riding in, in the 5500 block of Leslie Lane.

Officers saw Raimondi reach towards his crotch several times and noted the open zipper of his fly. Officers had Raimondi exit the vehicle and saw a clear, plastic baggie protruding from the opening of his fly.

In the baggie, officers found nine, clear plastic capsules that contained an off-white substance, which field tested positive as heroin.

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

Dog Protects Its Owner

Police were called to a home in the 5600 block of Albert Drive, after a victim reported she was bitten by a dog.

The victim said that the owner opened a door, allowing the dog to be free and bit the victim.

The owner of the dog said that they brought the victim home after her car broke down and then started drinking. The owner said everyone was going to bed, when the victim followed her. The woman told informed the other woman that she had to sleep on the couch, and she became irate and shoved the owner.

The owner said the dog saw the victim shove the owner, and that was why the dog attacked the woman. 

The owner showed the dog's proper vaccination records and a bite card was filed. 

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Tom S February 14, 2013 at 12:59 PM
Are there apartment buildings in OF that have 'community' bathrooms?
Ruth Ensing February 14, 2013 at 03:16 PM
This is an interesting situation at 16100 S. Cicero. Someone at the city can give the background on it but I am pretty sure it is the only "rental" structure that has this situation. If I remember correctly, a pastor owns the building and it has some type of non-profit status. The city tried to take some action on this more than 20 years ago in court. The ward alderman may have more details.
Sue1 February 14, 2013 at 11:39 PM
I thought the same thing. Community bathrooms? Also wonder how someone is not too drunk to fight the police, but is too drunk to be "processed", which I think means, be actually arrested.


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