SATURDAY, JAN. 7
Stolen 'Male Enhancement' Pills and Energy Drinks
Seamus P. Scanlan, 21, of the 15600 block of New England Avenue in Oak Forest, was charged with retail theft. Police said Scanlan left a grocery store in the 5600 block of 159th Street at 4:37 p.m. without paying for four packages of Extenze tabs and two Monster energy drinks. He was stopped outside the store and later arrested by police, according to the report.
Gabriel J. Restrepo, 37, of the 2300 block of Harvey Square in Berwyn, was charged with domestic battery. Police said Restrepo was arguing with a woman in the 4300 block of Henry Street around 12:30 p.m. when he broke furniture, shoved her and twisted her arm. He admitted to breaking the furniture, but denied touching the woman, police said.
FRIDAY, JAN. 6
Punching the Boss
A complaint was signed against a 21-year-old former employee of Food 4 Less, 5556 159th St., who's accused of sucker-punching a manager after he was fired. Witnesses told police that the man, from Chicago, hit his former boss with a closed fist and ran out the store around 10:30 a.m. Officers checked the surrounding area, but could not find him, according to the report.
Stolen Battery Cables
About 500 pounds of battery cables were reported stolen from a forklift company in the 16500 block of Kilbourne Avenue between 5 p.m. Jan. 5 and 9 a.m. Jan. 6. A hole had been cut on the north property fence, police said. The cables, which can be salvaged for copper scrap, were valued at about $950.
A 67-year-old woman from Oak Forest was tricked into wiring $2,995 to man she thought was her grandson in Mexico City, police said. The caller allegedly said he had been arrested on drug charges and needed the money quickly. The woman told police she caught on to the scam when the man called back asking for more money, but by then it was too late to stop the transfer.
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