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Police Blotter: Three Reports of Domestic Violence; Crack Pipe Found on Alleged Booze Thief

Oak Forest police reports, March 26 - April 1

SUNDAY, APRIL 1

Man Admits to Dragging Woman

Gregory A. Gallacher, 37, of the 4900 block of Elizabeth Court in Oak Forest was charged with domestic battery after police said he admitted to putting a woman in a headlock and dragging her to the ground following an argument in his home, around 8 p.m. Officers noted redness near the woman’s lip before she asked to sign a complaint.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28

He Said, She Said

Youndekesha R. Mitchell, 26, of the 15700 block of Terrace Drive in Oak Forest was charged with domestic battery and criminal damage to property after a man told police that she punched and scratched his neck and knocked his computer into his wall. According to the report, Mitchell took off in the man’s car following the fight and was stopped near 159th Street and Oak Park Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Mitchell claimed the man provoked her, but her version of events was described by police as “inconsistent.”

She was also charged with driving without headlights, no valid license, operating a motor vehicle without insurance and illegal transportation of alcohol.

He Said, They Said

Towfeek Raziq, 19, of the 15300 block of Kenton Avenue in Oak Forest was charged with domestic battery after calling 911 to request an ambulance around 11:30 p.m. for the woman he said he had pushed to the ground. Though the woman claimed that she and Raziq had merely been wrestling, Raziq told police he has anger issues, according to the report. Police also took Raziq's self-incriminating word over that of a witness who spoke “very little English” but managed to describe the fall as an accident.

MONDAY, MARCH 26

Man Found with Stolen Booze, Crack Pipe

Charles L. Cazley, 24, of the 13000 block of Honore Street in Blue Island was charged with misdemeanor and felony retail theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said Cazley was caught stealing alcohol from a store near 159th Street and Central Avenue and another near 159th Street and Cicero Avenue, around 7 p.m. He was later stopped with a crack pipe in his possession, police said.

Police Blotter information is provided by the . 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.

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