Watercraft Zip Away Overnight from Business Parking Lot: Blotter

Oak Forest police reports, March 13-15 • Teen hit with underage drinking charge • Burglar pulls radio out of car


Teen Hit With Underage Drinking Charge

Bradley A. Bartkus, 19, of the 8700 block of Cashel Lane in Tinley Park, was cited for underage drinking and improper lighting, according to a report. Police reported seeing several passengers in a Cadillac Deville not wearing seat belts at about 12:06 a.m. near the intersection of 159th Street and Central Avenue. During a traffic stop, an officer could smell an odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. After taking field sobriety tests, Bartkus was arrested and taken to Oak Forest Police Department. He also took a breath test while at the station.

Two juveniles who were in the Cadillac were cited for underage consumption and not wearing a seat belt. A third juvenile was cited for underage consumption only. Barkus is due in Bridgeview court on April 4.

Maybe David Hasselhoff Can Solve This One

A pair of personal watercraft and their trailer were stolen from behind a business on 159th Street, according to the report. The owner of Always Hair, 6000 W. 159th St., last saw the wave runners at 6 p.m. on March 14. She noticed them missing at about 4 p.m. March 15. She told police the trailer had been behind the business for a long time and that the tires were flat. She provided a description of the watercraft:

  • A white and purple 1993 Kawasaki
  • A white and orange 1988 Yamaha


Radio Stolen From Car

The radio was stolen from a car parked in the 6200 block of 159th Street, according to the report. Someone had smashed the passenger-side front window and pulled out the after-market radio. The owner was going to make a list of anything else that was missing.

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