Robert Hynes Jr., of Oak Lawn, was arrested Thursday, July 7th, after police were dispatched to a fight in progress.
Oak Lawn Police responded to a call of a fight in progress, where one subject was armed with a knife and another had been stabbed. When officers arrived on scene at 9001 S Cicero Avenue, they found Hynes in front of the residence and placed him in handcuffs. Other officers entered and found the victim in the kitchen with a laceration to his left arm.
The victim informed officers that he and his girlfriend rent a room from Hynes. They had been sitting at the kitchen table with Hynes. The victim asked Hynes for a cigarette, but Hynes got upset and started yelling. Hynes complained that the victim and his girlfriend did not help out around the residence. The victim hit Hynes with his forearm when Hynes yelled at his girlfriend.
Hynes fell to the ground and the victim said that he got on top of Hynes in an attempt to calm him down. The victim claims he then saw the knife as Hynes stabbed him with it. The victim immediately climbed off Hynes. The victim’s girlfriend told officers that she saw Hynes place the knife at the rear of the residence then leave.
Officers allegedly found the knife under the bathroom sink. The knife was described as about six inches in length, with a sheath.
The knife, Hynes allegedly said, was carried for self-defense. Hynes allegedly told officers that he had only meant to scare the victim and hadn’t meant to cut the victim. The report claims that he told police that he hid the knife because he was scared.
Robert Hynes Jr. was charged with one misdemeanor count of battery.
Timothy White, of Oak Lawn, was arrested Saturday, July 9th, after police observed him driving 62 mph in a 30 mph zone.
Officers observed a red Chevrolet Camaro quickly accelerate away from the intersection of 95th Street & 52nd Avenue and activated their radar. As officers attempted to catch up, the Camaro allegedly continued at a high rate of speed, driving 56 mph as it changed lanes to pass another vehicles near Central Avenue, failing to signal the lane changes.
The Camaro then turned into the parking lot of the Rusty Nail Lounge at 5763 W 95th Street. As officers approached, the driver, Timothy White, allegedly opened the driver’s door and officers reported that they immediately detected a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. White’s eyes were bloodshot and glassy, his gaze fixed, and his speech slurred according to the police report.
According to the police, White told officers that he was going to Rusty Nail Lounge from Bourbon Street. When asked if he had been drinking, White told officers that he had “a few wines” with classmates.
White submitted to field sobriety tests, which allegedly indicated impairment. When offered a preliminary breath test, White refused.
Timothy White was cited for driving under the influence, aggravated speeding, failure to signal, failure to notify the Secretary of State of a change of address, and vehicle used with illegal activities.
Joseph Sempek, of Oak Lawn, was arrested Wednesday, July 13th, after police were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle.
A caller notified Oak Lawn Police about a suspicious vehicle and men walking around in the prairie near 105th Stree & Mason Avenue at about 1 am. Officers canvassed the area in search of a black Chevrolet Tahoe. Officers observed a vehicle fitting that description pull into the 7-11 parking lot at 102nd & Central Avenue.
Officers spoke to the driver who was allegedly evasive when asked what he was doing near Mason Avenue. The driver stated he was “visiting a girl I don’t know, my buddy knows her.”
Officers entered 7-11 to speak to the passenger, Joseph Sempek. When asked why he was near 105th and Mason, he mumbled “to visit a guy.” After officers asked Sempek for identification, they were advised that Sempek had a valid warrant out for his arrest with the Worth Police Department.
Sempek exited 7-11 eating food. When officers told Sempek to give his food to the driver, Sempek became nervous. Officers instructed Sempek to place his hands behind his back, but when an officer attempted to cuff him, Sempek allegedly fled from officers, across Central Avenue.
Police Officers reported that they chased Sempek on foot, giving verbal commands to stop running. Sempek turned northbound crossing 102nd Street, where an officer pulled up in his car and instructed Sempek to stop. Sempek then stopped and was taken into custody. Sempek suffered a minor cut to the inside of his lip from contact while being taken into custody.
While in lock up, a second warrant for Sempek’s arrest was confirmed out of Indiana for a parole violation on June 30th. The warrant in Worth was for theft, issued on July 11th
Also while in lock up, Sempek made the accusation that his right ankle was injured when officers took him into custody. The police, however, reported that the driver had related to officers at the 7-11 that he could not believe how fast Sempek ran, since his leg was swollen due to a sprain from several days earlier.
Oak Lawn Fire Department transported Sempek to Christ Hospital for medical attention.
Joseph Sempek was charged with resisting a peace officer.