Justin Huse, of the 108th block of Kenneth Avenue in Oak Lawn, was arrested Saturday, August 20th, after police responded to a disturbance call.
A woman called 9-1-1 when a man allegedly approached her while she was walking her dog. The woman could see the man, later identified as Huse, running in her direction from across the open field at 107th and Kilpatrick Avenue.
Huse allegedly approached the woman and asked if he could pet her dog. The woman, startled by Huse, asked him not to pet the dog. Huse reportedly became angry and started using profanity while screaming at the woman. According to the woman, Huse screamed “You’re dead, bi**h!”
While officers were talking to the woman, she pointed out Huse walking from the Walgreens at 107th and Cicero Avenue. Officers spoke to Huse, who allegedly admitted to being involved in the disturbance. Huse said that he wanted to pet the dog and was angry when the woman refused.
Huse reportedly admitted to using profanity and repeatedly stated his disbelief that the woman would not allow him to pet the dog. Officers could smell alcohol on Huse’s breath and noted that Huse had just purchased a bottle of vodka from Walgreens.
Justin Huse was cited for disorderly conduct.
Karen Kenny, of 9400 block of Major Avenue in Oak Lawn, and was arrested Sunday, August 21st, when officers were called to a possible motor vehicle accident.
When officers arrived, they allegedly found a brown SUV wedged between the rear fence of one house and the garage opposite. Officers approached the vehicle and found a woman in the driver’s seat, later identified as Karen Kenny. Officers also observed a full case of Miller Lite bottled beer next to the front driver’s side wheel.
Kenny was allegedly talking on the phone as officers approached, so they directed her to tell the caller that she would have to call them back, as the officers needed to talk to her. Kenny reportedly told officers that she was on the phone with her insurance company and was arranging a tow truck. Officers asked several times for Kenny to hang up the phone so they could speak with her, but she allegedly refused.
An officer then changed tacks, asking Kenny if he could speak with the insurance agent. Kenny handed him the phone. The officer advised the insurance agent that Kenny would call him back, at which time he hung up the phone and placed it in his pocket for safe-keeping. This seemed to anger Kenny according to the police.
Finally able to speak with Kenny, officers asked if she was hurt or needed medical attention. Kenny reportedly refused. Officers then asked her what happened.
Kenny allegedly stated that she did not remember what happened. According to the police, she said she was backing into her driveway, and the next thing she knew, her car was in the position it was in. Officers noted that the SUV was on top of several bushes. They began to ask more questions about the accident, but Kenny allegedly became verbally combative and defiant. Kenny reportedly insisted that the incident wasn’t a police matter and that she had to get her car towed.
Officers could smell alcohol on Kenny’s breath as she spoke. When asked if she had anything to drink, Kenny allegedly stated that she had “two beers.”
Officers asked Kenny to exit the vehicle, but she allegedly refused. An officer walked through the back yard to assist Kenny out of the vehicle. Officers again asked Kenny to exit the vehicle, but she reportedly demanded to know why. Officers explained that by not exiting the vehicle and giving the required information in order to complete the crash report, she was obstructing the performance of the officers’ duties.
Kenny continued to state that she would not get out of the car and wanted to wait for the tow truck inside the vehicle. Officers report that they continued to order Kenny out of the vehicle, at least ten to fifteen times, but she continued to refuse. Officers informed Kenny that if she did not exit the vehicle and provide her license and insurance, she would be arrested for obstructing a peace officer. Kenny allegedly refused.
A supervisor came to the scene. Kenny continued with her alleged defiant demeanor, refusing to exit the vehicle. Officers gave her three more orders to exit the vehicle, but she refused. When informed that she would be physically removed from the car if she continued, Kenny finally exited the vehicle. She was then placed under arrest.
When officers performed an inventory of the vehicle, they claim that they found an empty bottle of Miller Lite beer and two bottle caps in a plastic bag that was near Kenny’s feet. A full bottle of Miller Lite was allegedly found in another plastic bag on the passenger side floor. Police claim that there was an open case of Miller Lite in the backyard on the patio that was missing two bottles and had a broken bottle inside.
Officers determined that Kenny had attempted to back out of her driveway, struck a village utility pole, and continued backing, striking her neighbor’s rear fence. She then backed over the bushes to the east of her garage, where her car came to rest on top of them. A neighbor stated that Kenny had been sitting there in her car for over an hour.
Karen Kenny was charged with obstructing a peace officer and cited for driving under the influence of alcohol, and damage to village property.