Someone Doesn’t Like Mattress Stores ?
Residents are quick to complain about the many mattress stores in Oak Lawn. There are so many mattress stores that the go to joke for social media commenters is “at least it is not another mattress store” whenever a fast food restaurant is opening in town. Recently, the police were called to “Mattress Firm” after a window was shot out by a BB gun. The shot apparently shattered the whole window. No mattresses were taken from the store. The police took the report for insurance purposes but it is doubtful that anyone will ever be charged with this property damage claim.
Alleged thief forgot About the Get Away?
The Oak Lawn police detectives didn’t have to conduct a long investigation to find Nathan Handy when they were called to the Jewel Food store for a retail theft complaint. Handy was standing next to a car and an employee pointed to him to let the police know that he was the person that they called about. Handy told the officers he was shopping in Jewel but didn’t purchase anything. The detectives asked if he was involved in a retail theft and he allegedly admitted that he took a few items from the store. He also allegedly showed the officers the items that he had carefully hidden under the car. Handy was issued a village ordinance violation for retail theft. Handy is a 48 year old black male.
Two Outsiders Nabbed In Minor Pot Deal
Three Oak Lawn Detectives watched a red pickup truck pack into a parking space followed a short time later by a Chevy that took the space next to the truck. The driver of the pickup got into the Chevy and after a minute or so passed returned to his own car. The two vehicles left in opposite directions followed by the detectives who stopped each car. Vincenzo LaPorte of Willow Springs said he met a friend and paid him $60 he owed him. The driver of the Chevy, Michael Schwenick, however, admitted that he sold cannabis to LaPorte for $140 according to the police. LaPorte eventually handed a clear plastic bag, hiding in his groin area, to the police. The police allege that the bag contained pot. Schwenick was searched and the police found a cannabis pipe, grinder and metal container in the car according to their report. Schwenick, a 26 year old white male from Burbank, and LaPorte, a 48 year old white male from Willow Springs, were given ordinance violation tickets.
The streets of Oak Lawn are Not Your Garbage Bag, Sir!
The police claim that Antonio Porter abruptly pulled to the west side of Laramie while headed southbound near 103rd Street. As he pulled over Porter allegedly threw something from his car and the police then stopped his vehicle. When he asked why he was being stopped, the officer informed him that littering is a crime. It was then the officer’s turn to ask a question. He asked Porter why he pulled over in front of the specific house he was in front of and Porter allegedly responded that he was picking up his cousin, “Tammy Goodman”. When the officer said he would let the cousin know what was going on, Porter allegedly begged the officer not to do so. The officer ignored the plea and an elderly woman answered the door. She said that she didn’t know Porter and Tammy Goodman had never lived at the home. Porter didn’t have a valid license and was cited for driving with a suspended license and for illegal dumping. Porter, a 29 year old black male, provided a Chicago address.