Crime Report for Dec. 26, 2012
December 25, 2012 11:04PM
Updated: January 27, 2013 6:17AM
Here is a look at crime reports in the Southland. News includes Mokena and Park Forest.
Cops rescue man who fled
Police pulled a Tinley Park man to safety after he fell through the ice of a retention pond while running from them on Dec. 14.
Police were investigating reports of possible drug dealing in the parking lot of a gas station in the 8800 block of 191st Street, and questioned five people in a car that smelled of marijuana, according to police.
Officers told Edwin Walker, 25, a passenger, and two others to exit the car while they ran a background check on them, and when police learned he had two outstanding warrants, Walker took off running, police said.
They said three officers chased him south across 191st Street and were able to surround Walker, who then began running over the frozen retention pond and quickly fell through the ice — submerged to his neck and struggling to keep his face above water. Officers Darin McVicker and Thomas Czarnecki entered the water and pulled Walker out by his belt, police said.
Walker, 8610 Bangor Drive, was charged with resisting police and was arrested on the two warrants.
Teen charged with taping sex act
A Rich East High School freshman has been charged with distributing harmful material after police say he videotaped two classmates having oral sex and then showed the video to at least one other student, according to police.
They said the 15-year-old boy taped a 15-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy this month at a house in the 300 block of Nokomis Street while he and two other teens watched from a doorway. In the video, the boy engaged in the sex act can he heard telling the teen to turn the lights off.
Police said the incident was discovered when a female student at Rich East informed a school dean that the boy charged had shown her the video on his phone. The girl’s parents then filed complaints against the boy.
Resident found with stolen gun
A Park Forest man is facing two weapons charges after police found him with a gun reported stolen from the home of a Flossmoor police officer two months earlier, police said.
Lee Twyman, 25, 411 Sherman St., was charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and possession of a stolen firearm after police responded Dec. 16 to a loud music complaint at a home in the 400 block of Rutledge Street, according to police.
They said Twyman admitted to having a loaded handgun in his pants pocket when questioned by police. The gun was reported stolen from the South Holland home of the Flossmoor officer, police said.
Twyman denied stealing the gun, telling officers that he had found it on the ground around the time of the burglary. An additional six bullets were recovered from Twyman’s home, police said.
Alleged car burglar caught
A Park Forest man was charged with six counts of burglary after an anonymous caller told police they saw him attempting to open car doors Dec. 16 on Dogwood Street, police said.
Joshua Holt, 23, 111 E. Sycamore Drive, was carrying a bag with stolen items belonging to six victims whose cars he had broken into earlier in the evening, police said.
Police found in the bag three GPS systems, cell phones, cell phone chargers, beer, a debit card, electric hair clippers, pocket knives, several lighters and $24 in pocket change, according to police.
The items were traced to three different victims in the 100 block of Chestnut Street, two victims on Dogwood Street and one on Dunham Road.