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Police Blotter: Video Game Thief Caught, Fraud

Con artists bilk residents in two separate occasions.

THURSDAY, AUG. 2

Failure to Yield

Mark Drodwell, 55, of Oak Lawn, was stopped in his car on U.S. Route 30 and Marley Road. According to the report, he was noticed for failure to yield and pulled over. Police discovered that he was also driving on a suspended license. He was ticketed for both traffic violations and released.

Stolen Phone

Police say a man from the 200 block of W. Otto Drive filed a complaint that his telephone had been stolen. 

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1

Man Nabbed for Attempting to Steal $450 Worth of Video Games

Mark Ranger, 29, of Montgomery, was charged with retail theft when he allegedly took video games off the shelf at Walmart, hid them in his backpack and left the store without paying for them. The games were valued at approximately $450. During the investigation, police discovered that Ranger was also wanted on a warrant for failure to appear in court. He was taken to the Will County Jail where he posted a $2,000 bond.

Retail Theft

 Police say a second complaint for retail theft was filed later Wednesday night by Walmart officials. Neither the merchandise nor the value of the items were included in the report. No arrests were made.

Bilked Out of $150

Police were called to a home in the 1200 block of Crown Fox Lane on a complaint that someone had deceived a man by tricking him into sending $150. Authorities are investigating the fraud complaint.

Three Traffic Tickets Issued

William Schubert, 54, of the 900 block of N. Marley Road, was stopped for speeding in the area of Cass and Washington streets. During the investigation, it was discovered that he was driving on a suspended license and operating an uninsured vehicle. He was ticketed and released.

Driving on a Suspended License

Vincent Caruso, 20, of Tinley Park, was driving in the area of U.S. Route 30 and Cedar Road while police were conducting a random registration check. It was discovered that he was driving with a suspended license. He was ticketed and released.

TUESDAY, JULY 31

Car Dented

Police were called Tuesday night to the 2300 block of Cattleman Drive. Someone complained that a car was dented.

MONDAY, JULY 30

Woman Discovers a Warrant Out for Her Arrest

Katie Hard, 29, of the 1100 block of Grandview Drive, turned herself into police when she discovered there was an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court. She posted bond and was released.

Caught with a Heavy Foot

Debra Perrie, 55, of Joliet, was issued a speeding ticket in the area of Cass and Washington streets. Police also discovered that she was driving on a suspended license. She posted bond and was released.

Fraud Complaint Filed

Police accepted a fraud complaint from a resident in the 1900 block of Tudor Lane. A man at the home told police that someone took his debit card and purchased $200 worth of unauthorized merchandise. Police are investigating the matter.

The blotter information is provided by law enforcement agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.

Rick Alexander August 07, 2012 at 01:45 AM
What kind of park is being constructed at Gaugar & old plank trail?
Nancy Weigel August 07, 2012 at 09:36 PM
Rick, I believe that that is the new Providence cross country track. Not a public park.
Michael Sewall (Editor) August 08, 2012 at 02:51 AM
Yes, there's going to be a cross country track and also an unspecified athletic field going in there for Providence Catholic's use.

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