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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Special Seat Belt Patrols Started Friday

Special Seat Belt Patrols Started Friday

Sheriff will focus on seat belt violators through Labor Day, Sept. 1.
Slain Mother's Relationship with Daughter Said to be Volatile

Slain Mother's Relationship with Daughter Said to be Volatile

Oak Park Police were called to the home of Sheila von Wiese-Mack 86 times in 10 years for trouble between her and her daughter, Heather.
Former Oak Park Woman Killed at Posh Bali Resort and Stuffed into Suitcase

Former Oak Park Woman Killed at Posh Bali Resort and Stuffed into Suitcase

Sheila von Weise-Mack, well-known in local arts circles, was 62. Her teen daughter and a young man are suspected of beating her to death.
SUV Crash Lands on Dealer's Row: OMGPD

SUV Crash Lands on Dealer's Row: OMGPD

Tiny jail towels, iPad thief smiles, cigarette ripoff and a hard-to-swallow milk shake in the latest annals of Patch Chicago crime-n-shame.
Accused 'Machete Man' Says All He Had on Him Was a Lighter: OMGPD

Accused 'Machete Man' Says All He Had on Him Was a Lighter: OMGPD

A woman locks up her dog in filth, a suspicious texter and a man with red fingernails this week in the annals of PatchChicago crime-n-shame.
Chicago Cops Issue Alert for ‘Green Line Slugger’

Chicago Cops Issue Alert for ‘Green Line Slugger’

Police seeking man wanted in connection to physical altercation on train that left a passenger with extensive facial injuries.
Doc Who Wanted to Feel Good Traded Drugs for Sex on Craigslist

Doc Who Wanted to Feel Good Traded Drugs for Sex on Craigslist

Tripped up by a police sting, Oak Park man could be headed to federal prison for 9 to 11 years.
Plea Deal Instructs Man to Stop Spitting on Others

Plea Deal Instructs Man to Stop Spitting on Others

Also in this week's OMG PD, a car is towed for owing thousands in parking tickets and a cabbie gets battered by his fare.
DUI Suspect Bites Off Booking Room Camera, Police Say

DUI Suspect Bites Off Booking Room Camera, Police Say

Also in this week's OMG PD, a man is arrested for screaming at a snowplow driver.
It Takes Just Five Minutes For A Pro To Steal All Four Of Your Tires

It Takes Just Five Minutes For A Pro To Steal All Four Of Your Tires

Area police say pothole damage is motivating thieves to brazenly pluck tires from your cars — even during the day.
Family Time: Mom, Dad, Daughter Shoplift $7M Together

Family Time: Mom, Dad, Daughter Shoplift $7M Together

A look at weird crime in the Chicago area.
Man Brings Tiger to a Bar, Police Chase Suspect on Snowplow

Man Brings Tiger to a Bar, Police Chase Suspect on Snowplow

Also in this week's OMG PD, a woman sues saying her hair care product failed to deliver and a man is arrested for screaming profanities in his apartment.
'Addicted to Cuties' Tumblr Gets Forest Park Man Busted

'Addicted to Cuties' Tumblr Gets Forest Park Man Busted

Child porn charges lodged against Kenneth Sims after police investigate.
Meth Chic: LaGrange-Area Meth Suspect Busted in 'Breaking Bad' Attire

Meth Chic: LaGrange-Area Meth Suspect Busted in 'Breaking Bad' Attire

Breaking Bad fan arrested for second time running his own meth lab, sheriff says.
Woman Comes After Postman With Shovel

Woman Comes After Postman With Shovel

A look at weird crimes around the Chicago area.
Man Steals, Returns $2; DUI Suspect Buries Beer in Snow

Man Steals, Returns $2; DUI Suspect Buries Beer in Snow

A look at weird crime in the Chicago area.
A Hair-Pulling Scuffle and 14 Fur Coats Swiped

A Hair-Pulling Scuffle and 14 Fur Coats Swiped

A look at weird crimes throughout the Chicago area.
River Forest Man Wanted on $250,000 Bail for Burglary: ARREST WARRANTS

River Forest Man Wanted on $250,000 Bail for Burglary: ARREST WARRANTS

There are a number of suspected criminals wanted in the area. Patch highlights a few of them.
Former Oak Park Priests Named in Archdiocese's Sex Abuse Documents

Former Oak Park Priests Named in Archdiocese's Sex Abuse Documents

Three priests who served at St. Catherine of Siena in Oak Park were among 30 Chicago area priests accused of abusing minors, according to documents released this week by the Archdiocese of C
Another Armed Robbery Reported on Humphrey: Police

Another Armed Robbery Reported on Humphrey: Police

Police report a second armed robbery on Humphrey Avenue this week in Oak Park