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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Oak Forest Police Plan for Labor Day Crackdown

Oak Forest Police Plan for Labor Day Crackdown

The effort is part of a statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.
Lockport Man Fights the Law After High-Speed Chase; Guess Who Won

Lockport Man Fights the Law After High-Speed Chase; Guess Who Won

Matthew Miller is accused of punching an Oak Forest police officer in the stomach after fleeing cops by car and on foot.
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.
Oak Forest Man Dies After Metra Train Hits Him in Tinley Park (Update)

Oak Forest Man Dies After Metra Train Hits Him in Tinley Park (Update)

Adam Casey, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene less than half an hour after being struck Friday night, Sun-Times Media reports.
36 Firearms Seized in Gunrunning Bust

36 Firearms Seized in Gunrunning Bust

Two south suburban men were arrested last week for allegedly selling guns illegally, according to the state police.
Friends and Family Remember Woman Slain 12 Years Ago

Friends and Family Remember Woman Slain 12 Years Ago

The killer of Jennifer Boyd remains at large, but Bedford Park police have two persons of interest and are looking at the murder anew.
No Charges Against Man, 86, Who Fired at Robbery Suspect

No Charges Against Man, 86, Who Fired at Robbery Suspect

The man was permitted to carry a concealed weapon in public, police said.
Rub a Dub Dub, No Fun in the Tub

Rub a Dub Dub, No Fun in the Tub

Party of Five: A night of romance goes horribly wrong when one lady brings something extra to the party.
Accused Embezzler's Case Continued until September

Accused Embezzler's Case Continued until September

Michelle Sopko's case was pushed back until Sept. 22, during a status hearing Monday.
Accused Embezzler's Case Continued until September

Accused Embezzler's Case Continued until September

Michelle Sopko's case was pushed back until Sept. 22, during a status hearing Monday.
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's crime-n-shame.
Oak Forest Cops Nab Suspects in String of Car Burglaries

Oak Forest Cops Nab Suspects in String of Car Burglaries

The suspects were not from the area, and were targeting unlocked cars.
Oak Forest Cops Net 140 Citations in Fourth of July Crackdown

Oak Forest Cops Net 140 Citations in Fourth of July Crackdown

The traffic campaign focused on seat belt enforcement and drunk driving, especially in late-night hours.
Hoarders' Home in Dolton Burns Down

Hoarders' Home in Dolton Burns Down

Everything stuffed inside the house only fed the flames, officials told NBC.
Oak Forest Fire Department Undergoes Reorganization

Oak Forest Fire Department Undergoes Reorganization

The City of Oak Forest details administrative changes and decisions in light of charges against former Deputy Chief Charles Sopko.
Body, Wrecked Motorcycle Found Near I-80 Ramp in Tinley Park

Body, Wrecked Motorcycle Found Near I-80 Ramp in Tinley Park

The body was discovered Thursday around 9 a.m. Identification is pending fingerprint testing.
Oak Forest Stepfather-Son Duo Hid 'Secret Garden' of Pot Plants Behind Fake Door

Oak Forest Stepfather-Son Duo Hid 'Secret Garden' of Pot Plants Behind Fake Door

Oak Forest police busted a small cannabis operation out of Oak Forest June 20.
4 Injured when Car Flips into Creek in Crestwood

4 Injured when Car Flips into Creek in Crestwood

The car rolled over and ended up in a creek, requiring water rescue.
Buckle Up, Oak Forest! Police to Step Up Seat Belt Enforcement through July 6

Buckle Up, Oak Forest! Police to Step Up Seat Belt Enforcement through July 6

The increased effort will begin June 23 and continue through July 6.
New Fire Chief for Oak Forest

New Fire Chief for Oak Forest

David Griffin was previously serving as interim deputy chief.