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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Palos Park Police to Host Senior Scam Awareness Sessions

Palos Park Police to Host Senior Scam Awareness Sessions

Sign up the senior in your life to help them learn more about scams and ruses targeting them or their friends.
Girls Gone Wild for a Place to Sleep, Some Tacos and a Guy's Car: OMGPD

Girls Gone Wild for a Place to Sleep, Some Tacos and a Guy's Car: OMGPD

Swatting a YouTube celeb, communion juice thievery and a punch-drunk flirter this week in the annals of Chicagoland crime-n-shame.
Palos Park Police Searching for Catalytic Converter Thieves

Palos Park Police Searching for Catalytic Converter Thieves

Someone was swiftly cutting catalytic converters out of cars at the 123rd Street Metra station Thursday.
Palos Park Police Warn of New 'Medicare' Phone Scam

Palos Park Police Warn of New 'Medicare' Phone Scam

At least one Palos resident has reported a phone encounter with a caller alleging to be from Medicare.
Orland Fire District Firefighter Dies in I-57 Accident Sunday

Orland Fire District Firefighter Dies in I-57 Accident Sunday

Wes Peak, 36, was with the fire district for seven years.
Woman Swings on Cops with Urine-Soaked Pants: OMGPD

Woman Swings on Cops with Urine-Soaked Pants: OMGPD

Homeless man steals a Corvette, a mama protects her jailbird son and the peek-from-behind-the-curtain crew this week in crime-n-shame.
Palos Park Police Offer Free Gun Locks

Palos Park Police Offer Free Gun Locks

Gun locks are available through the police department.
Homeless Opportunist Steals Corvette, Speeds Toward Strippers

Homeless Opportunist Steals Corvette, Speeds Toward Strippers

A snazzy 'vette with keys in the ignition parked at Chicago Heights police station proved too tempting to resist.
Palos Park Police Warn of Mail Scam Targeting Seniors

Palos Park Police Warn of Mail Scam Targeting Seniors

Use caution when receiving any mail claiming you've won a cash prize.
Special Seat Belt Patrols Started Friday

Special Seat Belt Patrols Started Friday

Sheriff will focus on seat belt violators through Labor Day, Sept. 1.
Crash Closes Harlem Avenue Southbound at 127th Street

Crash Closes Harlem Avenue Southbound at 127th Street

Drivers should try to avoid the area.
First Responders Challenge: A Fun Day for the Family and a Fun Competition

First Responders Challenge: A Fun Day for the Family and a Fun Competition

Still time for police, firefighters and EMTs to enter a team for the Sept. 13 event.
Well-Dressed Man Nabbed in Car Burglary

Well-Dressed Man Nabbed in Car Burglary

Suspicious behavior from a man wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase lead to arrest in Oak Lawn.
Palos Park Police Narrowing Search for Suspects in Car Burglaries

Palos Park Police Narrowing Search for Suspects in Car Burglaries

Police have used surveillance footage to help in the search, but the department is asking for additional help from residents.
Palos Park Police Warn of 'One-Ring' Cell Phone Scam

Palos Park Police Warn of 'One-Ring' Cell Phone Scam

Victims report excessive charges from international numbers on their bills.
Free Gun Lock Giveaway Planned for Aug. 16 in Worth

Free Gun Lock Giveaway Planned for Aug. 16 in Worth

State lawmakers and Worth police will be handing out free gun locks to firearm owners to promote gun safety.
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.
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.
String of Burglaries from Vehicles Reported in Palos Park

String of Burglaries from Vehicles Reported in Palos Park

Residents should be sure to lock their cars to prevent theft of items.
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.