Updated: August 13, 2012 1:47AM
The following incidents in unincorporated Maine Township were compiled by the Cook County Sheriff’s Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.
Robert Blasko, 39, of the 9600 block of Golf Terrace, unincorporated Maine Township, was charged with domestic battery May 18 after a family member accused him of pushing her to the ground, causing an injury to her leg. She was treated by paramedics at the scene.
Jerry Rodriguez, 25, of the 9000 block of Capitol Drive, unincorporated Maine Township, was charged with domestic battery May 19. Police reportedly located a woman lying on the grass on the 9000 block of Capitol Drive with scrapes, cuts and bruises on her leg. According to police a witness reported seeing Rodriguez push the woman and drag her across the parking lot. She was transported to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital by paramedics.
Juan Ramirez, 27, of the 9600 block of Greenwood Avenue, unincorporated Maine Township, was charged with simple battery May 21. Police said an off-duty police officer reported seeing a man, later identified as Ramirez, exit a vehicle that was stopped for a traffic light and begin striking a man who was in the backseat of the car. The off-duty officer stopped the vehicle when Ramirez allegedly attempted to strike the backseat passenger again. Police said Ramirez was also accused of swearing at responding officers and threatening to kill them.
A resident of the 8600 block of Golf Road told police on May 30 that he discovered a handgun missing from his residence. Police said there were no signs of forced entry to the residence and two other handguns stored near the missing gun had not been taken.
Thefts were reported May 21 from two different apartments at Crestwood condominiums and apartments on the 10000 block of Linda Lane. The manager of the buildings told police that between March 21 and May 21 someone stole a refrigerator and microwave, valued at $900, from a vacant apartment. The manager also reported that kitchen cabinets, a stove and ceramic tiles were stolen from another vacant apartment during the past three years. The loss was estimated at $2,000.
A theft from a vehicle was reported May 25 on the 8800 block of Western Avenue.
Police on the night of May 26 encountered an unspecified number of people gathered near a vehicle that contained several open bottles of alcohol on the 9200 block of Fairway Drive. All of the individuals were younger than 21, according to police. When a mother of one of the suspects arrived at the scene she was so upset that she fainted and had to be transported to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, police said. No charges were filed.
A criminal damage to a vehicle report was filed May 25 on the 9300 block of Landings Lane.
Property-damage complaints were filed May 24 on the 9500 block of Potter Road; May 25 on the 9800 block of Bianco Terrace; May 24 on the 9100 block of Knight Avenue; May 25 on the 8600 block of Golf Road; and May 27 on the 8800 block of East Point Drive.
A hit-and-run accident was reported May 28 on the 8600 block of N. Milwaukee Ave.
Newspapers were reportedly set on fire May 25 in the vestibule of a building at 8644 Golf Rd. Police questioned four juveniles seen in the area, but all denied involvement and were released to their parents.