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Man charged after allegedly attacking real estate agent
Issued: April 9, 2019

Stanley Keller, 50, of Hazel Crest, was charged Sunday with aggravated battery, attempted aggravated criminal sexual assault and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon after allegedly using a stun gun on a female realtor during an open-house showing of a residence April 7 in the 6700 block of West 181st Street.

Police said the realtor was able to overcome the effects of the stun gun and exit the residence. Police were subsequently called to the scene, and the defendant was placed under arrest.



Issued: Feb. 15, 2019
Police announce 'Coffee with a Cop' dates

Coffee with a Cop LogoThe Tinley Park Police Department will once again host its Coffee with a Cop program this year at various locations across the Village. These events give residents a chance to meet with police officers for coffee and conversation regarding issues in their neighborhood. Upcoming dates include:
 
  • Tuesday, Feb. 26: 10 a.m. to Noon at Creative Cakes, 16549 S. Oak Park Avenue
  • Tuesday, March 19: 10 a.m. to Noon at Dunkin Donuts, 9500 W. 179th Street
  • Monday, April 29: 10 a.m. to Noon at Starbucks Coffee, 15901 S. Harlem Avenue
  • Tuesday, May 21: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Egg & I Restaurant, 7164 W. 183rd Street
  • Friday, June 14: 10 a.m. to Noon at Dunkin Donuts, 7086 W. 183rd Street
  • Thursday, July 18: 10 a.m. to Noon at the Starbucks inside Super Target, 7300 W. 191st Street
  • Thursday, Aug. 8: 7 to 9 a.m. at Cavallini’s in the Park, 6700 South Street
  • Tuesday, Sept. 10: 9 to 11 a.m. at D12 Café, 17258 S. Oak Park Avenue
For more information, please call the Tinley Park Police Department at (708) 444-5300.

 


Issued: August 27, 2018
Police Chief Sworn In

New Chief Sworn InMayor Jacob Vandenberg on Monday officiated over the swearing-in ceremony of Police Chief Matthew Walsh. Chief Walsh has 25 years of experience spanning across the public sector of law enforcement, including 20 years in a supervisory capacity, specifically in a command responsibility. Most recently, he served as Watch Commander for the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department, focusing on community policing. He earned educational degrees, including an MBA and BS in business administration and is a graduate of Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command and the F.B.I. National Academy at Quantico.


Issued: April 4, 2018
Police recommend locking cars following vehicle thefts, burglaries

In the past few weeks, several vehicles that use the “key fob” system have been stolen in Tinley Park. In all instances, the owners left the key fobs in the vehicles, which prevented the doors from locking and gave thieves easy access to the keys.

Several vehicles also were burglarized, many in the same vicinity as the car thefts. In the vast majority of cases, the vehicles were left unlocked.

The Tinley Park Police Department strongly encourages all vehicle owners to lock their cars and remove the key after parking, and to call 9-1-1 to report suspicious activity.


Issued: February 1, 2018
Tinley police release new 3-D image of Lane Bryant suspect

Layne Bryant SuspectThe Tinley Park Police Department has released a new 3-D image of the man suspected of killing five women at a Lane Bryant store the morning of Feb. 2, 2008.

The new image, prepared by Michigan State Police, is an enhanced version of the original sketch made in 2008 from an eyewitness account and utilizes the latest in facial identification technology to provide a more life-like representation of the suspect.

"We hope this enhanced version will lead to the identification of the suspect in this horrible crime," Tinley Park Police Chief Steve Neubauer said.

Police said the suspect is a man between 6’ and 6’2 tall with a husky build and broad shoulders. He appeared to be 25 to 35 years old at the time of the killings, meaning he would be 35 to 45 years old today. He has a medium to dark skin tone.

At the time of the murders he wore braided hair with three to five puffy corn rolls pulled toward the back of his head. One braid hung down the right cheek and had four light green beads on the end.

The man was wearing a dark-colored waist-length jacket and black jeans with embroidery on the back pockets similar to a cursive "G." He also was also wearing a charcoal gray ski/skull cap.

The suspect’s voice can be heard by calling (866) 853-6222 or by visiting the Village website at www.tinleypark.org.

Those with information on the murders can call the tip hotline at (708) 444-5394 or email lanebryant.tipline@tinleypark.org.