Issued: February 1, 2018
Tinley police release new 3-D image of Lane Bryant suspect
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Issued: January 24, 2018
One dead after traffic crash Wednesday morning on LaGrange Road
Tinley Park police responded at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday to a traffic crash involving a vehicle and a semi tractor trailer on LaGrange Road south of 175th Street.
Police said the truck was driving southbound on LaGrange Road when it came across the median and struck a car traveling in the northbound lane. The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other passengers in the car. The driver of the truck was uninjured.
The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family. Conditions at the time of the crash were icy, police said.
The crash remains under investigation.
Issued: Jan. 11, 2018
Tinley Park's National Night Out program wins award
For the 11th year in a row, the National Association of Town Watch recently honored the Tinley Park Police Department for its National Night Out event in the 50,000 to 99,999 population category.
The Village's National Night Out event gives residents a chance to talk with police officers, child passenger safety technicians, firefighters, Emergency Management Agency personnel, Public Works employees and local organizations and businesses. Visitors also can see emergency vehicles and gear up close and participate in activities such as live music, face painting, rides and more.
The event has grown since 2006 from less than 1,000 visitors to about 6,000 in 2017. This year's National Night Out event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7 in Zabrocki Plaza.
Issued: Jan. 5, 2018
Three men, one teen charged in New Year's Day retail theft
Tinley Park police on Jan. 5 charged three men and one teenager with retail theft after they allegedly stole bottles of liquor Jan. 1 from Tinley Corner Store, 9410 W. 179th St., Tinley Park.
Police said Romeo K. Baine, 23, of Park Forest; and Armani Williams and Cortez Blevins, both 18, both of Chicago Heights, entered the store with the teenager and stole the liquor before fleeing the scene. The men were arrested days later by police.
Blevins also was charged with an additional count of retail theft stemming from an incident Nov. 21 at George’s Liquor 7032 W. 183rd, Tinley Park.