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Tinley Park Police said a man in his 60s was left to seek further help the early morning of Monday, June 10, after he barricaded himself with a crossbow for several hours overnight inside of a family home in the 6500 block of 163rd Place.
Bill Jones
At around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, Metra’s Rock Island Twitter account sent a message reading that the Joliet train scheduled to depart at 8:30 p.m. was delayed because of “a freight striking a pedestrian near Hickory Creek.”
Cody Mroczka
Abby Ohl, 25, of Tinley Park, taught 6th grade special education at Grissom Middle School for three years. During her time she “had developed wonderful relationships with our students and staff in her role as teacher and student council sponsor,” the school said.
Cody Mroczka

A longtime Andrew High School art teacher died July 6 after 22 years teaching at the high school. 

Tor Dettwiler, 48, was found by Oak Forest police in his home July 6, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

“We were made aware of his passing [Thursday, July 9] of last week,” said Andrew principal Robert Nolting.

Elissa Chudwin
Benjamin Del Valle, 45, of Orland Park, has been charged with driving under the influence - drugs, reckless driving, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and no insurance stemming from a vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 8:00 p.m. on March 6 near 172nd Street and Oak Park Avenue.
Cody Mroczka

Five years ago, Maria Zientara started making vintage candy apples. Then, Maria, along with the help of her husband, Randy, began to sell what became their signature caramel-coated treats at area farmers markets.

On Feb. 1, the Tinley Park couple welcomed family and friends to their new shop, Short and Sweet Tasty Treats, located at 9975 W. Lincoln Highway in Frankfort.

F. Amanda Tugade
A man reportedly robbed the Bank of America,16301 S. Harlem Ave. in Tinley Park, on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at approximately 10:10 a.m., according to a post on the official Facebook page for the Village of Tinley Park Public Safety.
Cody Mroczka
Michael Frey, 26, of Riverside Drive in Tinley Park, was charged with retail theft March 4 at Menards located at 6851 159th St. in Tinley Park after the assistant manager and store manager told police they had been watching surveillance video and saw Frey take a 16 channel 8 camera Swann surveillance video system worth $379.99 from the shelf and six Tru-Bolt door knobs worth $26.91 and put them in a kitchen cabinet, which concealed the merchandise and proceeded to purchase the kitchen cabinet, according to the Tinley Park Police Department.
Cody Mroczka
The Department of Homeland Security executed a search warrant early this morning, Friday, May 31, in the area of 179th Street and Oak Park Avenue, according to a post made on the Village of Tinley Park Public Safety Facebook page.
Cody Mroczka
Tinley Park police officer Bob Shervino has always had two passions: police work and teaching. He’s combined the interests to great effect as a long-time DARE program instructor. So much so, that in June, he was selected among more than 100 candidates as the Illinois DARE Officer of the Year.
Cody Mroczka