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10 | February 16, 2017 | The orland park prairie news From feb. 8 Orland man charged with public indecency for alleged rec center incident Bill Jones, Editor An Orland Park man was charged with a misdemeanor after an alleged act of public indecency Feb. 6 at an Orland Park recreation facility. Miguel I. Ochoa, 31, of 15316 Treetop Drive in Orland Park, was charged with one count of public indecency, a Class A misdemeanor, after he touched himself under his clothing while at the Franklin Loebe Recreation The Best Way to Start Your Year Your Business Here. ® IS TO ADVERTISE Contact Dana Anderson Ext. 17 708.326.9170 Voting Open February 2-28 Vote: Center, 14650 Ravinia Ave., according to a press release issued Feb. 8 by the Orland Park Police Department. Ochoa “This is the first time that the subject has been arrested by OPPD for public indecency,” Cmdr. Tony Farrell wrote Feb. 8 in an email to The Oralnd Park Prairie. “We have had several arrest contacts with the subject in the past. ... We have had no information prior to his arrest that would give us a reason to believe that he would commit this act.” Orland Park police were dispatched around 8:56 p.m. Feb. 6 to the recreation center, in relation to a “suspicious male subject” in the building, according to the press release. When police arrived, they reportedly learned that an attendant observed Ochoa near the gym area, with his shirt stretched down. Ochoa allegedly was touching himself under his clothing, with no exposure. Police said a youth volleyball team was practicing in the gym at the time. The attendant quickly ordered Ochoa to stop and leave the building, according to the press release. “There is no indication that the youths observed his actions,” Farrell said. “As a matter of fact, the practice is considered a closed practice. So, when the a coach observed the subject in the area, the coach closed off a partition so that the subject could not watch the practice. “The coaching staff and From feb. 9 Village of Orland Park recreation staff should be credited with recognizing that there was an issue and taking quick action to stop his action and notification to police that lead to the arrest.” Police reportedly stopped and identified Ochoa in the area and arrested him. The Village of Orland Park has since banned Ochoa from entering all Villageowned facilities, according to the press release. Ochoa posted the required bond and was released, pending a court appearance scheduled for 10:30 a.m. March 28 in Room 207 of the Cook County Courthouse for the Fifth Municipal District in Bridgeview. For more on this and other Breaking News, visit OPPrai Orland police reportedly bust Tinley man for felonious amount of drugs We want to know your favorite local businesses! Tell us your favorites in categories such as: Beauty ★ Health ★ Dining ★ Education ★ Fitness & Recreation Pets Services ★ Shopping ★ Vehicles Honor your favorite local businesses by voting for them in the Southwest Choice Awards presented by 22nd Century Media. Look for the ballot in the center of this newspaper or vote online at starting Feb. 2. Complete at least 50 categories and be eligible for 22nd Century Media’s Southwest Choice Awards prize—one three-night trip for two (2) adults to Riu Caribe in Cancun, Mexico, courtesy of Apple Vacations. THE FRANKFORT STATION THE LOCKPORT LEGEND THE NEW LENOX PATRIOT THE HOMER HORIZON THE ORLAND PARK PRAIRIE THE TINLEY JUNCTION THE MOKENA MESSENGER Bill Jones, Editor Orland Park police reportedly relieved a 30-year-old Tinley Park man of a felonious amount of controlled substances Bruyn and cannabis after executing a search a warrant at his residence. Clayton K. Bruyn, of 7851 Bristol Park Drive, was charged with possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, a Class 3 felony; possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; according to a press release issued Thursday, Feb. 9, by the Orland Park Police Department. Orland Park police reportedly received information regarding possible unlawful drug sales at the townhome. They conducted an investigation lasting several weeks, concluding on Feb. 9, when investigators executed a search warrant, according to the press release. The search of the residence resulted in the recovery of a “felony amount” of cannabis, a drug commonly known as ecstasy or MDMA, “several items” of drug paraphernalia, and cash proceeds, police said. Cmdr. Tony Farrell said he could not provide official weights for the drugs until the official lab work came back on them, but he estimated the cannabis was likely around a half-pound. “We recovered scales and packaging materials commonly used for the sale and distribution of illegal drugs,” Farrell wrote of the paraphernalia Friday, Feb. 10, in an email to The Oralnd Park Prairie. “Also Please see Bruyn, 11 news the orland park prairie | February 16, 2017 | 11 Orland man charged with wife’s murder Bill Jones, Editor A 60-yearold Orland Park man reportedly has been charged with the murder of his wife, one day Homolka after she was found dead inside the family home’s garage. Raymond Homolka, 60, of 14000 Sheri Lane, was charged Saturday, Feb. 11, with first-degree murder, according to a press release issued the same day by the Orland Park Police Department. Mary Homolka, 60, reportedly was found dead From feb 11 Friday, Feb. 10, inside the garage of the residence, after Orland Park police were called there for a well-being check. Her death was ruled a homicide Feb. 11 by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, with a single gunshot wound to the head listed as the cause of death, police said. Orland Park police reportedly had been investigating her death since Feb. 10 with the help of the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force. The husband was in custody early the afternoon of Feb. 11, according to a prior press release from OPPD. The murder charge was approved at 4:50 p.m. by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, police said. Raymond Homolka appeared Feb. 12 before Associate Judge Peggy Chiampas, who ordered him to be held without bond. Orland Park Police Cmdr. Tony Farrell declined to comment further on the case. “In order to protect the integrity of the pending prosecution of this case, I will not be answering specific questions regarding our evidence,” he wrote Feb. 11 in an email to The Orland Park Prairie. For more on this and other Breaking News, visit OPPrai Orland Park Police Department’s Coffee with a Cop to return Feb. 20 Submitted by Village of Orland Park The Orland Park Police Department is to host its next Coffee with a Cop event from 8:30-10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at Mariano’s, 9504 142nd Street. The community is invited to attend a morning of coffee and conversation to get to know members of the OPPD in an informal and friendly setting. It is designed as an opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns and learn more about the department’s efforts, as well as a chance to get to know police officers. Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by the United States Department of Justice and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. For more information, contact the Village’s Public Information Office at (708) 403-6150. Bruyn From Page 10 recovered were several bongs and smoking pipes.” Bruyn is being detained in Orland Park until he attends a bond hearing slated for Friday, Feb. 10, at the Cook County Courthouse for the Fifth Municipal District in Bridgeview. “We believe that this arrest will have an impact on the illegal distribution of drugs in the Orland Park area,” Farrell said. “Our investigations team will continue to pursue these midlevel distributors to keep our community safe.” Compiled by Editor Bill Jones, Calling all DOES YOUR BUSINESS PAMPER PETS? PET BOUTIQUES WALKERS GROOMERS • BOARDERS & MORE! Contact the Classified Department 708-326-9170