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10 | February 15, 2018 | The orland park prairie Community Announcements Travis Linda Marie Latronica Chenore Orland Park resident Our little amigo! Travis is a Yorker rescue right here in Orland Park. Loves walks, treats and naps. Birthday times two Identical twin girls, Anya and Rosalie, born Nov. 4. Proud Papa and Grandmama. Parents Michael Cioe and Dana Cioe To be wed Photos submitted Mr. and Mrs. Robert Alfano, of Orland Park, are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Peter, to Felicia Roumeliotis, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Peter Roumeliotis, of Shorewood. Peter is a graduate of Sandburg High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Elmhurst College. He completed his master’s in applied behavior analysis and is currently employed as a behavior analyst with Illinois Crisis Prevention Network. Felicia is a graduate of Joliet Catholic Academy and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Elmhurst College. She is currently employed with Boka Restaurant Group on their sales and marketing team as a graphic designer and food photographer. The couple plan to exchange their wedding vows in the fall of 2019. And many more Our little sweetheart Charlotte is turning 1. We love you! Mommy, Daddy, Haden and Callan Teen time Happy 13th birthday, Brody. Wishing our smart, funny, generous, kind teenager the happiest of birthdays. We love you so much! Love, Mom, Dad, Brayden and Brooke Make a FREE announcement in The Orland Park Prairie. We will publish birth, birthday, military, engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements free of charge. Announcements are due the Thursday before publication. To make an announcement, email Do you want to see your pet pictured as Orland Park’s Pet of the Week? Send your pet’s photo and a few sentences explaining why your pet is outstanding to Editor Bill Jones at Photo OP with our... In-Store Dog Bakery, Dog Wash & Premium Pet food & treats! BUY 2 BAKERYCOOKIES GET 1FREE *Limited time only *While supplies last *Some restrictions apply *Must present coupon 11323 W. 143RD STREET $ 2 off $ 20 PURCHASE *Limited time only *While supplies last *Some restrictions apply *Must present coupon 11323 W. 143RD STREET $ 5 off $ 50 PURCHASE *Limited time only *While supplies last *Some restrictions apply *Must present coupon 11323 W. 143RD STREET 11323 W. 143RD STREET •ORLAND PARK, IL 60467 •(708)403-1510 This week’s Photo Op came from Lynn Weiss, of Orland Park, who captured an image while in Scotland with her husband. Have you captured something unique, interesting, beautiful or just plain fun on camera? Submit a photo for “Photo Op” by emailing it to, or mailing it to 11516 W. 183rd St., Office Condo 3 Unit SW, Orland Park, IL, 60467. News the orland park prairie | February 15, 2018 | 11 Police Reports Two allegedly tried to flee mall in van loaded with stolen merch Daniel C. Jevyak, 51, of 7539 Oakdale Ave. in Hammond, Indiana, was charged Jan. 17 with felony retail theft, while a companion named Nichole M. Sincan, 35, of 6792 Rio Grande Ave. in Portage, Illinois, was charged with theft-possession of stolen property and arrested on a warrant for theft in Lake County, Indiana, after an alleged incident involving a department store at Orland Square. Police spotted a 2003 Dodge Caravan running near the doors, with Sincan in the passenger’s seat and the registration of the vehicle tied to an owner with an “extensive” criminal history in retail theft and forgery, according to the report. Sincan reportedly moved into the driver’s seat and moved the vehicle to the curb in front of the department store’s exit doors. Jevyak exited the store, got into the passenger’s seat of the vehicle with nothing in his hands and the vehicle moved to a handicapped parking space, backed out and then moved to the curb again, police said. Jevyak reportedly exited the vehicle and went back into the store, exited again less than a minute later and walked to the passenger’s-side door, walked back to the store and then came right back out with a cart full of merchandise. He allegedly opened the sliding van door, threw the merchandise into the vehicle without bags and got into the vehicle. The van fled the scene, making a right turn into the center lane of Orland Square Drive and then a left onto 149th Street from the center lane of Orland Square Drive, before it was stopped on LaGrange Road, police said. Inside the vehicle, police reportedly found 33 stolen items valued at $1,219.92 in the passenger rear compartment. Jevyak was on parole for retail theft in Illinois, and had 12 convictions for larceny and two for burglary, police said. Jan. 18 • Willie F. Howard, 58, of 527 W. 38th St. in Chicago, was charged with felony retail theft after he allegedly tried to take four pairs of headphones valued at a total of $999.80 from a store at Orland Square. He reportedly concealed them under his jacket and left the store without paying for them. He left four boxes on the floor, near the escalator, just before he was stopped, according to the report. He had prior convictions, leading to the felony charge, police said. • Luke K. Weimar, 28, of 18075 Live Oak Court in Tinley Park, was charged with DUI-alcohol, DUI- BAC .08 or more, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident/too fast for conditions and improper turn at intersection after he allegedly struck a traffic pole on the southwest corner of 94th Avenue and Sunrise Lane while driving Ford Taurus. He was swaying outside of the vehicle and had slurred speech, police said. He reportedly refused field sobriety tests. A breath test was conducted, according to the report, but the results were redacted. The airbags on the vehicle were deployed with the impact, according to the report. Jan. 13 • Luz E. Palomar, 50, of 4336 S. Sawyer Ave. in Chicago, was charged with retail theft after she allegedly tried to take 13 items valued at a total of $538 from a department store at Orland Square. She reportedly concealed the items in a bag, returned the hangers to a rack, bought sandals and tried to leave the store without paying for the rest of the items. Jan. 12 • Alicia M. Lesure, 22, of 5317 S. Morgan St. in Chicago, was charged with felony retail theft after she allegedly tried to take 29 clothing items valued at a total of $1,540.55 from a store at Orland Square. She reportedly concealed items in bags in a dressing room and tried to leave, setting off security sensors on her way out of the store. The items were found inside of a 2013 Ford Escape she entered, police said. Lekail F. Mosley, 21, of 543 63rd St. in Chicago, was charged with obstructing identification after she allegedly gave police a false name and date of birth. She was with Lesure at the time of the theft, police said. • Robert A. Kawczynski, 46, of 256 Babwhite Lane in Bloomingdale, and Robert A. Maynard, 50, of 12213 Rexford Ave. in Alsip, each were charged with retail theft after an alleged incident at a store on Orland Park Place. They selected a cookware set together, valued at $249.99, and Kawczynski purchased it and exited, police said. Maynard allegedly grabbed another and left without paying for it. Both put the cookware sets inside of a 2006 Chevrolet van and went back into the store. Kawczynski then grabbed another cookware set and returned it with the receipt from his prior purchase, police said. Jan. 11 • Conas J. Smiley, 49, of 22627 Lorraine Court in Richton Park, was charged with retail theft after he allegedly tried to take a drill set and paint sprayer valued at a total of $628 from a home improvement store in the 7300 block of 159th Street. He reportedly ran with a box in each hand out the door, put the boxes in a 1995 Nissan Maxima and got in the driver’s seat before he stopped for a police officer’s commands. Editor’s note: The Orland Park Prairie’s police reports come from the Orland Park Police Department. Anyone listed in these reports is considered to be innocent of all charges until proven guilty in a court of law. Communities coming together to support a family Submitted by Chris’ ALStars It was a Tuesday in early April 2015. Mike Finnegan, along with his siblings, was planning the funeral for his mother, Peg. But he and his wife Chris could not miss their appointment at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Chris had been experiencing cramping and spasms in her legs that were waking her up in the middle of the night. The diagnosis was devastating: ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. To boost Chris’s morale, Mike started inviting family and friends over once a month. He wanted to make sure Chris was able to continue enjoying life, no matter what challenges the disease might bring. It was at one of these gettogethers that Chris’s sister Diane Posen and Mike’s sister Maureen Moran began to talk. Help would be needed. Medical bills would be expensive. Care would be an absolute necessity in the future. Insurance and Medicare would never cover it all. Benefits are not only a big commitment but also a huge financial undertaking. But the results could mean the world of difference to Chris’s future. They had to try. Chicago Gaelic Park members Willie Joe Casey and Dermot Murphy heard about the benefit. Having both known Mike’s mother, Peg, and father, the late Michael Finnegan, they got in touch and offered their help and support. More offers of support and assistance arrived. Soon, a If you go … Name: The Chris Posen Finnegan Benefit When: 3-9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 Where: Chicago Gaelic Park, 6119 147th St. in Oak Forest More Information: committee was formed. Led by Chris’ uncle Mike Lyng and Tommy Dolan and nicknamed Chris’ ALStars, the committee was formed of people from across the City of Chicago and surrounding suburbs. They came together and made a plan. Now there was more than just a committee. There was an entire community of activists supporting Mike and Chris and their family. Soon, fundraisers began to take place: Sunday afternoon bingo at the American Legion; golf outing at Silver Lake Country Club; Night at the Races at the Chieftain Irish Pub — all leading up to the main event. The Chris Posen Finnegan Benefit is to take place Sunday, Feb. 25, at Chicago Gaelic Park. visit us online at