Category: Policing

Red Light Camera Citations Up 70 Percent In Maywood

Sunday, February 4, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Red light camera citations in Maywood increased around 70 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to data released by the Maywood Police Department last month.

Last year, police issued more citations than at any point since at least 2013, data shows, even though the village decreased the number of cameras from nine to five two years ago.

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Broadview Honors Hero Who Saved Woman’s Life, Swears In Police Lt., Sgt.

Monday, January 22, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Chris Psenicka, a Broadview Fire Explorer, was honored for saving a woman’s life during a Jan. 16 board meeting. | Photo submitted 

Chris Psenicka was driving home from school two months ago one when he saw a woman lying helpless on the sidewalk.

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DCFS Investigating Broadview Toddler’s Christmas Eve Death

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

According to multiple media reports, officials with the Department of Children and Family Services are investigating claims that a 1-year-old Broadview boy who died on Christmas Eve was neglected.

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Sun-Times: ‘Melrose Park Brass Faced With Disciplining Relatives’

Saturday, December 30, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Sam J. Pitassi, a Melrose Park police investigator and the son of Melrose Park Police Director Sam C. Pitassi.| Melrose Park Police Department

The Chicago Sun-Times reported on Dec. 23 that Melrose Park Police Director Sam C. Pitassi and Deputy Police Chief Michael Castellan are faced with disciplining people in the police department who are related to them.

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Maywood Swears In First Female Cop In Roughly Eight Years, Says Chief

Thursday, December 26, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

During a Dec. 19 regular board meeting, members of the village’s Board of Police and Fire Commission swore in Officer Lizet Ochoa, who Maywood Police Chief Valdimir Talley said is the first female officer hired in the department “in approximately eight years.”

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Citing 2017 Murders, Maywood Chief Speaks Out Against Concealed Carry Bill

Sunday, December 24, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

So far this year, there have been 10 murders in Maywood, five more than took place in 2016, according to Maywood Police Chief Valdimir Talley.

The chief said that he believes pending federal gun legislation designed to make it easier to carry concealed firearms across state lines would only exacerbate the village’s violent crime problem.

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Two Shot, One Fatally, Inside Maywood Grocery Store On Dec. 19

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || UPDATED: 12/20/17

Featured image: Maywood grocery, on the 1100 block of Madison St., in Maywood, where two people were found shot on Tuesday afternoon. | Google Earth 

One man is dead and a woman is in the hospital after a shooting inside of a Maywood grocery store during the early afternoon of Dec. 19, according to Maywood police.

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