Category: Policing

Maywood Seeking Entry Level Police Officers, Starting Salary: $42,140

Thursday, August 3, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews || Photo: Getty Images

The village of Maywood is taking applications for entry level police officer, according to a notification placed on the village’s website. The deadline for returning completed applications is 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23 (this is not a postmarked date).

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Bellwood Woman Alleging Police Abuse Sues Maywood, Could Settle for $68K

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Thursday, July 27, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

During a July 18 regular meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees considered voting to approve a $67,500 settlement agreement stemming from a lawsuit filed by a woman who alleges that she was abused by Maywood police during a 2014 traffic stop.

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Former Melrose Park Cop Caught Stealing Drugs Gets 11 Years


Thursday, July 27, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews

Greg Salvi, 44, the former Melrose Park police detective who pleaded guilty in April to multiple felony counts associated with selling stolen drugs was sentenced on July 26 to 11 years in prison, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Salvi pleaded guilty earlier this year to “one count each of possession of drugs with intent to deliver and using a gun in a drug trafficking crime,” according to a April 25 Chicago Tribune report.

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Man Who Led Police on High Speed Chase June 17 Faces Multiple Charges

Police LightsFriday, July 21, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

A man who led police on a high speed chase on July 17 is now facing four charges. On early Monday morning, at around 4:10 a.m., Maywood patrol officers spotted a red Chevrolet Impala with an Illinois license that had reportedly been stolen from Chicago during an aggravated vehicular hijacking.

When police officers “attempted to position their patrol units to curb the offending vehicle, the driver accelerated at a high rate of speed and refused to stop for enforcement attempts,” according to a statement released by  Maywood police on July 17.

The driver, later identified as Keshoun Crofton, led police on a high speed chase through surrounding suburbs before abandoning his vehicle at Grand Ave. and Oak St. in River Grove. He was apprehended by officers after a short foot chase

Crofton reportedly “displayed and fired a handgun in the direction of pursuing Maywood police vehicles,” according to a July 21 police statement. Police apprehended Crofton at Grand Avenue and Oak Street in River Grove.

After an investigation of the incident by Maywood police, Crofton was charged with aggravated possession of a stolen vehicle, aggravated discharge of a firearm, reckless discharge of a firearm, and aggravated fleeing and eluding.

Crofton was transported to the Circuit Court of County 4th Municipal District in Maywood, where his bond was set at $90,000. He’s due to appear in court on July 26, police say. VFP

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Sun-Times: Ex-Melrose Park Cop Caught Selling Drugs Bragged About His Crimes

Greg SalviFriday, July 14, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews

According to a July 13 Chicago Tribune article, Gregory Salvi, a former Melrose Park police officer who admitted to selling drugs that were stolen from his department’s evidence room, could serve more than 10 years in prison.

“But with his sentencing hearing approaching later this month, the feds say they also caught Salvi bragging about stealing power tools from the department, and about helping a drug trafficker’s associate walk away from a drug deal without paying,” the Sun-Times reports.

“Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Otlewski made the allegations in a memo this week that asks U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve to put Salvi away for 14 years.”

The Sun-Times reports that Otlewski said that “Salvi bragged about selling drugs stolen from the police department before. And he alleged Salvi told a federal informant he conducted a fake arrest to help the associate of a marijuana trafficker get out of a drug deal without paying.”

Read the full report here. VFP

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Maywood Police Warn Public of Attempted Child Luring That Happened on July 2

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Burton Park, at the corner of 15th Ave. and Washington Blvd., where a 9-year-old girl was almost abducted, according to reports. | Google Earth

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

The Maywood Police Department is requesting information on a recent case of attempted child luring.

According to a police statement released today, on July 2, at around 1:43 p.m., a man pulled up in a black four-door sedan whose make and model is currently unknown, and parked next to Burton Park, located at the corner of 15th Ave. and Washington Blvd.

The man — described as a black male, between 40 and 50 years old, of medium complexion, no facial hair, his head of hair cut low with graying around the temples —
“pointed at a 9 year old female and then pointed at the bag of candy,” according to police.

“It was reported the juvenile then started walking away from the vehicle and the [black male] driver backed down the street and fled the area,” the report notes.

Maywood police are currently investigating this incident. They’re urging anyone with any information to contact the agency “in reference to this event or similar suspicious activity.

“Any agency having or needing further information is asked to contact Det. Zimmerman or Lt. Diaz at (708) 450- 4471, or” VFP

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Melrose Park Man Charged With Reckless Homicide, DUI in Connection to 2016 Crash in Maywood That Killed One

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Cory Steffen was charged with reckless homicide and aggravated DUI in connection to a vehicle accident last year in Maywood that resulted in the death of Giselle Marchan. | Cook County Sheriff’s office. 

Monday, July 3, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

The Maywood police announced today that they’ve secured felony charges against a 30-year-old Melrose Park man who crashed his vehicle in Maywood last year, killing a woman.

Cory Steffen was charged with reckless homicide and aggravated DUI after what police say was a yearlong investigation into the crash by the Maywood Police Department Investigative Unit.

On Aug. 31, 2016, Steffen crashed his vehicle at the corner of 9th Ave. and Madison St. Giselle Marchan, a passenger, was ejected from Steffen’s vehicle. She was transported to Loyola University Medical Center, where she later died of her injuries.

On June 1, Maywood police transported Steffen to the Circuit Court of Cook County 4th Municipal District, where a preliminary hearing date is scheduled for July 5. His bond was set at $300,000. VFP

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