Tag: Lt. Dennis Diaz

Maywood Police Lobby Now a ‘Meetup Spot’ for Getting Items Bought Online

Friday, October 6, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The lobby of the Maywood Police Station, 125 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood. | Courtesy Maywood Police Department

As part of a comprehensive effort to deter criminal activity that originates online, the Maywood Police Department recently announced that it will allow residents to use the lobby of the station at 125 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood in order to meet with people from whom they’ve purchased goods online through various means, such as mobile classified apps like LetGo and OfferUp.

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One Arrested During Another Morning Raid in Maywood on Sept. 19

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

A Maywood man was arrested during a raid carried out by a Maywood Police drug tactical unit and members of Cook County’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area task force early on Sept. 19.

Law enforcement authorities arrested Jamal Howlett, 32, at his home on the 1600 block of South 8th Ave. in Maywood on early Tuesday morning, said Maywood Lt. Dennis Diaz.

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Two Men Arrested During Raid in Maywood on Sept. 16

Monday, September 18, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Two men were arrested in a raid that happened Saturday, Sept. 16 in Maywood, according to Maywood police.

After obtaining a search warrant, members of Maywood’s tactical unit conducted a raid at 619 S. 4th Ave., where 29-year-old Cordell Brown lives.

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Maywood Man Dies in Motorcycle Accident on Sept. 2

Sunday, September 3, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Screen Shot 2017-09-03 at 4.21.56 PM.pngA Maywood man has died after a tragic motorcycle accident that happened on Saturday evening, according to authorities.

Demetrius D. Talley, 32, of Maywood (pictured), was traveling south bound at 17th Ave. and Maywood Drive in Maywood on Sept. 2, when he struck the side of a vehicle, according to Maywood Police Lt. Dennis Diaz.

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Oak Brook Man Shot to Death in Maywood on Sunday, Jan. 8

Police LightsWednesday, January 11, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews

An Oakbrook Terrace man who had been sitting inside of a parked car on Sunday afternoon was shot to death, Maywood police said in a Jan. 10 Chicago Tribune report.

Rommell Harris, 20, was sitting in a car on the 400 block of 14th Ave. when another car drove up and fired multiple shots, Maywood police Lt. Dennis Diaz told the Tribune.

“Diaz said Harris, who was a passenger in the front seat, and his friends were parked outside the home of another friend,” the Tribune reports. “He said two other people sitting in the vehicle with Harris were not injured.”

Harris was rushed to Loyola University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 4:51 p.m. The Cook County medical examiner’s office ruled the death a homicide, the Tribune reports.

So far, police don’t have a motive for the shooting. They’re asking anyone with information about the case to call (708) 450-4470.

To read the full Tribune report, click here.  VFP

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Briefly: Man Who Shot Himself Outside of Beggar’s Pizza Won’t Face Charges, Maywood Detective Says | Meet Maywood’s New HR Coordinator | More

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Beggar’s Pizza, 621 W. Roosevelt Rd. | Google Earth

Friday, December 2, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

A man who shot himself outside of Beggar’s Pizza, 621 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Maywood, won’t face charges, according to Maywood Det. Dennis Diaz. The incident happened Monday evening, police said.

The man, who’s identity hasn’t been confirmed yet, is a concealed weapon carrier who had just ordered food from Beggar’s.

“He was in his own car in the parking lot and was reaching for his keys when the gun discarded in his pocket,” Diaz said.

The man, he said, suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to nearby Loyola University Medical Center. His condition isn’t known, but police say the gunshot wound wasn’t fatal.

“It happened while officers were in a MAPS [Maywood Alternative Policing Strategies] meeting,” said Maywood Police Chief Valdimir Talley. “We were giving a presentation when the guy was shot. My staff had to run out and see what happened.”

Talley said the unfortunate accident illustrates why he isn’t a supporter of some concealed carry language.

“You’re supposed to keep your gun in a holster and a lot of people don’t,” Talley said.

Maywood HR coordinator installed 

Banks.jpgIn January, we reported that the village had terminated HR Coordinator Wilhelmina Dunbar that month.

Since then, the village has installed Dunbar’s replacement, LaSondra Banks, whose LinkedIn profile notes that she’s been in the position since July.

Banks, who holds a master’s degree in human resources management, is also an adjunct professor in that area at Triton College, her profile indicates.

Before being brought on as HR coordinator with the village, Banks was program director for the Maywood Park District, where she’d been since September 2013. She also served a stint as a program manager for the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative (NRI) for Maywood from March 2011 to December 2012.

Chicago Tribune wants state to investigate D88

The Chicago Tribune Editorial Board wants the Illinois State Board of Education to investigate Bellwood District 88 in light of a Tribune report that indicates the district went into a no-bid contract with a local cab company to transport homeless and special education students to and from school.

“People Cab Co. has been paid $605,000 since 2011 to shuttle homeless and special education students to and from school,” the Editorial Board notes.

“That’s far more than what neighboring school districts pay. In 2015, the combined taxi cost for Maywood-Melrose Park-Broadview School District 89 and Berkeley School District 87 was $47,000. Bellwood’s tab that year: $192,000. And get this: The Maywood and Berkeley districts had more homeless students that year — a combined 88 students compared with Bellwood’s 42 students. Bellwood also had a smaller share of special needs students than Maywood or Berkeley.” […]

“The Illinois State Board of Education has yet to look into Bellwood. We’ve asked why not.”

Read the ISBE’s response in the full Tribune editorial here. VFP

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