Tag: Maywood Police Department

Area Police To Hit The Streets June 9 For Special Olympics Torch Run

Thursday, June 7, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Law enforcement officials, along with Special Olympics athletes, participate in a torch runs across the country each year. This one is in Virginia. | Virginia Special Olympics 

Commuters taking Roosevelt Road on Saturday afternoon may want to prepare for the possibility of a slight holdup. The employees of local police departments, and their relatives, will hit the street on Saturday for the annual Special Olympics Torch Run.

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Maywood Swears-In New Police Officer, A Proviso East Alum, And Promotes 2

Thursday, June 7, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Officer Chris Fuqua with Maywood Board of Trustee and Board of Fire and Police Commission members on June 5. | Courtesy Mike Rogers 

During a regular meeting on June 5, members of the Maywood Board of Fire and Police Commission conducted a ceremonial swearing-in for the police department’s newest officer and he’s homegrown.

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Cook County Sheriff Creates Carjacking Database, Maywood Joins Effort

Thursday, June 7, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

In an effort to address the recent uptick in carjackings across the city and suburbs, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office has created a database that it hopes will help law enforcement agencies investigate and solve the crimes.

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Maywood Man Arrested After Threatening Elementary School

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Willie Little, who was arrested on May 14 for assaulting a principal and threatening a Maywood school. | Maywood Police Department 

A Maywood man was arrested on May 14 after he confronted a principal and threatened those in attendance at a local grade school, according to Maywood police.

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Madison St. Partially Shut Down After Police Pursuit Ends In Multi-Car Crash

Friday, May 4, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 10:53 p.m.

Featured image: Madison St. shut down after a multi-car collision that resulted from a police pursuit on May 4. | Shanel Romain 

Law enforcement officials are still piecing together the circumstances of a multiple-vehicle crash that happened not long after 8 p.m. in Maywood, according to several eyewitnesses and emergency dispatch records.

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Village People: Pirsia Allen, Retiring From The Force But Keeping The Faith

Friday, April 27, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Retiring Maywood Community Resource Officer Pirsia Allen reads to Garfield Elementary students during Black History Month. | Courtesy District 89 

Rev. Pirsia Allen, a veteran Maywood police officer of roughly two decades, will retire on May 10. Most recently, Allen was the department’s community resource officer. Although he’ll be off of the force, the 60-year-old minister said he will still be a presence in the community.

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