Midlothian Police Department

  • Agency: Midlothian Police Department
  • Address: 14801 S. Pulaski Rd, Midlothian, 60445 IL
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)
Phone: (708) 385-2534
Fax: (708) 389-0436

Midlothian Police Department is located at 14801 S. Pulaski Rd, Midlothian, 60445 IL. The Midlothian Police Department phone number is (708) 385-2534.

Midlothian Police Department News

Our heart goes out to Commander Paul Bauer, his family & the Chicago Police Department. End of Watch, February 13th, 2018. Rest in peace sir.

The Midlothian Police Department would like to introduce the 2017 Officer of the Year, Kenneth Hopman. Officer Hopman was exceptional in the areas of Professionalism, Attendance, Proactivity and Community Policing. Officer Hopman has won this award two years in a row. Congratulations to Officer Hopman and keep up the great work. Respectfully, Chief Delaney

The Midlothian Police Department was one of several agencies to be recognized at the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run Conference, this past weekend. Between our "Cop on Top" & "Five O at the Dirty O" events, the Midlothian Police Department raised $15,464.00 for Special Olympics. For the first time since MPD participated in the Torch Run, we made the back of the 2018 Torch Run T-shirt, which is reserved for agencies that raise over $15,000.00. We also received a plaque for our support. A huge thank you to Sergeant Adam Thibo who coordinates the event every year, secures the donation for MPD & for racing in the "Five O at the Dirty O" event. He represented MPD very well with his 2nd place finish.

Dear residents, if you have a fire hydrant on or near your property please take a few minutes and shovel the snow away from it. This could help the fire department out extremely if they respond to a call and need water. Quick access could save lives and property of our Midlothian residents if a fire starts, instead of searching through snow in attempt to locate a hydrant.

On February 8th, 2018 in the early morning hours, the Midlothian Police Department executed a search warrant at 14944 S. Ridgeway Avenue. During a search of the residence Officers located a quantity of cocaine, cannabis and prescription pills. The occupants of the residence were taken into custody. The first occupant, Zach Kukec (24 year old male of that address) is in custody pending felony charges for manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance. The second occupant, Eric Brooks (30 year old male of that address) is in custody pending felony charges for possession of a controlled substance. I'd like to thank the Midlothian Tactical Officers that worked very hard on this investigation and ensured a successful outcome for a safer Midlothian. Thank you, Chief Delaney

On February 2nd, 2018 at approximately 11:10 am, the Midlothian Police Department was dispatched to South Division Credit Union (14740 S. Cicero Avenue) for a report of an armed robbery that just occurred. Upon arrival Officers learned a male black suspect, with grayish hair & wearing work coveralls, entered the establishment and displayed a handgun. The suspect demanded the teller produce cash and then he fled the area in a red pickup truck. The Midlothian Police Department is working in cooperation with the FBI on this investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Midlothian Police Department. 708-385-2534. Thank you, Chief Delaney

BULLYING AWARENESS Bullying is one of the biggest problems our children face. In fact, studies report 52 percent of students indicate seeing bullying at least once a week. Bullying negatively affects the victims, the kids who witness bullying and the school environment as a whole. Bullying is defined as "A person is bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending him or herself." Types of Bullying- 1. Verbal bullying including derogatory comments and bad names 2. Bullying through social exclusion or isolation 3. Physical bullying such as hitting, kicking, shoving, and spitting 4. Bullying through lies and false rumors 5. Having money or other things taken or damaged by students who bully 6. Being threatened or being forced to do things by students who bully 7. Racial bullying 8. Sexual bullying 9. Cyber bullying (via cell phone or Internet) Bullying is Not Teasing; It might be hard to tell the difference between playful teasing and bullying. Teasing usually involves two or more friends who act together in a way that seems fun to all the people involved. Often they tease each other equally, but it never involves physical or emotional abuse. Why Students Bully; Information about bullying suggests that there are three interrelated reasons why students bully. 1. Students who bully have strong needs for power and (negative) dominance. 2. Students who bully find satisfaction in causing injury and suffering to other students. 3. Students who bully are often rewarded in some way for their behavior with material or psychological rewards. Steps to Take Immediately; • Don’t respond to and don’t forward cyberbullying messages. • Keep evidence of cyberbullying. Record the dates, times, and descriptions of instances when cyberbullying has occurred. Save and print screenshots, emails, and text messages. • Block the person who is cyberbullying. • Notify a parent, teacher and/or Law Enforcement Officers whether you’re the victim of or witness to the bullying.

On January 27th at approximately 3pm, the Midlothian Police Department received a complaint of a threat against Bremen High School. We were advised that a male student posted on his snap chat account "I'm going to shoot up Bremen Monday day, so don't come to school if you value life". The post also contained imoji's of a gun, 100 & faces indicating silence. The juvenile was located, taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct. He has been notified that he is banned from Bremen High School property and he will be arrested for trespassing if he arrives. While the juvenile indicated he was playing a joke, we take these threats very seriously and will continue to prosecute to the fullest extent to ensure the safety of our children and community. The School Resource Officers and Security Officers are aware of this incident and will be on extra alert. Thank you, Chief Delaney

On January 20th, 2018 the Midlothian Police Department responded to 3635 W. 147th St. for a report of a robbery. Upon arrival Officers spoke with a pizza delivery driver who indicated 2 male black subjects approached him and pointed an unknown weapon at him that was equipped with a laser. The suspects took the pizza from him and fled the area on foot. On January 23rd, 2018 the Midlothian Police Department again responded to 3635 W. 147th St. for a report of a robbery. Upon arrival Officers met with another pizza delivery driver (different company from the original incident). The driver indicated 2 male black subjects approached him and pointed an unknown weapon at him that was equipped with a laser. The suspects took the pizza from him and fled the area on foot. On January 26th, 2018 the Midlothian Police Department located one of the juvenile offenders and took him into custody. The juvenile was charged with 2 counts of Aggravated Robbery and was transported to the juvenile detention center in Chicago, Illinois. The second offender has been identified but is yet to be located. I'd like to thank our Officers and Detectives who have worked extremely hard to identify and locate the individuals responsible and make our community a safer place. Respectfully, Chief Delaney

The Midlothian Police Dept. Is looking for assistance with solving the Armed Robbery that occurred at the Dollar General store at 144th & Cicero on Monday evening at 8:45pm. Three male black offenders robbed the store at gunpoint and fled east through the residential yards to the 14400 block of Keating ave. Where they parked their get away vehicle. If any residents have video surveillance or information to help the PD with identifying the offenders please contact MPD. The offenders also struck in other suburban towns. The below pictures are the subjects we are looking to identify along with several other departments.

The next Midlothian Crime Free Multi Housing meeting will be held on January 27th, @10am in the Midlothian Council Chambers. The upcoming schedule is posted on the Village of Midlothian website.

*****Update owner located***Found dog 147th & Kostner with brown collar. Being held at MPD ****

*****Found dog 143rd & Keystone**** No chip. Share with your Crestwood friends please********

******Found dog*******145th Kedvale ******* Being held at MPD***** no chip found

*****Today MPD discovered that a 3rd party contractor for Amazon delivery was in the area of 150th- 152nd & Central Park marking that packages were delivered when they were not. MPD was alerted by a concerned resident. MPD currently has several packages that they are trying to deliver to the proper owner within the Village. If anyone has any questions or concerns contact MPD regarding a package delivery today by Amazon.******

As temperatures drop this winter, the American Red Cross offers ten steps people can take to stay safe during the cold weather. 1. Layer up! Wear layers of lightweight clothing to stay warm. Gloves and a hat will help prevent losing your body heat. 2. Don’t forget your furry friends. Bring pets indoors. If they can’t come inside, make sure they have enough shelter to keep them warm and that they can get to unfrozen water. 3. Remember the three feet rule. If you are using a space heater, place it on a level, hard surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away – things such as paper, clothing, bedding, curtains or rugs. 4. Requires supervision – Turn off space heaters and make sure fireplace embers are out before leaving the room or going to bed. 5. Don’t catch fire! If you are using a fireplace, use a glass or metal fire screen large enough to catch sparks and rolling logs. 6. Protect your pipes. Run water, even at a trickle, to help prevent your pipes from freezing. Open the kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals out of the reach of children. Keep the garage doors closed if there are water lines in the garage. 7. Better safe than sorry. Keep the thermostat at the same temperature day and night. Your heating bill may be a little higher, but you could avoid a more costly repair job if your pipes freeze and burst. 8. The kitchen is for cooking. Never use a stove or oven to heat your home. 9. Use generators outside. Never operate a generator inside the home, including in the basement or garage. 10. Knowledge is power. Don’t hook a generator up to the home’s wiring. The safest thing to do is to connect the equipment you want to power directly to the outlets on the generator.

Merry Christmas from your friends at the Police Department.

***UPDATE. Mr. Baltazar was located and is safe back in Midlothian. Thank you.***

*********Press Release********** Click it or Ticket Campaign Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over “Now through New Year’s Day, motorists will notice increased enforcement watching closely for anyone who is driving impaired,” said Sgt Ed Olmos. “It is vital that we keep our travelers safe, not just at the holidays, but every day. That’s why we’ll arrest anyone who chooses to drive impaired by alcohol or drugs. Officers will also be looking for, and ticketing, individuals who aren’t buckled up. It is the law in Illinois to wear your seat belt, no matter where you are seated in the vehicle. In addition to these offenses, the Midlothian Police Department will be implementing a pro-active distracted driving initiative also aimed at reducing traffic accidents and motor vehicle deaths. In Illinois motor vehicle deaths were up 6 percent in 2016 and 18 percent from 2015. About 3,000 deaths annually are blamed on distracted drivers. Sgt Olmos said this number could be misleading and a lot larger being that it’s sometimes difficult to prove a motorist was using their phone before the crash. As a result we can no longer sit back and watch these statistics grow larger. During our Click-It-Ticket campaign, officers will be vigorously issuing unlawful use of cellular phone citations. Our aim is not to generate revenue, but to raise awareness and educate the public about the dangers of unlawful use of electronic devices. That’s why officers will also be issuing violating motorists a citation and a free cellular phone cradle. These cradles attach to the dashboard vents and allow motorists to use their cellular devices hands-free. Sgt Olmos said a special thank you goes out to Bill Kay Ford and Blueberry Hill in Midlothian for their generous donations to purchase these cellular phone cradles. “We are committed to doing whatever it takes to help save lives by keeping impaired drivers off the road,” said Sgt Ed Olmos. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort is made possible by federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation. These overtime patrols are at no cost to Midlothian tax payers.

*****Update This animal was transferred to Animal Welfare in Chicago Ridge. ...***** Found Cat area of 152nd Waverly. Red collar and well cared for.. Will be housed at MPD for a short time....

The Police Department is getting ready for the 4th Annual Midlothian Christmas Toy Drive. You still have until Saturday December 16th to help make a child have a magical Christmas too.

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