Witnesses identify suspect from Frankfort and Palos Heights store robberies in police lineup at Oak Lawn police station where suspect was nabbed Wednesday after standoff, cops say.
A man suspected in several Southland Radio Shack armed robberies and who allegedly held Oak Lawn police at a bay with a gun was charged on Thursday with one count of a felon in possession of a firearm. Reginald Taylor, 47, of Chicago, is accused of barricading himself in residential stairwell armed with a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun and threatening police. Oak Lawn police said that Taylor hid there after fleeing officers when an employee of the Radio Shack store in at 4819 W. 95th St. called to report a suspicious person. Taylor was placed in a lineup at the Oak Lawn police station where employees from other Radio Shack stores in Frankfort and Palos Heights were brought to see if he was the man who robbed their stores on Nov. 1 and …
Judge takes Richard Petrick's military record into account in his decision. The victim, Michelle Fischer, says she's breathing easier after Wednesday's hearing.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Vince
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
UPDATED (2:57 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17) An Indiana man responsible for a 2010 armed standoff in Frankfort Square was sentenced to 17 years in prison Wednesday morning. Richard Petrick, 49, of Merrillville, Ind., pleaded guilty in April to felony aggravated stalking, home invasion and aggravated assault charges after he forced his way into the house of his ex-girlfriend, Michelle Fischer, last year. During the standoff with Will County Sheriff's deputies, Petrick was shot in the right eye. He wore a black eyepatch in the courtroom Wednesday. Judge Daniel Rozak said he took Petrick's minimal criminal record and military service into account when imposing punishment. Petrick had served in two branches of the military and was a combat veteran…