Police Blotter: Traffic Stop Leads to Felony Possession Charge
Evergreen Park Police reports, Dec. 30 - Jan. 4.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4
Condoms Stolen from Walmart
Relahn D. Davis, 20, of Chicago, was arrested and charged with retail theft at Walmart, 2500 W. 95th St. Davis took a box of condoms valued at $14.47 from the display at about 9:30 p.m. and put it in his sweatshirt pocket, according to the report.
TUESDAY, JAN. 3
Police Arrest Man for Taking Cell Phone
Devan L. Jones, 23, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft. At 1:54 p.m., store security saw Jones take a cell phone from the electronics display, remove it from its packaging and hold it in his hand as he was walking out of the store, police said. The phone was valued at $124.88.
Traffic Stop Leads to Felony Possession
Police arrested Kestutis P. Tatoris, 61, of Evergreen Park, and charged him with felony possession of a controlled substance. Police reported pulling over Tatoris for a traffic violation and finding he had three plastic baggies containing 1.6 grams of crack cocaine.
At about 11:38 a.m., police stopped Tatoris at 94th Street and Kedzie Avenue for failure to signal and not wearing his seatbelt, according to the report. A check on his license showed that it was suspended, police said. Officers had previous contact with Tatoris and knew that he was a crack-cocaine user, the report said. As police arrested him, they noticed he was chewing something, and he managed to swallow whatever he was chewing. Police said they also found three plastic wraps containing an off-white powdery substance on the ground next to him, which tested positive for cocaine at the station.
Tatoris was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, failure to signal, no safety belt, no insurance and driving on a suspended driver’s license.
MONDAY, JAN. 2
Pills Pilfered from Walmart
Police said a Chicago man took six pharmacy items, valued at $72.46, from Walmart. Police charged Dale S. Samuels, 45, with retail theft after Samuels was seen by store security stuffing two bottles of Aleve, two bottles of Bayer aspirin and two bottles of Centrum Silver in his sleeves and walking out of the store, police said.
Disorderly Conduct at Walmart
Johnny F. White, 23, of Chicago, was charged with disorderly conduct. Police said that at about 9:35 a.m., White disturbed the peace, screamed profanity and attempted to start fighting with store security at Walmart. White entered the store and selected a few items for purchase, then went to the cashier to buy the items and wanted $20 cash back, the report said. The cashier suggested White see the customer service desk for further assistance, police said. White, eventually asked for the manager, who he began arguing with, police said. When security arrived, White was told to leave but resisted, the report said.
FRIDAY, DEC. 30
Retail Theft at Walmart
Police arrested Nijsha R. Shelton, 20, of Chicago, and charged her with retail theft. According to reports, she took 17 items valued at $122.59 from Walmart at about 7:43 p.m. Police said Shelton took various clothing items, jewelry and cosmetics items from displays, then put them in her purse and walked out without paying.
Bad Video Game Exchange
Johnny L. Crawl Jr., 19, of Park Forest, was charged with retail theft. Police said that around 1:45 p.m., Crawl took two video games valued at $89.92 from Walmart. According to reports, store security saw Crawl take the two games to the customer service desk and try to return them in exchange for cash. When Crawl was denied, security saw him exit the store without paying for either of the games, police said. Security brought him back in and he was arrested.
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