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Police Blotter: Pot Possession and A Quick Change Scam

Evergreen Park police reports, Sept. 7- 8.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 7

Bank Scam

Keith Reed, 51, of Chicago, was charged with theft. He obtained $50 from a bank on the 2400 block of 95th Street while performing a "quick change act" on the teller, police said. 

Unwelcome Visitor

Lavon Henderson, 19, of Chicago, was charged with criminal trespassing. He entered Little Company of Mary Hospital after security guards previously denied him entrance. 

Battery

Shelby Gallagher, 20, was charged with battery. She struck a female juvenile in the side and back of the head with a closed fist in the 2800 block of 101st Place, police said. 

Retail Theft

Shonte Nalls, 18, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft. She took a piece of jewelry valued under $5 from Walmart, police said. 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 8

Pot Possession

Kevin Dumais, 31, of Chicago, was charged with possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was stopped for speeding at 5:38 p.m. at 91st Street and Kedzie Avenue, police said. Inside of his car was a pipe and 1.7 grams of cannabis, police said. 

Retail Theft

Chevadas Smith, 23, of Evergreen Park, was charged with retail theft. He took two sets of headphones valued at $80.88 from Walmart, police said. 

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Bob September 17, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Dumais? How is that pronounced? lol Kevin Dumais, 31, of Chicago, was charged with possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was stopped for speeding at 5:38 p.m. at 91st Street and Kedzie Avenue, police said. Inside of his car was a pipe and 1.7 grams of cannabis Every time I read this police blotter, someone is arrested for a very small amount of marijuana. The question that I always ask myself is "Is this a good use of police resources"? How long did the paperwork for this arrest keep the officer off the street? Did it lead to overtime? What does it cost to send this case through the courts? I doubt that the city of county makes any money on this arrest and in this time of fiscal crisis everywhere, that kind of common sense bottom line thinking should be a consideration. I think that the new procedure in Chicago where they write a ticket and fine the offender $150 or $250 or whatever fine was in the law is a very intelligent idea. Spending 10 minutes to write a $200 ticket has to be cost effective. Now if the offender had a gun, or he had a warrant or he was impaired or drinking while driving, of course it would would be a good use of an officer's time and of our court system I think it's time that common sense like this was applied in all govt jobs. If costs were cut and revenues increased, maybe then the talking heads in DC would stop talking about firing public service employees and busting their unions

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