SATURDAY, JULY 21
Police Charge Man with Felony Retail Theft
Alexander A. Jones, 29, of Chicago was charged with felony retail theft. Police said he took 13 items from Walmart, 2500 W. 95th St., valued at $697.75. According to reports, store security saw Jones enter the store with no merchandise then load various items into a shopping cart. Police said at about 7:57 p.m., Jones went to the service desk and said that he wanted to exchange one of the electronics items in his possession. Once the credit was issued for one of the items, Jones left the store without paying for the remaining items in his cart, police said. Store security stopped Jones upon exiting. Police charged Jones with a felony because the value of the items were over $500. According to reports, Jones took a digital receiver, fishing lures, table fan, ugly stick combo fishing rod, a power tote locker and two electronics items.
SATURDAY, JULY 21
Cops Catch Drug Transaction In-Progress
Evergreen Park Police conducted a drug investigation that yield several different drugs and paraphernalia. Police arrested Luke W. Brandt, 25, of Evergreen Park and charged him with two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of anabolic steroids.
When the police saw Brandt doing drug sales out of his home in the 9000 block of Utica Avenue at around 12:11 p.m., they searched him and found two plastic bags with cocaine in his shoe. While taking him into custody, police searched the car he was in and his home, and found two digital scales, small Ziploc bags and a glass smoking bong, reports said. According to police, officers also found four tablets of ecstasy, 18.6 grams of marijuana, one bottle of testosterone cypionate and a total of 4.3 grams of cocaine.
THURSDAY, JULY 19
Man Convicted of DUI Charged with Felony
After police saw a man make a traffic violation, they later found out he was driving on a revoked license, reports said. According to police, Melchor Rodriguez, 39, of Chicago was charged with felony driving while license revoked. Police said Rodriguez’s license was previously revoked for a charge of driving under the influence.
According to reports, at about 4:16 p.m., police saw Rodriguez speeding in a Ford Explorer with an illegal front plate cover. He drove in between lines just before police stopped him, reports said. According to police, Rodriguez admitted to having no insurance and had three prior convictions for driving under the influence. Police charged Rodriguez with felony driving while license revoked, improper lane usage, illegal registration plate cover, speeding, no valid insurance.
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