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Police Blotter: Cops Find Marijuana in a Man's Sock

Evergreen Park Police reports: Sept. 20-22

THURSDAY, SEPT. 22

Walmart Retail Theft

said a woman attempted to take $29.12 in merchandise from Walmart, 2500 W. 95th St. at 5:07 p.m. According to reports, store security saw a woman who walked into Walmart carrying two backpacks take a body-cleaning kit and put it into in one of her black backpacks. Police said the woman then grabbed a few things from the cosmetics department and put them in her shopping cart. According to police reports, Kimberly Bush, 41, of Chicago paid for the items in the shopping cart, then left without paying for the merchandise in her backpack. Bush was charged with retail theft, police said, and when asked why she had taken the items she replied “she did a stupid thing.”

Admitted Paraphernalia Possession

At 7:17 p.m., police said they saw a large group of kids near 93rd and Turner Avenue who began tucking items into their pants and scattered as soon as they approached.  Police however, caught Aidan Gallagher, 18, of Chicago, who “admitted to having pipes used to smoke marijuana,” police said. According to reports, police charged Gallagher with possession of drug paraphernalia, and said they located two glass pipes with residue in them from Gallagher’s pocket.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21

Traffic Stop Leads Cops to Drugs, Paraphernalia

Police said after stopping a car near 95th Street and California Avenue for several traffic offenses, they noticed the passenger was “really nervous, very talkative, and she admitted to being a heroin user.” Officers saw an object protruding from her right ankle, and when asked if she had drugs, she admitted to having cocaine and a pipe in a cigarette pack that was in her sock, police said. According to police reports, police charged Lori Catellier, 50,  of Oak Forest with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia at 6:11 p.m. Police said they found a glass pipe with a white substance and .10 gram of cocaine on Catellier.

The driver of the car, Robert Thomas, 55, of Chicago, was issued four citations for failure to signal, improper lane usage, obstructed windshield and driving on a suspended license.

Marijuana in a Sock

Police said after seeing a man exchange a package for money at about 5:10 p.m., they stopped him down the street and found that he had marijuana in his possession. Police observed a hand-to-hand exchange in the 9800 block of South Pulaski Avenue, and when he left, made a traffic stop on him at the intersection of 99th Street and Kedzie Avenue. Upon speaking to the driver, Leon Reed, 18, of Evergreen Park, he was unable to present identification or proof of insurance, police said, and officers saw that he had a bulge in his left sock. According to police reports, Reed had a Ziploc baggie weighing .06 gram containing a green substance later tested to be marijuana. Police charged Reed with unlawful possession of marijuana and issued citations for obstructing driver’s view and no insurance.

Police Find Drug Paraphernalia in Local Man’s Book Bag

While patrolling near 94th Street and Spaulding Avenue at 6:42 p.m., police saw a man continuously walking around the block, police said. When talking to the man, he told police he was waiting for his brother who was supposed to send him money through the currency exchange. Upon searching him, police found a syringe in the bottom of the front pocket of his book bag. After asking if he had any other syringes and he said “I probably do,” and police found three more syringes, a white plastic bag with white residue, a metal cap with burn marks on bottom, and a wire with a loop that fits around the metal cap, police said. Police charged Nickolas Guerra, 27, of Evergreen Park, with possession of drug paraphernalia, reports said.

TUESDAY SEPT. 20

I Thought I Paid Already

Walmart store security caught a woman who attempted to take $88.55 in merchandise, police said. According to police reports, at 5:25 p.m., Kathleen Sanders, 50, of Chicago, walked to the service desk with cart full of merchandise, pushed the cart to side, then went to service desk to load money onto her Walmart debit card. Police said after loading the money, she walked out of the store without paying. According to police, when they took her to the security office, she said “she thought she paid for the merchandise at the desk.” Police charged Sanders with felony retail theft because of previous arrests and convictions, according to reports.

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