THURSDAY, MAY 31
Drunken Sleeping Beauty Drives into a Light Pole
charged a resident with driving under the influence after seeing his vehicle had struck a street light pole. According to reports, William E. O’Brien, 23, of Evergreen Park was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal transportation of alcohol by driver and damage to village property.
At about 2:51 a.m., an officer saw a 2001 Ford vehicle at 91st Street and St. Louis Avenue that was pressed against a street light pole. “There was a lone male in the driver’s seat, who appeared to be asleep at the wheel,” said police. When police were able to wake him up, he exited the car, smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech. O’Brien failed all field sobriety tests, police said. Police recovered a partially-filled 750 ml bottle of Smirnoff Citrus vodka on the rear of the center console, reports said. According to police, O’Brien refused a breathalyzer test.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 30
Random Plates Check Leads Cops to Pot
Antoine L. McClendon, 31, of Oak Lawn was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Police said he had 2.5 grams of marijuana in his possession. At around 5:53 p.m., officers ran a random plates check on a car they saw a car at 99th Street and Pulaski Avenue, and found that McClendon, the driver, did not have a valid license. After checking the status, police said they found that his license was suspended and he gave them an ID card. According to reports, police found a baggie in his right shirt pocket. Additionally, McClendon was charged with suspended driver’s license and no insurance.
Repeat Offendor Charged with Trespass, Disorderly Conduct
Police said Amy E. Colomb, 45, of Willowbrook, was at the Circle K Shell gas station in the 10200 Block of Kedzie Avenue after being given a trespass notice not to return. According to reports, at about 4:35 a.m., an officer responded to a call from the gas station clerk that Colomb was back on the property after being asked not to return. Police said she shouted profanities and threats to customers and the gas station clerk. As a result, Colomb was charged with criminal trespass to real property and disorderly conduct.
TUESDAY, MAY 29
Man Caught with Paraphernalia
Police said after receiving a tip from a concerned citizen, they nabbed a man for possession of paraphernalia. At about 11:45 a.m., police said someone waved down on-duty officers, who said they saw Michael P. Luordo, 39, of Tinley Park, near McDonalds at 87th Street and Kedzie Avenue, “who appeared to be ‘out of it.’” After police saw him exit the restaurant, they said he appeared very nervous and was shaking. According to reports, police checked Luordo’s bag and he admitted to having drug paraphernalia in his possession. Police found one used syringe with residue and one metal can cooker with residue in his bag, reports said. Luordo was ultimately charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
SUNDAY, MAY 27
Driver of Swerving Car Caught with Pot
Senery L. Miles, 40, of Chicago, was charged with possession of marijuana. Police said he had .8 grams of marijuana. According to reports, at about 3:05 a.m., police saw a white Chevrolet van turn to go north on Western, avenue, and it drifted into several oncoming traffic lanes. Police said when they stopped the car, Miles said he didn’t have proof of insurance or a valid license. According to reports Miles’ license was expired and suspended. A passenger in the car couldn’t pass the sobriety test. Miles was arrested and as police searched him, they recovered two small baggies of marijuana from his pockets, police said. According to reports, Miles was also charged with driving in the wrong lane, driving while license suspended and no proof of insurance.
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