Police Blotter: Hit-And-Run Suspect Gets Caught in Traffic

Evergreen Park Police reports: May 5-9


Drunken Hit-And-Run Suspect Gets Caught in Traffic

Evergreen Park Police charged Nicholas Myraricah, 27, of Oak Lawn, with driving under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of an accident. Officers were dispatched to 103rd Street and Central Park Avenue at 4:30 p.m. for a hit-and-run, police said. According to reports, Saint Xavier University security said they saw Myraricah side-swipe a vehicle while driving, then as he started to drive away, he got backed up in traffic. Police said as they approached him, they smelled alcohol on his breath. According to reports, Myraricah failed all field sobriety tests, and after being taken into custody, refused a Breathalyzer test. Police recovered two cans of beer, one open and one unopened, in the vehicle, reports said.

A Few Beers Too Many

At 2 a.m., police on patrol stopped Megan Lane, 18, of Joliet in the 3600 block of 103rd Street and while speaking to her said her breath had a strong alcoholic odor, police said. According to reports, Lane said she didn’t have her license and initially denied consuming alcohol, but then “admitted to a few beers.” Police said Lane failed all field sobriety tests and a breathalyzer test. According to police, Lane was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, blood-alcohol content level over .08 percent and a suspended registration.


Police Catch Battery Suspect

Police arrested Sean Cushmahan, 21, of Evergreen Park and charged him with battery. According to reports, a patient in the emergency room of Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers, who was brought in by his girlfriend, said he was battered by Cushmahan while drinking in the middle of the night at another friend’s home. Police said Cushmahan jumped on the subject, and punched him in the face several times during the brawl. According to reports, at about 7 a.m., police found Cushmahan at a house in the 9300 block of Homan Avenue, where the complainant said he beat him.


Cops Crack Down on Drug Sale

After receiving a tip that a man was delivering heroin in a parking lot at The Plaza, 9500 S. Western Ave. police set up a sting operation to catch him. Dumar Wright, 34, of Chicago, was charged with felony delivery of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

Police said the informant contacted Wright and arranged to buy heroin in the parking lot and got a description of the car. Police set up surveillance and at 8:36 p.m., saw the vehicle arrive, with two subjects inside of it, reports said. Officers arrested and searched Wright, police said, recovering 15 individual baggies of heroin weighing 4.4 grams and .06 gram of marijuana.

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