TUESDAY, AUG. 23
Cosmetics Theft at Walmart
charged Ashley Beck, 21, of Chicago, with retail theft. She's accused of taking cosmetics from Walmart, 2500 W. 95th St., at about 2:23 p.m. Police said Walmart security stopped Beck as she left the store, and she had store merchandise totaling $57.72.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17
Wrong-lane Driving Leads to Drug Bust
Police observed a gray Ford driving in the wrong lane and pulled over the car in the 9000 block of South Kedzie Avenue around 10:54 p.m. The driver, Mark Pelzman, 20, of Evergreen Park, admitted to owning a glass smoking pipe that was in the front seat cupholder, police said. Police found marijuana in the front passenger door panel, and the passenger, Christopher Wimbley, 19, of Evergreen Park, also admitted to having a glass smoking pipe in his backpack in the back seat, the report stated. Pelzman was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Wimbley was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana for having one gram of marijuana.
Ernest Pentek, 33, of Chicago, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. According to police reports, officers driving in the 9800 block of South Washtenaw Avenue smelled a strong marijuana odor and asked Pentek, who was the only person walking nearby at the time, if he had marijuana. After admitting he had some, Pentek handed police a prescription bottle that was full of marijuana and said he also had a glass pipe in his pocket, police said. Pentek had 2.7 grams of marijuana, police said.
TUESDAY, AUG. 16
Woman Accused of Walmart Stealing Spree
A Walmart store security guard who was on foot patrol around 3 p.m. reported seeing a woman select several items and put them in a Walmart bag in her purse. Police said Serrintha McGill, 19, of Rockford, passed all points of purchase and was confronted by store security as she left the store. McGill had stolen property on her but would not hand over the items, police said. When a female officer arrived on the scene, police said, she conducted a search and found several other items that store security was searching for. After McGill was taken to the Evergreen Park Police station, Walmart store security called and told police that the shoes and socks McGill wore were also stolen from the store. McGill was charged with retail theft for taking socks, shoes, soda, women’s undergarments, handbags, slippers, styling gel, deodorant, mouthwash, human hair and other items. The total value of the items was reported to be $196.47.
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