Police Blotter: Man Attempts to Flee Scene After Failing to Swallow Drugs

Evergreen Park Police reports: June 29-July 4


Man Charged with DUI Attempts to Flee Scene

Steven Molina, 25, of Worth was charged with speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the combined influence of alcohol and drugs, fleeing and attempting to elude police, having a blood alcohol content level of .08 or more and unlawful consumption of marijuana. said at 5:05 a.m., officers stopped a car speeding down 95th Street near Troy Avenue. According to reports, while the officer spoke with Molina, he had trouble finding his driver’s license and handed the officer his debit card, then overlooked his insurance card several times. Police said there was a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and alcohol on Molina’s breath. Police said while the officer went back to the squad car, Molina attempted to drive away. The officer stopped Molina, took him out of his car and had him perform field sobriety tests, police said. According to reports, police took Molina to Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers to take a blood and urine DUI test. The blood draw resulted in a blood alcohol content level of .21 and tested positive for cannabinoid, the substance of marijuana, police said. Police took him to the police station and issued him tickets, reports said. Officers didn’t find any marijuana in the car, reports said.

Speeding Car Leads Cops to Driver Under the Influence

According to reports, when police saw a man speeding down Western Avenue, they eventually found that he was driving under the influence. Police said Devlon L. Word, 45, of Chicago was charged with driving under the influence while speeding, driving under the influence and driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content level of more than .08. According to reports, at 5:41 a.m. Word broke the speed limit on Western Avenue near 97th Street. Police stopped him at 103rd street and smelled alcohol on his breath, noticed slurred speech and bloodshot eyes, police said.  According to reports, Word failed all field sobriety tests. Police took Word into custody for driving under the influence and the breathalyzer test gave a sample of .254, reports said. According to police, he was also charged with criminal damage to property.


Retail Theft at Walgreens

Alice R. Coy, 49, of Chicago was charged with retail theft. Police said she took two packets of Centrum tablets valued at $47.97 from Walgreens, 8700 S. Kedzie Ave.


Cops Catch Heroin After Driver Attempts to Flee

According to police, officers saw a 1993 Buick commit a minor traffic violation, and when they tried to stop the vehicle “it refused to yield and continued to drive westbound on 87th Street.” Police said Steven R. Jones, 32, of Orland Park drove into the First American Bank parking lot in the 3200 block of West 87th Street and officers saw him reaching under his seat, then place what appeared to be narcotics in his mouth and hide it. Police said Jones stepped out of the car while it was in motion and tossed out four baggies. Officers recovered four additional baggies and police said all eight of them tested positive for heroin. According to reports, Jones said “he did not stop the vehicle because he wanted to swallow the baggies. He said he wasn’t able to swallow them, so he threw them in the bushes.”

Jones was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, and fleeing and attempting to elude police. According to police, Jones had 2.4 grams of heroin. Jones was also cited for improper lane usage, failure to signal when required, driving in the wrong lane, improper lane usage and no insurance, police said. According to police, the total eight of the heroin was 2.4 grams.

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