Police Blotter: Men Admit to Smoking 'Duck'

Evergreen Park police reports April 20 - 25.


Men Admit Smoking a 'Duck'

arrested Lance C. King, 42, of Chicago and Tywon D. Stewart, 34, also of Chicago at 7:06 p.m. on various charges after an officer on patrol noticed their vehicle failed to signal while switching lanes and had an obstructed windshield, according to reports.

During the traffic stop, the officer reportedly noticed a strong odor of
burnt cannabis. Stewart, the driver, and King admitted to “smoking a duck,” which is described in reports as the small butt on a marijuana cigar.

King gave permission for a search and police reportedly found bags of what
appeared to be marijuana in his left sock and in his right sock. Both items tested positive for marijuana at the police station, police said and totaled 6.5 grams. Stewart was taken into custody due to a suspended driver's license, the obstructed windshield and failure to signal.

Man Runs Off With Cell Phone

Police say Adarco R. Lowry, 23, of Chicago was arrested on felony retail
theft after he waited until a manager of a wireless store in was distracted before taking a T-Mobile Samsung phone, valued at $354.25, and running out of the store at about 10:34 a.m.  After a foot pursuit, Lowry was reportedly caught in the 9500 block of Bell and taken into custody, according to reports.

Man Arrested on Felony DUI

Ernest D. Lopez, 36, of Plainfield was arrested on a felony charge of driving under the influence in the 3500 block of West 95th Street at 1:42 a.m. A patrol officer reportedly stopped Lopez's car for failure to signal. During the stop, the officers smelled a strong odor of alcohol, according to reports. Lopez failed several sobriety tests and officers also reportedly discovered that Lopez had a revoked driver's license. He was also cited for failure to signal when required and no proof of insurance.


Batteries Stolen from Walgreens

Edward L. Booker, 53, of Chicago was arrested at 5:15 p.m. on charges of
retail theft after police say he took 19 packs of various batteries, with a total value of $119.76, from a Walgreens in the 8700 block of Kedzie. Booker concealed the items in his jacket, according to reports.


Man Tells Police He Has 'Bud'

Ivan Drapala, 22, of Chicago was arrested on charges of unlawful possession of cannabis at 4:56 p.m. In the 9500 block of Maplewood, according to reports. Drapala's vehicle was stopped by patrol officers after they reportedly noticed the car had no working brake lights. When Drapala was pulled over, he could only produce a state ID and told officers his driver's license wasn't valid, police say.

According to reports, officers asked Drapala if there was anything
illegal in the car and he told them he had some “bud” in the
armrest. He was taken into custody. During a subsequent search of the
car, police reportedly found 2.3 grams of what appeared to be
marijuana in the armrest and another 20.3 grams of what appeared to
be marijuana wrapped in a towel under the hood. Both items ultimately
tested positive for marijuana. Drapala was also cited for no brake
lights, no valid driver's license and no insurance.


Video Games Taken from Walmart

Two men were arrested on charges of retail theft at 4:51 p.m. after
reported thefts of video games, according to reports.  Lorenzo Jackson, 22, of Chicago reportedly took six Play Station 3 games, with a total value of $119.76 and Kenneth Ison, 22, also of Chicago, took one game valued at $19.96, according to reports.

Printer Cartridges Lifted from Sam's Club

Ahmdoniyah D. Salter, 35, of Chicago was arrested at 6 p.m. on a
charge of retail theft after reportedly taking a three-pack of HP
printer cartridges valued at $69.76.

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