Police Blotter: Tinted Windows Lead Cops to Pot

Evergreen Park Police reports: May 1-3


Cops Catch Man Lifting Video Games

 charged Christopher Baylis, 19, of Chicago, with retail theft. According to reports, at 1:11 p.m., Baylis took a video game from Walmart, 2500 W. 95th St., valued at $19.96.


Police Spot Paraphernalia on a Traffic Stop

Evergreen Park Police said after they stopped an Oak Lawn man for a broken tail light, they eventually found drug paraphernalia. According to reports, at about 5:23 p.m., tactical officers saw a 2007 Buick driving west on 87th Street from Kedzie with one tail light. While approaching the vehicle, police saw the driver, James M. McNicholas, 41, of Oak Lawn, reaching down toward the floor area, police said. After searching the vehicle and McNicholas, police said they found a glass pipe with steel wool and one burnt end in his sock.

Police charged McNicholas with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and gave him a citation for a broken taillight.

Man Busted Swiping Claritin

Cedric L. Foley, 58, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft. Police said at 8:30 p.m., Foley took six boxes of Claritin totaling $153.36.


Tinted Windows Lead Cops to Pot

Evergreen Park Police said tactical officers saw a car traveling near 87th Street and Pulaski Avenue with “heavily tinted windows.” They stopped the car at about 5:24 p.m. for a violation and when they spoke with the driver Charles H. Peterson, 28, of Chicago, they smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the inside of the car, reports said. After searching the car, police charged the passenger Ivan E. Watts, 23, of Chicago, with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Police recovered a cigar stuffed with .4 gram of marijuana from the ash tray and a small clear plastic Ziploc bag that was used to package marijuana, reports said. Peterson was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police also gave Peterson traffic citations for tinted windows and no insurance.

Not a ‘Noble’ Deed

At 12:48 p.m. Preston L. Noble , 23, of Chicago took six electronics items from Walmart valued at $298.76, reports said. Police charged Noble with retail theft.

Man Arrested After Swiping Video Games

Police charged Demone K. Milsap, 19, of Chicago with retail theft. According to police, at 9:09  p.m., he took two video games from Walmart valued at $39.92.

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