Police Blotter: Two, Possibly Three, Cars Broken Into

Evergreen Park police reports, Sept. 30-Oct. 3.


Hair Color, Heel Repair Among Stolen Items

Brittney Smith, 22, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft. Walmart security told police that Smith stuffed several items, including hair color, heel repair and pajamas, in her purse around 7:30 p.m. The items totaled $73, police said. Smith was stopped outside the store doors, according to the report.


Two, Possibly Three, Cars Broken Into

Lucas Nelson, 19, of Worth, was charged with two counts of criminal trespass to motor vehicle. Police said they were dispatched to the 9700 block of Central Park Avenue around 4:45 a.m. about a burglary to multiple cars. A witness told police that a man matching Nelson’s description had been seen going through two of his cars, stealing an IPass, garage parking pass and change before fleeing down the street. A third car in the same block was broken into that evening, though the owner had yet to sign a complaint at the time of the report. Police believe all three cars had been left unlocked.


The Iowa Connection

Crystal Vernon, 34, of Des Moines, IA, was charged with possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said they stopped a car near 87th Street and Rockwell Avenue around 12:15 a.m. for driving without a license plate light and smelled marijuana coming from the car window. Officers found a blunt in Vernon’s purse, at which point she handed over a pipe and several baggies of marijuana weighing 5.8 grams, according to the report.

The driver, Terrell Johnson, 43, also of Des Moines, was charged with driving on a revoked license and no license plate light.

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