Police Blotter: Video Shows Woman Swiping a Man’s Wallet

Evergreen Park police reports: July 10-12


Video Shows Woman Taking a Man’s Wallet

said when a man was shopping in Sam’s Club, 9400 S. Western Ave., someone had taken his wallet. The man said he reached for his wallet to pay for a membership and noticed it was gone, according to reports. Store security video showed Jannifer White, 28, of Chicago reach across the counter, grab the man’s wallet, then put it in her purse. Two hours after the incident, Sam’s Club security noticed that White was back in the store. “She said she found the wallet so she took it,” police said. Police charged White with theft at about 3:49 p.m.


Cops Catch ‘Unwanted Subject’ at Aldi

Allen McKinzie, 19, of Chicago, entered Aldi at 3231 W. 87th St. after being asked several times not to enter the store again because of earlier incidents, police said. According to reports, at about 2:11 p.m., McKinzie went into the store looking for water and was told not to leave. When police found him in front of the store, he “had a joint in his left hand and a match in his right hand, and told the officer he was about to smoke it,” police said. McKinzie was charged with criminal trespass to property and possession of marijuana.

Man Cited for Public Intoxication, Possession

While on patrol at about 6:48 p.m., Evergreen Park police said they saw a man sitting on the side of the roadway behind Walgreens at 87th Street and Kedzie Avenue, drinking a can of beer. When police asked Walt Wilde, 43, of Chicago whether he had anything dangerous on him, he replied “my pills,” showing police an unmarked pill container from his pocket, reports said. In the bottle was one .5 mg Clonazepan pill and nine 1-mg Clonazepan pills, police said. The drug is used as an anti-seizure medication, according to the National Library of Medicine. Police charged Wilde with two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance and public intoxication.


Cops Find Pot and a Gun at a Traffic Stop

According to reports, police stopped a car at 87th Street and Western Avenue after seeing a violation, observed the driver, Dion Totten, 25 of Riverdale, moving around and asked to search the vehicle. During the search, the officer saw a Springfield Armory .40 caliber pistol under the seat, police said and smelled marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Police said they also saw a grinder, scale, spoon and a clear plastic baggie, then found 2.6 grams of marijuana in Totten’s pocket. Police charged Totten with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, possession of marijuana, cracked windshield, failure to signal and improper lane usage.

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