Police Blotter: Lunch and a Stolen Coat

Evergreen Park Police reports: Dec. 9-13


Walmart Retail Theft

A man took two video games from Walmart, 2500 W. 95th St., at 6 p.m., according to reports. Vernon Hill, 26, of Chicago was charged with retail theft. Police said he took two X-Box 360 video games valued at $109.92 and hid them in his pants.


Pop, Chicken and a New Coat

According to police reports, a woman took three items valued at $51.20 from Walmart. Police said at around 8:43 a.m., they found pop, chicken and a men’s snowboard jacket on Latysha S. Donerson, 37, of Harvey. Reports said Sonerson grabbed the stuff, put the coat on over her own coat and walked out.

Man Takes 3 Watches from Walmart

A man took three watches totaling $91.76. off a Walmart display rack and put them in his jacket at about 10 a.m. Glen McDaniel, 55, of Chicago was charged with retail theft. He was also found to have a valid warrant out of Arkansas, police said. 


DUI and Two-Car Crash

When police responded to a crash at 99th Street and Kedzie Avenue, they found it was called in by a driver who drove under the influence of alcohol.

Renee M. Blottraux, 49, of Oak Lawn, drove one of the cars in a two-car crash, according to police. At around 7:51 p.m. as the officer spoke to Blottraux, he noticed she had red blood-shot eyes, slurred speech and smelled of alcohol.

“The officer had her walk back to his squad car, and she was falling on the ground,” police said.

When asked how much she had to drink, police said, Blottraux “stated that she had a few drinks for her birthday, 6 or 7 shots and a beer.” Based on the officer’s observations, it seemed equivalent to a DUI, police said. Blottraux refused to take a Breathalyzer test at the scene, according to reports.

Police charged Blottraux with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and driving under the influence of alcohol. According to reports, she crashed into another car in traffic and no one was hurt.


Random Plates Check Leads Cops to Marijuana

While randomly running license plates near 95th Street and Western Avenue at 11 a.m., police said, officers found a car with expired license plates. According to reports, after stopping Maurice D. Vaughn, 24, of Chicago, police “observed a blunt in the ashtray in plain view.” Vaughn also admitted to having marijuana in his side door, police said. Officers recovered a plastic bag from his side front door panel, according to reports. Police arrested and charged Vaughn with expired registration plates, possession of marijuana and driving without insurance.

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