SUNDAY MARCH, 11
Police Charge Two Men with Felony Battery
said they spotted two men fighting in the middle of the 100th Place and Albany Avenue intersection. Jerome E. Martin III, 23, of Joliet and Gregory J. Harris, 22, of Aurora were both arrested and charged with felony battery at about 4:35 p.m. Police said Martin punched a man and kicked him in the head, then Harris punched the same man in the face and kicked him in the head.
According to reports, the victim said he got in an argument with Harris and Martin over a female and was attacked by both.
“Apparently, they approached the victim as he was walking with a female juvenile,” police said, “and started an argument, then both of them began beating the victim.” The 19-year-old victim had various injuries, but he refused to go to the hospital, police said.
Cops Arrest Woman on Hit-and-Run Charge
According to reports, a woman from Hickory Hills left the scene of an accident. At about 7:25 p.m., police arrested Samantha J. Accettura, 21, of Hickory Hills, and charged her with failure to reduce speed, driving under the influence, improper lane usage and leaving the scene of the accident. According to reports, Accettura side-swiped a vehicle and left, driving down Kedzie Avenue. Police said two witnesses saw Accettura’s car swerving and going into incoming traffic between 99th Street and 85th Street on Kedzie Avenue. According to reports, Accettura had the smell of alcohol on her breath, and “appeared confused and disoriented.” She admitted that she had been drinking, police said. Accettura failed field sobriety tests and refused to take a breathalyzer test, according to police.
FRIDAY, MARCH 9
Woman Caught Swiping Walmart Merchandise
Police charged Antoinette Jarrette, 38, of Chicago, with felony retail theft. According to reports, Jarrette took two items valued at $109.70 from Walmart, 2500 W. 95th St. Police said she had been previously convicted of retail theft, so the crime was approved as a felony. At about 1:21 p.m. Walmart security saw Jarrette stuff store merchandise in her bag and leave the store without paying, reports said. According to police, she was caught upon exiting the store.
Man Crashes into Woman, Police Arrest Both
After a man crashed into a woman’s car, police found that he was driving under the influence of alcohol and she was driving illegally, reports said. Police also said that there was airbag deployment and front end damage on the man’s car and the woman’s car had airbag deployment and side damage. According to police, Michael E. Davies, 36, of Evergreen Park, crashed into Nedra R. Knowles, 22, of Chicago, in the 3300 block of 95th Street. Reports said that Knowles had injuries, while Davies “had an alcoholic smell.”
According to police, Knowles was driving on a suspended license. She was charged with driving with a suspended license and no proof of insurance, and given a municipal violation for driving while her license was suspended and for the tow of her car, police said. According to reports, Davies failed all field sobriety tests and refused a breathalyzer test. Police charged Davies with driving under the influence, failure to yield, improper lane usage, no proof of insurance and given a local municipal violation for driving under the influence.
SUNDAY, MARCH 4
Man Charged with DUI
Evergreen Park Police stopped a car at 5:23 a.m. at 91st Street and Turner Avenue because it “looked suspicious.” Police stopped the car after it switched several lanes without signaling, reports said. According to reports, the driver, John M. Tiffany Jr., 22, of Evergreen Park, had a strong odor of alcohol and blood-shot, glassy eyes. Police said Tiffany failed all field sobriety tests and blew .16 on the breathalyzer, double the legal limit. Tiffany was ultimately charged with driving under the influence, driving under the influence with .08 or higher blood alcohol content level, failure to signal when required, improper lane usage and given a municipal violation for driving under the influence and the tow of his car.
SATURDAY, MARCH 3
Cops Spot Pot on a Traffic Stop
After stopping a man at 93rd Street and Harding Avenue for blowing a stop sign and not wearing a seatbelt, police found marijuana and paraphernalia, according to reports. At 10:53 p.m., police attested Michael J. Zofkie, 20, of Evergreen Park, and charged him with unlawful possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of paraphernalia and disobeying a stop sign.
According to reports, Zofkie had 3.4 grams of marijuana and one multi-colored glass pipe with green residue. Police said after smelling a “strong odor of marijuana,” Zofkie admitted that he had just purchased 3.5 grams of pot that was in the passenger seat.
SUNDAY, MARCH 4
Woman Reportedly Seen Swiping Underwear
Police arrested Ashley J. Beck, 23, of Chicago and charged her with retail theft. According to reports, sat 4:29 p.m., she took several items valued at $10.96 from Walmart. Store security saw Beck swipe three underwear items off of the display rack and stuff them in her jacket, police said. She walked past the cash registers and didn’t attempt to pay, according to reports. Store security caught Beck upon exiting, police said.
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