Woman Punches Another Woman Outside Bar: Midlothian Police Blotter
Midlothian Police items, Oct. 21-22.
MONDAY, OCT. 22
Now How Am I Going to Play 'Call of Duty'?
Police responded to a call about a residential burglary in the 14400 block of S. Kolin Avenue, after a resident noticed their Playstation 3 was missing. The resident told police that between Oct. 20-21 an unknown suspected entered their home through an unlocked rear door and removed the gaming system.
The resident was unable to provide a serial number for the device, which is valued at $300.
SUNDAY, Oct. 21
Accused Drunk Driver Doesn't Keep Count
Tommie L. Johnson, 64, of the 12300 block of S. Honore Street, Calumet Park, was charged with DUI following a stop in the 14700 block of S. Keystone Avenue. During a traffic stop officers noted a strong smell of alcohol coming from Johnson, who admitted to drinking Miller High Life prior to the stop.
When asked by officers how much he had to drink he told them he, “didn't count.” Johnson submitted to a breath test and blew a .276.
Drunk in a Parking Lot
Sherry L. Law, 41, of the 5700 block of Independence Avenue, Oak Forest, was cited for drunkeness after an incident at Sullivan's Bar, 4660 W. 147th Street.
Police were called to the bar because of a fight that was taking place in the parking lot. When police arrived they found two men separated in the parking lot, neither man pressed charges on the other. While speaking with the men, Law began shouting at another woman, who she then walked up to and punched in the face. Officers took Law into custody, although the woman refused to press battery charges against Law.
Law was taken to the Midlothian Police Department, where she admitted to hitting the woman and to being drunk. Law was charged and released, with a court date of Dec. 3.
Drunk in the Street
Timothy J. Ziaja, 46, of the 17400 block of S. Eastgate Drive, Country Club Hills, was cited for drunkenness, after officers saw him improperly crossing the street in the 14700 block of S. Avers Avenue.
Police stopped Ziaja after they saw him drop an item on the roadway and stop to pick it up, stumbling in the process. Police stopped and spoke with Ziaja, who smelled strongly of alcohol and had slurred speech.
He was cited and given a court date of Nov. 5.
Walk in the Street, Get Busted for Pot
Bryan Anthony Wiebe-Cazares, 18, of the 2100 block of Central Road, Rolling Meadows, was cited for unlawful possession of cannabis, after being stopped by officers in the 14300 block of S. Linder Ave.
Officers saw Wiebe-Cazares and two other subjects walking in the street, next to an unobstructed side walk and stopped to advise the trio to use the sidewalk. While speaking with the three, officers smelled suspected cannabis and Wiebe-Cazares admitted to having a “10 sack,” on his person.
Wiebe-Cazares was cited and given a court date of Dec. 3, the cannabis was taken to the Midlothian Police Station and properly disposed of.
Seat Belt Stop Leads to Drug Equipment Bust
Joseph M. Parente, 28, of the 300 block of Tulip Circle, Matteson, was charged with possession of drug equipment after a traffic stop in the 14700 block of S. Sawyer Avenue.
During a traffic stop for a seat belt violation, officers noticed a white hypodermic needle on the floorboard of the car in which Parente was a passenger. The driver, Jason E. Shaughnessy, 31, of the 14400 block of Springfield Avenue, said the needle was Parente's and that he had another in his pocket.
Further search of the car and Parente turned up another needle, along with a bent, burnt spoon, both items usually used to inject heroin.
Parente admitted to using the items for heroin and was charged with possession of drug equipment. Both Parente and Shaughnessy were cited for not wearing seat belts as well. Parente is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 6.
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