SUNDAY, JAN. 6
Motel Parking Lot Site of Drug Bust
Joel S. Jeritski, 38, of the 4800 block of W. 143rd Place, Midlothian, was charged with possession of controlled substance, following an incident at the Terrace Motel, 15353 Cicero Avenue.
While conducting surveillance, officers observed Jeritski pull into the motel's parking lot, exit his vehicle and proceed to a motel room. He went inside the room and emerged several minutes later.
Officers suspected a drug transaction had occurred and stopped Jeritski as he was backing out of his parking space and conducted a field stop.
During the stop, Jeritski told officers he owned his friend money and was dropping it off, before saying, “I don't have anything on me, you can search me and my truck.”
Police agreed and searched the truck and Jeritski's person, finding a baggie containing an off-white rocky substance, which field tested positive as .7 grams of cocaine.
Officers took Jeritski into custody and transported him to the Oak Forest Police Station, where he was processed and placed into a holding cell to await a bond hearing.
SATURDAY, JAN. 5
Wrong Side of the Road, Drugs by the Pantload
Linda D. Misek, 42, of the 14800 block of Kilpatrick Aveune, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, following a traffic stop in the 4800 block of 167th Street.
While on patrol, officers saw a car driving on the wrong side of the road on 167th Street and conducted a traffic stop. During the stop, police spoke with the driver, Shannon E. Kaval-Neubeck, 36, who was unable to produce a valid driver's license or insurance. While speaking with Kaval-Neubeck, officers noticed Misek holding several plastic baggies, which she placed inside her undone pants.
Officers had Misek step out of the vehicle, at which time they questioned her about the baggies. Misek addmited the baggies contained heroin and produced seven baggies from her pants.
Both Misek and Kawal-Neubeck were taken to the Oak Forest Police Station, where they were processed.
Kawal-Neubeck was cited for driving in the wrong lane, improper lane usage, no insurance and driving while suspended. She was released on bond, pending a Feb. 8 court date.
Misek was charged with possession of a controlled substance and placed in a holding cell to await a bond hearing.
FRIDAY, JAN. 4
The Bad Touch
Crecenciano Hemandez Cortez, 18, of the 15600 block of Lorel Avenue, was charged with domestic battery following an incident at his home involving another member of the household.
The complainant told officers the Cortez inappropriotly touched the victim on Dec. 23, 2012, and that the victim told the complainant after the fact because the victim said they were scared of Cortez.
Police located Cortez and took him to the Oak Forest Police Station, where he was processed and transferred to the Markharm Court to be held for a bond hearing on Saturday, Jan. 5.
Burned By Paypal Scammer
Police were notified by a victim in the 6100 block of Forestview Drive of a financial identity theft over Craig's List. The victim told officers that they placed a ring on the website for sale at $1,400 and that a person bid $1,500 on the ring.
The victim said the bidder bid more because they said they wanted to ensure they got the ring. The victim told officers they used Paypal for payment purposes and that Paypal sent an email to the victim asking for shipping information, as this was the newest procedure.
The victim provided the information and was told the money would be deposited the next day in their Paypal account. The item was sent, but the money was never deposited.
The victim called Paypal and the company advised the victim to file a police report. The victim said if the offender(s) were caught, the victim would press charges.
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