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Pit Bull Bites Yorkie: Midlothian Police Blotter

Midlothian Police Reports, Sept. 12–18

TUESDAY, SEPT. 18

Because I Got High

Jamal J. Richardson, 21, of the 14000 block of S. Leavitt Avenue, Dixmoor, was cited for unlawful possession of cannabis during a traffic stop in the 14300 block of S. Kedzie Avenue. Richardson, who was a passenger in Chole C. Reedy car, was searched after officers pulled Reedy over for not having an illuminated rear registration plate.

During the stop, Richardson submitted to a consentual search and officers noted a strong odor of cannabis coming from his clothes. Richardson admitted to smoking cannabis prior to speaking with officers and officers found a small baggie containing a leafy, green substance.

Reedy was cited for operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and no rear registration plate light and release.

MONDAY, SEPT. 17

Pit Bull Bites Yorkie

Midlothian police responded to a call about a pit bull biting another dog in the 3800 block of 153rd Street. At the scene, officers located the pit bull, known as Princess, in the backyard of a home, but they were unable to catch it. The dog jumped a fence into another yard, where it bit a 6-month-old Yorkie, named Sparkles, on the leg, breaking the skin.

Sparkles was taken to the University Park animal clinic for treatment.

Charles R. Wilke, 37, of the 3800 block of W. 153rd Street, Princess' owner, was cited for allowing the dog to run at-large, and issued a Nov. 5 court date. A Cook County Animal Control Animal Bite Report was completed and faxed to animal control offices.

That's My Account, But Not My Money

Police were notified by a victim of credit fraud that somebody was depositing and withdrawing money from their account. According to the victim, an unknown person deposited $4,210.82 on a fraudulent check to an ATM location at the South Division Credit Union, 14740 S. Cicero Ave., on August. 25. Later that same day, the person withdrew $1,552.50 from the account.

The victim told police both transactions took place using their debit card and that they already notified their credit union of the incident. The victim said that they were filing a report to begin an investigation through their credit union.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 15

Drug Cocktail Leads to Poor Decision

Derondae B. Miller, 25, of the 300 block of S. Sioux Street, Park Forest, was charged with aggravated battery to police officer after punching a Midlothian police officer. According to police, Miller was transported to the Crestwood Police Department in reference to a lost or stolen car. While being transported, Miller told officers he was under the influence of PCP, roofies and cocaine.

At the Crestwood Police Department, officers tried to search Miller, at which point he punched an officer in the face. Officers then tried to subdue Miller, but had to taze him to get him to comply.

Miller and the officer were both taken to the hospital for treatment.

Miller was charged, and the investigation was turned over to Crestwood Police.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12

Drunk Driver Asleep at the Wheel

Chanel J. Barksdale, 25, of the 3200 block of W. 139th Street, Robbins, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. According to police, officers responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle in the 14700 block of S. Homan Avenue, and found Barksdale slumped over the steering wheel, asleep.

The officer knocked on the window and woke Barksdale. The officer smelled alcohol on her breath, and instructed Barksdale to submit to standard field sobriety tests, which she failed or refused to do.

She was taken into custody and moved to the Midlothian Police Department, where she submitted to a breath test and blew a .153.

Barksdale was charged and released on an i-bond, with a scheduled court date of Oct. 26 at the Markham Courthouse.

Police Blotter information is provided by the Midlothian Police Department. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.

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