More than $3,000 worth of tools were stolen from a work van that was parked overnight in the 15900 block of Le Claire Avenue, Oak Forest police said. The burglary happened sometime between 5 p.m. on Aug. 22 and 8:35 a.m. on Aug. 23. The owner found the van's back door wide open and the tools missing. Locks on the van had been punched out with an unknown object.
THURSDAY, AUG. 22
Drugs In Folded Dollar Bill
Marcelino Jara-Xolo, 27, of the 500 block of 159th Street, Oak Forest, was charged with possessing a controlled substance, according to a report.
Oak Forest officers responded to a call at about 3:27 p.m. near the intersection of 159th Street and Le Claire Avenue on a report of a group of men fighting, police said. One man, Jara-Xolo, was spotted drinking from an open can of Modelo beer. During questioning, Jara-Xolo opened his wallet and a folded dollar bill fell to the ground.
Jara-Xolo then tried to walk away, at which time officers detained him, police said. The folded bill contained 0.7 grams of a white powder that later field tested positive for cocaine.
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