POLICE BLOTTER: Expired Plate Leads to Drug Bust, Felony in the Fog
Oak Lawn police reports, Nov. 30 through Dec. 5
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5
Expired Plate Leads to Drug Bust
A 26-year-old man from Chicago’s Scottsdale neighborhood was arrested just minutes after midnight for possession of illegal drugs.
Juan Jose Cano, of the 4600 block of west 83rd Place, was driving a gray 2000 Nissan Maxima near Southwest Highway and 54th Court when he was pulled over by police for an expired license plate.
Police said Cano also had no proof of insurance and was driving on a suspended license.
When police asked if the vehicle contained anything illegal, Cano allegedly acknowledged that there was a small bag of pot in the center console. Police said they found that, as well as a clear plastic bag with suspected hashish and a blue plastic egg containing a pill identified as an amphetamine. Cano allegedly said he was given the drugs by a friend, but refused to give police any further information.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4
Nabbed for Theft of Drugs
A sharp-eyed security manager spotted and apprehended a man wanted for theft at the Kmart at 4101 W. 95th St.
Cornwell Blissett, 54, of the 12400 block of south Parnell in Chicago, was seen in the store shortly before 7:00 p.m. The security manager recognized him as the man who stole a bagful of Advil and Aleve painkillers and fled the store on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 28.
According to police, Blissett admitted to the theft. He is scheduled to appear in court on December 28.
Thieves Swipe Copper, Destroy AC Unit
Thieves snuck into the back yard of a home on the 8900 block of south Sproat, pried open an air conditioner and sawed off copper tubing inside.
The crime was discovered by the home’s owner at about 2:30 p.m. He told police that the crime may have occurred as early as 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 3
Felony in the Fog
A 20-year-old Chicago Ridge man was arrested several minutes after midnight and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance.
Mohammad Abubakr, of the 7000 block of west O’Connell Drive, was driving a gold 1996 Cadillac Deville near 95th and Kostner in heavy fog when police reportedly observed him make a lane change without signaling.
His car was curbed near 95th and Pulaski. He did not have a valid driver’s license and had no proof of auto insurance, police said.
Police searching the vehicle said they found three white pills in the compartment behind the driver’s seat. The pills resembled hydrocone, an addictive painkiller.
Abubakr allegedly explained the pills by telling police they were prescribed for him to relieve toothache pain he had a while back. Police said he was unable to produce the pharmacy bottle containing the pills and claimed not to know the dentist’s name.
Abubakr was taken into custody. His two teenage passengers were taken to the police station, so they could arrange for rides home. The car was impounded.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2
Slop Dropped on Hood
A 56-year-old man who heard a loud thumping noise in his driveway on the 4000 block of west 93rd Street went out to investigate and found that someone had thrown a gallon-sized plastic bag of gravy, flour and eggs all over the hood of his car.
The crime occurred shortly after 11 p.m. The victim told police he does not know who would target him for such an act. He added that he did feud with a neighbor, but it was well over a year ago.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30
Palos Hill Man Busted
A 35-year-old Palos Hills man was arrested and charged with speeding and driving under the influence just before 3 a.m.
Nicholas Siriann, of the 10300 block of south 81st Ct., was driving a silver 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee when police said they clocked him doing 54 miles per hour, well over the posted speed limit of 40, on the 5500 block of west 111th St.
He was pulled over in a gas station three blocks east. Police said his eyes were bloodshot and glassy, his speech was slurred, his hands were shaking, his body was rocking back and forth, and he appeared mentally disoriented.
Police said that Siriann said that he had not been drinking and that he was “…going to get my kids. Going to my ex-old lady’s house.” He also reportedly said he uses methadone, and police said they found several empty bottles with methadone labels in the vehicle.
Siriann also allegedly refused a preliminary breath test, saying “My lawyer told me never to take no breath test.”
Police impounded the vehicle, which is owned by a 29-year-old Itasca man. Siriann is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, Dec. 27.
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