MONDAY, OCT. 15
Woman Caught With Almost $300 in Stolen Items From Super Kmart
Adama Juldeh Conteh, 56, of the 16000 block of Alexander Drive was charged with retail theft after being arrested for stealing close to $300 worth merchandise from Super Kmart, 16301 Harlem Ave.
The store’s loss prevention agent called police at 5:25 p.m. to report a theft in progress, according to a police report. The agent and his partner saw Conteh put jewelry and sunglasses into her purse, then go to a checkout register, where she paid for some clothing items, the report stated.
Conteh was stopped by the agent as she exited and willingly opened her purse when asked, revealing the items she placed in there, the report stated. She was then taken into custody and brought to the Tinley Park Police station, the report continued.
In total, Conteh stole 21 items of jewelry, sunglasses and clothing, valued at $296.78, the report stated.
Conteh was released on $1,500 bond, and her next court date is Nov. 20.
TUESDAY, OCT. 23
Teen Cited for Air Gun, Marijuana
David J. Baron, 19, of the 6200 block of 175th Street, was cited with possession of an air gun and possession of marijuana after police responded to complaint of someone discharging a firearm.
Police responded to the complaint at 10:42 p.m. in the 6600 block of West 173rd Place and heard the faint sounds of a weapon being fired, the report stated.
As officers approached the back of the house where the noise was coming from, they saw three men in the garage behind the residence, the report stated. The officers took out their service weapons and ordered the teens to exit the garage with their hands up, the report continued, adding that the men then were handcuffed for the officers’ safety, the report stated.
Baron, a 21-year-old Tinley Park man and a teenager said they were shooting a BB gun at a tree in the backyard of the house, the report stated. A pat down of Baron uncovered a black, CO2 BB handgun and a small “dime bag” of a green, leafy substance that later field tested as marijuana, the report continued.
No contraband was found on the teen and the 21-year-old, and they were released without being charged, the report stated.
Baron’s next court date is Nov. 8.
Mokena Man Faces DUI, Traffic Charges
Salvatore John Dinolfo Jr., 35, of the 19100 block of South Weber Road in Mokena, was charged with driving under the influence, disobeying a traffic control device, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and operating an uninsured vehicle.
Police responded at around 3 a.m. to a two-vehicle crash with injuries at the intersection of 183rd Street and 80th Avenue, the report stated. Police interviewed Dinolfo while firefighters from the Tinley Park Fire Department were extracting him from the driver’s seat of his gray, 2003 Dodge pickup truck, the report continued.
During the interview, the officer reported smelling a strong alcohol odor on Dinolfo’s breah and noticing his speech slurring, the report stated. When asked what happened, Dinolfo said, “I’m driving home when I was hit by a car,” according to the report.
The officer then asked Dinolfo where he was coming from, and he said, “From 122 [a bar at 12219 S. Pulaski Road in Alsip],” adding that he thought he was still in Alsip, the report stated.
Dinolfo finally was removed from his truck and then told the paramedics treating him that he had consumed alcohol before the accident, the report stated. Dinolfo also told the emergency room doctor at Advocate Christ Memorial Hospital in Oak Lawn, where he was taken for treatment, that he drank six to eight beers before the crash, the report continued. After receiving medical attention, Dinolfo submitted to a blood and urine tests, the report stated. The results of those tests were not given in the police report.
Dinolfo was admitted to the hospital, and citations for the charges were giving to him there, the report stated. He was told he needed to go to the Tinley Park Police station for processing after he was released from the hospital. His next court date is Dec. 4.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24
Man Tries to Pay for Burger King Meal With Fake $50 Bill
A man in his late 20s tried to use a counterfeit $50 bill to pay for his order at Burger King, 18301 Harlem Ave.
The suspect, who drove a maroon minivan, ordered his food around 1 p.m. using the fast-food restaurant’s drive-through lane, giving the employee working the window a $50 bill as payment, the report stated. When the restaurant’s safe rejected the bill multiple times—the result of feeding it phony currency—the suspect sped away immediately, the report continued.
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