300+ Pills Found in Traffic Stop: Police Blotter
Forest Park police found more than 300 pills in the car of a Chicago man following a traffic stop March 1.
William Pickens, 51, of Chicago, was charged with 16 counts of controlled substance possession and disobeying a stop sign.
An officer saw Pickens fail to make a stop near Ferdinand and Fillmore in Forest Park. Pickens had earphones in as police talked to him, and when asked if he had anything illegal on him he paused and then answered yes.
Pickens pointed to a jacket pocket, in which police found 11 pills of Hydrocodone, three pills of Oxycontin and seven pills of Alprazolam. Police also found a bag in the front seat that contained several more prescription pill bottles with a variety of pills inside. Some had names of the people they were prescribed to, and others didn't have any names.
The pills were prescribed to three other people and included: 29 pills of Oxycontin, 26 pills of Alprazolam, five pills of Diazepam, 32 pills of Hydrocodone, 10 pills of amphetamine, eight pills of Suboxone, two pills of Zolpidem, 28 pills of Abilify and 143 pills of Hydromorphone.
Pickens said he's friends with one of the people whose names was listed on a bottle, and that he was given some of those pills as well as pills for cancer treatment to deliver to another friend. He said he also takes some of the pills for personal use.
He was not eligible for bond and was given a March 21 court date.
Woman Hides in Dunkin Donuts Bathroom
Audrey C. Reda, 43, of Forest Park, was booked on a warrant for criminal property damage in Oak Park. A Forest Park officer said she was seen approaching cars along Madison Street, and when she noticed the squad car she went into Dunkin Donuts and hid in the bathroom. The officer waited for her to leave the bathroom and then arrested her.
Drunk Teen Throws Self on Police Station Floor
Tyler R. Reilly, 18, of Forest Park, was charged with public intoxication after police said he was seen staggering westbound on Randolph at 2:10 a.m. Police said he was also yelling loudly and swearing, and once he was at the station he threw himself onto the ground. Police also charged him with unreasonable acts/gestures.
Bras, TV Antenna Stolen from Walmart
Thomas W. White, 43, and Annie M. White, 59, both of Chicago, were charged with retail theft after police were called to Walmart, 1300 Desplaines Ave. in Forest Park.
Store security said Thomas White took a DVD player from its case and put it in his pants. Security also said he took a TV antenna valued at $77 and hid it in his coat pocket. Security said Annie White put various items, including bras, DVDs, boots and underwear and put them in a shopping bag. The items were valued at $68.69.
They joined another person who paid for other items at the register and then tried to leave without paying for the items they concealed, police said.
Both people had previous convictions: Thomas White was convicted of armed robbery in 1992, and Annie White was convicted on a retail theft charge in 2012. Because of this, the retail theft charges were upgrades to felonies.
Man Exposes Himself at Train Station
A homeless man was reportedly exposing himself around 6:30 p.m. at the La Grange Road Metra Station, 25 W. Burlington Rd., police said. A woman reported the incident around 8:31 p.m. and said the man appeared to be drunk. He was wearing a dark knit cap, dark jacket and blue jeans, according to the report. Officers advised the woman to call 911 immediately if she saw him doing it again.
Man Fakes Armed Robbery Call to Get Gas Faster: Police
Running out of gas can be distressing—but Burr Ridge police said a Chicago man took things a little too far when he tried to get their attention Feb. 23 by reporting an armed robbery.
Lee B. Alley, 23, of the 6100 block of South Cottage Grove, called 911 to report the "crime" around 2:14 a.m. from the 100 block of Burr Ridge Parkway, police said.
When officers arrived at the scene, however, they said there was no robber. Alley had merely run out of gas and thought the robbery call would bring the police faster.
Alley was arrested and charged with felony disorderly conduct for making a false 911 call, police said.
Thief Scams Resident
Shortly after 7 p.m. Feb. 28, a man robbed a home in the 1000 block of Wisconsin after claiming to be someone who needed to check the water pressure on the resident's home.
The victim let the man inside but quickly became suspicious and said he was calling the police. The man fled the home, but the victim found that a bedroom was already ransacked. A silver watch, two envelopes containing $450 and two plastic containers with $500 in change were stolen.
Police described the offender as a man in his 20s, about 5-foot-5 and 140 pounds, with black hair and a dark blue jacket.
It's not know which direction the man ran.