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Palos Heights police arrested Cynthia Shumsky, 40, of Palos Heights, at 12:08 a.m. July 3 and charged her with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, improper lane usage and no insurance after she was allegedly involved in a one-car accident in the 13000 block of South 76th Avenue, police said. Her court date is scheduled for Aug. 12 at the Cook County 5th District Municipal Courthouse in Bridgeview.

In other Palos Heights police news, Rachael Pluister, 22, of Worth, was arrested at 2:06 a.m. July 2 and charged with DUI and improper lane usage after she was stopped in the 13200 block of South Harlem Avenue, police said. Her court date is Aug. 12 in Bridgeview.

Willie Robertson, 58, of Chicago, was arrested at 12:11 a.m. July 3 and charged with DUI, operation of uninsured motor vehicle and improper lane usage after he was stopped in the 7700 block of West College Drive, police said. His court date is Aug. 12 in Bridgeview.

Kevin S. Roe, 20, of Crestwood, was arrested at 4:52 p.m. July 3 and charged with retail theft after he allegedly placed a bottle of vodka in his pants and attempted to leave a grocery store in the 6400 block of West 127th Street without rendering payment, police said. His court date is Aug. 4 in Bridgeview.

Annette T. Palka, 21, of Palos Park, was arrested at 2:15 a.m. July 6 and charged with possession of drug equipment after she was stopped in the 3000 block of Spyglass Circle, police said. Police stopped Palka after receiving a call regarding suspicious people attempting to gain entry into parked vehicles, according to the police report. Her court date is Aug. 12 in Bridgeview.

Ronald A. Gallo, 46, of Oak Lawn, was arrested at 11:45 a.m. July 1 and charged with driving with a suspended license, possession of drug paraphernalia, no insurance and tinted windows after he was stopped in the 7600 block of West College Drive for having tinted windows, police said. Police found drug paraphernalia during a vehicle inventory search, according to the police report. His court date is July 21 in Bridgeview.

Rami A. Yasin, 22, of Oak Lawn, was arrested at 2:47 a.m. July 1 and charged with a red light violation and driving with a suspended license after he was stopped in the 12500 block of South Harlem Avenue, police said. His court date is Aug. 4 in Bridgeview.

Demetrius A. Smith, 32, of Chicago, was arrested at 4:12 a.m. July 5 and charged with driving with a suspended license and expired registration after he was stopped in the 7200 block of West College Drive, police said. His court date is Aug. 12 in Bridgeview.

Bradley M. Andrews, 23, of Worth, was arrested at 12:16 p.m. July 6 and charged with driving with a suspended license, operation of uninsured motor vehicle and failure to reduce speed to avoid accident after he was involved in a crash in the 13000 block of South Harlem Avenue, police said. His court date is July 21 in Bridgeview.

Abraham Montanez, 33, of Palos Heights, was arrested at 5:45 p.m. July 6 and charged with driving on a revoked license and failure to provide insurance after he was stopped for a vehicle infraction in the 12600 block of South Ridgeland Avenue, police said. His court date is Aug. 4 in Bridgeview.

Incident reports

Six mailboxes were damaged in the 12200 block of 75th Avenue during the night of July 4, police said.

A bird feeder in the 12300 block of 73rd Court was damaged by fireworks during the night of July 4, police said.

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