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Driver charged with DUI

Orland Park police arrested Erik M. Andersen, 34, of Orland Park, at 12:10 a.m. Oct. 4 and charged him with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, speeding and driving without lights when required after he was stopped at 82nd Avenue and Wheeler Drive, police said. He was allegedly speeding before slamming on his brakes at a stop sign, where he remained for a minute without his headlights on, according to police. His court date is Nov. 11 at the Cook County 5th District Municipal Courthouse in Bridge view.

In other Orland Park police news, Andrew J. Broda, 51, of Tinley Park, was arrested at 11:21 p.m. Sept. 29 and charged with DUI, speeding and improper lane usage after he was stopped for veering over the lane lines and driving 55 mph in a 45 mph at the intersection of 167th Street and Julia Ann Lane, police said. His court date is Oct. 26 in Bridge view.

Robert L. Toth, 73, of Orland Park was arrested at 8:40 p.m. Sept. 30 and charged with disorderly conduct at a fast food restaurant in he 14600 block of La Grange Road, police said. He was allegedly yelling and swearing at an employee for not accepting his expired coupon and was asked to leave the store, according to the police report. His court date is Nov. 9 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

Ahmad A. Omar, 21, of Bur-bank, was arrested at 2:55 p.m. Oct. 4 and charged with retail theft and possession of drug paraphernalia after he allegedly took three video game remote controls from a store in the 15700 block of 71st Court, police said. A pat-down found a capped syringe and a recently used altered pop can, according to police. His court date is Oct. 22 in Bridgeview.

Mayra Marin, 19, of Summit, was arrested at 6:06 p.m. Oct. 1 and charged with retail theft after she allegedly cut the shielding device off six items worth $420 from a store in the Orland Square mall, police said.

Kuvonte Carter, 20, of Calumet City, was arrested at 11:09 a.m. Oct. 8 and charged with retail theft after he allegedly stole a video game and DVD from a store in the 15700 block of 71st Court that he was employed at, police said. His court date is Nov. 9 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

Joe B. Urquizo, 24, of Chicago, was arrested at noon Sept. 28 and charged with retail theft after he allegedly left a store in the Orland Square mall with $126 worth of items without rendering payment, police said. His court date is Oct. 12 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

Sara M. Krysik, 20, of Alsip, was arrested at 1 a.m. Oct. 1 and charged with unlawful possession of cannabis, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding after she was stopped for driving 59 mph in a 40 mph zone in the 8100 block of 143rd Street, police said. Krysik admitted to having a bag of cannabis and a pipe, according to police. Her court date is Nov. 9 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

Nicholas A. Steinbach, 21, of Orland Park, was arrested at 3:53 a.m. Oct. 6 and charged with possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and disobeyed a stop sign after he was stopped at 104th Avenue and Wood Duck Lane, polices said. His court date is Nov. 9 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

Daniel E. Landry, 27, of Orland Park, was arrested at 1:35 p.m. Oct. 2 and charged with retail theft after he allegedly stole a memory card and phone case from a store in the 15800 block of La Grange Road, police said. His court date is Oct. 22 in Bridgeview.

Christopher J. Chamales, 20, of Palos Heights, was arrested at 3:26 a.m. Oct. 4 and charged with possession of alcohol by a minor after three underage men were seen drinking in a park in the 14400 block of Wooded Path Lane, police said. Chamales admitted to police that the bottle of vodka was his, according to police. His court date is Nov. 9 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

Kyle R. Margentina, 24, of Homer Glen, was arrested at 4:23 a.m. Oct. 5 and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis after his vehicle was stopped at 179th Street and Eagle Ridge Drive, police said. A search of the vehicle found two bags with a small amount of cannabis and a one-hitter, according to police. His court date is Nov. 9 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

Mary J. Marquez, 25, of Bur-bank, was arrested at 12:15 p.m. Oct. 4 and charged with retail theft after she was seen taking two children’s items from a store in the Orland Square mall and giving them to her kids without rendering payment, police said. Her court date is Nov. 9 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

Samuel J. Bray, 18, of Orland Hills, was arrested at 11:41 p.m. Sept. 30 and charged with possession of cannabis after he was stopped at 88th Avenue and Biloba Street for failing to stop at a stop sign, police said. A glass jar with a small amount of cannabis was found in the vehicle, according to police. His court date is Nov. 9 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

Gloria T Aguilar, 30, of Blue Island, was arrested at 2 p.m. Oct. 7 and charged with retail theft after she allegedly stole nine items worth $196 from a store in the Orland Square mall, police said. Her court date is Dec. 2 in Bridgeview.

Edward C. Abel, 19, of Midlothian, was arrested at 9:43 p.m. Sept. 26 and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after he was stopped for speeding at 143rd Street and Highland Avenue, police said. A search of the vehicle found a wooden and plastic pipe, according to police. His court date is Oct. 12 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

Halik A. De Drave Hovenou, 24, of Hickory Hills, was arrested at 6:37 p.m. Oct. 6 and charged with retail theft after he allegedly put a belt on and left a store in the Orland Square mall without rendering payment, police said. His court date is Nov. 9 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

Lakeisha S. Webb, 30, of Dolton, was arrested at 10:25 p.m. Oct. 6 and charged with retail theft after she allegedly took 22 Halloween items worth $60 from a store in the 7900 block of 159th Street, police said. Her court date is Nov. 9 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

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