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Driver arrested after cops find passenger in trunk

Orland Park police arrested Christopher Cruz, 20, of Morton Grove, at 11:30 p.m. Oct. 9 and charged him with reckless conduct after a man was found in the trunk of his car. Police stopped his vehicle for transporting six passengers, before they found another man in the trunk, police said. Cruz was also charged with driving with no rear registration plate light and transporting more passengers than seat belts after he was stopped in the 16700 block of Mallow Ridge Drive. Two of his passengers, Alexander Devalle, of Chicago and Elton Jacobson, of Morton Grove, both 20, were cited with illegal consumption of alcohol, police said. Devalle and Jacobson have a hearing on Nov. 8 at the Orland Park Civic Center. Cruz has a court date on Nov. 23 in Bridgeview.

In other Orland Park police news, Anthony White, 23, of Chicago Ridge, was arrested at 2:45 a.m. Oct. 8 and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, improper lane usage, and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident after he was stopped in the 15400 block of Harlem Avenue, police said. Police arrived at a crash in the area, and were told by a witness that a car had struck the concrete median and that all tires on the car had been flattened, police said. White and his vehicle, which matched the witness’s description, were found in a nearby parking lot, police said. He had slurred speech, police said. He has a court date on Nov. 17 in Bridgeview.

Christopher Ruzas, 19, of Tinley Park, was arrested at 6:17 a.m. Oct. 8 and cited with illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor after he was stopped in the 7400 block of 159th Street, police said. He has a hearing date on Nov. 8 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

Joshua Michaels, 20, of Orland Hills, was arrested at 2:46 a.m. Oct. 8 and charged with DUI, improper turn and illegal possession of alcohol by a minor after he was stopped in the 7700 block of 159th Street, police said. He allegedly drove through a red light, police said. He has a court date on Nov. 23 in Bridgeview.

Caroyln Pignato, 50, of Palos Hills, was arrested 7:10 p.m. Oct. 7 and cited with retail theft after she allegedly removed a perfume bottle, valued at $60 from a store in the 100 block of Orland Park Place, police said. She allegedly paid for other items, but not the perfume bottle, police said. She has a hearing date on Nov. 8 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

Madilyn Joyce, 19, of Worth, Patrick Kustok, 19, of Oak Lawn, and Gregory Morrill, 20, of Oak Lawn, were arrested at 9:55 p.m. Oct. 6 and cited with illegal possession of alcohol by minors after they were stopped in the 8600 block of 159th Street, police said. An officer on patrol observed a vehicle driving in a parking lot without its headlights on. Joyce was driving the vehicle and the two men were leaving the bowling alley at that location, and were called and told to return to the scene after Joyce told police they had been with her, police said. One open beer can and a case of beer was found in the car, police said. All three told police they were drinking in the parking lot, police said. They have a hearing date on Nov. 8 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

Mary Nicholson, 33, of Tinley Park, was arrested at 4 p.m. Oct. 11 and charged with retail theft after she allegedly stole jewelry from a department store at Orland Square Mall, police said. She allegedly attempted to leave the store without paying for the jewelry, police said. She has a court date on Nov. 15 in Bridgeview.

Catalin Lesinatu, 30, of Orland Park, was arrested at 7:44 p.m. Oct. 8 and charged with DUI after she was stopped in the 15100 block of Orlan Brook Drive. He was also charged with improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and leaving the scene of an accident, police said. A witness told police Lesinatu had allegedly knocked down a traffic pole while he was driving and had struck another vehicle, according to the police report. He had the odor of alcohol on his breath, police said. He has a court date on Nov. 9 in Bridgeview.

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