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Pair charged with cannabis

Orland Park police arrested Amanda M. Bennett, 22, of Orland Park at 9:04 p.m. Jan. 6 and charged her with unlawful delivery of cannabis, speeding and driving without a valid driver’s license after they stopped the vehicle she was driving in the 14400 block of 108th Avenue, police said. Nicholas C. McHenry, 23, of Oak Forest, a passenger in the car Bennett drove, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said they found 36.9 grams of cannabis and a digital scale in Bennett’s purse, and 11.5 grams and 1.3 grams of psilocybin mushrooms on McHenry’s person. Bennett and McHenry each had bond hearings on Jan. 7.

In other Orland Park police news, Marx F. Pettis, 45, of Matteson, was arrested at 3:09 p.m. Jan. 3 and charged with five counts of failure to secure children from 1 to 16 years old in safety restraints after he was stopped in the 7500 block of 159th Street, police said. Pettis was also charged with driving while license suspended. He has a court date of March 2 at the 5th District Municipal Courthouse in Bridgeview.

Stephan J. Zimbauer, 18, of Orland Hills, was arrested at 12:14 a.m. Jan. 7 and charged with possession of cannabis after he was stopped in the 9500 block of 151st Street, police said. When an officer, at Zimbauer’s request, pulled up Zimbauer’s pants, which sagged below his buttocks, a baggie containing 6.5 grams of marijuana fell out from one of the pant legs, police said. He has a court date of Feb. 7 in Bridgeview.

Amy L. Jordan, 26, of Joliet, was arrested at 4:45 a.m. Dec. 31 and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol after the vehicle she drove hit an electrical utility box near 136th Street and 86th Avenue, police said. A witness to the crash reportedly found Jordan allegedly passed out behind the wheel of the vehicle. Police said they found an alcoholic beverage in a water bottle in the vehicle. Jordan was also charged with improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, driving without proof of insurance, illegal transportation of alcohol and failure to notify the Secretary of State of her change of address, police said. She had a court date of Jan. 23 in Bridgeview.

Carl Jackson, 50, of Chicago, was arrested at 4:42 p.m. Jan. 5 charged with retail theft after he took multiple bottles of cologne with a retail value of $220 from a store in Orland Mall. Police also found 14 watches with a total retail value of $280 in a backpack Jackson carried, according to the police report. He had a court date of Jan. 6 in Bridgeview.

Miranda Cako, 43, of Homewood, was arrested at 3:44 p.m. Jan. 11 and cited with retail theft after she took a wallet with a retail value of $26 from a store at Orland Mall, police said. Cako has a hearing date of Feb. 14 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

Kianna T. Ivy, 19, of Hampton, Va., was arrested at 12:52 p.m. Jan. 9 and charged with retail theft after she took a Hello Kitty wallet from a store at Orland Mall, police said. Ivy has a court date of Feb. 10 in Bridgeview.

Martin S. Pawlak, 22, of Orland Park, was arrested at 11:41 p.m. Jan. 3 and charged with possession of a controlled substance after police found 11 generic Vicodin pills in a plastic baggy in his pants pocket, police said. Pawlak was stopped and ticketed because the vehicle he drove in the 13600 block of 86th Avenue had no rear license plate light, police said. Pawlak had a court date in Bridgeview; however no date was provided in the police report.

Riannon M. Lange, 23, of Palos Heights, a passenger in the vehicle, was cited with possession of cannabis after police found 1 gram of marijuana in her purse, police said. She has a hearing date of Feb. 14 in Orland Park.

Brandon L. Lewis, 22, of Dolton, was arrested at 2:52 p.m. Jan. 1 and charged with possession of a fake identification card after he tried using it to purchase an iPad with a retail value of $905 from a store in the 15800 block of La Grange Road, police said. Lewis reportedly got nervous and left the store without the iPad, the credit card he presented and the identification card when he was asked to use a telephone verification system to complete his purchase, police said. Police found another Indiana driver’s license and a 64-gigabyte iPad in the vehicle Lewis was driving when they stopped him near 171st Street and La Grange Road, according to the police report. He bonded out of jail, police said. No court information was provided in the police report.

William R. Cooper III, 21, of Joliet, was arrested at 11:05 a.m. Jan. 3 and charged with driving while license suspended and failure to display valid insurance after he was stopped near 147th Street and Wolf Road, police said. Cooper has a court date of Feb. 14 in Bridgeview.

Agustin J. Tapia, 31, of Orland Park, was arrested at 8:35 a.m. Jan. 4 and charged with avoiding a traffic control device and driving without a valid driver’s license in the 16100 block of La Grange Road, police said. Police said Tapia avoided the traffic signal at 159th Street and La Grange Road by cutting through a restaurant parking lot. He has a court date of Feb. 22 in Bridgeview.

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