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Mark A. Vallas, 19, of Palos Heights, was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance at 5:09 p.m. Dec. 14 after the vehicle he was riding in was stopped in the 9100 block of Willow Street, police said. Officers found 2 grams of heroin and five Clonazepam pills hidden in Vallas’ socks, according to the police report. A second man and the driver of the vehicle who had turned without signaling were not charged, police said. Vallas reportedly told officers the three had just purchased the heroin for $20 on 69th Street in Chicago and the pills for $5 at the residence of a man in Orland Park, police said. No court information was provided in the arrest report.

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John T. Stiles, 49, of Orland Park, was arrested at 1:41 a.m. Dec. 16 and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs after he drove recklessly on La Grange Road near 143rd Street, police said. A motorist tipster told officers Stiles crossed over roadway lane lines and nearly drove into oncoming traffic, according to the police report. Officers said they found the vehicle he drove parked in the BP Gas Station, 14299 La Grange Road taking up parts of three parking spaces, including a handicapped space. Stiles reportedly failed a field sobriety test and mis-stated his home address. He reportedly told police he’d taken something to help him sleep. They later found several packets of Suboxone in his coat pocket, according to the police report. Stiles told police he had a prescription for the drug, but officers later obtained a pharmacy sheet on the drug that included the warning, “Do not operate machinery or do anything else that could be dangerous,” according to the police report. Stiles had a court date of Jan. 9 at the 5th Municipal District Cook County Courthouse in Bridgeview.

Jill A. Olthouse, 34, of Orland Park, was arrested at 12:47 a.m. Dec. 20 and charged with DUI, possession of cannabis and possession of drug equipment, police said. Olthouse had no answer for police who asked why she drove over several parking blocks on a truck route behind a funeral home in the 9000 block of 151st Street, according to the police report. Officers found 3.4 grams of cannabis, a metal pipe, hitter box and a half-empty bottle of Jagermeister in the vehicle Olthouse drove, police said. She had a court date of Jan. 9 in Bridgeview.

Katie E. Winchel, 19, of Orland Park was cited with possession of cannabis, and David J. Parker, 19, of Tinley Park was cited with possession of drug paraphernalia after they were stopped near 171st Street and 94th Avenue at 9:13 p.m. Dec. 13, police said. Although the vehicle he drove had no rear license plate light, the driver, 19, was not cited, police said. Winchel and Parker both had a hearing date of Jan. 8 at the Civic Center in Orland Park.

Mirza Zoraiz, 19, of Orland Park, was charged with telephone harassment and harassment through electronic communications after he called and texted his former girlfriend several times at approximately 5:20 a.m. Dec. 8, police said. Zoraiz was seen running from the girl’s home in the 9100 block of Greencastle Lane after he allegedly broke the back patio glass door, according to the police report. Officers followed a family member and arrested Zoraiz where he’d called for a ride home, police said. He was also charged with criminal trespass to property and unlawful consumption of alcohol and later transported to the George N. Leighton Criminal Court building in Chicago for a bond hearing.

Joel Hernandez, 29, of Orland Park, was arrested at 11:52 p.m. Dec. 12 and charged with driving while license suspended, driving with only one working headlight and driving without a valid driver’s license, police said. Hernandez had a court date of Jan. 9 in Bridgeview.

Anthony J. North, 32, of Orland Park, was charged with driving while license suspended, driving without insurance and illegal window tint after he was stopped near 143rd Street and La Grange Road at noon, Dec. 19, police said. Officers found a metal pipe and a grinder in the center console of the vehicle North drove which, police said smelled of cannabis. He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. North has a court date of Feb. 13 in Bridgeview.

Alyssa Loral Jagman, 21, of Homer Glen, was cited with theft at 1:51 p.m. Dec. 6 after she took $10 from a charity donation container at Walgreen’s, 11981 W. 143rd Street, police said. Jagman allegedly reached in and removed the bills from the container while having a prescription filled at the store. A pharmacist noticed the paper money was missing after helping a female customer. Employees then reviewed in-store security video and contacted police with Jagman’s information. She was cited at her home and had a hearing date of Jan. 8 in Orland Park.

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