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Police Blotter for Nov. 14

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Hit-and-run

Hanna Abdul-Karim, 45, of Palos Park, was charged with leaving the scene of a property damage crash in the 7100 block of West 127th Street at 1:25 p.m. Friday. Police said he left the scene without providing his information. He is due in court on Dec. 18.

Domestic battery

Kathleen Devitt, 58, of Palos Heights, was charged with domestic battery after a disturbance at a home in the 12200 block of South 71st Court at 9:20 p.m. Friday. Police said she struck a family member and was also cited for criminal damage for taking the person’s cell phone and breaking it on the ground. She was held for a bond hearing.

Suspended license

Joanne McDowell, 62, of Gary, Ind., was charged with driving with a suspended license after a traffic stop at 2:26 a.m. Monday, in the 12300 block of South Harlem Avenue. Police said she was also cited for speeding 60 mph in a 35-mph zone. Driving with expired registration and no insurance. She is due in court on Dec. 18.

Outstanding warrant

Ricky Boone, 31, of Chicago, was arrested on an outstanding Palos Heights arrest warrant for retail theft at 4:10 a.m. Monday. Police said they took custody of him at the police station from another law enforcement agency. He was held for a bond hearing on Tuesday.

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Cannabis possession

Chicago residents Saul Carmona, and Johnathan Rodriguez, both 20, were issued local ordinance citations for possession of 3.5 grams of cannabis each after a traffic stop at 1:36 a.m. Nov. 2, in the 13100 block of South LaGrange Road. Police said Carmona was also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia after a cannabis grinder was found in his belongings. The driver of the vehicle they were in, Leonardo Celio, 20, of Chcago, was cited for driving without a rear registration plate light. They are due at a hearing in Palos Park Village Hall on Dec. 4.

Unlicensed driving

Yousef Qurt, 20, of Oak Lawn, was charged with driving without a valid license after a traffic stop at 11 a.m. Nov. 2, in the 12600 block of Southwest Highway. Police said he was also cited for speeding 62 mph in a 40-mph zone, and driving without insurance. He is due in court in Bridgeview on Dec. 2.

Aggravated speeding

Erick Avila, 21, of Chicago, was charged with aggravated speeding 72 mph in a 40-mph zone after a traffic stop at 7:32 p.m. Nov. 2, in the 13100 block of Southwest Highway. Police said he is due in court on Dec. 2.

Outstanding warrant

Felipe Ulloa was arrested in Chicago on an outstanding Palos Park warrant for violating an order of protection on Nov. 6. He was taken into custody by Palos Park police at 6:55 p.m. that day. Police said he was held for a bond hearing on Nov. 8.

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Police obstruction

Roneal C. Wright, 53, of Chicago, was charged with obstructing a police officer after a traffic stop at 4:28 p.m. Oct. 30, in the 8500 block of West 157th Street. Police said they folliowed Wright and another man after seeing them act suspiciously—donning gloves and looking into cars—in the Home Depot lot at 7300 W. 159th St. Police said Wright and the other man fled on foot from the traffic stop, but only Wright was apprehended. Also cited for driving with a suspended license and having only one red taillight, Wright is due in court on Dec. 13. Police were still looking for the second man, who was on electronic monitoring.

Retail theft

Lidia Martinez, 46, of Joliet, was charged with retail theft at JC Penney in Orland Square Mall at 1:37 p.m. Nov. 2. Police said she took 13 items of clothing with a combined value of $657.95. She was also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia after a pipe used to smoke crack cocaine was found in her purse. She is due in court on Dec. 5.

Deanna Latrice Hill, 27, of Chicago, and Kevina M. Washington, 30, of Danville, were charged with retail theft at Mashalls in Orland Square Mall at 6:23 p.m. Oct. 27. Police said they took 14 clothing items worth a combined total of $250.87. Hill was also found to have two extraditable warrants from Ramsey County for a probation violation on a theft charge, and failure to appear in court on a charge of providing false information to police. She was held for an extradition hearing while Raines was released on bond. They are both due in court on Dec. 5.

DUI

Francisco Brito, 42, of Chicago, was charged with felony aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol after fleeing from a traffic stop at 7:53 p.m. Nov. 2, in the 13400 block of Southwest Highway. Police said he sped away and was apprehended after Palos Park police found his vehicle in a ditch in the 12300 block of Southwest Highway. A K-9 unit found him in nearby woods. He failed field sobriety tests and was also cited for fleeing and eluding, obstructing identification, disregarding a traffic control device, avoiding a traffic-control signal, driving without a seatbelt, no insurance, driving too fast for conditions and ilegal transportation of alcohol because there were open cans of beer in the front seat. Brito was held for a bond hearing.

Jorge Montalvo, 43, of Tinley Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after a traffic stop at 12:34 a.m. Oct. 24, in the 9500 block of West 159th Street. Police said he registered a blood-alcohol content above the legal limit of .08 on a breath test. He was also cited for disobeying a traffic signal. Court information was not available.

Deborah L. Raines, 55, of Mokena, was charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol following a traffic stop at 10:22 a.m. Oct. 26, in the 15000 block of South 108th Avenue. Police said she failed field sobriety tests and submitted a breath sample above the legal limit of .08 blood-alcohol content. Raines was cited for speeding 60 mph in a 35-mph zone, and driving with a suspended license. She was held for a bond hearing.

Criminal damage

Laura Nuccio, 44, of Frankfort, was charged with felony criminal damage to property after police said she used a baseball bat to destroy an Orland Square Drive office in a domestic dispute at 1:48 p.m. Nov. 4. Police said she claimed the damage was done because the father of her children took jewelry worth $17,000 from their formerly shared residence, was not following court-ordered visitation rules. She allegedly caused damage worth more than $10,000. She was held for a bond hearing.

Compiled by Dermot Connolly

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