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Theft

Three pieces of lawncare equipment were reported stolen from an open landscaping truck parked in the 12900 block of South Oak Park Avenue, at 10 a.m. Friday. The landscaper who reported the equipment missing was working nearby at the time of the theft.

Police are investing a report of theft from Jewel-Osco, 12803 S. Harlem Ave., at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. A store manager reported that three unidentified people used counterfeit U.S. currency to purchase gift cards and various merchandise.

DUI

Jonathan M. Murdock, 28, of Orland Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after a traffic crash at 8:52 p.m. Aug. 4, in the 6400 block of West 127th Street. Police said his vehicle rear-ended another one. They said he registered above the legal limit of .08 blood-alcohol content on a breath test. He was also cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and is due in court on Sept. 3.

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Possession of cannabis

Jamarrio J. Booker, 20, of Country Club Hills, was issued a local ordinance violation for possession of cannabis after a traffic stop at 9:37 p.m. Aug. 8, at 119th Street and LaGrange Road. They said 13 individually wrapped one-gram bags of cannabis that did not come from an Illinois dispensary were found in the car. Police said that he was also cited for speeding. He is due at a hearing in Palos Park Village Hall on Sept. 2.

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Gun charges

Marc E. Odeneal, 29, of Kankakee, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after a traffic stop at 7:07 p.m. July 24, in the 9300 block of West 151st Street. Police said he was a passenger in a vehicle that they stopped as it left Orland Square Mall. They said Odeneal admitted owning a 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun and 51 rounds of ammunition in an unlocked bag beside him. He was also charged with possession of 15 grams of cannabis in an unsealed plastic bag. Odeneal was held for a bond hearing. The driver, Cassmine J. Campbell, 26, of Kankakee, was cited for unlawful possession of cannabis and given a warning for making an improper turn.

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Ryan M. Powers, 33, of Bridgeview, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs after a traffic crash at 4:30 p.m. July 17, in the parking lot of Denny’s, in the 14800 block of LaGrange Road. Police said he was unconscious and awoke after Narcan was administered. He admitted taking “two or three” unidentified pills and was taken to Palos Hospital for observation. Court information was not available.

Gun charges

Calvin G. Lewis, 34, of Phoenix, Ill., was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after a traffic stop at 143rd Street and LaGrange Road at 2:59 p.m. July 30. Police said he and his passenger, Edward L. Macker, 61, of Phoenix, had just left Orland Square Mall, where they were suspected of shoplifting. A 9mm CZ semi-automatic pistol and a magazine with 11 rounds of ammunition were found under the front seat. He was also charged with possession of ammunition without a firearm owner’s identification card and held for a bond hearing. Macker was charged with retail theft for allegedly taking two bottles of cologne worth $259 from Von Maur. He is due in court on Sept. 15.

Speeding

John Maruszak, 31, of Justice, was charged with speeding 30 mph over the limit after a traffic stop at 11:36 p.m. Aug. 6, in the 8900 block of West 143rd Street. Police said he was driving 70 mph in a 40-mph zone. He is due in court on Sept. 15.

Suspended license

Anahis Acosta, 30, of Merrillville, Ind., was charged with driving with a suspended license after a traffic stop at 12:33 a.m. July 29, in the 16300 block of South LaGrange Road. Police said he was also cited for driving without insurance or headlights when required. He is due in court on Sept. 10.

Jazmyn C. Clark, 31, of Chicago, was charged with driving with a suspended license after a traffic stop at 7:24 p.m. Aug. 1, at 151st Street and South 80th Avenue. Police said she was cited for having a defective windshield and overly tinted windows. She is due in court on Sept. 15.

Compiled by Dermot Connolly

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