Orland Park Police Blotter: Texting While Driving Under the Influence
Orland Park police reports, Sept. 29-30
SUNDAY, SEPT. 30
Police were called about a retail theft at Carson Pirie Scott around 12:10 p.m. Security said a woman was seen taking a bracelet off a display, and taking a wallet and placing it in her purse, before leaving the store without paying, police said. The items are worth $196, according to the report. Lisa M. Sterchele, 46, of the 13300 block of Callan Drive in Orland Park, was charged with retail theft.
Police pulled over a car for driving 55 mph in a 40 mph zone and for weaving in out of a driving lane around 2:55 a.m. in the 15500 block of LaGrange Road. The driver’s breath smelled like alcohol, she said she took Benadryl earlier and she failed field sobriety tests, police said. Jamie C. Siniawski, 25, of the 10700 block of Palos West Drive in Palos Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol level of .08, improper lane use and speeding.
Texting While Driving
Police pulled over a car after seeing it swerve and cross lane lines on 82nd Avenue, south of 135th Street around 3:45 a.m. The driver’s breath smelled like alcohol, she admitted to texting while driving and failed field sobriety tests, police said. Alana M. Alkema, 37, of the 8000 block of Bob O Link Road in Orland Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol level of .08, improper lane use and texting while driving.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 29
Police were called about a possibly intoxicated driver near Southwest Highway and Wolf Road around 5:55 a.m. The caller said the vehicle was swerving and going into oncoming traffic, according to the report. Police saw a car matching the description heading north on Wolf Road, and pulled it over after seeing it cross into the oncoming traffic lanes, and turning right onto 159th Street from the center straight-only lane on Wolf Road, police said. The driver’s breath smelled like alcohol and she failed field sobriety tests, police said. Kristen M. Holmes, 27, of the 1300 block of Balmoral Avenue in Calumet City, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, improper turning and improper lane use.
Police pulled over a car for driving with an obstructed windshield around 5:20 p.m. in the first block of Orland Park Place. The driver had an active warrant out for his arrest, police said. Maurye D. Vann, 20, of the 9100 block of South Throop Street in Chicago, was arrested on a Lake County, Indiana warrant for theft.
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