MONDAY, NOV. 15
George S. Gofis, 45, of the 14100 block of 85th Avenue in Orland Park, was charged with driving under the influence, speeding, failure to signal, improper turn, no rear license plate, and driving in the wrong lane. Police said they attempted to stop Gofis' car near 143rd street and 87th Avenue around 1 a.m. for speeding, swerving and crossing into an oncoming traffic lane when his car jumped a curb on 87th Avenue and drove through the parkway grass before coming to a stop near 142nd Street.
SUNDAY, NOV. 14
Jonathan J. Bracken, 19, of the 18100 block of Breckenridge Boulevard in Orland Park, was charged with possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal possession of alcohol. Police said they stopped Bracken's car near 143rd Street and 87th Avenue around 10 p.m. for "weaving in and out of traffic" and following another car "too closely." Officers found a gray and blue digital scale, amber-colored glass smoking pipe with burnt residue, small bag of marijuana, and half-empty bottle of pinot grigio, according to reports.
Dine and Plea
Mark Gates, 51, of the 9100 block of Laramie Street in Skokie, was charged with theft of services. Police said Gates ordered and ate a $24 meal at a restaurant in the 14800 block of La Grange Road around 11:30 a.m., without having money to pay. Gates told police he was hoping he could pay the bill in the future when he got the money, according to reports.
Leigha C. Cole-Jacobi, 46, of the 20800 block of Bangor Court in Plainfield, was charged with retail theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. Orland Square Mall security told police that Cole-Jacobi concealed clothing items and jewelry worth $87 in her purse and left the mall without paying around 5:45 p.m. Also in her purse, police found a "metal, cigarette-like tube" with burnt marijuana residue, according to reports.
Can't Drive 45
Jenna M. Cunningham, 27, of the 17500 block of 71st Avenue in Tinley Park, was charged with DUI and speeding. Police said they stopped Cunningham's car near 159th and La Grange Road around 2 a.m. for driving 60 mph in a 45-mph zone.
Can't Drive 45: Part II
Marie N. Nuccio, 24, of the 13400 block of Little Creek Drive in Homer Glen, was charged with DUI, speeding, improper lane use and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Police said they stopped Nuccio's car near 159th and Wolf Road around 2:45 a.m. for swerving between lanes and driving 60 mph in a 45-mph zone.
3 a.m. Brawl Ball
Christopher M. Daniels, 19, of the 16200 block of 92nd Avenue in Orland Hills, was charged with battery, disorderly conduct, and illegal possession of alcohol. Witnesses at Life Time Fitness told police that Daniels drunkenly attacked one man and bear-hugged another in the locker room after he was not allowed to participate in a basketball game around 3 a.m., according to reports. Officers said Daniels vomited on himself while being taken to the Orland Park police station.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 3
Heather M. Everett-Verner, 38, of the 8300 block of 83rd Court in Hickory Hills, was charged with criminal damage to property. Police said Everett-Verner got into an argument with a woman in the Target parking lot around 11 a.m. Oct. 23 and later used her car key to scratch the passenger-side front and rear doors of the woman's car. Investigators were able to identify Everett-Verner from her car license plate, as seen in the parking lot security footage at Target, according to the report.
Police said Everett-Verner — who was with her daughter at the time — did not outright admit to damaging the car, but told officers via telephone, "You know what I did," before turning herself in Nov. 3 at the police station. Everett-Verner caused about $800 in damages, according to the report.
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