Orland Park Police Blotter: Purses and Shopping Bags Used for Retail Thefts

Orland Park police reports, Oct. 26-30


Line Crossing

Police pulled over a car for speeding and crossing over lane lines behind Best Buy around 3:40 a.m. The driver’s breath smelled like alcohol and he failed field sobriety tests, police said. Joseph A. Bufka, 26, of the 15600 block of Trailside Drive in Homer Glen, was charged with driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level greater than .08, driving with an expired license, speeding and driving an uninsured vehicle.


Purse Hide

Police were called about a retail theft at Jewel, 9350 159th St., around 4:50 p.m. A woman was seen placing items into her purse, and leaving the store without purchasing the hidden items, police said. The items are worth $133.80, according to the report. Tiffany A. Williams, 42, of the 7500 block of Tiffany Drive in Orland Park, was charged with retail theft.

Car Pipe

Police pulled over a car for speeding in the 17400 block of LaGrange Road around 12:40 a.m.  An officer noticed empty beer cans in a pouch behind the passenger seat and found a marijuana pipe in the car during a subsequent search, police said. Dijonte C. Tillman-Frazier, 20, of the first block of Northstar Street in Marina Del Rey, Calif., was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding.


Bag Stuff

Police were called about a retail theft at the Gap in Orland Square Mall around 5 p.m. Two women were seen with Express shopping bags, placing items in them and walking out of the store without paying, police said. The women were then seen doing the same at Aeropostle, according to the report. Police caught the women getting into a car, and found four total shopping bags with $564 worth of unpaid merchandise within, police said. Della R. Nicholson, 46, and Cessena M. Bradley, 33, both of the first block of North Mason in Chicago, were each charged with retail theft.


Trace Pot

Police were called about a retail theft at Claire’s in Orland Square Mall around 7:45 p.m. A woman was seen taking jewelry from displays and placing them in her purse, before leaving the store without paying, police said. While she was processed, police found a trace amount of marijuana in her purse, according to the report. Markyshiara Poole, 20, of the 3600 block of Cherry Hill Drive in Flossmoor, was charged with retail theft and possession of marijuana. 

Marijuana in the Car

Police pulled over a car after seeing the driver and passenger not wearing seat belts around 5:55 p.m. in the 9500 block of 159th Street. The officers noticed the odor of marijuana in the vehicle and later found a bag of marijuana inside the car, police said. Felicia K.J. Alford, 19, of the 15300 block of Ellis Avenue in South Holland, was cited with possession of marijuana and failure to wear a seat belt.


Two Warrants

Police pulled over a car for speeding in the 15800 block of LaGrange Road around 11:35 p.m. Officers found that the driver had two failure-to-appear warrants out for her arrest, one out of Will County on a retail theft charge and another out of Oak Lawn for driving with a suspended license, according to the report. Police also found the driver had an expired Illinois license and a suspended Florida license, police said. A metal cigarette-shaped pipe was also found in the car, police said. Ashley N. Levanich, 24, of the 4900 block of West Highway 192 in Kissimmee, Fla., was arrested on the warrants, and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license and speeding. 

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