Heroin at Wendy's, Teen Bites School Staffer

Oak Park police reports, March 22.


Residential Burglary

A man broke into a home in the 1000 block of South Boulevard between 1:15 p.m and 5:06 p.m., stealing a laptop worth $2,500. The man is described as 5-foot-9, 155 pounds, between 33 and 35 years old and wearing a denim hat, light brown winter coat and jeans. 

Phone Stolen at OPRF

Someone broke into the lock of an Oak Park-River Forest High School student and stole his green Skin HTC/Vivid cell phone. The estimated loss is $215.

Juvenile Bites School Staffer

A 16-year-old juvenile was charged with aggravated battery after an incident at the alternative school inthe 6500 block of W. North Avenue. Police said the juvenile became unruly and then bit one staff member on the thigh and scratched two other staffers who tried to restrain him. He was taken to a juvenile detention center. 

Tequila, Vodka Stolen

Caleb McIntyre, 19, of the 200 block of 51st Avenue in Bellwood, was charged with retail theft. Police said he took a bottle of Smirnoff vodka from Dominick's, 259 W. Lake St.

Cameron Taylor, 25, of the 4200 block of Cullerton in Chicao, was charged with retail theft. Police said he took a bottle of Jose Cuervo tequila from Dominick's, 259 W. Lake St.

Theft of Service

March Paukstis, 58, homeless, was charged with theft of service after failing to pay for a meal at Cozy Corner in the 100 block of N. Marion. He was held in lieu of bond.

Heroin Arrest

Police saw two people slumped over in a car in the Wendy's parking lot in the 0-100 block of N. Harlem. An officer went to check on their wellbeing and said there was an uncapped syringe and other drug paraphernalia in view.

Phillip Abernathy, 33, of the 200 block of Wild Meadow Lane in Woodstock, and Danielle Carolan, 28, of the 1400 block of Commons Drive in Woodstock, were both charged with possession of a controlled substance. 

Police said Abernathy had .6 grams of heroin and Carolan had .7 grams. Carolan was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. 

DUI Charge

Percy Shields, 69, of the 2000 block of S. 11th Avenue in Maywood, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol at 11:02 p.m. in the 700 block of Randolph. 

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