THURSDAY, AUGUST 22
2 Charged With Pot Possession
Police charged Kenneth Davis, 38, of North Riverside, and Dhafir Bounds, 37, of Oak Park, with marijuana possession about 11:10 a.m.
During a traffic stop near the intersection of Harlem Avenue and I-290, police said Davis had a plastic bag full of pot in his mouth and a cigarette box containing the drug. Each was issued a local ordinance citation. Police said the men had a total of about 3.5 grams of marijuana with them. They were released from the scene.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21
Man Gives Middle Finger in McDonald's
An Oak Park man known for panhandling at McDonald's was arrested after he gave a man the middle finger around 8:30 a.m.
A caller told police Michael Barnett, 48, goes into McDonald’s on a regular basis and has had a history of pan handling in the store and threatening employees, police said. Barnett was processed on one count of disorderly conduct, given an Oct. 1 court date and released on bond.
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