SUNDAY, FEB. 24
Crete Driver Faces DUI
Pablo G. Salazar, 44, of the 26400 block of South Dixie Highway, Crete, was charged with driving under the influence, DUI with a blood-alcohol level greater than 0.08, failure to signal, disobeying a stop sign, improper lane use, driving without proof of insurance and driving without a valid license, according to a police report. Police stopped Salazar’s vehicle at about 4 a.m. turn left onto northbound Halsted Street without signaling. During the stop, the driver was unable to provide a license or proof of insurance. An officer allegedly could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from Salazar. He was asked to perform field sobriety tests, after which he was arrested. While at the police department, he took a breath test for his blood-alcohol level.
THURDAY, FEB. 21
Jewelry & Electronics Taken
A flat screen television, jewelry and laptop were reported stolen from a Chicago Heights home, according to a police report. The victim told police that someone broke in through the garage and forced open the inside door of the home in the 1500 block of Euclid Avenue. A $900, 60-inch LG flat screen television, a $300 XBox 360, a DVD player, a laptop computer and jewelry were snatched. A search of the area failed to turn up any of the items or a suspect.
TUESDAY, FEB. 19
Possession of a Controlled Substance
Guy D. Wasney, 56, of the 3300 block of Halsted St., Steger, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, improper lane use and driving without a valid license, according to a report. Police said they saw Wasney's vehicle weave across the traffic lines. During the traffic stop, he allegedly told police he had a "crack pipe" and "crack rock," which were found after a search.
Paras M. Fisher, 23, of the 300 block of West 16th Street, Chicago Heights, was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Cook County for criminal damage to property, according to a police report. He also was charged with obstructing his identity. Police had stopped Fisher, who was allegedly seen carrying copper pipes while walking at about 10:22 a.m. near 470 W. 16th St. He reportedly refused to provide identification when asked. Police eventually determined who he was.
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