Police Blotter: Counterfeit Money Used Twice at Gas Station

Chicago Heights police reports, Feb. 18-23


Public Intoxication

Gayle O. Harrison, 49, of the 700 block of Grant Avenue in Chicago Heights; Ronall E. Wright, 51, of the 800 block of Western Avenue in Homewood; and Jarrod M. Horne, 40, of the 1200 block of Park Avenue in Chicago Heights was charged with public intoxication. Police said they found the men standing outside a liquor store in the 1500 block of Halsted Street around 11 a.m. with cups of beer.

Counterfeit Money

Stennil L. Henderson, 43, of the 1500 block of Center Avenue in Chicago Heights was charged with theft. Police said Henderson used a counterfeit $5 bill to purchase gas in the 1500 block of Chicago Road just after midnight. His driver, reported only as “Martin,” fled the station in a Buick, with $5 of gas in his tank, before officers arrived. Henderson said Martin gave him the money and asked that he pay the clerk.

About sixteen hours later, a man resembling Martin tried using a $5 bill at the same station. Again, he fled in a Buick, police said.


DUI Close to Home

Hector Munoz-Navarro, 24, of the 200 block of 14th Place in Chicago Heights was charged with driving under the influence, illegal transportation of alcohol, no valid driver’s license, improper lane usage and speeding. Police said they smelled alcohol on Munoz-Navarro’s breath after stopping his car near his home, around 3:30 a.m., for speeding and swerving. He failed a Breathalyzer exam, according to the report.


Improper Walking

Willie J. Jackson, 55, of the 1200 block of Emerald Avenue in Chicago Heights was charged with possession of stolen property and improper walking in the roadway. Police said they saw Jackson pushing a stolen shopping cart along State and 14th streets around 12:30 p.m., obstructing traffic. He told police he was looking for cans to scrap.

Three days later, two men also arrested pushing a cart down 22nd Street and East End Avenue were charged with improper walking in the roadway. Police said Earl L. Primer, 47, and Ernest L. Mack, 55, both of whom reside in the 400 block of 14th Street in Chicago Heights, caused traffic to swerve into oncoming lanes to avoid them.

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