Police Blotter: Former Dope Dealer Beaten on Lincoln Highway

Chicago Heights police reports, Aug. 7.


Dope Boy Battery

A 53-year-old Chicago Heights man told police he bought a beer at Center Liquor and saw a few of the "Willis Dope Boys" outside the store. The man told police he used to "sell dope" with the Willis Boys and that they were shouting at him as he left the store. The man walked east on 14th Street and got to Green Street when the Willis Boys attacked him, according to the report. The man was unable to provide any more details on his attackers, according to the report. The man had swelling on his face and cuts on both arms and was treated for his injuries at St. James Hospital, police said.

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DUI on the Curb

Ronall E. Wright, 51, of the 800 block of Western Avenue in Flossmoor, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after police stopped him near the intersection of 15th Street and Halsted Street for running a stop sign, according to the report. Upon being asked to see his driver's license and proof of insurance, Wright searched his wallet for about two minutes before admitting he had neither, according to police. After smelling alcohol on Wright's breath police told him to perform field sobriety tests, according to the report. Wright almost fell while exiting the car and told police he needed to sit on the curb for a minute before doing the tests. He then told police he had drank about five beers within the previous hour. Wright also racked up citations for disobeying a stop sign, driving on a revoked license, driving without insurance, illegal transportation of alcohol and failure to signal when required, according to the report.

Shots Fired Near Ashland

Police went to the area near the intersection of 15th Street and Ashland Avenue after receiving several reports of shots fired. The reports described a man wearing dark clothing with two ponytails in his hair running southbound, police said. Police spotted a man that fit the description in the 300 block of Boston Drive, according to the report. The man, who appeared to be in his mid-20s, grabbed an unknown object from the ground and ran while holding his waistband, police said. Police were unable to capture the man.


Josette L. Clark, 56, of the 100 block of West Craig Drive, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after police stopped her near the intersection of Chicago Road and Dixie Highway for running a red light, according to the report. Asked to show police her driver's license and proof of insurance, Clark was only able to produce the former, according to the report. After smelling alcohol on Clark's breath, police asked her to perform field sobriety tests. Police ended up asking Clark to exit the vehicle four times before she complied, according to the report. She was also charged with driving without headlights when required, disobeying a traffic control device, no proof of insurance and having a blood-alcohol content above .08, police said.

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lvent August 17, 2012 at 04:03 AM
Legalize the crap. Then all of the crooks can open legitimate businesses.


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