THURSDAY, FEB. 16
Man Too Drunk to be Arrested
A 41-year-old man was so intoxicated that rather than pursuing public indecency charges, police took him to a local hospital, according to police reports. Police were called after the man was seen urinating outside near 16th Street and Chicago Road at about 2:09 p.m. Officers found the man slumped in a chair in a nearby restaurant, passed out, the report stated. The man smelled strongly of alcohol and was unable to stand up, officers noted. The suspect was taken to to St. James Hospital and charges are to be pursued at a later date.
Oswego Man Arrested on DUI charges
Lino Ferrer, 24, of the 100 block of Delores Street in Oswego was arrested on charges of driving under the influence near the intersection of 14th Street and Western Avenue. The incident happened at about 3:41 a.m., according to reports. No further details were immediately available.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15
FB Friending Ends Up in IRL Harassment
A woman who befriended a man on Facebook says she's now a victim of in-real-life (IRL) harassment, according to police reports. The 26-year-old Chicago Heights woman told police she added a Glenwood man believed to be in his late 20s as a friend on a social networking site and the two exchanged phone numbers. However, for the past three weeks, the man has been texting and calling 10 to 25 times a day, according to the report. The woman told police that the man says, "Are you going to marry me...you're my [expletive] now" in each communication. The woman says she has never dated the man nor met him in person.
Woman Punches Man in the Face Over Money
Takesha Stenson, 23, of the 1300 block of Lincoln Avenue was arrested on charges of domestic battery at about 1 p.m. Stenson reportedly punched a man in the face during an argument over money in the 1500 block of Lowe Avenue.
Man Attempts to Steal Baby Formula From Grocery Store
Joseph Keane, 30, of the 1800 block of 235th Street in Steger was arrested on a charge of retail theft after he reportedly attempted to steal about $99 worth of baby formula from a grocery store. The incident happened at about 5:20 p.m. in the 500 block of West 14th Street. A store employee told police Keane attempted to conceal seven cans of formula worth $14.15 each inside of his coat.
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