SUNDAY, JAN. 27
Larry D. Dumas, 42, of the 100 block of East Sycamore in Park Forest, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after he was stopped near the intersection of 14th Street and East End Avenue for swerving and speeding, according to the report. Dumas was unable to provide proof of insurance for police and said his driver's license was suspended. Police smelled alcohol on Dumas and asked if he had been drinking, to which he said "no," according to the report. Dumas also refused to take field sobriety tests, police said.
As Dumas was taken into custody, police discovered an arrest warrant for his passenger, Tiera P. Robinson, from the Cook County Sheriff for a previous DUI charge. Robinson, 34, was taken into custody as well.
Kenneth L. Harris, 56, of the 200 block of East 159th Street was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance after police conduct a hand-to-hand transaction with another man in the middle of the street on Shields Avenue, according to the report. Police stopped Harris near the intersection of 15th Street and Center Avenue and performed a protective pat-down on him, according to the report. They found a metal object containing burnt steel wool, which police recognized to be a pipe used for smoking narcotics. Police then found three clear plastic bags containing an off-white substance,which later tested positive for cocaine. Harris was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.
Raven T. Gibbs, 30, of the 200 block of East 14th Street, was arrested and charged with domestic battery after police were sent to her home upon reports of a stabbing victim being there, according to the report. When police arrived Gibbs' live-in boyfriend told police he was sleeping when she came home intoxicated, yelling about an argument they had the night before The boyfriend said Gibbs then took a steak knife and made a stabbing motion toward him with it while she continued to yell. He said the knife made contact with his chest but did not break skin, according to the report.
A 24-year-old Chicago Heights man told police he got into an argument with an unknown man at the Tender Trap on Halsted Street. The man said he turned his back to the other man and was struck in the back of the head with an unknown object, with left a laceration on his head, according to the report. Security at the Tender Trap told police the unknown man attacked with a beer bottle before exiting the building and leaving in a silver Saturn vehicle. The injured man refused medical attention, according to the report.
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