Police Blotter for April 24
Updated: April 30, 2012 10:06PM
The following incidents were listed in the official reports of the Lincolnwood Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest by police does not constitute a finding of guilt; only a court of law can make that determination.
Dranon Butler, 25, of 3742 North Shore Ave., Lincolnwood, was arrested at 8:15 a.m. April 11 and charged with unlawful use of a weapon in public. A resident called police to report an encounter with Butler, saying he approached Butler after observing him walk back and forth in the area of Avers and Pratt. Butler allegedly said, “Get the f__ out of here,” and when the man asked if anything was wrong, Butler said “Man, I almost let you have it,” and showed him a gun concealed under his jacket. When police approached Butler, he was unarmed but a loaded revolver was lying in the grass nearby. The gun was registered to an owner in Mississippi.
Two planters worth $400 were stolen from a home on the 6400 block of Kolmar between 8 p.m. April 16 and 8:30 a.m. April 17.
A man stole six packs of cigarettes, worth about $43, from the Shell gas station at 7201 Cicero Ave., at 6:16 a.m. April 17. The man initially tried to buy the packs, but when the credit card he used was rejected, he grabbed the packs and ran from the station.
Zahida Flaz, 46, of 7257 Crawford Ave., was arrested at the Lincolnwood Town Center Kohl’s at 3:15 p.m. April 16 and charged with theft. Security said Flaz attempted to take two purses from the store without paying for them.
Mara P. Barona, 23, of 2904 Diversey Ave., Chicago was arrested at Kohl’s at 3:35 p.m. April 16 and charged withe theft. Security said Barona tried to leave the store without paying for a $24 shirt she was concealing.
Syed F. Mehdi, 33, of 1461 Sacramento Drive, Hanover Park, was arrested at the Lincolnwood Town Center Carson’s at 6:10 p.m. April 14 and charged with theft. Security said Mehdi tried to leave the store without paying for a $26 pair of sunglasses.
Andrea G. Salas, 32, of 2019 N. Kedzie Ave., was arrested at Kohl’s at 3:45 p.m. April 13 and charged with theft. Security said Salas attemted to leave the store without purchasing clothing and jewelry worth about $228.
Sherman Page, 76, of 230 Richmond, Evanston, was arrested at Kohl’s at 3:05 April 13 and charged with theft. Security said Page tried to leave without paying for a necklace he placed in a bag he was holding.
Yulia I. Evtimova, 34, of 2623 W. Gunnison Ave., Chicago, was arrested at Carson’s at 9:10 p.m. April 12 and charged with theft. Security said Evtimova tried to leave without paying for six pieces of jewelry worth about $164.
Ma del Rocio Patino, 40, of 720 Mulford St., Evanston, was arrested at Kohl’s a 5:40 p.m. April 12 and charged with theft. Security said Patino tried to leave the store without paying for clothes and cosmetics worth $89.
A security agent at the Lincolnwood Town Center Gap store said she observed a man stuffing many denim shirts in a bag at about 4 p.m. April 14. When he attempted to leave the store and was stopped, the man dropped the bag and ran out of the mall before he could be apprehended. The bag contained 35 shirts worth nearly $1,500.
Two cell phones worth about $1,050 were stolen from the Lincolnwood Town Center Sprint store sometime between 1:30 and 3 p.m. April 10.
Brian Eirich, 38, of 5127 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 1:35 a.m. April 14 on the 3700 block of North Shore Ave. and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. A woman called police to report witnessing an accident and identified a silver SUV as the vehicle that caused it. When police arrived, they saw a blue vehicle that was struck, and, at the end of North Shore Avenue, the silver SUV. After finding that the blue vehicle’s driver to be uninjured, police approached the silver SUV and found evidence of an impact, but no driver inside. Back near the first car, police talked to one man standing nearby who identified himself as Eirich, whom police by then had determined to be the owner of the silver SUV. He failed field sobriety tests and was charged with operating an uninsured vehicle and improper lane use, as well as the DUI.
Odicho N. Iecho, 41, of 8841 N. Lavergne, Skokie, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after his arrest at 3:39 a.m. April 12 on the 6600 block of McCormick Blvd. Police said Iecho was observed repeatedly driving over the center lane while heading south on McCormick. He also was charged with improper lane use.
Two vehicles at Grossinger Autoplex, on the 6900 block of McCormick Blvd., were discovered with extensive scratch marks. The vandalism occurred sometime between 6:40 p.m. April 10 and 6:30 a.m. April 11.