Shareef J. Alexander, 36, of South Holland, was charged with aggravated assault at 10:48 p.m. April 21, after a dispute with an Uber driver at Park Station Boulevard and Jules Way. Police said the driver said he picked up Alexander in South Holland, and the passenger complained about the route he was taking and threatened to shoot him when he got to his Park Station Boulevard destination. Police found a box-cutting knife in Alexander’s waistband but no gun. He was also charged with resisting a police officer and disorderly conduct. Alexander is due in court on June 3.
Crystal Miller, 46, of Dolton, was issued a municipal violation for criminal damage to property allegedly setting fire to a shopping cart outside the former Sears store in Orland Square Mall at 7:40 p.m. April 23. Police said a Pace bus driver reported the incident and Miller was found near the burning cart. She initially denied involvement but police said she was seen on surveillance footage running after the Pace bus and then lighting something and throwing it in the cart, melting the plastic parts. She is due at a hearing in Orland Park Civic Center on June 9, and was banned from the mall.
Possession of cannabis
Stephen Mata, 36, of Lockport, and Kevin R. Durham, 42, of Evergreen Park, were issued municipal violations for cannabis possession after police witnessed an apparent drug transaction between them in the Shell gas station lot at 15100 S. Harlem Ave., at 7:37 p.m. April 27. Police said Mata was carrying 12 grams of cannabis products, including edibles and cannabis flower, and Durham had $200 cash. The men said they were divving up legally purchased cannabis but none of it was in containers from a dispensary.
Kimberly A. Miller, 53, of Chicago, was arrested on an outstanding Orland Park warrant after a retail theft incident in Bridgeview at 11:17 a.m. April 29. Police said the bond forfeiture warrant was for another retail theft case. She is due in court July 1.
A 63-year-old Orland Park woman reported falling victim to identity theft at 3:55 p.m. April 29. She told police someone had withdrawn $498.21 from her account using a check she had not written. Her bank said the check was deposited remotely in a North Carolina account. She said it could be related to a $2,100 check she had written and placed in her mailbox for pickup that may have been stolen and altered.
Hunter D. Blake, 23, of Hickory Hills, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after a traffic accident at 7:30 a.m. April 19, in the 13700 block of South LaGrange Road. Police said his vehicle struck a median and tree. Witnesses reported seeing him getting rid of beer cans before police arrived. He failed field sobriety tests and refused to provide a breath sample. He was also cited for improper lane usage and failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash. Blake is due in court May 28.
An unidentified man allegedly stole several bottles of liquor worth $215.92 from Binny’s Beverage Depot, 103 Orland Park Place, at 3:17 p.m. April 22. The store manager told police the man filled a gym bag and a shopping bag with eight assorted bottles of Crown Royal liquor.
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