Vernell E. Bronson, 23, of Chicago, was charged with obstructing identification after a traffic stop at 4:09 p.m. May 6 in the 8400 block of West 159th Street. Police said he provided a falsified New Jersey driver’s license. The Cook County state’s attorney’s office denied a request to charge him with felony possession of a fraudulent license because of COVID-19 pandemic conditions, police said. He was cited for driving with a suspended license and following too closely, and is due in court on June 18.
Taha M. Jafar, 24, of Burbank, was charged with aggravated speeding after a traffic stop at 12:19 a.m. May 8 in the 14800 block of South LaGrange Road. Police said he was driving 69 mph in a 35-mph zone. He is due in court on June 3.
Alexis M. Drowns, 19, of Lockport, was charged with possession of 72.1 grams of cannabis after a traffic stop at 5:32 p.m. May 8 in the 7900 block of West 159th Street. Police said the cannabis was in three bags in a gym bag found in the back seat of her car. She was also charged with unlawful possession of adult-use cannabis in a vehicle. Her passenger, Robert W. Jett III, 20, of Lake Station, Ind., was issued a municipal violation for 1.7 grams of cannabis found under his seat. Drowns is due in court on June 19, and Jett must attend a hearing in Orland Park Civic Center on June 8.
Willie Boyd Jr., 20, of Markham, and Raymon Leshawn Johnson, 25, of Midlothian, were issued municipal violations for possession of cannabis after a traffic stop at 8:41 p.m. May 9 in the 6800 block of West 159th Street. Police said they were stopped after being seen conducting a drug transaction with people in another vehicle in the parking lot of Walgreens, 7960 W. 159th St. Police said Boyd was carrying 3.1 grams of cannabis in his pocket, and admitted owning 2.3 grams found in the driver’s side door. Johnson admitted owning 8.3 grams of the drug found in a mason jar in the back seat. They are due at a hearing in Orland Park Civic Center on June 9.
Matthew J. Hickey, 21, of Orland Park, was charged with battery when police responded to a disturbance at 10:12 p.m. May 8 in the 8600 block of Lexington Circle. Police said a neighbor reported a domestic battery, but Hickey would not let them inside and said the noise came from a vase being knocked over during a heated game of Call of Duty. They said he was highly intoxicated and shouted profanities at police before spitting on and threatening to kill one officer. He was also charged with assault. Court informaton was not available.
Aeneas L. Gholston, 19, of Riverdale, was charged with aggravated speeding after a traffic stop at 8:21 p.m. May 9 in the 11100 block of West 159th Street. Police said he was driving 81 mph in a 45-mph zone. He is due in court on June 12.
Compiled by Dermot Connolly
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