Crime Blotter:April 14th

Retail theft report

At 12:45 p.m. April 1, officers were dispatched to the 7231 Lake St. Ulta for a retail theft. Three bottles of Daisy cologne, valued at over $250, were taken from the store. Store employees believe a male and female were involved in the theft. Detectives are currently reviewing store and mall security cameras for leads.

Aggravated battery to a police officer arrest

At 3:46 a.m. April 2, officers were dispatched to the 7300 block of Holley Court for a disturbance and domestic trouble in progress. The incident stemmed from a cab driver not being paid his fare. The passenger had been unable to pay and then he attempted to get a member of his family to pay the fare for him. When the family member refused, the subject began to break items outside of his residence and then argue with the family member. The offender assaulted and battered officers when they intervened to prevent the matter from escalating to violence against the family member. The subject, Charles N. Barnato, 37 years old of River Forest, was taken into custody. Barnato continued to be combative while being transported and while at the station. Subsequently, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Felony Review Unit was called and they approved two counts of Aggravated Battery to a Police Officer, two counts of Resisting Arrest and one count of Aggravated Assault.

DUI arrest

At 4:45 a.m. April 4, an officer observed a vehicle conduct a traffic stop while the driver exhibited signs of intoxication. The subject failed field sobriety tests and was taken into custody. The driver, Patrick L. Lyles Jr., 28 years old of Chicago, refused to take a take a Breathalyzer test at the station. Lyles was charged with DUI and several traffic violations.

DUI arrest

At 5:03 a.m. April 5, an officer observed a vehicle driving on three flat tires at the intersection of Harlem Street and North Avenue. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver exhibited signs of intoxication. The driver, Jose De Los Santos, 20 years old of Tabasco, Mexico, did not have a valid driver’s license. De Los Santos was placed under arrest and transported to the station. At the station, De Los Santos refused to complete field sobriety tests and submit to a Breathalyzer test. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Felony Review Unit was contacted and approved the charges of Aggravated DUI, Aggravated DUI with No Driver’s License and several other traffic offenses.

Financial identity theft report

At 9:03 a.m. April 9, an officer responded to the 1400 block of Clinton Pl. in reference a Financial Identity Theft incident. The victim related that she was contacted by the IRS via US mail regarding someone using her social security number to file a 2014 tax return for a $24,000 refund. The IRS had requested a police report be generated by the victim’s local police department. The victim was advised to also file reports with the Federal Trade Commission, the Social Security Administration and all three credit bureaus.