THURSDAY, OCT. 11
Woman Charged With Retail Theft
Neven Samy Rizk Abdelmalak, 25, of the 7100 block of West 166th Street, was charged with retail theft after being arrested for stealing almost $235 worth of merchandise from Kohl's, 7500 W. 191st St.
Abdelmalak was with the store's loss prevention agent when officers arrived at around 3:01 p.m., the report stated. The agent told police Abdelmalak came into Kohl's around 4:40 p.m., pushing her infant child in a stroller. Abdelmalak then picked out various jewelry, perfumes and clothing and went into a changing area, the report continued.
When Abdelmalak came out, the agent couldn't see some of the items she had brought in with her, the report stated. Abdelmalak went to the checkout to pay for the clothing items that the agent could see, the report continued. The loss agent then approached Abdelmalak after she exited the store, according to the report.
Initially, the agent tried to talk to her but couldn't because Abdelmalak only spoke Arabic, the report said. Another Kohl’s employee who spoke a little Arabic was then asked to help the agent, the report continued. That's when the two employees discovered items—Vera Wang jewelry and perfume—sticking out of Abdelmalak's purse that she didn't pay for, the report stated. After reviewing the video, the loss agent also found unpaid-for hats and clothing beneath the infant car carrier in the stroller, the report continued. The total value of the items found on Abdelmalak was $223.19.
Abdelmalak became frantic and begged to an officer who spoke Arabic to let her pay for the items, according to the report. The officer told Abdelmalak she was under arrest and asked her for contact information for a family member or friend to pick up her child, the report stated. Abdelmalak refused, and the infant was brought to the police station with Abdelmalak, the report continued.
Eventually, Abdelmalak was released with her child at 6:55 p.m. Her next court date is Nov. 14.
Man Should've Let Sleeping Dog Lie
Police were called to a residence at the 6400 block of 180th Street around 2:06 p.m. and met with the man, who had an open would his upper lip consistent with a dog bite, the report stated. The man said he was trying to wake up the dog, Coco, when it woke up and bit him on the face, the report continued. Dmitri refused transport by Trace Ambulance.
The owner of the dog and the residence was sleeping when the bit happened, but the 53-year-old woman told police Coco's rabies shots were updated. The man refused medical attention from Trace Ambulance, the report stated.
Underage Patron Tussles With Bar's Security Guards
Alexander C. Garcia, 20, of the 7400 block of West 163rd St., was charged with two counts of battery, as well as one count each of criminal trespass and unlawful consumption of alcohol after getting into a fight trying to re-enter a bar he had been kicked out of for underage drinking.
Garcia was being held on the ground by security guards in front of JW Holstein Saloon, 17358 S. Oak Park Ave., when police arrived around 10:29 p.m., a police report stated. One of the guards, James H. Bullock, 45, had a bloody nose, the result of Garcia punching him in the face earlier, the report continued.
Bullock told police that he had asked several times for the underage Garcia to leave the bar, eventually calling over three other guards when Garcia wouldn't reply with the request. Garcia was uncooperative with the guards and shouted profanities as he was escorted out the bar’s front door, and Bullock returned to help them with the situation, which had moved to the bar's outdoor patio, the report continued. That's when Garcia punched Bullock in the mouth and nose and scratched the forehead of another guard as he was brought to the ground by security, according to the report.
The guards then took down Garcia and kept him there until the officer arrived. Officer saw bruising around nose and mouth of Eldest and blood was coming out of his nose and Young Bullock also was bleeding from upper and lower lips.
Police reviewed the bar's video of the incident, and Garcia was arrested and brought to the station at around 11:10 p.m. He was released on $150 bond early Oct. 12, and his next court date is Dec. 4.
An ambulance was called to the scene for Bullock, but he refused medical treatment, the report stated.
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