Blotter: Gang Graffiti, Illegal Soliciting and a Peach Schnapps Fix

Also in the latest police reports, a man was charged with a felony after reportedly stealing groceries from Kmart.


Gang Graffiti

A supervisor at Park Hardware, 16725 S. Oak Park Ave., , called the cops around 4:50 p.m. to report graffiti on the south wall of the store. Police identified the green, black, white, blue and yellow paint as "gang graffiti," according to the report. It contained upside down pitch forks, the word "M.O.B." and the word "DRO," police said. 

Illegal Soliciting

James H. Glenn Jr., 28, of the 7000 block of Indiana Street in Chicago, was arrested around 3 p.m. in the 6900 block of Charmswood Drive in Tinley Park and charged with soliciting without a permit. Residents called the police when Glenn reportedly came to their doors selling music CDs. He said he was selling on behalf of his company, Love Life Records, to go to college, according to the police report. Police said he'd been warned before about not having a permit. 


Peach Schnapps Fix

Police arrested a man last week who they said took a bottle of peach schnapps into the bathroom at a local grocery store and poured it into plastic bottles before leaving the store without paying.

Anthony Sammons, 47, of the 5000 block of 159th Street in Oak Forest, was arrested around 6:20 a.m. at Jewel-Osco, 17117 S. Harlem Ave., , and charged with retail theft. When an officer stopped Sammons outside the store and noticed all the plastic bottles, Sammons reportedly told the officer they contained water. The officer held his portable breath test near the bottles and it picked up an alcohol level, according to the report. 


Runaway Grocery Shopper

Police charged a man with felony retail theft after he reportedly stole more than $400 in miscellaneous groceries from Walmart and Kmart. Boris Lanovenklo, 41, of Burbank was caught taking the items by surveillance cameras, police said, and placed them in bags before passing cash registers with his cart and neglecting to pay.

He put the groceries in the back of a SUV his friend was driving, according to the report. The driver of the SUV left, but Lanovenklo remained in the parking lot with loss prevention staff. Police eventually tracked down the driver, who Lanovenklo claimed wasn't aware of the theft. Lanovenklo faces one count of felony retail theft, police said. 

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