Blotter: Man Says He Planned to Sell Booze He Took to Buy Heroin

Tinley Park Police reports, Nov. 1-8 • Unknown suspect takes off with over-the-counter drugs • Frankfort woman faces drug and traffic charges.


Unknown Suspect Takes Off With Over-the-Counter Drugs

An unidentified man stole over-the-counter medication around 11 a.m. from Osco Drug in the 17100 block of Harlem Avenue and fled in a red, two-door car, according to a police report. The suspect loaded the medication into a plastic bag, then lifted the bag over the store's sensors as he walked out of the store, the report stated.

The report did not indicate the type of medication that was taken, nor its value.


Frankfort Woman Faces Drug, Traffic Charges

Sarah Lynn Smith, 20, of the 22000 block of Princeton Circle in Frankfort, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, disobeying a traffic control device and driving with a suspended license after a traffic stop, according to the police report.

Police pulled Smith over just before 8:30 p.m., after she was traveling east on 183rd Street and illegally turned right on red, heading south on Harlem Avenue, the report stated. A license check by the officer revealed that Smith had a suspended license, and she was put under arrest, the report continued.

A search of Smith's car—a 2005 blue Ford Taurus—uncovered a metal pipe used to smoke marijuana that had residue on it, the report stated.

Smith was released on $1,500 bond.


Man Says He Planned to Sell Booze for Heroin

Adam E. Sonne, 23, of the 7900 block of West 172nd Street, was charged with retail theft for taking about $250 of alcohol from Jewel-Osco in the 17100 block of Harlem Avenue, according to a police report.

The grocery's loss prevention agent saw Sonne enter the store "in hurry and acting suspicious around 7:30 p.m., the report stated. The agent followed Sonne to the store's liquor section and watched him put bottles of Jack Daniels and Absolut Vodka into a cart, the report continued.

Sonne was taken into custody after he tried to run out of the store without paying, the report stated. During a search, a hypodermic syringe was found inside Sonne's front-right jeans pocket, the report continued. Sonne told police he was going to sell the alcohol he tried to take to buy heroin and had planned to use the drug later that evening, the report added.

After he was charged, Sonne was released on bond.

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DT November 14, 2012 at 12:16 AM
Anyone notice that the Jewel-Osco on 171st is getting hit almost daily at all hours??? Does anyone know if Albertsons/Jewel is looking into alternative theft prevention? What they're doing now doesn't seem to be working and I would hate to see the type of crimes escalate in the store because they can! Am I over thinking this or do I need to move my business to the Oak Forest Jewel to feel a little safer.... guess I should check their blotter first though lol
sweet heart November 16, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Are Jewel=osco alway"s getting robbed during the day and night , That why the TP police men are alway;s going through the parking lot. There alway robbing purse"s there out of the woman:s cart:s. They almost had my mom purse, I,knocked them down my self first wait for some one to help me or call the cop:s my self, luckly i, was there before they get her purse.


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