Modelo While Driving, Drunken Driver Forgets Traffic Stop, and More

Tinley Park police reports, May 8, 11, 14 and 15.


Modelo While Driving

Police pulled over a driver in the 16100 block of Harlem Avenue in after he was reportedly swerving in his lane, nearly striking other vehicles on the roadway.

When they approached the vehicle being driven by Federico Garcia, 34, of the 13900 block of Walter Drive in Midlothian, they saw a can of Modelo beer in the cup holder, according to the report. Garcia told them that was the only beer he'd drank that day but then failed field sobriety tests, police said.

He refused to give a breath sample at the . Police found an empty beer can in the bed of Garcia's truck, they said. He was charged with improper lane use, driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal transportation of alcohol and driving without a valid driver's license. His bail was set at $3,000.


Purse Taken From Cart

A shopper at Kohl's called the cops to report that someone took her purse from a shopping cart. The woman said she went to the store at 7500 191st St., , to exchange an item and then left, leaving her purse behind. It contained her state ID, military ID, Social Security card, health insurance cards, various gift cards, a cell phone and keys. 


Drunken Driver Forgets Traffic Stop

Police arrested Marc. A Cembala, 21, of the 5200 block of West 170th Street in Oak Forest, around 12:30 a.m. near the intersection of 80th Avenue and 185th Street in Tinley Park. Police said Cembala was swerving all over the road and into oncoming traffic lanes. He reportedly failed field sobriety tests and blew a .194 on the Breathalyzer. He was charged with driving under the influence, driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol content greater than 0.08 and improper lane use. Cembala told officers, "I don't know where I was going, I was (messed) up. I don't even remember being pulled over," according to the report.


iPad and iPhone Stolen

A black iPad and iPhone were stolen from an employee at Andrew High School, 9001 W. 171st St., Tinley Park. A GPS device directed police to an Orland Hills address, but they said their investigation didn't lead them to the phone. The two items were taken between 1 p.m. and 2:45 p.m, according to the report.


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