Police Blotter: Man Describes 'Bag a Day' Heroin Addiction; Pickpocketing

Tinley Park police reports April 20, 23 and 24.


Warrant Arrests

Shalliece N. Downs, 27, of the 21200 block of Vivienne Drive in Matteson, was arrested around 4 p.m. in Chicago on a warrant out of the .  



A man called to report that sometime between 6:30 p.m. April 22 and 8 a.m. April 23, someone stole his wallet. He said he last had it—inside was $7, a Social Security card, work identification and debit card—while at Banana's Bar & Grill. The bar is attached to the Holiday Inn at 18501 Convention Center Drive in .  

DUI Warrant

Richard O. Sterling III, 25, of the 6800 block of West 175th Street in , was arrested around 9:20 a.m. on a failure-to-appear warrant out of the Will County Sheriff's Office for driving under the influence. His bail was set at $1,000. 


Man Describes 'Bag a Day' Heroin Addiction

When officers stopped a driver in the 6000 block of 167th Street around 10:30 p.m. for speeding, they also found him with bags of heroin, according to a police report. They said Ryan R. Emrich, 26, of the 18100 block of South 66th Court in , had one bag containing heroin in his pocket and another in his shoe.

"While I was speaking to Ryan he related to me that the substance he had in his possession was heroin," the report said. "Ryan told (an investigator) and I that he had a 'bag a day' heroin addiction and he has been interested in getting some help."

He was charged with speeding, failure to provide proof of insurance and one felony count of possession of a controlled substance. 

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