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

Tinley Park police reports April 20, 23 and 24.

TUESDAY, APRIL 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 .  

MONDAY, APRIL 23

Pickpocketing

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. 

FRIDAY, APRIL 20 

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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