By Pam DeFiglio
Man Steals Deep Fryer From Store
A security agent at a store in the 1100 block of East Oakton Street told police a man wearing a Ledd Zeppelin t-shirt and basketball shorts parked his black mountain bike in front of the store, asked employees where the deep fryers were. He then grabbed a Presto Frydaddy Deep Fryer, value $29.99, and exited without paying for it.
Man Kicks, Threatens Police Officer, Gets Charged With Battery
Hector Cardona, 42, of Des Plaines, was charged with battery Aug. 6 about 9:50 p.m., after a police officer brought him into the Des Plaines police station because he had been charged with a separate battery.
Police reports state that Cardona was verbally abusive toward officers as he was brought into the lock-up area and when an officer tried to remove his rosary necklace because it was not allowed in the holding cell, it ripped.
Cardona swore at the officer and kicked the officer in the inner thigh, police stated. The officer subdued Cardona.
Police Disperse 15, Charge One With Cannabis Possession
On Aug. 6 between 10 and 11:30 p.m., police responded to a call of a disturbance near Everett Ave. and Pine Street.
When police arrived, about 15 people dispersed, but two remained, crouching behind cars to hide. Police confronted them and patted them down. One officer found something crunchy, consistent with cannabis, hidden in one man’s pants, according to the police report.
Police discovered 3.5 grams of a substance that field-tested positive for cannabis. Jesse Olivar, 20, of Des Plaines was charged with possession of cannabis and possession with intent to deliver. His court date is Aug. 30.