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Tuesday Blotter: Purse, Wallet Stolen from Carts at Shop ‘n Save, Jewel, More

The following arrest information was supplied by the Des Plaines Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

The provided the following reports.

Theft

A purse was reported stolen at Jewel-Osco grocery store, 1500 S. Lee St., sometime between 8:30 p.m. and 8:44 p.m. on Aug. 29. Police stated the black leather Cole Haan purse contained a black Samsung Galaxy cell phone and four tubes of Christian Dior lipstick. The purse was removed from the woman’s shopping cart sometime while she was shopping, and she didn’t realize it until she was in the parking lot, according to the report. Store personnel told police they would review surveillance video and provide a copy to Des Plaines police at a later date.

Earlier:

Possession of Cannabis

Newton E. Regis, 43, of Des Plaines, was charged with possession of cannabis after police found small bags of a substance that tested positive for the probable presence of cannabis in his pants on the 2000 block of S. Pine Street between 9:59 p.m. and 10:03 p.m. on Sept. 4.

Police were responding to a disturbance call about a man and woman arguing on the second or third floor of the building. When police arrived they found Regis and a woman outside the building, police stated. Both subjects told police they were not arguing; they were just talking, according to the report.

While speaking with Regis and the woman, police smelled a strong odor of burnt cannabis, police stated. When police asked them if they were smoking weed, Regis said, according to the report, all he had was a “roach,” and handed the officer a partially-smoked cigarette from the ground, which contained a green, leafy substance.

When police searched Regis, according to the report, they found small bags of a green, leafy substance, suspect cannabis, in his right front pocket and in the waistband of his pants.

Regis told police, according to the report, he purchased the weed that day in Chicago, and he smoked it because it helped with his bad back.

Theft

A woman reported her wallet was stolen while she was shopping at Shop ‘n Save Market, 518 Metropolitan Way, sometime between 2 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. on Sept. 5. While shopping in the store, a man approached her and asked her a question, but she did not understand him, police stated. While this happened, the woman had her back to her cart, which had her purse in it. When she reached the clerk to check out, she noticed her brown colored wallet was missing.

The wallet contained $45 in cash, a safety deposit box key, check book, credit cards and other identification.

The man that approached the woman in the store was described as a black male subject, 35-40 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 180 pounds, and wore a tan color suit.

Property loss was estimated at $50.

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