Police Blotter: Cell Phone Use Leads to Drug Arrest

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

Possession of Cannabis, Driving With Hand Held Device 

Charles Lipka, 48, of Skokie was arrested July 30 for possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, using a hand held electronic device while driving and not having a valid driver’s license,  

An officer drove up alongside Lipka going eastbound on Lake Cook Road near Waukegan Road and observed him holding a cell phone next to his ear with his left hand, according to the report. After the officer activated his police car lights, Lipka continued to head east on Lake Cook Road coming to a stop on Avon Road and exited the car while still holding the phone to his ear. 

The officer ordered Lipka back into his car using his loudspeaker system, according to the report. Once police learned Lipka did not have a valid driver’s license, he was arrested and the car was searched leading to the discovery of a leafy substance in a clear plastic bag the officer believed was cannabis. 

Lipka was released on $1,500 bond and will appear in Lake County Court at 1:30 p.m. August 21 in Park City. 


Max Moore, 51, of Lake Bluff was arrested August 2 for driving under the influence and improper lane usage, according to Deerfield Police reports. 

Police received a call saying a person was “driving recklessly” southbound on Waukegan Road in the vicinity of Half Day Road, according to the report. Police intercepted the vehicle at near Greenwood Avenue. The car hit the curb on the passenger side when it stopped. 

Moore failed a field sobriety test and took a breath test, according to the report. The results of the breath test were not released in the report. Moore was released on $100 bond will appear in Lake County Court on Sept. 12. 

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