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Police Blotter: Citizen Tip Leads to Arrest and More

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

Retail Theft

Lamar Powells, 29, of Chicago was arrested last week for retail theft after police found him hiding under a group of trees at the Lake Cook Road Metra Station, according to Deerfield Police reports.

A Jewel employee saw Powells take two bottles of liquor from the shelves and exit the store, according to the report. When the employee asked for a receipt, Powells fled by foot to the station with a black bag and two plastic Jewel bags. As police searched, a Metra patron said he saw someone hiding under a group of trees.

Police found Powells by the trees with a black bag containing six bottles of “hard alcohol” and a pair of Jewel plastic bags, according to the report. He was then arrested. The value of the liquor was $88.44.

Powells was released on bond and will appear in Cook County Court at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 21 in Skokie.

Driver’s License Infractions 

Kyle Kelly, 23, of Deerfield was arrested Oct. 24 for driving with a revoked license, driving an uninsured motor vehicle and no rear registration light, according to Deerfield Police reports.

Police saw Kelly driving in the vicinity of Laurel Avenue and Pine Street with a burned out registration light, according to the report. Upon checking, police learned Kelly’s driver’s license had been revoked.

Urbano Carranaza, 46, of Highland Park was arrested Oct. 25 for driving without a valid driver’s license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and driving with only one headlight illuminated, according to Deerfield Police reports.

According to the report, police observed Carranaza driving with only one headlight in the vicinity of Waukegan and Deerfield Roads. Police discovered his license had expired in 2006 and he could not provide proof of insurance. He will appear in Lake County Court at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in Park City.

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