Police Blotter: Felony Prescription Forgery, DUI and Retail Theft

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

Felony Forgery 

Oreil Williams, 22, of Chicago was arrested August 28 for forgery, a Class 3 Felony, and attempted unlawful acquisition of a prescribed substance, a Class A Misdemeanor, . 

Deerfield Police received a call from personnel at Walgreens who were suspicious of the prescription Williams was trying to fill because the doctor’s name was misspelled, the dosage was high and the phone numbers did not match, according to the report. The doctor was contacted and said he would not fill a prescription of that magnitude. 

According to the report, police apprehended Williams in the parking lot after she left the store without the prescription. She was identified by Walgreens personal and taken to the Deerfield Police Station. After consultation with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s office, Williams was charged. 


Debra Scala, 25, of Chicago was arrested August 31 for driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of cannabis and other charges, according to Deerfield Police reports. 

Police clocked Scala driving 40 miles per hour near the intersection of Osterman Avenue and Waukegan Road where the speed limit is 30, according to the report. After stopping her, police noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from the car and her breath. 

Scala failed field sobriety tests and tested for a .113 blood alcohol level, according to the report. After making the arrest, police searched the vehicle and found a plastic bag with “green leafy substance (purported to be marijuana).” 

Scala was released on a $300 bond and will appear in Lake County Court at 9 a.m. Sept. 19. 

Retail Theft 

Wynne Dunton, 47, of Deerfield was arrested August 28 for retail theft, according to Deerfield Police Reports. 

Dunton was spotted by personnel at Whole Foods who saw her remove a bottle of perfume from the shelf, put it in her purse and leave the store, according to the report. When police confronted her outside the store, items from a shop in Highland Park were found in her purse with the price tags still attached. 

Highland Park police were notified and those charges were added to the one in Deerfield. Dunton was released on bond and will appear in Lake County Court at 8:45 a.m. Sept. 19. 

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