In the first incident, an Oak Lawn police officer, while on patrol, observed a white male walking in the area of 111th and Cicero Avenue allegedly carrying a woman’s wallet while acting “nervously”.
The quick thinking officer attempted to speak with the man but according to the Oak Lawn police the man was more interested in running than talking so he fled the scene.
The police said that they searched the area and found the man hiding under a bush in the 10900 block of S. Keating Ave, Oak Lawn.
The black wallet and other items, allegedly not belonging to the subject, were located in the area where the man, identified as David M. Cornwell-Adams, had been hiding.
Cornell-Adams was charged with various crimes from the incident, including:
1. Possession of a Controlled Substance
2. Possession with Intent to Deliver
3. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
4. Possession of Cannabis
5. Theft/Control of Stolen Property
6. Obstructing a Peace Officer
The police released a statement that the owner of the wallet was contacted. She told the police that the wallet had been in her unsecured vehicle near her residence in Worth when it was stolen.
David M. Cornwell-Adams, is 25 years of age and resides in the 11700 block of S. Ridgeland Ave., Worth, IL 60482. He is currently a guest of the Cook County Jail under a $10,000 bond.
In the second incident, an officer on a routine patrol observed a store employee chasing a black male from the Walgreens store at 4740 W. 95th Street. As the men ran across Cicero Avenue, the officer activated his emergency lighting and began the chase of the suspect who was now allegedly running through the Webb Chevy dealership lot, according to the police.
The officer had what has been described as a “short foot pursuit” which ended with the officer allegedly finding the man, identified as James Collier, hiding behind a parked car. The police are claiming that they recovered four bottles of Jack Daniels in the man’s possession.
According to the police, a Walgreen’s employee witnessed the alleged theft that was valued at $137.96 in merchandise.
The employee claimed the man passed all points of payment and exited the store with Johnson giving chase and telling him to stop.
James Collier, 53 years old, is being held on a $10,000 bond in Cook County Jail.