The driver’s failure to obey the traffic laws and a police officer’s timely stop of a vehicle led to a charge for retail theft of the Jewel Food Store at 103rd Street in Oak Lawn.
The police conducted a traffic after witnessing a car, driven by Robert Jensen, disobey a traffic stop sign at 99th and Kostner. When the officer returned to the car he checked both Jensen’s name and his passenger’s name in the system to determine if either had any outstanding warrants. As the officer returned to the car, he heard a dispatched broadcast of a retail theft that had just occurred at Jewel.
The dispatcher was able to provide a description and partial license plate number of the vehicle which matched the vehicle driven by Jensen. The store manager was brought to the location to identify the passenger. According to the police, the manager identified Jennifer Lestinsky, of Oak Lawn, as the person who allegedly committed the theft. According to the police report, Lestinsky is accused of concealing items in a large gray bag.
The police claim that Jennifer told them that the items were in the car and they were found on the passenger side floor board. According to the police report, the witness from the store, claimed that Jennifer entered the cosmetic and pharmacy aisles where she allegedly selected items that allegedly had a value of $532.75. The items recovered were as follows:
3 Gilette Razors
1 Crest 3D White Strips
1 Flonase Allergy Relief Spray
4 Nasal Allergy Spray
4 Nexium OTC Relief
4 Prilosec OTC Antacid
3 Olay Skin Cream
5 Olay Lotion
Jennifer Lestinsky provided an address on 109th Street in Oak Lawn. She is a 33 year old white female. She was issued a Village Ordinance Violation citation for retail theft. Robert Jensen was given a ticket for disobeying a stop sign.