Man Gives Cops Fake Auto Insurance Card
Fake identification to show the carrier being 21 in order to illegally drink have been the rage for decades. The term “Fake news” was popularized by President Donald Trump. But a fake insurance card is a new one. When a driver allegedly blew through a stop sign at 51st Avenue and 92nd Street on March 9th, the police stopped the car. The driver presented a state identification card, rather than a license and insurance card to the officer. The driver’s license had been suspended according to the statewide records that police officer’s can check from their cars. The officer checked on the insurance card and reported that the insurance company told him the policy had been cancelled on January 21st for non-payment. The driver, Courtney Abernathy, a 25 year old black male with an Oak Lawn address, was charged with operating an uninsured vehicle, displaying a false insurance card, disobeying a stop sign, and driving with a suspended license.
Man Scoots Along to Jail With Felony
An Oak Lawn police officer saw a man driving a motorized scooter northbound on 52nd Avenue. The scooter was allegedly traveling on the wrong side of the street and failed to stop at stop signs. The officer claimed that the scooter continued onto Southwest Highway and illegally passed cars and went through an intersection. The scooter eventually pulled into a driveway and the driver entered the house.
When the police pulled up to the house, the driver, Joshua Viner, came out and asked what the police wanted. He was told that they were trying to stop him for numerous violations. Viner did not have a driver’s license and a check of the state’s records found an outstanding warrant issued for Viner for Larceny. He was taken into custody.
The police checked the vehicle identification number on the scooter and found it was reported as stolen in Chicago. Viner allegedly told the police that he purchased the scooter on Craigslist from a guy named “Hamseh”, who he met in the parking lot of a gas station near Chicago Ridge Mall.
Five minutes later, Viner allegedly summoned the officer to change his story. He allegedly admitted that he knew the scooter was stolen and he got it from a friend named Ryan who bought it from “Hamseh” for $25. Viner, a 22 year old white male, with a Chicago address, was charged with felony possession of a motor vehicle.
Gang Members Texting?
The police were called to the Airway Trailer park on March 14th to respond to a criminal damage to property complaint. The victim said that he and a friend were in his trailer watching television when he noticed a black Prius vehicle outside. He saw two people in the vehicle and recognized the woman. A few moments later he saw a man, wearing a black ski mask (O.J. Simpson Style) with only the eyes showing. The man allegedly got out of the Prius, picked up a landscaping brick and threw it through a window. He was able to get a partial description of the vehicle for the police. The victim told police officers that he believes the woman in the car is his “ex” and the other man was her boyfriend. He claimed the boyfriend is a “Gangster Disciple” and drives a black Prius. Later, the victim told the police he was getting text messages from “gangbangers” with messages such as “your window got broken”, “GD”, “LK’, and “You a bitch Nigga”. No arrests were made as of that date.
A Case of Picking the Only Guy Who Doesn’t Have a License To Drive?
On the National Walk Out Of School Day, officers were assigned to H.L. Richards High School when they saw a vehicle enter the parking lot and drive around looking at vehicles. The police stopped the car, which had three men inside. The passengers could produce driver’s licenses but the driver said he left his at home. Actually, the police found that his license was suspended so he was arrested.
The man who wouldn’t let his friends, who have licenses, drive the car was Aqus Odeh, a 19 year old white male who provided a Chicago Ridge address. He was charged with driving on a suspended license and being unable to produce a license. One of the friends in car had to drive after Odeh was taken into custody.