If you ever thought a driver of a car traveling down a street should turn their car stereo down, you may like this story.
The Oak Lawn police were traveling west bound on 87th Street on May 5th when a White Jeep Grand Cherokee traveling east bound near Oak Park Avenue caught the attention of the police officer. As the two cars stopped at the intersection, the police heard loud music blasting from inside the Cherokee.
The officer thought that the music was too loud and made a U-turn to stop the car. The driver of the Cherokee, Jacob Berger provided his driver’s license but he allegedly told the police he didn’t have insurance raising the question why anyone would make a spectacle of himself while driving without insurance.
The officer alleged that he smelled cannabis coming from the vehicle and Berger allegedly admitted he had cannabis in the car. According to the police, Berger provided the officer with a baggie containing cannabis. According to the police, Berger claimed that his license was suspended.
Berger allegedly also told the police officer that he has a warrant out of Idaho for “pot”. The officer checked on Berger’s license and found that it had expired and was not revoked. The officer also found that there wasn’t one warrant for Berger but rather four serviceable warrants for various charges. Berger was placed into custody and driven to the police station.
One warrant, with a bond amount of $250,000, charged Berger with felony delivery of a controlled substance, failure to obtain tax stamps, and grand theft possession of a stolen firearm.
The second warrant, with a bond amount of $5,000, was a bench warrant alleging that Berger failed to appear in court on a theft charge.
The third warrant, with a bond amount of $5,000, was issued for a failure to appear on a felony for providing shelter to runaway charge.
The fourth warrant, in the bond amount of $25,000, was issued for felony lewd conduct with a child under 16 and rape.
Oak Lawn issued citations for sound amplification, operating a vehicle without a valid driver’s license and not having insurance. He was transported to 26th and California for a bond/extradition hearing.
Berger, a 25 year old white male, provided an Oak Lawn address to the police.