A Chicago man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol Feb. 12 and police allegedly found a bottle of vodka and several cans of beer in his car.

Terry Keyes, 42, was stopped shortly before 3:30 a.m. while driving through the intersection of Circle and Jackson. According to police, he did not signal that he was turning. A records check also revealed that the registration for the 1998 Ford Explorer was expired, according to a department report.

The officer allegedly smelled alcohol inside the car and observed Keyes’ speech to be slurred. When he asked the man to step out of the car for sobriety tests, Keyes reportedly struggled to keep his balance.

First, Keyes was asked to recite the alphabet from the letter D to the letter U. Keyes allegedly went from A to J, followed by an unintelligible burst of letters from A to Q, according to police. He followed that up with another incorrect sequence of letters.

“Keyes continued the alphabet to the letter Z and finished with the alphabet song,” according to police.

Several other field sobriety tests were also administered with like results, according to police. It was not clear whether Keyes submitted to a breath-alcohol test at the police station. In addition to the DUI charge, Keyes was cited for failing to signal, an expired registration, not carrying his license and transporting open containers of alcohol.

Loud music ticketed

Sergio Depaz, 24, of Chicago, was cited for playing his car stereo too loudly, which violates a local noise ordinance. According to a police report, Depaz was stopped in the 7200 block of Harrison at about 4 p.m. on Feb. 10. Police also discovered Depaz did not have a valid driver’s license. He was cited for the loud music and instructed to leave the car where it was parked until a licensed driver could retrieve it for him.

Police find marijuana, bong

Blake Mann, a 21-year-old LaGrange Park resident, was arrested Feb. 10 after he was allegedly caught with several grams of marijuana and a bong.

Shortly after 6:30 p.m., police stopped the vehicle Mann was driving when he allegedly made an illegal turn at an intersection on Harlem. When the officer got to the vehicle, the smell of marijuana was “strong,” according to a department report.

“OK, real talk, I got some weed in my pocket,” Mann allegedly said when asked about the smell.

Police did indeed find a bag of marijuana in his pocket, which weighed about 5 grams. A search of the car also turned up a blunt, a metal grinder and a red bong, according to police.

Suspect: She let me borrow it

A Bellwood man spotted by police driving a 2009 Toyota Corolla was arrested for allegedly having stolen the car, though he told police that he was borrowing it from a woman named Lisa.

According to police, 23-year-old Tyshon Scott was stopped Feb. 9 at about 12:15 a.m. A patrolling officer had checked the car’s plates and saw a report that it had been reported stolen out of Melrose Park. Scott allegedly told police he did not have a driver’s license or insurance, and was taken into custody.

While at the station, Scott reportedly told investigators that he was drinking at a friend’s house and met a girl name Lisa. She allowed him to borrow the car so that he could pick up a friend.

Police contacted the owner of the car and she asked to press charges against Scott. It was not clear whether the two had ever met.

Gang member caught

A reputed member of the Latin Kings street gang was arrested in Forest Park on Feb. 10 after police watched the man drive past a school bus that had its stop sign extended.

According to a department report, Anthony Serratos, 20, of Oak Park, drove by the bus at about 11 a.m. near the intersection of Jackson and Beloit. In citing Serratos for the violation, police realized that a warrant for the man’s arrest had been issued in July 2008 on a charge of defacing property. Records also indicated that Serratos is a member of the Latin Kings, according to a department report.

A desperate dieter, perhaps

Police were called to the Kmart on Roosevelt Road at about 1:30 p.m. Feb. 13 for a report of shoplifting, and found the suspect had allegedly stolen handfuls of diet pills.

Hector Medina, 38, was reportedly seen by store security taking the pills out of their container and putting them in his pockets. Medina, a Chicago resident, was charged with a local ordinance violation based on the $20 value of the pills.

These items were taken from the records of the Forest Park Police Department between Feb. 8 and Feb. 15, and represent only a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Anyone named in this report has only been charged with a crime. The cases have not been adjudicated.

-Compiled by Josh Adams

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