Justin Wangen, 35, of West Grace Street, Chicago, was charged with a Class 4 felony methamphetamine charge, an additional Class 4 felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
At 4:15 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, Niles police discovered Wangen lying on his back at the southeast corner of the Waukegan Road and Oakton Street intersection, according to the report. There was a laptop computer bag laying on the street next to him, and other belongings scattered on the sidewalk. Police said Wangen appeared to have passed out, and was snoring loudly.
An officer was able to wake him after several attempts, and he was disoriented and speaking nonsensically when he woke, police said. Wangen was shaking uncontrollably and eventually told police he is addicted to methamphetamine and had smoked it a few hours ago, according to the report.
He consented to a search of his laptop bag, police said, and they found a glass smoking pipe, some pills, $631 cash and a plastic bag containing suspect methamphetamine, which later tested positive for methamphetamine. His court date is Aug. 23 at the Skokie branch of the Cook County courts.
Woman charged with retail theft
Delores Garrity, 53, of West Winnemac Street, Chicago, was charged with retail theft after a security agent at a store in the 6100 block of Touhy said he had seen her select various clothing and pharmacy-type items and put them in her shopping cart, concealed by her jacket, according to the report. Then she put other items into the bottom part of her cart, paid for those, then walked to the customer service counter and attempted to return the items in the top part of the cart, which she had not paid for, the report indicated. The value of those items was just over $77. Her court date is Sept. 6.
Information is taken from Niles Police Department reports.
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