Blotter: Three men arrested for identity theft, man arrested for possession of cannabis

Molly Burke, Reporter

Three Chicago males in their twenties were arrested for two charges of identity theft. One suspect was arrested in the 9000 block of Bronx Avenue and the other two suspects were arrested in the 9000 block of Lavergne Avenue at 2:45 p.m. on Friday.

The arrests were made by the Skokie Police Department for a different charge. The Evanston Police Department was then contacted because the suspects were in possession of credit cards related to Evanston thefts, Evanston Police Communications Coordinator Perry Polinski said.

Two credit cards were found in the possession of the individuals, related to two separate crimes. A man reported having his wallet taken from his jacket at Hoosier Mama Pie Company, 749 N. Chicago Ave. on Friday around 10 a.m. A woman reported having her wallet taken from her purse at Cupitol Coffee & Eatery, 812 Grove St., on Friday around 10:30 a.m.

Man arrested for possession of cannabis

A Bloomington man was arrested for possession of cannabis after police performed a traffic stop, which they completed after suspicions of a drug deal occurring. The man was found to have about 25 grams of cannabis in his possession and an additional 10 grams in small plastic bags in the vehicle, Polinski said.

Despite cannabis legalization, the man is suspected of not purchasing the drug from a legal dispensary and intent to distribute the cannabis.

The arrest occurred on Sunday around 7 p.m. in the 400 block of Chicago Avenue.

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