GLENVIEW — An arrest on charges of retail theft turned into a more serious situation for a Glenview woman after she was searched by Glenview Police, according to a Glenview Police report.
Dena Perkins, 52, of the 800 block of Greenwood Road, was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and retail theft January 5, according to the report and Glenview Police Sgt. James Foley.
An employee of a store in the 1300 block of Patriot Blvd. saw Perkins come into the shop on three occasions between December 20 and January 4 removing bottles of alcohol valued at $691.94 without paying for them, according to Foley.
When Perkins returned to the store January 5, she was arrested by Glenview Police, according to Foley. He said that when she was searched by police she was in possession of a controlled substance. He did not say what kind of substance police thought Perkins had. He said it would be field tested by a laboratory.
“We had probable cause or the (Cook County) State’s Attorney would not have approved the charges,” Foley said. “She kept coming into the store and stealing bottles of alcohol. When we searched her we found the controlled substance.”
Perkins first entered the store December 20 allegedly removing bottles of alcohol from the shelf valued at $157.53, according to the report. She returned December 30 allegedly doing the same thing. This time the merchandise was valued at $224.51. She allegedly came back January 4 taking $310.00 worth of bottled alcohol.
The charge of possession of a controlled substance is a felony and the retail theft charges are misdemeanors, according to Foley.
Bond was set for Perkins at $11,000 for all charges January 6 in Cook County Criminal Court in Skokie, according to a spokesperson for the office of the Clerk of the Cook County Circuit Court. She will next appear in Court January 17.
Perkins remains in Cook County Jail, according to Janet De La Torre, a communications liaison for the Cook County Sheriff’s office.