Police Blotter: Hit and Run, DUI, Copper Theft

The following arrest information was supplied by the Lemont Police Department Dec. 17-23. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.

Monday, Dec. 17

DUI, Improper Lane Usage

Paulius Vailiauskas, 38, of the 1200 block of Le Moyne Ave. in Romeoville, was arrested at 10:07 p.m. at 127th St. and Covington Drive. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and improper lane usage and issued a Jan. 7 court date in Bridgeview.

Thursday, Dec. 20

Hit and Run, No Valid Insurance, Failure to Report Accident, Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid Accident, Unlawful Consumption of Alcohol by Minor

Kelly A. Frantal, 19, of the 400 block of Grant St., was arrested at 6:05 p.m. at Eureka Ave. and Oak Lane. She was charged with hit and run, no valid insurance, failure to report accident, failure to reduce speed to avoid accident and unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor.

According to Police Chief Kevin Shaughnessy, police reports indicate Frantal crashed into a street light. Frantal was issued a Jan. 22 court date in Bridgeview.

Friday, Dec. 21


Sometime between 7 p.m. Dec. 21 and 8 a.m. Dec. 22, someone stole copper pipes and copper fittings from a vehicle in the 500 block of Talcott Ave.  According to Chief Shaughnessy, the thief(ves) broke into a work truck parked in front of a business and stole the copper materials, which were worth an estimated $12,000.

Anyone with information regarding the theft is asked to call the Lemont Police Department at 630-257-2229 or the Crime Tips Hot Line at 630-257-6426.

Sunday, Dec. 23

Expired Driver’s License, Illegal Transportation of Alcohol

Selma D. Saenz, 31, of the 2000 block of Stephen St. in Aurora, was arrested at 2:09 a.m. in the 13400 block of Archer Ave and charged with expired driver’s license and illegal transportation of alcohol. She was issued a Jan. 22 court date in Bridgeview.

Members of the public are reminded that these complaints contain only charges and are not proof of the defendant’s guilt.  A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. 

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