Friday, May 24, 2013
Police will be searching for seat belt and DUI violators, said Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.
Extra police patrols will be on Cook County streets over the Memorial Day weekend, Sheriff Tom Dart said Friday. Cops will search for seat belt and DUI violators during patrols starting Friday night through Saturday morning and, again, Saturday night through Sunday morning, according to the Cook County Sheriff's office. Extra officers will be looking for all types of violations Saturday night through Sunday morning. The effort is part of the Illinois Department of Transportation's "Click It or Ticket" campaign, according to the Sheriff's office. The enforcements are paid for through grants from the IDOT. Six people were killed on Illinois roads during the 2012 Memorial Day weekend, according to IDOT. Three of those fatalities involved …
Lemont police reports, May 8-19
SUNDAY, MAY 19 Oscar I. Garcia, 19, of the 2300 block of Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, was arrested at 3:10 p.m. following a traffic stop at Archer Avenue and Bell Road. Garcia was charged with driving without a valid Illinois driver's license and improper lane usage. He was issued an June 26 court date at the Bridgeview Courthouse. FRIDAY, MAY 17 James P. Macmillian, 26, of the 900 block of Baker, Joliet, was arrested at 1:46 a.m. following an incident on the 100 block of Stephen Street. Macmillian was charged with assault and disorderly conduct, and has a June 11 court date at the Bridgeview Courthouse. MONDAY, MAY 13 Boguslaw Maczuga, 46, of the 2100 block of Country Club Drive, Woodridge, was arrested at 11:02 p.m. following a traffic stop …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Police Chief Kevin Shaughnessy and other Lemont officials will be exiled to the roof Friday, May 31, as part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run.
Lemont Police Chief Kevin Shaughnessy will be exiled to the roof of Dunkin' Donuts later this month as his department participates in the annual "Cop on Rooftop" fundraiser for Special Olympics. On Friday, May, 31, from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Lemont Police Department will join police agencies across the state as they heighten awareness and raise money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Illinois. During the event, Shaughnessy will be sent to the roof of Dunkin' Donuts, 1106 State St., while Lemont police officers and academy alumni collect donations. Anyone who makes a donation to Cop on Rooftop will receive a coupon for a free donut, and those who donate $10 or more will receive a Torch Run travel mug (…
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A lost dog was found Tuesday in the 700 block of Czacki Street, police said.
A lost dog is being held at the Lemont Police Department. The dog was found around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 700 block of Czacki Street, and is currently being held at the Lemont police station, 14600 W. 127th St. The dog is black with a white patch on his chest and is wearing a blue collar. He does not have tags or a chip, police said. To claim the dog, call 630-257-2229. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up on Lemont news:
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Get the details in this week's roundup.
BURR RIDGE April 28: Marcus Conner, 39, of the 2000 block of Wheatfield, Romeoville, was charged at 12:11 a.m. with DUI while driving his 2005 Chevrolet on Clarendon Hills Road at southbound I-55, police said. DOWNERS GROVE May 14: Joseph M. Deir, of the 800 block of Franklin Street, Westmont, was arrested at 11:48 p.m. at the intersection of Ogden and Williams. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, according to police. His gray Chevy Cruze was towed from the scene to an impound lot. Deir was released on I-bond and has a June 19 court date in Wheaton. May 12: Angela A. Schapiro, of the 1100 block of South Grove, Oak Park, was arrested at 2:51 a.m. on Butterfield Road and Esplanade. She was charged with …
The following arrest information was supplied by the Lemont Police Department April 30- May 7. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.
TUESDAY, MAY 7 Bennie L. Harris Jr., 51, of the 9200 block of Jill Lane, Schiller Park, was arrested at 12:06 p.m. following a traffic stop at Mccarthy Road and Archer Avenue. Harris was charged with driving while license suspended and was issued a June 11 court date at the Bridgeview Courthouse. SUNDAY, MAY 5 Mantas Storpirstis, 36, of the 200 block of Heather Glen Drive, Aurora, was arrested at 1:52 a.m. following a traffic stop at Archer Avenue and Bell Road. Storpirstis was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and improper lane usage. He was issued a June 11 court date at the Bridgeview Courthouse. FRIDAY, MAY 3 Joliet residents Olivia Peralta-Tapia, 44, of the 500 block of Elmwood Avenue, and Maydelih Madrid, 30, of the…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Residents are invited to tour the police station, meet police officers and participate in a blood drive from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The Lemont Police Department will hold an open house Saturday in honor of National Police Week. The open house will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the police department, 14600 127th St. Residents are invited to tour the station and meet local police officers. Refreshments will be served. A Heartland blood drive will also be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in remembrance of first responders. Each year National Police Week brings together between 25,000 to 40,000 attendees from departments throughout the United States and internationally to honor police officers who died while in the line of duty. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up on Lemont news:
Here's a round-up of recent, bizarre police report items from the area.
NAPERVILLE A woman who moved out of an apartment in the 200 block of East Bailey Road two months ago returned to the apartment May 15 and asked the property manager if she could get her belongings. She was told by the property manager that the apartment was cleaned out and she was not allowed to enter, police said. A resident then saw the woman scale the balconies to get to her old apartment on the third floor, but she was not able to gain entry, police said. CLARENDON HILLS An apartment tenant on the 200 block of North Richmond Avenue wrote in magic marker on his door that "any trespassers will be shot," according to a police report. The person reporting said neighbors are scared about this. An officer at 4:33 p.m. May 7 spoke with the …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The National Transportation Safety Board recommends reducing the limit. Some say it would save lives. Others say it's unreasonable.
By David Mills One drink could be the standard for drunken driving – at least for some people if the National Transporation Safety Board has its way. On Tuesday, the NTSB recommended states lower the blood-alcohol threshold for driving under the influence from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. What do you think? Is the proposal reasonable? About 10,000 deaths a year are related to drunken driving. The NTSB says the lower limit would save 500 to 800 lives a year. Officials at the American Beverage Institute called the proposal "ludicrous." It said the average woman could reach the 0.05 percent limit by having one drink. In 2011, 323 people were killed by alcohol-related crashed in Illinois, which makes up 35 percent of the 918 total crash …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The following arrest information was supplied by the Lemont Police Department April 25- May 1. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 Robert H. Doogan, 28, of the 7700 block of Brunswick Road, Darien, was arrested at 9:40 p.m. following an incident at Archer Avenue and McCarthy Road. Doogan was charged with battery and has a May 17 court date at the Bridgeview Courthouse. SUNDAY, APRIL 28 Mary L. Fox, 34, of the 1500 block of Georgia Court, Naperville, was arrested following a traffic stop at Lemont Road and Illinois Street. Fox was charged with driving while license suspended and failure to signal and was issued a May 17 court date at the Bridgeview Courthouse. Silk Castillo-Acuarado, 19, of the first block of Montrose, Romeoville, was arrested at 6:37 p.m. following a traffic stop at Archer Avenue and McCarthy Road. Castillo-Acuarado was charged with …