Monday, December 31, 2012
Lemont police were holding a stray male pit bull, tan with a white chest and wearing a brown collar.
Lemont police picked up a stray male pit bull, tan with a white chest and wearing a brown collar, on Ledochowski Street at about 8 p.m. Sunday. According to police, the dog was reunited with his owner Monday afternoon.
Friday, December 28, 2012
The following arrest information was supplied by the Lemont Police Department Dec. 17-23. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.
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. 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 …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Police chief says the department has developed "good leads" on some suspects, and feels confident an arrest will be made in the case.
Lemont Police are reporting that on Tuesday, Dec. 18, a residential burglary occurred at approximately 2 p.m. in the 300 block of Kromray Road. Anyone with information involving this matter is urged to call the Lemont Police Department at 630-257-2229. Police remind residents to report any suspicious activity to 911. According to Police Chief Kevin Shaughnessy, the Lemont Police Department is pursuing active leads on this case – and is releasing no further information on the incident at this time. Shaughnessy understands that residents may be wondering why they didn’t hear about the burglary immediately after it occurred – but police have their reasons, he said. “ In criminal investigations, while timeliness is essential in solving crime, …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The following arrest information was supplied by the Lemont Police Department Dec.15. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.
Suspended License, No Insurance – Times Two Lemont police arrested Jeremy Townsend, 22, of the 14000 block of Pulaski Road in Midlothian, at 12:18 a.m., following a traffic stop at Main and Stephen streets. Townsend was charged with driving while his license is suspended and no insurance. But Townsend apparently didn’t head home to immediately apply for a driver’s license and auto insurance policy. Police arrested him again at 3:56 a.m. at Main and Wheeler streets – on the same charges. Townsend is scheduled to appear on the charges Jan. 7, at the Bridgeview court house. 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…
Thursday, November 22, 2012
The following arrest information was supplied by the Lemont Police Department for DUI-related arrests and incidents Nov. 5-17. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.
DUI, Disobeyed Traffic Control Device, Improper Parking Jennifer L. Dowling, 34, of the 200 block of Main Street, was arrested at 11:51 p.m. at Archer Avenue and State Street. She was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, disobeying a traffic control device and improper parking on roadway. Dowling was issued a Nov. 27 court date in Bridgeview. DUI, Illegal Transportation of Alcohol, No Driver’s License, No Insurance, Speeding, improper Lane Usage Luis A. Gutierrez, 46, of McNair Avenue in Addison, was arrested at 6:53 p.m. in the 10900 block of Lemont Road. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal transportation of alcohol, no valid driver’s license, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Cops say copper was stolen from a business on New Avenue in unincorporated Lemont.
Lemont Police, working in conjunction with the Tri County Auto Theft Task Force (TCAT), arrested two brothers Nov. 14 in connection with a theft of $500,000 worth of copper from a business in unincorporated Lemont. Kyle Anderson, 22, of Bridgeview and Mike Anderson, 27, of Oak Lawn were booked into the Cook County Jail on charges of felony theft. TCAT Deputy Director Dwayne Killian said based on a tip, TCAT agents began conducting surveillance at warehouses in Alsip, Oak Lawn and Bridgeview. On Nov. 14, agents struck gold – or in this case, copper – as they observed two men using a Bobcat to remove the precious cargo from a semi trailer and place it on a smaller trailer. “We found [the copper] in Bridgeview at a little business, between …
Law enforcement reminds drivers and passengers to Click it or Ticket and Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Police and safety officials in Lemont remind residents to fasten their seat belts over the Thanksgiving holiday period or run the risk of receiving a ticket. “Whether you’re going across town or across the state this Thanksgiving, please make sure you and everyone riding with you are wearing their seat belts,” said Lemont Police Sergeant Joe Miller. “You may be enjoying the holiday, but rest assured that police will still be out in force, as part of this year’s Click It or Ticket campaign, making sure motorist road trips are as safe as possible.” The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is proud that Illinois has a 93.6 percent daytime safety belt usage rate. However, far too many drivers and passengers still do not buckle up. In …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The following arrest information was supplied by the Lemont Police Department for arrests and incidents Aug. 19-26. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.
Theft of Virgin Mary statue Sometime between Aug. 6 and Aug. 19, someone took a 4-foot-tall statue of the Virgin Mary from a home in the 600 block of Ledochowski Street. Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact the Lemont Police Department at 630-257-2229. Illegal transportation of alcohol, other charges David S. Jarmy, 50, of the 19 W 600 block of Bluff Road in Lemont was arrested at 11:34 a.m. in the 10900 block of Lemont Road. He was charged with driving while license is suspended, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and illegal transportation of alcohol. He will appear in the DuPage County Court House on the charges. Telephone threat William Heron, 21, of the 800 block of Mills Road in Joliet, was arrested at 5:50 p…
Monday, August 27, 2012
Police urge motorists and students to follow laws and best safety practices now that school is back in session.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Monday, August 27, 2012
It’s back to school time – and Sgt. Therese Thompson of the Lemont Police Department is reminding the public of the following laws, which are designed to keep kids safe: In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1. For non-emergencies, call the police department at 630-257-1550. The above information is from a press release by the Lemont Police Department.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Police and fire vehicles were reported on Ashbury Drive near 127th Street around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Foul play is not expected, police said.
Lemont police are investigating a death of an individual in the Ashbury Woods neighborhood, Chief Kevin Shaughnessy confirmed. Vehicles from the Lemont Police Department and Lemont Fire Protection District were reported near the entrance of Ashbury Woods—located off 127th Street just east of State Street—around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Shaughnessy confirmed that police were on the scene to investigate the death of an unidentified individual. Foul play is not suspected, he said. Further details were not immediately available. Shaughnessy said police will continue to investigate the incident.