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RP man arrested for DUI while awaiting sentencing for driving on revoked license in University Park

Blotter: Crete, Monee, Park Forest, University Park

Delano K Biloche

Delano K Biloche

by Dennis Sullivan
editor@ewcnews.com
Sept. 20, 2015

A 43-year-old Richton Park resident awaiting sentencing for driving on a revoked license is charged with three driving-related felonies, according to Will County Circuit court records.

Illinois State Police took Delano Keenan Biloche of the 5300 block of Crosswind Drive into custody Tuesday on charges of drunken driving/fourth arrest, drunken driving/no license and driving on a revoked license/third arrest.

Biloche, also charged with speeding in a construction zone and improper lane use, remained in the Will County Adult Detention Facility this afternoon in lieu of $15,000 cash bail.

University Park Police arrested Biloche on Nov. 18 for driving on a revoked license, failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision, making an improper turn at an intersection and no insurance.

On July 29, Biloche pleaded guilty to the Class 4 felony, which carries a sentencing range of 1-3 years in prison. He was released in anticipation of Oct. 7 sentencing.

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SENTENCING SLATED: A Deer Meadows subdivision resident could be sent to prison for 1-3 years when he returns to Will County Circuit court Nov. 4. Dennis P. Brown, 60, of the 800 block of Wilshire Lane was found guilty of two counts of aggravated drunken driving, a Class 4 felony, during a Sept. 2 trial, according to Will County Circuit court records. Brown was arrested in June 2014 by Will County Sheriff’s deputies on four traffic charges: running a stop sign, improper lane use, drunken driving and driving on a revoked license. The drunken-driving and revoked-license charges were later combined into the felony driving charge. Brown remained in the Will County Adult Detention Facility this morning in lieu of $50,000 cash bail.
FELONY H&R: Beecher resident Kenneth J. Smith 46, of the 900 block of Penfield Street, is scheduled to return to Will County Circuit court Monday for a preliminary hearing on a charge of aggravated DUI in connection with an Aug. 28 hit-and-run crash in Crete, according to court records. The upgraded charge, approved Aug. 31, alleges two counts of bodily harm and one count of leaving the scene of a crash involving injury or death. The new felony charge combines two lesser charges: hit-and-run and drunken-driving with a blood-alcohol concentration above the legal limit. Smith remained in the Will County Adult Detention Facility this morning in lieu of $7,500 cash bail.
DUI ARRAIGNMENT: Monee resident Michael D. Lynch, 37, of the 6600 block of Maple Court in the Gorman Farms subdivision, was arraigned Sept. 11 on a charge of drunken driving, according to Will County Circuit court records. Will County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Lynch Aug. 2 near the intersection of Goodenow Road and Hickory Street in unincorporated Goodenow.
WEAPONS CHARGE DISMISSED: On a motion by prosecutors, a charge of reckless discharge of a firearm was dismissed Wednesday against unincorporated Crete Township resident Alfred L. Moore, 64, according to Will County Circuit court records.
REGISTRATION FAILURE: Crete resident Antwoine C. Williams, 20, of the 500 block of 2nd Street was booked into the Will County Adult Detention Facility Sept. 11 by Crete Police for violating sex offender-registration requirements and failing to register within three days of moving into a new residence.
RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY: Park Forest resident Tario L. Fuller, 39, is scheduled to appear at a Sept. 30 preliminary hearing on a charge of residential burglary, according to Will County Circuit court records. Will County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Fuller of the 200 block of Mantua Street on Sept. 5 in connection with an alleged break-in at a home in the 22400 block of Meadowood Road in the Steger Estates subdivision.
JAIL, PUBLIC SERVICE: Lincolnshire East resident Shawn a. Wade, 48, was sentenced to 10 days in jail and ordered to perform 25 hours of public service Aug. 28 after pleading guilty to misdemeanor theft, according to Will County Circuit court records. Tinley Park Police took Wade, of the 3600 block of Ronald Road, into custody July 9 in connection with an incident at a tobacco shop.
DOMESTIC BATTERY: Willowbrook resident Michael W. Dace, 54, of the 24200 block of Timberline Trail was arrested Sept. 7 by Will County Sheriff’s deputies on a domestic battery charge, according to Will County Circuit court records.
DOMESTIC BATTERY: Pheasant Lake Estates resident Louis V. Damico of the 0-100 block of Sandpiper Lane was arrested Tuesday by Will County Sheriff’s deputies on two counts of domestic battery, according to Will County Circuit court records.
CAR VANDALIZED: The rear window was shattered Sept. 7 on a vehicle parked in the 1900 block of Norfolk Road in the Steger Estates subdivision.
HOME BURGLARIZED: A laptop computer, decorative ostrich egg and two emu eggs were stolen during a Sept. 1 break-in at a home in the Steger Estates subdivision. Will County Sheriff’s deputies said residents came home to the 2400 block of Thorn Lane to find ranch dressing, eggs, and hot sauce thrown onto the ceiling, walls, floors, and carpets in the kitchen, dining room and living room, and a burner on the gas stove left on. Deputies are unsure if the incident is related to an incident a few days earlier in which a brick was thrown through two large sliding glass doors at the home.

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POT CHARGE: Monee resident Craig M. Quick, 20, is scheduled to appear in Will County Circuit court Oct. 7 on a three-count drug-related felony charge. Quick, of the 5700 block of Timber Lane, is charged with manufacturing-delivering more than 30 grams of marijuana, possessing more than 30 grams of marijuana and possessing a controlled substance, according to court records. Monee Police booked Quick into the Will County Adult Detention Facility on Tuesday, following a traffic stop for improper lane use and illegal use of an electronic device. Court records show Quick’s arrest came 15 days after he was placed on two years’ probation after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled substance. That charge stemmed from a Feb. 20 arrest by Will County Sheriff’s Police.
DOMESTIC BATTERY: Hometown resident Jonathan M. Rizzo, 27, was arraigned Sept. 11 on a felony charge of domestic-battery/3 prior convictions, according to Will County Circuit court records. Monee Police arrested Rizzo on Aug. 19 in connection with the alleged incident in the 5600 block of West Sutton Place.

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POT CHARGE: Sauk Village resident Jawan R. Nelson, 26, of the 2100 block of East Sauk Trail was booked into the Will County Adult Detention Facility Friday on a warrant for failing to appear in Will County Circuit court for possession of more than 30 grams of marijuana, according to court records. Park Forest Police originally arrested Nelson March 19 on the felony charge. He is free on $1,000 cash bail.
DOMESTIC BATTERY: Park Forest resident Treion Usher Jr., 30, of the 500 block of Antietam Street is charged with two counts of domestic battery in connection with an alleged Sept. 13 incident on the 100 block of Arbor Trail, according to Will County Circuit court records. He is scheduled to appear at a pretrial hearing Oct. 7.
LICENSE PROBATION: Park Forest resident Deshawn M. Duncan, 20, of the 400 block of Orchard Drive was placed on 12 months’ probation Sept. 11 after pleading guilty to driving on a suspended license. Will County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Duncan on the charge on Feb. 17.

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DUI SENTENCING SCHEDULED: Chicago Heights resident Fernando C. Garcia, 42, of the 100 block of East 24th Street, pleaded guilty Aug. 31 in Will County Circuit court to drunken driving July 11 at Crawford Avenue and University Parkway in unincorporated University Park, according to court records and Will County Sheriff’s information.
SUSPENDED LICENSE: Burnham resident Deontye Ray, 27, was charged Aug. 11 with driving on a suspended license, no registration light and no insurance during a traffic stop at Exchange Street and Western Avenue by Will county Sheriff’s deputies.
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Will County State’s Atty talks problems, solutions … and Drew Peterson contract to kill him

James W. Glasgow [Credit Will County State's Attorney's Office]

James W. Glasgow [Credit Will County State’s Attorney’s Office]

by Dennis Sullivan
editor@ewcnews.com
Sept. 16, 2015

Will County State’s Atty talks problems, solutions
… and Drew Peterson contract to kill him
Will County’s top prosecutor acknowledges his main job is convicting felons, but says the State’s Attorney’s Office also works to keep individuals — many of them non-violent drug users — out of the criminal justice system.

Will County State’s Attorney James W. Glasgow, introduced by Knights of Columbus Council 14562 Grand Knight Curt Valente, spoke for a little more than an hour Monday evening at the council’s social meeting in Ryan Hall at St. Mary Catholic Church in Park Forest.

Glasgow, [pronounced glass-goh,] born of Irish parents, said he was adopted and raised in Joliet in one of many references to “Divine Intervention” in his life.

(In a side note, Glasgow said one of his Irish uncles managed the Galway property purchased in the late 1940s by Hollywood’s John Huston, who directed several of Humphrey Bogart’s best-known movies and appeared as an actor in the movie, “Chinatown.” Glasgow said the uncle had no television and didn’t go to the movies, so he had no idea who Huston was, and, similarly didn’t recognize Bogart, Katherine Hepburn, John Wayne and other visitors.)

Glasgow also credited “Divine Intervention” with playing a key role in the decision to take another look at the 2004 death of disgraced former Bolingbrook Police Sergeant Drew Peterson’s second wife, Kathleen Savio, and the appearance of evidence during Peterson’s trial.

The drowning death of Savio — who had divorced Peterson — was originally ruled an accident caused by a slip-and-fall in the bathtub, largely due to a report by Peterson, who was the first responder on the scene.

Three years later, Peterson’s third wife, Stacy Peterson, disappeared without a trace. She is presumed dead.

Jim Glasgow talks to Knights and guests Monday. Photo credit: Jim Piacentini

Jim Glasgow talks to Knights and guests Monday. Photo credit: Jim Piacentini

Savio’s body was exhumed and examined, with a medical determination that she had defensive bruises on her hands and other injuries inconsistent with an accidental death. Glasgow said he also told jurors that bruises on Savio’s upper chest were consistent with injuries that would have occurred while her head was being forced into the toilet bowl.

Glasgow said very few people are fatally injured in a bathtub slip-and-fall, and an inspection of Savio’s tub showed it was so small she would have caught herself had she slipped.

Glasgow credits the prosecution team’s hard work — 14-hour days and 7-day workweeks with much of the success of sending Peterson to the Menard Correctional Facility in Southern Illinois in February 2013.

Peterson, serving a 38-year sentence, has since been charged with soliciting another inmate to murder Glasgow. The Will County State’s Attorney stressed he is not directly involved in the Randolph County prosecution, but acknowledged a strong interest.

In other court activity, Glasgow said prosecutors devoted much of Monday to selecting jurors for five unrelated trials. Defendants include a 38-year-old Lockport man accused of trying to run down a Joliet police officer in July 2012 and a 64-year-old Crest Hill man accused of stomping his wife to death after running her over with a car at their home in January 2013.

Glasgow said heroin addiction is a growing problem in the United States and Will County, a “microcosm” of the country, is experiencing the problem, as well. Heroin doses, he said, vary in strength from one week to the next, increasing the likelihood of an accidental fatal overdose. Addiction, he said, is subtle and dulls users’ ability to understand they’re developing a habit.

Crete resident Michael Welsh agreed, saying later he has “seen the outcome firsthand on both of these issues.” Welsh, Chief Operations Officer for Gary Diocesan Cemeteries, said, “We have buried way too many young people in the last few years at my cemeteries for both of these issues. It is very difficult to witness the families’ pain and suffering when they are burying their children.”

The drug court, one of the programs established during Glasgow’s tenure as State’s Attorney, offers non-violent drug offenders an opportunity to undergo treatment and rehabilitation as an alternative to be prosecuted on a felony charge. “Graduates” of the program have their charges dismissed, with no record maintained.

Glasgow said such a preventative program not only saves the county hundreds of thousands of dollars that otherwise would be used for prosecution and confinement, but they also help a person reach his or her potential.

“You can’t become a lawyer or a doctor if you’re convicted of a felony,” Glasgow said, noting one of the program graduates went on to law school and is now a prosecutor in his office. “I told them (the drug court program staff) I want a brain surgeon next time,” he quipped.

Glasgow also addressed what his office is doing to help stem the surge of gang activity in Will County. Glasgow said individual gangs used to slant the brims of their ball caps either on the right side or the left side to indicated whether they align with the “People” nation or the “Folks” nation, but do it less now because it tipped police off.

Responding to questions, Glasgow told Crete residents
* David Watson: “Body cameras” on police officers could never fully and accurately detail interactions, prompting skeptics to suspect police were hiding evidence;
* Concetta Smart: Many of the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office prevention-oriented programs are in line with “restorative justice,” but it is still necessary to have prison time for people “who would steal from you or hurt you;” and
* Howard Kaufman: Concussion-related lawsuits will eventually make it too expensive for high schools to maintain football programs.

After the presentation, Crete resident Sue Murphy praised Glasgow’s “commonsense approach” to offenses by initiating programs such as the Drug Court, Mental Health Court and Veterans Court.

“I was impressed with his efforts to help willing offenders receive a chance at turning their lives around through jobs programs in conjunction with local businesses, rather than merely warehousing them at a high cost to taxpayers,” she said.

For more information about the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office, click here.

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Steger: 2 charged in car theft

Benjamin Miller        Joseph Peters

Benjamin Miller Joseph Peters

Steger: 2 charged in car theft
by Dennis Sullivan
editor@ewcnews.com
Sept. 13, 2015
Two Steger youths who allegedly stole a 12-year-old car from a convenience store parking lot are scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 21 in Will County Circuit court.

Benjamin Miller, 20, of the 200 block of East 34th Street, and Joseph T. Peters, 19, of the 22900 block of State Street, are charged with felony possession of a stolen vehicle and misdemeanor theft of an item worth less than $500, according to court records. Possession of a stolen vehicle is a Class 2 felony, with a sentencing range of 3-7 years in prison, if convicted.

Steger Police booked the duo into the Will County Adult Detention Facility Aug. 31 after they allegedly stole a 2003 Monte Carlo that had been left running outside the 7-11 store at 34th Street and Chicago Road at 11:45 p.m.

Miller is free on $3,000 cash bail. Peters remained in the ADF this afternoon in lieu of $3,000 cash bail.

AUG. 8-31:
SUSPENDED LICENSE: Sauk Village resident Austin J. Small, 23, of the 1800 block of 218th Street is scheduled to appear in Will County Circuit court Sept. 24 for a pretrial hearing on charges of driving on a suspended license and failure to dim headlights, according to court records. Will County deputies arrested Small Aug. 8 at 34th and Morgan streets.
THEFT: Parts were stolen Aug. 31 from a 2004 Chevrolet Truck in the 3400 block of Carpenter Street.
DOMESTIC BATTERY: Steger resident Crystal L. Crane, 45, of the 3500 block of Ashland Avenue, was arrested Aug. 31 in connection with an incident in the 3500 block of Ashland Avenue, police said. She is scheduled to appear in Will County Circuit court Sept. 30 for a pretrial hearing on a domestic battery charge, according to court records.

SEPT. 2-9:
DOMESTIC BATTERY: University Park resident Leon E. Smith, 37, of the 700 block of Burnham Drive was placed on 24-months’ probation and ordered to serve 40 days in jail — but credited for 39 served — Sept. 2 after pleading guilty to one count of domestic battery July 26 in the 100 block of Bayview Court, according to Will County Circuit court records. The judge dismissed a second charge of interfering with a report of domestic violence related to the July 26 incident.
BATTERY CHARGED: A 16-year-old who remains unnamed because he’s a juvenile was charged Sept. 3 with battery in the 3500 block of Kings Road, police said.
CRIMINAL DAMAGE: The owner reported Sept. 5 that he found a bullet-shaped hole in the window of his vehicle, parked in the 3700 block of Crescent Drive.
THEFT: South Chicago Heights resident George F. Campbell, 24, of the 3000 block of Forest Preserve Drive was arrested Sept. 5 for using his position as an employee to steal from the BP gas station at 34th Street and Union Avenue, police said. Campbell is scheduled to appear in Will County Circuit court Oct. 14 for a pretrial hearing on a misdemeanor theft charge, according to court records. He remained in the Will County Adult Detention Facility this afternoon in lieu of $2,000 cash bail.
GUNFIRE CHARGE: A 17-year-old who remains unnamed because he’s a juvenile was charged Sept. 7 in the 3500 block of Wallace Street with aggravated discharge of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon, police said. In a related action, a 16-year-old male was charged at the same time and location with filing a false police report and disorderly conduct, police said.
KNIFE THREATS: Several juveniles reported at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 7 that they had been threatened by two unidentified individuals wearing costumes near Columbia Middle School.
CRIMINAL DAMAGE: Unspecified vandalism was reported Sept. 9 to a business fence near 35th Street and the UP/CSX railroad line.
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Top prosecutor in E. Will County Monday evening

James W. Glasgow

James W. Glasgow

by Dennis Sullivan
editor@ewcnews.com
Sept. 13, 2015

Eastern Will County residents can meet Will County’s top prosecutor, James W. Glasgow, at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Park Forest.

Glasgow, recipient of the Illinois State Crime Commission’s 2015 State’s Attorney of the Year Award in May, will briefly discuss administering justice in Will County before fielding questions in the free non-partisan event.

During his five terms as Will County State’s Attorney, Glasgow has:
* Launched the High-Technology Crimes Unit to identify predators who use the Internet to download illegal child pornography. In the past three years, the unit has arrested nearly 80 individuals who were in possession of child pornography or who were actually abusing children.
* Established the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center to stop child sexual predators in their tracks.
* Created the Paws 4 Kids pet therapy program to comfort sexually abused children who visit the Children’s Advocacy Center to provide statements that are used to convict predators.
* Has reached out to students and youth groups throughout the region to talk about Internet safety, cyberbullying, gang prevention, drug and alcohol abuse and character education.
* Authored several Gang Awareness and Prevention books, one of which was called “the primary primer on gangs” by the Chicago Tribune.
* Formed a financial crimes protection unit and
* Continues to fight domestic violence.

Under Glasgow’s direction, the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office has maintained a felony conviction rate that is 15 points higher than the state average. The office consistently leads the conviction rates in every other major county in Northern Illinois.

The Illinois State Crime Commission has recognized Glasgow’s work, naming him “State’s Attorney of the Year” four times in the past two decades; he was first named in 1996.

Monday’s presentation in Ryan Hall is sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 14562 and open to the public.

St. Mary, at 227 Monee Road, is in Will County — less-than 2 miles northeast of Governors State University.
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Peotone blotter: Former resident charged with bilking woman

Jesse Kmetty

Jesse Kmetty

by Dennis Sullivan
editor@ewcnews.com
Aug. 31, 2015

Former Peotone resident Jesse M. Kmetty, 23, is scheduled to appear in Will County Circuit court Sept. 11 for a pre-trial hearing on a two-count charge of bilking a female relative on June 19.

Will County Sheriff’s deputies booked Kmetty into the Will County Adult Detention Facility on Aug. 20.

Both counts allege Kmetty, currently living in Manteno, used deception to rob the Frankfort-area woman. The first count — stealing more than $5,000 — carries a sentencing range of 3-7 years in prison if convicted and the second count — stealing more than $500 — carries a sentencing range of 2-5 years in prison if convicted.

He remained in jail this afternoon in lieu of $15,000 cash bond.

DOMESTIC BATTERY: Peotone resident Scott C. Talbert, 38, of the 300 block of North Harlem Avenue, was arrested Aug. 29 by Peotone Police on two counts of domestic battery and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Will County Circuit court records. Talbert is scheduled to appear at a pre-trial hearing Oct. 1.

DUI ARRESTS: Four motorists recently arrested by Peotone Police in separate incidents for drunken driving with a blood-alcohol concentration above the legal limit are scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 24, according to Will County Circuit court records.
* Peotone resident Joseph L. Berlongieri, 41, of the 300 block of East Main Street was arrested Aug. 25. He is also charged with malfunctioning head/tail lights.
* Crown Point resident Edward J. Akers, 44, was arrested Aug. 22.
* Peotone resident Christina M. Skrivan, 48, of the 400 block of South 3rd Street, was arrested Aug. 21.
* Chicago resident Osbaldo Reyes, 40, was arrested Aug. 12. He also is charged with illegally stopping/standing/parking in the road.

LICENSE ARRESTS: Six motorists recently taken into custody by Peotone Police on license-related charges are scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 24, according to Will County Circuit court records:
* Peotone-area resident Jesus A. Herrera, 50, of the 31400 block of South Will-Center Road was arrested Aug. 31 for driving on a revoked license and disregarding a stop sign.
* John C. Hernandez, 21, of the 7000 block of West Kennedy Road was arrested Aug. 18 for driving on a revoked license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and having a noisy muffler.
* Matteson resident Abigail C. Orent, 22, was arrested Aug. 18 for driving on a suspended license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and having malfunctioning tail lights.
* Chicago resident Nikita J. Hollis, 30, was arrested Aug. 12 for driving on a suspended license, operating an uninsured vehicle and failing to signal.
* Peotone resident Adolfo Marquez, 22, of the 500 block of Hauert Street, was arrested Aug. 11 for driving on a suspended license and operating a vehicle with malfunctioning head/tail lights.
* Crete resident Josten O. Mays, 24, of the 1400 block of West Parliament Street, was arrested Aug. 7 for driving on a suspended license.

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY: Two televisions, a laptop computer, a copy machine and a cigar box were stolen during a July 30 break-in at a Peotone-area home in the 5700 block of West Eagle Lake Road.

THEFTS: Two air conditioning units were stolen Aug. 5 from a Peotone-area residence in the 5900 block of West Eagle Lake Road.

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Crete/Monee/University Park blotter

by Dennis Sullivan
editor@ewcnews.com
Aug. 31, 2015

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DUI ARREST: Beecher resident Kenneth J. Smith 46, of the 900 block of Penfield Street, was booked into the Will County Adult Detention Facility by Crete Police Saturday on charges of drunken driving with a blood-alcohol concentration above the legal limit and fleeing the scene of a crash, according to jail records. Smith was scheduled to appear in Will County Circuit court today.
WEAPONS CONVICTION: Chicago Heights resident Frankie L. Agnew, 21, of the 1600 block of Ashland Avenue has been sentenced to 100 days in jail — with credit for 50 days served — and placed on two years’ probation after being found guilty of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon in a vehicle on July 3 in Crete. Agnew, who could have been sentenced to 1-3 years in prison, pleaded guilty Aug. 21.
DRUG CHARGE: Deer Meadows subdivision resident Christopher H. Coddens, 28, of the 0-100 block of Bradford Place, was charged Tuesday with possession of a controlled substance during a Crete Police traffic stop for improper use of turn signal, according to Will County Circuit court records. Coddens is scheduled to return to court Sept. 16 for a preliminary hearing.
WEAPONS CHARGE: Unincorporated Crete Township resident Alfred L. Moore, 64, of the 26400 block of South Harvest Lane, is scheduled to appear in Will County Circuit court Sept. 16 for a preliminary hearing on a charge of reckless discharge of a firearm, according to court records. Will County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Moore Tuesday on the charge.
DRUG CHARGES: Balmoral Woods subdivision resident Jonathan L. Barr, 37, of the 26900 block of South Butler Court, was charged Aug. 23 with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of more than 10 grams of marijuana during a Crete Police traffic stop for disregarding a traffic control device and improper lane use, according to Will County Circuit court records. Barr, who is also charged with illegal transport of alcohol, is scheduled to return to court Sept. 14 for a preliminary hearing.
THEFT: A golf bag containing a set of clubs, three prescriptions, and a canvas bag containing multiple tools were stolen July 31 from an unlocked vehicle in the 500 block of West Auburn Lane in the Dixie Dells subdivision in unincorporated Crete.
DUI TRIAL: Lincolnshire East subdivision resident Dennis P. Brown, 60, of the 800 block of Wilshire Lane, is scheduled to appear in Will County Circuit court Wednesday for a jury trial on charges of aggravated drunken driving, driving on a revoked license, disregarding a stop sign and improper lane use, according to court records. The charges stem from his June 2014 arrest by Will County Sheriff’s deputies.

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REVOKED LICENSE: New Lenox resident David R. Phelps, 33, of the 400 block of East Joliet Highway pleaded not guilty Aug. 20 to charges of driving on a revoked license, improper lane use and failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision. Will County Sheriff’s deputies arrested him during a July 31 crash investigation on the 6700 block of Monee-Manhattan Road. Phelps is scheduled to return to Will County Circuit Nov. 19 for a pretrial hearing on the charges.
WARRANT ISSUED: A Will County Circuit Court judge has issued an arrest warrant for a 30-year-old Elgin woman who failed to appear in court Aug. 20 on charges of driving on a suspended license and improper passing on the left. Will County Sheriff’s deputies originally arrested Estela Flores-Hernandez during an Aug. 5 traffic stop at Interstate 57 and Monee-Manhattan Road.

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AGGRAVATED DUI: University Park resident Jamere M. Smith, 26, of the 5300 block of Regent Road is scheduled to appear in Will County Circuit court Sept. 14 on charges of aggravated drunken driving/unlicensed driving, failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision, improper lane use and operating an uninsured motor vehicle, according to court records. Illinois State Police arrested Smith during an Aug. 23 crash investigation.

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Thief steals 2 American flags from Morgan Street

by Dennis Sullivan
editor@ewcnews.com
Aug. 24, 2015
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SUSPENDED LICENSE: Steger resident Rhonda A. Matheny, 38, of the 3600 block of Carpenter Street was charged Aug. 21 with driving on a suspended license and having an obstructed view in a traffic stop in the 3800 block of Union Avenue, according to police and Will County Circuit court records.
BIKE RECOVERED: A bicycle taken Aug. 19 from a residential yard in the 3400 block of Carpenter Street was recovered Aug. 20 near the intersection of Chicago Road and 31st Street from a 19-year-old Glenwood male, police said.
CAR RECOVERED: A Chevrolet Blazer reported stolen at 7:06 p.m. Aug. 18 from the 3500 block of Sangamon Street turned up undamaged 23 minutes later near 37th Street and Morgan Street in the driveway of a vacant house.
CAR BURGLARY: Two compact discs were stolen Aug. 18 from an unlocked vehicle in the 3600 block of Halsted Boulevard.
CAR BURGLARY: A GPS navigation device was stolen Aug. 18 from an unlocked vehicle in the area of McKinley and Emerald Avenue.
THEFT: Gym shoes and sweatpants were reported stolen Aug. 15 from a home in the 3400 block of Sangamon Street.
THEFT: An American flag and flag bracket were stolen Aug. 15 from a tree in the front yard of a home in the 3400 block of Morgan Street.
THEFT: An American flag was stolen Aug. 15 from the front porch of a home in the in the 3400 block of Morgan Street.
CAR BURGLARY: A wallet and loose change were stolen Aug. 15 from an unlocked vehicle in the 3700 block of Stella Boulevard.
DOMESTIC BATTERY: Steger resident Kenneth D. Swaers, 48, of the 200 block of Barbara Lane is scheduled to appear in Will County Circuit court Sept. 15 for a pretrial hearing on a two-count domestic-battery charge stemming from an alleged Aug. 13 incident in the 3500 block of Ashland Avenue, according to court records.
BATTERY: University Park resident Frank L. Fields, 31, of the 700 block of Burnham Drive is scheduled to appear in Will County Circuit court Sept. 18 on a battery charge stemming from an alleged July 31 incident in the area of 34th Street and Sally Drive.

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