Breaking News Bar
updated: 10/5/2012 3:01 PM

Northwest suburban police blotter

Success - Article sent! close
By Freida Gad
By Freida Gad

• Charges are not evidence of guilt. Under law, individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Des Plaines

Order Reprint Print Article
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

• Damon A. Jump, 36, of the 2900 block of South Curtis Street, Des Plaines, was arrested around 1:10 a.m. Oct. 1 on the 800 block of West Oakton Street and charged with theft/possession of stolen items after an officer responded to a call of a man hiding in bushes at a home on the 700 block of West Lincoln. The officer found Jump walking on the 800 block of West Oakton Street and asked him if he would like a ride home. When Jump agreed, the officer said he would have to inspect the bag Jump was carrying for the officer's safety. Stolen GPS units, a radar detector, and computer hardware were in the bag, reports said. Jump's court date is Oct. 31.

• Patrick J. Ruskin, 42, of the 1500 block of West Irving Park Road, Itasca, was arrested around 2 a.m. Sept. 30 at Rivers Casino, 3000 S. River Road, and charged with battery after he reportedly pushed and grabbed a 28-year-old woman. His court date is Oct. 29.

• Marcos Antonio Ruelas-Orosco, 40, of the 2000 block of North Keeler, Chicago, was arrested around 1 a.m. Sept. 29 at Rivers Casino, 3000 S. River Road, and charged with criminal damage to property after he hit a slot machine screen with his hand, shattering the glass. He reportedly told an officer he had lost $1,000 in four hours and was frustrated. Damage was estimated at $1,200. His court date is Oct. 24.

• Darren Lenell Jackson, 49, of the 0-100 block of Ash Street, Park Forest, was arrested around 10:15 a.m. Sept. 25 at Kmart, 1155 E. Oakton St., and charged with retail theft after he reportedly took merchandise valued at $101. His court date is Oct. 24.

• A burglar forced open the front door at a home on the 400 block of Lynn Court around noon Sept. 28 and stole a laptop computer, iPad, two watches, wedding band and miscellaneous jewelry. A witness saw a man enter the home empty-handed and leave carrying a bag, reports said. Value was estimated at $3,500.

• A man stole a pair of sunglasses valued at $350 out of an unlocked 2012 GMC Terrain in a driveway on the 1900 block of Howard Avenue around 5:10 a.m. Sept. 29. A witness saw him take the sunglasses and run away.

• Thieves stole a wallet out of a woman's purse at Rivers Casino, 3000 S. River Road, between 2 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Value was estimated at $50.

• Burglars entered five vehicles on the 1600, 1700, and 1800 blocks of South White Street and 1700 block of Orchard Street between 2 and 7 a.m. Sept. 30 and stole a wallet out of a 2003 GMC Envoy, a GPS out of both a 2012 Honda Civic and a 2007 Ford Focus, and ransacked a 2000 Dodge Dakota and a 1991 Chevrolet van.

• A man was videotaped taking two bottles of vodka and two bottles of whiskey from Dominick's, 1555 S. Lee St., around 8:50 p.m. Sept. 28. He was also seen on a security tape stealing a bottle of vodka and two bottles of cognac at the same store around 12:40 p.m. Sept. 29. Value was estimated at $300.

Mount Prospect

• Fernando Martinez, 23, of the 1900 block of West Algonquin Road, Mount Prospect, was arrested around 7:50 p.m. Sept. 28 at Kohl's, 1500 S. Elmhurst Road, and charged with local ordinance retail theft after he reportedly took a pair of silver earrings and a stainless steel bracelet; value was estimated at $70. His court date is Nov. 9.

• Thieves stole a cellphone valued at $200 after the female owner left it on a rack in Kohl's, 1500 S. Elmhurst Road, around noon Sept. 22. She called her phone and a man answered. He told her he would meet her at a market on Golf Road and hand over the phone, but he never arrived. She called her phone again, and a woman answered. She told the victim the phone was given to her and then she hung up.

• Thieves stole 20 garden gnomes valued at $300 out of the front yard at a home on the 600 block of North Wille between 9 a.m. Sept. 26 and 11:30 a.m. Sept. 27.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.