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updated: 12/1/2012 11:18 AM

Northwest suburban police blotter

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

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• Bartlett's two-week Thanksgiving "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" traffic enforcement campaign resulted in four motorists arrested on charges of DUI; one for aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, for aggravated driving while license revoked, and DUI, and one motorist for driving while license suspended. Police also issued nine seat belt violation citations, 60 speeding violation citations, eight citations for insurance violations, and approximately 27 citations for other traffic violations. The traffic campaign, which resulted in 55 additional patrol hours targeting drunk drivers and seat belt violators, was fully funded by federal safety funds through the Illinois Department of Transportation's Division of Traffic Safety. The next campaign is scheduled to start on Wednesday, Dec. 19, and end Tuesday, Jan. 1.

• Vandals broke two garage windows at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on North Berteau around 12:35 p.m. Nov. 28.

• Burglars stole a purse out of an unlocked car on Orchards Pass around 2:30 p.m. Nov. 26. Value was estimated at $580.

• Vandals knocked down a street lamp on the parkway on Voyager Drive around 9:20 p.m. Nov. 26. Damage was estimated at $500.

• A man stole two cellphones from Radio Shack on Route 59 around 11 p.m. Nov. 24. He asked to see an iPhone in two different colors and walked around the store holding them. He fled when the female clerk asked for the phones back. He left in a vehicle occupied by two other subjects. Value was estimated at $800.

• Thieves stole a purse from a woman at Cadillac Ranch, 1175 W. Lake St., around 2:45 p.m. Nov. 23. Value was estimated at $103.

Elk Grove Village

• During the two-week Thanksgiving holiday traffic crackdown, officers were assigned to several saturation areas where a zero-tolerance stance was taken against unrestrained motorists. These enforcement areas were located at intersections where there is high traffic volume. Police stopped 47 vehicles issuing 52 seat belt citations, three child restraint citations, one transportation of open alcohol citation, one uninsured motor vehicle citations and seven citations for various moving or equipment violations. Police made one driving while license suspended arrest and one for possession of cannabis.

Hanover Park

• Terrell D. Wilson, 23, of the 100 block of Elk Trail, Carol Stream, was arrested around 9:35 p.m. Nov. .28 at Arlington and County Farm roads and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.

• Marcin Bogdan, 19, of the 100 block of Grey Fox, Streamwood, was arrested around 10:25 a.m. Nov. 25 at Barrington and Yorkshire roads and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Daniel J. Thomas, 28, of the 100 block of Caryville, Schaumburg, was arrested around 9:20 p.m. Nov. 24 at Devon and Ontarioville and charged with no valid driver's license, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

• Wojciech Dudkiewicz, 48, of the 600 block of Walnut, Schaumburg, was arrested around 11:45 a.m. Nov. 23 in a store at 7435 Barrington Road and charged with retail theft.

• Tony Zavala, 19, of the 1900 block of Elm, Hanover Park, was arrested around 10:50 p.m. Nov. 23 and charged with possession of drug equipment.

• Thieves stole eight DVDs from the Hanover Park Library, 1266 Irving Park Road, around noon Nov. 29.

• Burglars stole a purse out of an unlocked car on the 2100 block of Narcissus around 8 p.m. Nov. 27.

• Burglars stole a laptop computer out of an unlocked home on the 5600 block of Court Leona around 7:05 p.m. Nov. 26 and a plastic bank containing $40 out of another unlocked home on the same block around 9:30 p.m. Nov. 26.

Hoffman Estates

• Mark Lakomski, 53, of the 1700 block of Chestnut Lane, Hoffman Estates, was arrested around 5:10 p.m. Nov. 16 on Huntington Boulevard at Route 62 and charged with aggravated assault and unlawful use of a weapon after he reportedly pointed a replica air gun at a man in a convenience store lot at 1710 Algonquin Road. Lakomski walked to his car, while still pointing the gun, reports said. The victim thought the gun was a semiautomatic handgun and asked the store clerk to call police. He noted the license plate number on Lakomski's car and officers stopped his car, reports added. Officers found the air gun and a stun gun in the car. Lakomski's court date is Dec. 13.

Palatine

• The Thanksgiving holiday traffic safety campaign focused on seat belt use. The campaign produced tickets for 76 seat belt violations, one child safety restraint violations, seven speeding tickets, three no insurance tickets, one DUI arrest and 11 other tickets for miscellaneous violation.

Schaumburg

• Maxwell James Counter, 20, of the 300 block of Somerset Drive, Streamwood, was arrested around 4:55 p.m. Nov. 16 at Target, 1235 E. Higgins Road, and charged with retail theft after he reportedly took seven DVD movies.

• Lisa Ann Lucietto, 34, of the 100 block of Birmingham Court, Roselle, was arrested around 11:35 a.m. Nov. 20 at Dominick's, 200 S. Roselle Road, and charged with retail theft after she reportedly took six merchandise items. Her court date is Dec. 10.

• Catherine R. Leipert, 21, of the 300 block of Ashwood Drive, Schaumburg, was arrested around 5:15 p.m. Nov. 23 at Kohl's, 171 N. Barrington Road, and charged with retail theft after she reportedly took perfume. Her court date is Dec. 12.

• Maheshkumar D. Patel, 46, of the 800 block of East Forest Avenue, Des Plaines, was arrested around 6:50 p.m. Nov. 24 at Sephora in Woodfield Mall and charged with retail theft after he reportedly took cologne. His court date is Dec. 18.

• Sheena Chavez, 23, of the 300 block of Raymond, Elgin, was arrested around 6:55 p.m. Nov. 21 at Claires in Woodfield Mall and charged with retail theft after she reportedly took four pieces of jewelry. Her court date is Dec. 19.

• Sai L. Venkata, 52, of the 800 block of Maywood Lane, Schaumburg, was arrested around 1:15 p.m. Nov. 18 at Kohl's, 171 N. Barrington Road, and charged with retail theft. Her court date is Dec. 10.

• Randy M. Burns, 30, of the 500 block of North Pine Street, Chicago, was arrested around 4:05 p.m. Nov. 18 at Sephora in Woodfield Mall and charged with retail theft after he took cologne. His court date is Dec. 19.

• Samuel Z. Jackson, 18, of the 800 block of Williams Court, Schaumburg, was arrested around 11 a.m. Nov. 15 at Kohl's, 171 N. Barrington Road, and charged with retail theft after he reportedly took three rings. His court date is Dec. 5.

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