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5 DUI Tickets in 4 Days: Police Blotter

New Lenox police were busy keeping drunk drivers off the road.

SUNDAY, JAN. 27

Improper lane use nets DUI too

Jeffrey Putnam, 38, Shorewood, was stopped in his car in the 1800 block of W. Route 30 after police spotted an improper lane move. Upon investigation, police noticed that he had been drinking. They also discovered that his license had been suspended. Putnam posted bond and was released.

Speeding and driving drunk

Mark Robertson, 46, of the 700 block of Vanderbilt Drive, was stopped for a speeding violation at Harvey and Schoolhouse Road. Police say he had been drinking. A computer check indicated that he was also driving on a suspended license. Robertson posted bond and was released.

SATURDAY, JAN. 26

A double dose of DUI tickets

Nicholas Janis, 21, of the 700 block of Warbler Drive, was pulled over at 10:35 p.m. at Route 30 and Prairie Avenue for driving without headlights. Police say he had been drinking and was driving on a suspended license.

Earlier in the day, police pulled over Dean Hobbs, 21, Manhattan, for speeding at Laraway and Schoolhouse Roads. According to the report, he was under the influence of alcohol. He was issued two tickets and released.

Spare tire stolen

Someone from the 300 block of Church Street complained that the spare tire from underneath a parked vehicle had been stolen.    

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FRIDAY, JAN. 25

Driving on a suspended license

Ryan Drew, 25, Frankfort, was stopped for speeding at Constitution and Spencer Roads. Police then learned that he was also driving on a suspended license. He was ticketed and released.  

No registration

Charmiki Washington, 34, Joliet, was spotted driving without a registration light at Frances and Gougar Roads. Police then discovered that his license had been suspended. He was ticketed and released.

Pallets stolen from store

Staff from Berkots Grocery Store in the 2100 block of Calistoga Street, complained that pallets had been stolen from the back of the store. Police are investigating the incident.

THURSDAY, JAN. 24

Speeding and driving on a suspended license

Renee Glich, 38, Joliet, was stopped for speeding at Illinois Highway and Western Street, when police discovered that her license had been suspended. She was ticketed and released.

DUI and improper parking on the roadway

Joseph O'Grady, 44, Mokena, was stopped for improper parking at Andrea Drive and Nelson Road. Police say he had been drinking. He was ticketed and released.

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Police blotter information is provided by the New Lenox Police Department. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome. If you have information about an unsolved crime, call the Investigations Unit at 815-462-6100.


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