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Police Blotter: Prostitution, Marijuana

Car window smashed, purse stolen at Edward Health and Fitness Center and more in this week's police blotter.

March 7

Theft from Kohl's

Rocio Huerta-Ortiz, 24, from the 500 block of Redwood in Bolingbrook, was arrested around 10:30 p.m. and charged with retail theft after she removed various clothing items from Kohl’s, 1001 75th St., said.  

Prostitution

Malgorzata Zielinski, 46, from the 8800 block of Duke Street in Woodridge, was arrested around 2 p.m. and charged with prostitution following an investigation leading to the arrest of Zielinski in the 8800 block of Duke Street, police said.

March 5

Possession of marijuana, resisting police officer

Wesley Martinez-Castro, 18, from the 400 block of Rockhurst Road in Bolingbrook, was arrested around 9:30 p.m. and charged with possession of marijuana. A juvenile from Bolingbrook was also arrested around 9:30 p.m. and charged with resisting a police officer following an incident in the 2500 block of Spring Street, police said.

March 3

Possession of marijuana

Salvador Escalante, 21, from the 10 block of Penny Royal Place in Woodridge, was arrested around 12:40 a.m. and charged with possession of marijuana following a traffic stop in the 8100 block of Route 53, police said.

March 2

Car theft

Someone stole a car between 11 p.m. on March 2 and 4 a.m. on March 3 in the 2200 block of Country Club Drive, police said.

Aggravated driving under the influence

Myrna Arellano, 28, from the 8100 block of Route 53, Woodridge, was arrested around 8:45 p.m. and charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol following a traffic stop near the intersection of 83rd Street and Piers Drive, police said.

Possession of marijuana

Brandon Flores, 18 from the 7600 block of Walnut Avenue in Woodridge, Christopher Hansen, 18, from the 100 block of McConell in West Chicago and Matthew Hinkle, 20, from the 4600 block of Hirsh Terrace in Melrose Park, were all arrested around 6:30 p.m. and charged with Possession of Cannabis following a traffic stop at Janeswood and Foxtree, police said.

Smash and grab

Someone smashed the passenger side window of a parked car and removed a purse from the Edward Health and Fitness Center around 1:45 p.m., police said.

Malcolm Kyle March 12, 2012 at 12:58 PM
Want to know what a return to alcohol prohibition would look like? 

Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance, Feb, 2010:  A 13 strong, heavily armed gang of illegal alcohol “bootleggers” kidnapped two members of a rival gang, tortured them, homosexually assaulted them, and then buried them alive. http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/bootleggers-accused-of-raping-and-burying-alive-rival-gang Now add to that the problem of tainted booze: In just one instance alone, in 2009, more than 100 people died after drinking toxic alcohol in the Indian state of Gujarat (India’s only dry state) and another 200 victims were hospitalized. The Indian police raided 1,200 liquor dens and arrested more than 800 people as they searched for those responsible for the illegal alcohol. We can either ask the Tooth Fairy to stop people taking drugs or we can decide to regulate them properly. Prohibition is not regulation, it’s a hideous nightmare for all of us and our families - except of course for the lowest lifeforms amongst us. Because Drug cartels will always have an endless supply of ready cash for wages, bribery and equipment, no amount of tax money, police powers, weaponry, wishful thinking or pseudo-science will make our streets safe again -only an end to prohibition can do that! How much longer are we willing to foolishly risk our own survival by continuing to ignore the obvious, historically confirmed solution?
Shawn Christopher March 12, 2012 at 01:57 PM
"Prohibition... goes beyond the bound of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded" -Abraham Lincoln "The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this." - Albert Einstein quote on Hemp "Two of my favorite things are sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe of sweet hemp, and playing my Hohner harmonica." - Abraham Lincoln (from a letter written by Lincoln during his presidency to the head of the Hohner Harmonica Company in Germany) "Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country." - Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President "Make the most you can of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere." - George Washington, U.S. President "We shall, by and by, want a world of hemp more for our own consumption." - John Adams, U.S. President
Shawn Christopher March 12, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Marijuana PROHIBITION is the problem, not the plant. WIN the Drug war tomorrow, by ending cannabis prohibition today. take the profits away from Criminal DRUG LORDS AND KING PINS AND PUT THE TAX DOLLARS TO USE IN OUR SCHOOLS, make it harder for kids to get, by taxing and regulating
mike smith March 14, 2012 at 03:02 AM
Interesting. And what will the gangs and drug lords sell to your children when pot is legalized? Hello Kitty dolls?

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