Thursday, November 29, 2012
The 32-year-old Woodridge man now faces three charges after rear-ending a truck on the 17700 block of Halsted St.
A Woodridge man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after he rear-ended a semi truck at the intersection of Maple Road and Halsted Street just after 2 a.m. on Nov. 22, according to police. Michael Rinkenberger, 32, of the 2800 block of Forest Glen in Woodridge, was waiting in his car after the accident when police arrived, according to reports. Police say Rinkenberger’s breath smelled of alcohol and that he was unable to stand without using his car for support. He failed an eye movement field sobriety test, according to reports. According to the report, Rinkenberger refused medical treatment and was transported to the Homewood Police Station, where he agreed to speak with officers. Additional details have been redacted…
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The public is invited to a showing of "Stand Up! Change Teen Statistics" at 7 p.m. Thursday at Downers Grove South High School.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
With teenagers across the country facing an ever-growing list of challenges—from drug and alcohol abuse to bullying and self-esteem issues—Downers Grove high school counselors think it's the perfect time to spark a new way of thinking for students and their parents. On Thursday night, District 99 will host "Stand Up! Change Teen Statistics," a live musical theater production that tackles themes related to bullying, mental health, substance abuse and relationship issues that affect high school students. "Stand Up!" is written by professionals from the R.Ed.I. (Reach, Education and Inspire) Foundation, a music theater organization dedicated to prevention education through the use of performing arts. The show travels to high schools across …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Woodridge Police Reports Sept. 14 - Sept. 19.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Sabrina Wu
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 At approximately 12:40 a.m., Nelly Aranda, 24 of 2504 Crystal in Woodridge, was charged with Driving Under the Influence. Woodridge Police say Aranda's blood alcohol content was over .08. Aranda also was charged with operating an uninsured motor vehicle and driving without headlights, following a traffic stop in the 7500 block of Janes Avenue, according to police. Police Blotter information is provided by local law enforcement agencies. 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 …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The store is currently allowed to sell just beer and wine.
Walgreens will soon offer more than wine and beer in its alcohol line-up. Walgreens, 2501 75th St., received the approval for a Class B-1 Liquor License Jan. 26 from the village board, which permits the retail sale of "alcoholic liquor." Walgreens previously had a Class B-2 Liquor License, which permits the retail sale of beer and wine. The village clerk's office received a written request from Walgreens to approve the Class B-1 liquor license, according to village documents. The request came as an effort to expand their adult beverage offering and was in response to customer requests, according to the village.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Three men, one from Downers Grove, one from Woodridge and one from Westmont, were charged with drinking on public property Aug. 3.
Three local men, including one from Woodridge, were charged with drinking on public property Aug. 3 after they allegedly drank at the Fairview Avenue Metra stop in Downers Grove, police said. Cecil A. Downs, 46, of Downers Grove; David M. Deland, 54, of Westmont and Kenneth G. Osowski, 54, of Woodridge were charged with drinking on public property around 11:15 a.m. August 3. Police responded to a public drinkng call at Fairview Depot, 5105 Fairview Avenue, and saw Deland dump out a beer and Downs put a beer in the garbage can. Police said a can of beer and cup filled with beer were found by Osowski who was lying on a bench at the station.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
The annual survey from the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists shows the average Woodridge police officer handed out 1.9 DUI citations in 2010.
As we head into one of the most dangerous times of year for drunk driving—the Fourth of July—a survey ranks the Woodridge Police Department 47th in the state for arrests for driving under the influence (DUI). The Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM) released the results of its survey Tuesday. Nearly 700 police departments were surveyed for the organization’s 21st annual DUI arrest survey. Woodridge reported 99 DUI arrests in 2010, ranking 75th among the reporting departments. The Rockford Police Department was ranked No. 1 with 727 arrests. The Naperville Police Deaprtment handed out the most DUI citations in the surrounding area, dishing out 671 DUI arrests in 2010, ranking it second. The survey also suggests that Woodridge cops …
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Woodridge police reports, Jan. 4-9
Man Charged With Threatening Family Members Rich Tarmina, 38, of the 100 block of Blackhawk Court in Wood Dale, was arrested around 1:20 p.m. and charged with violating an order of protection after threatening family members in the 1400 block of Talcott, police said. Early Morning Underage Drinking Silvestras Miskinis, 19, of the 200 block of Cumor Road in Downers Grove, was arrested around 7:45 a.m. and charged with minor in possession of alcohol following a complaint of underage drinking in the 2200 block of Country Club Lane, police said. Theft at Target Jerry Markadonatos, 48, of the 1800 block of Sturbridge Place in Downers Grove, was arrested around 12:40 p.m. and charged with retail theft after removing miscellaneous merchandise …
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Woodridge police reports, Oct. 13-17
Eric Taylor, 19, from the 2600 block of Mitchell Drive, was arrested and charged with consumption of alcohol by a minor around 1:45 a.m. in the 2300 block of Goldfinch Drive, police said. A man took a cart full of merchandise from the Dominick's in the 2300 block of 63rd Street around 4:50 p.m. and tried to load it into his car when an employee confronted him, and the man then fled, police said. Someone removed the identification sticker from a mailbox in the 2000 block of Apple Lane between 1:50 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., police said. Gary Israelson, 21, from the 700 block of Coady Drive in Minnoka, was arrested and charged with public indecency around 9:10 p.m. after urinating in a parking lot near the intersection of Janes Avenue and 83rd …