Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Woodridge police reports, April 26-28
FRIDAY, APRIL 26 Randy Jones, 45, of the 600 block of West 45th Avenue, Gary, Ind., was charged with the following: Jones was arrested at about 7:25 p.m. following a traffic stop on the 2000 block of 75th Street, according to a police report. Looking for more Woodridge police news? 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 to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome. Get Woodridge news and breaking news alerts to …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Police said Ryan Kujawa struck a vehicle, garage, traffic sign, street sign and two trees before overturning his car at 75th Street and Janes Avenue Dec. 21.
A Downers Grove teen was charged with a DUI after driving into a parked car, a home and more before rolling over the car late last month in Woodridge, police said. Ryan Kujawa, 18, of the 1200 block of Arnold Court in Downers Grove, was charged Dec. 27 with DUI, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and failure to give information after striking an unattended vehicle, following traffic incidents that occurred in Woodridge the evening of Friday, Dec. 21. According to Woodridge police, Kujawa was driving a 2008 Nissan on Friday, Dec. 21, when at approximately 11:10 p.m., he hit a parked car in the 6600 block of Oak Tree Trail in Woodridge, then hit the garage at the home. Police reports indicate Kujawa continued eastbound on Oak Tree…
Friday, August 10, 2012
Woodridge officer was attempting to stop an alleged theft in progress at a Plainfield Jewel, according to officials.
A report of a man with a gun in the parking lot of a Plainfield Jewel-Osco store turned out to be an off-duty Woodridge police officer attempting to stop an apparent theft, police said Friday. Sgt. Mike Fisher said police got a call around 3:43 p.m. that a man with a gun was spotted in the parking lot of the Jewel at Route 59 and 135th Street. Five Plainfield squad cars responded to the call, Fisher said, blocking off the entrances to prevent the reported suspect from fleeing. “We came in a’blazing,” Fisher said, but police quickly learned the armed man was an off-duty Woodridge police officer who was trying to stop an apparent theft. Don't miss breaking news — sign up for Woodridge Patch's free email newsletter. The off-duty officer …
Friday, July 20, 2012
In light of recent shootings in Colorado, law enforcement presence will be stepped up at local theaters where “The Dark Knight Rises” is being shown.
In the aftermath of today's deadly shooting inside an Aurora, Colorado movie theater that left as many as 12 dead and 50 wounded, police will be stepping up enforcement to help ensure the safety of local movie-goers attending screenings of "The Dark Knight Rises." The film was being shown at the movie theater in Colorado when the tragedy took place. “We will be directing our patrol resources toward all the local theaters,” said Deputy Chief Gina Grady of the Woodridge Police Department. “We have already had some inquiries from the public about this, and we are going to do what we can do to keep everyone safe.” Grady said local theaters will be one of the Woodridge Police Department’s primary patrol areas while “The Dark Knight Rises” is …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Home, car windows shattered and more in this week's police blotter.
May 3 Driving under the influence Scott Esposito, 40, from the 14000 block of Mallard Drive in Homer Glen, was arrested around 12:15 a.m. and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following a traffic stop near the intersection of Joliet Road and Davey Road, police said. May 2 Wallet stolen from car Someone removed a wallet from a car in the 7300 block of Woodward Avenue around 8 p.m., police said. April 30 Criminal damage to property Two juveniles from Darien and Downers Grove were arrested around 10 p.m. and charged with criminal damage to property after they shattered windows with an unknown object at two separate residences, one in the 7400 block of Woodward Avenue, and the other in the 7600 block of Bristol Court, …
Friday, May 4, 2012
A 19-year-old man from Justice, IL, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the coroner’s office.
A 19-year-old man from Justice, IL, died Friday afternoon in west suburban Woodridge after his motorcycle struck a semi-tractor trailer, according to police. John Waksmundzki was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:27 p.m. near the intersection of 107th Street and Joliet Road in Woodridge, the Will County Coroner's Office reported. Woodridge Police spokeswoman Kate Andris said no details were immediately available on what caused the accident. DuPage County’s Felony Investigative Assistance Team was working Friday night to reconstruct the crash. “They are out there right now, and we should know more on Monday morning,” Andris said Friday night.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Woodridge police reports, Sept. 15-21.
Sept. 21 Fugitive from Justice James Barnhill, 43, of the 6700 block of Briarcliff, Bolingbrook, was arrested on charges of operating an uninsured motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration and fugitive from justice following a traffic stop in the 7600 block of Route 53, police said. Sept. 19 Semitrailer stolen Someone removed a semitrailer that contained various items from the 11000 block of Katherine’s Crossing during the overnight hours of Sept. 18 and 19, police said. Sept. 18 Driving under the influence, trespass James Wilcher, 21, of the 2500 block of Forest Drive, Woodridge, was arrested about 3:17 a.m. near Meadowdale and Woodridge Drive on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, criminal …
Monday, September 19, 2011
The incident took place Sept. 10 in the 1900 block of 75th Street.
Two men committed theft and disorderly conduct after dining at Pepe's Mexican Restaurant, 1999 75th St., according to Woodridge police. The two broke glasses and spat on other restaurant diners. They then left without paying their bill. The incident took place around 8 p.m. The two people are unknown and no charges have been filed. One man was described as tall and skinny, in his 40's with brown hair. The other was described as short to average height and chubby with brown hair.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Yashesh S. Desai of 3 Plover Court has been arrested in connection with the death of his father, Sanjiv J. Desai, police said.
Updated: 5:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15 A judge granted the state's motion for an appointment of a clinical psychologist in Monday's bond court hearing for the Woodridge man whom police say killed his father with a weed trimmer. Yashesh S. Desai, 21, of 3 Plover Court, Woodridge, has been charged with first-degree murder. Desai's bond was set at $2 million during Monday's hearing, said DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin. Berlin said Yashesh Desai talked about Godzilla, X and Y chromosomes and "killing the retards" in statements to police. Those statements led authorities to file a motion for an appointment of a clinical psychologist. "We have reasonable belief he will raise the defense of insanity or plead guilty and mentally ill," …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
IPod, work bag, purse taken from three different cars, police say.
Three incidents of car burglary were reported in the last week, according to Woodridge police. The first took place on July 7 around 4 a.m. in the 6600 block of Greene Road. A thief shattered the rear passenger window and removed a work bag valued at $300. The second incident took place between 11 p.m. on July 9 and 2 a.m. on July 10 in the 8000 block of Westview Lane. An iPod was removed from a car. The third took place between 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of 75th Street. A thief smashed the driver’s side window of a car and removed a purse.