Moon Comes Out at McDonald's and Other Incidents Exposed
Here's this week selection of off-beat blotter items.
Cover Those Sesame Seed Buns, People are Eating
ELMHURST, June 29—Someone got more than they bargained for in the drive-through of the McDonald’s at 190 E. Butterfield Road on Wednesday.
A woman driving in the parking lot cut off another driver in the drive-through at 12:35 p.m. When the victim told her, “that was rude,” the women yelled, “Whatever.” She then sprayed soda all over the victim’s car.
The victim then took a picture of the woman’s car, at which point the offender got out of her car, approached the victim and said “take a picture of this.” She then pulled down her pants and mooned the victim, and also lifted up her shirt.
Police have made contact with the woman, but as of the time the police report was filed, they had not yet talked to her.
Locked Out, Locked Up
ELMHURST, June 27—A man called police for help after he locked his keys in his car at 6:06 p.m. at his home. He was found to be the subject of an Alabama warrant, for fraud. Earon D. Randle, 42, 477 S. Spring Road #5, Elmhurst, was taken to DuPage County Jail.
Cone Thrown, Golden Arches a No-Go Zone
DARIEN, June 25—Two to three teenage girls ordered an ice cream cone from the drive-through at the McDonald’s on Plainfield Road, police said. They paid for it but then threw it back at the cashier, hitting him in the shoulder. McDonald’s banned them from the restaurant. No charges were filed.
Those Drinks Really Get Expensive
ROMEOVILLE, June 25—Police said a man was arrested after hitting another car with his vehicle, while backing out of a parking space at the Crazy Rock Gentleman's Club, 9 Rock Rd. Jaime Contreras, 35, 429 Fenton, Romeoville, was arrested and charged with DUI and operating an uninsured motor vehicle, according to booking records.
Banished to Berwyn
LA GRANGE, June 22—A resident of the 1100 block of Arlington Avenue reported a strange man on the porch at about 1:52 p.m., yelling and screaming. Police found the 61-year-old man and brought him to Harlem and Ogden avenues in Berwyn.
A Stroller Without a Stroller
LA GRANGE, June 22—A baby in diapers was reported to be running around by itself on the northwest corner of Cossitt and Washington avenues at about 2:06 p.m. Police could not locate the child.
Another Helpless Stroller
LA GRANGE, June 22—A small white dog, possibly a Chihuahua and possibly blind, was found running in the middle of the street on the 100 block of Park Road at about 11:50 p.m. The dog was turned over to the Hinsdale Humane Society.
Condo Living Not Always Garden of Eden
DARIEN, June 20—A man is accused of climbing from his apartment’s balcony to a neighbor’s, then throwing his neighbor's flower pots off the balcony onto the parkway below, arguing with his neighbor and punching his neighbor's adult son in the face.
Anthony LaMontagna, 33, of the 8200 block of Woodland Drive, was charged with battery and criminal damage to property.
When Your GPS Lies to You
DARIEN, June 19—Police said they saw Dina Ivancich, 46, of the 10800 block of South Keating in Oak Lawn, cut off another driver when she abruptly changed lanes before stopping on the Interstate 55 on-ramp at Lemont Road. Then she got on I-55, driving northbound until she reached Cass Avenue. After leaving the interstate, police said she drove north in the southbound lanes of Cass Avenue, later telling police that was what her GPS advised her to do.
She refused to take a Breathalyzer test and was charged with DUI, according to the report.
Although You're Bitter, Please Don't Litter
DOWNERS GROVE, June 19—Jonathan D. Hardy, 25, of Woodridge and Alexander W. Schutz, 25, of Darien were charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly yelling racial slurs at a group of children and harassing a homeless man at the Main Street depot, 1000 Burlington Ave., where they were awaiting a train to the Cubs game.
Somebody called police at about 2:30 p.m. to report that Schutz told the homeless man, who was lying on a bench, to get out of his town. Schutz continued to yell about paying taxes and people living off the system, then spit in the man’s face, police said. Hardy allegedly began punching the man in the face and upper body, according to the report.
Hardy and Schutz were on the train platform when police arrived. Police reported the two were swaying and slurring their words and appeared to be "highly intoxicated." When told of the disorderly conduct charge, Hardy responded, “This is bull----.”
The men were handcuffed and a search revealed a small plastic bag containing 2.5 grams of cannabis in Hardy’s shorts pocket and a pipe in Schutz’s pocket, according to police.
Hardy resisted being placed in the squad car by tightening his body and yelling to others at the scene that the officer was not able to put him in the car. The officer, noting that many families were in the area, stepped back, ordered Hardy in the car again and Hardy complied, police said.
Once in the booking room, Hardy and Schutz appeared calm but as handcuffs were being removed, Hardy pulled away and became uncooperative. He was subdued on the floor and re-handcuffed. Schutz was secured to a bench in the room while officers escorted Hardy to another room. Hardy began to pull away from officers again, yelled obscenities, refused to listen and was eventually placed in a cell, according to the report.
Police said the men were charged with disorderly conduct once Hardy calmed down. Hardy also was charged with resisting/obstructing an officer, possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. Hardy and Schutz posted bond and were released.
Further police action is pending against Hardy after he was observed littering as he left the police station. Police said he threw his arrest forms out of the back window of a car.
Pack of Pump Plunderers Pilfers Thornton's
WOODRIDGE, June 8—People in four different vehicles pumped gas at Thornton’s gas station, in the 2400 block of 63rd Street, and left at the same time at 9 p.m. without paying.
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