Monday, April 8, 2013
Woman refused to unlock her doors, ran over cop and got away during drug arrest, police said.
An arrest warrant was obtained for a former resident who eluded arrest during a pre-arranged cocaine sting, reports said. Oak Lawn police learned from a “confidential source” that Brittany Alyssa Rotto, 23, of the 700 block of Schoolgate Road, in New Lenox, had allegedly called to ask if he wanted to purchase two eight-balls of cocaine. Sign up for the Oak Lawn Patch newsletter, New Lenox Patch newsletter and Tinley Park Patch newsletter. Follow us on Oak Lawn Facebook, New Lenox and Tinley Park Facebook. Detectives arranged a sale between the confidential source and Rotto in the McDonald’s parking lot at 91st Street and Cicero Avenue. Police set up surveillance and at 9:40 p.m. March 17, Rotto’s gray Mazda entered the parking lot, …
Monday, March 4, 2013
A Palos Hills man claiming to be a white supremacist kicked and spat at police.
A Palos Hills man claiming to be a white supremacist kicked and spat at police who chased him down after he attempted to run over a customer in the parking lot at Walgreens in Frankfort. James Schoepf, 46, Palos Hills, was stopped Feb. 23 by Mokena police as he was fleeing the parking lot at Walgreens at Route 30 and Harlem Avenue in Frankfort. Police said the incident at Walgreens started as a "theft in progress." According to the report, Mokena police responded the alert when a car matching the description was spotted headed north on LaGrange Road at LaPorte Road. He reportedly led police on a chase that ended on Lakeview Way in Mokena. Police said he leaned over to the passenger side of his vehicle and appeared to reaching for something…
Monday, October 22, 2012
Tatiana Spies is charged with aggravated battery, domestic battery and endangering the life of a child after she allegedly drove a car into her boyfriend outside of the Frankfort Home Depot.
A Chicago Heights woman faces three felony charges and one misdemeanor after allegedly hitting her boyfriend with a Pontiac in the parking lot of the Frankfort Home Depot, while her one-month-old infant daughter was inside the car. Tatiana Spies, 19, of the 400 block of W. 16th Place in Chicago Heights, is charged with aggravated battery in a public place, domestic battery and endangering the life of a child, all of which are felonies, according to the Will County Sheriff’s Office. She is also charged with reckless driving, a misdemeanor. According to Kevin Keegan, Deputy Chief of the Frankfort Police Department, an officer was dispatched at 4:07 p.m. on Oct. 19 to the Home Depot parking lot, located on the 20100 block of S. La Grange Road…
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Police said Matthew M. Warner, 45, tussled with cops after his second arrest. He's charged with DUI, aggravated battery and felony criminal damage.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Jesse Marx
Thursday, December 29, 2011
All in the matter of hours, a Frankfort man was arrested twice in Mokena on Dec. 16 and slapped with 13 offenses related to drunken driving, fighting and destruction of police property. Police said they stopped a car in the 19900 block of LaGrange Road at 1:20 a.m. for squealing tires during a turn and swerving between lanes. Officers smelled alcohol, according to the report, and asked the driver if they knew why they stopped him—to which he replied, “Yeah, I was kind of all over the road.” Matthew M. Warner, 45, of the 21300 block of Windy Hill Drive in Frankfort, was arrested, police said, after failing field sobriety tests and telling police he had mixed as many as five beers with unknown painkillers before getting behind the wheel. On …