Western Springs police blotter for June 11
Updated: July 15, 2012 2:30PM
The following incidents were listed among the official reports of area police departments. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.
Eight 17-year-old teens were arrested at 10:28 p.m. Sunday and cited for consumption of alcohol by a minor at 47th Street and Commonweatlh Avenue. A caller told police the teens were acting suspiciously near the 47th Street overpass over the Tri-State Tollway. The teens were found to be in possession of alcoholic beverages and to have been drinking when police arrived. Cited were three girls from La Grange, Willow Springs and Western Springs and five boys from La Grange, LaGrange Park and Cohaset, Mass.
Justin G. Hawrysz, 18, of 4717 Fair Elms Ave., Western Springs, was arrested at 11:55 p.m. Friday and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana during a stop at 48th Street and Fair Elms Avenue. When police stopped Hayrysz for illegal screeching of tires, they found a glass pipe and a small amount of marijuana in his vehicle.
Jose Carrana-Barriga, 34, of 4826 N. Talman Ave., Chicago, was cited at 2:22 p.m. Friday for driving without a license and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident following a two-car collision on the 3800 block of Grand Avenue. No one was injured in the accident.
Stephanie Nickels, 31, of 4515 Venard Ave., Downers Grove, was cited at 6:40 p.m. Friday for criminal damage to government property when she allegedly intentionally damaged a stretcher on which she was being treated for a medical emergency she suffered at the Bemis Woods South Woods Forest Preserve. An estimate of the cost wasn’t available to repair the stretcher owned by the Western Springs Fire Department.
Someone damaged three windows with an unknown object on a maintenance building owned by the Western Springs Park District between 10 p.m. June 3 and 7:24 a.m. June 4 on the 4400 block of Central Avenue.
Indian Head Park
No incidents were reported for the week ending Tuesday.