River Forest Police Blotter: Woman Kicks, Yells Racial Slurs at FedEx Driver
The following information was supplied by the River Forest Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Underage Drinking: William Brander, 18, of River Forest, was cited under a village ordinance for throwing an underage drinking party and possession of alcohol by a minor Feb. 26, police said. Responding to noise complaints in the 1300 block of William Avenue, police found nine juveniles ages 17 and 18 from River Forest, Oak Park, LaGrange, Chicago, Hinsdale, Glen Ellyn, Elmwood Park and Riverside hiding inside the party house, which was littered with garbage, beer cans and bottles. The other individuals were turned over to their parents.
Battery Arrest: Darlene C. Goebel, 48, of River Forest, was charged with battery Feb. 25 after an incident earlier in the week when she kicked and shouted racial slurs at a FedEx employee who was delivering a package to her home in the 1100 block of Harlem Avenue, police said.
Underage Drinking: Natalie A. Gwizdz, 19, of Chicago, was cited under a village ordinance with underage drinking and carrying a fake driver’s license Feb. 24 after police noticed the car that she was in was parked in a handicapped parking stall in the 7900 block of Division Street, police said. An officer saw that several people in the car, but not the driver, had been drinking and that all but Gwizdz were of age.
Battery Arrest: John P. Symanski, 21, of Orland Park, was charged with battery and aggravated assault to a firefighter after an incident Feb. 24 at Dominican University, police said. According to police, officers and firefighters responded to the school after a report that a male student appeared to be intoxicated and unconscious in a dorm hallway. Once placed inside an ambulance, the student regained consciousness and became abusive to the paramedics, striking one of them twice in the right arm. Symanski was arrested after he was discharged from Rush Oak Park Hospital where he was taken for treatment.
Traffic Arrest: Michael J. Evans, 31, of Westmont, was charged with driving on a suspended license Feb. 24 after he was pulled over at North and Harlem avenues for speeding and driving with only one headlamp, police said. On stopping the car, the officer found three children sleeping in the back seat without child safety restraints. He also was charged with three counts of failure to secure a child in a safety restraint, speeding and driving with one headlamp.
Warrant Arrest: Angela D. Collins, 45, of Naperville, was arrested Feb. 22 on an outstanding warrant out of Will County for driving on a suspended license, police said. She was apprehended after her car was pulled over in the 7200 block of North Avenue for having expired registration plates on her car.
Traffic Arrest: Patrick H. Silmon, 25, of Chicago, was charged with driving without a license and speeding Feb. 21 after he was pulled over in the 7500 block of North Avenue, police said.
Traffic Arrest: Juan N. Giron, 22, of Melrose Park, was charged with driving on a suspended license Feb. 21 after being pulled over in the 7600 block of Lake Street for having incorrect registration plates, police said. A computer check of the plates found that they belonged on a different vehicle. He also was charged with improper use of registration.
Theft: Two price scan guns and docking stations were stolen Feb. 21 from Whole Foods Market, 7245 Lake Street. Estimated loss was $2,400.
Traffic Arrest: Hugo Beltran, 19, of Chicago, was charged with driving on a suspended license and other offenses Feb. 21 after his car was pulled over at Madison Street and Forest Avenue for an expired registration, police said. He also was charged with improper display of registration plates, driving with an expired registration, driving with a suspended registration and driving without insurance.
Traffic Arrest: Stephen M. Ridolphi, 21, of Westchester, was charged with driving on a suspended license Feb. 21 after his car was pulled over in the 8000 block of Madison Street for having expired registration plates, police said. He also was charged with driving with an expired registration and driving with a suspended registration.