DUIPolice charged Patrick Santoro, 34, of River Forest, with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving without insurance and driving without lights about 1:30 a.m. near the intersection of Berkhardt Court and Madison Street.
Santoro told police he was coming from Duckfat, and that he'd had nothing to drink that night, police said. He was processed, given an Oct. 22 court date and released on $2,000 bond.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
Suspended License, Warrant ArrestPolice charged Lavell Gage, 31, of Houston, TX, with driving on a suspended license, without insurance, seatbelt violations and two warrants out of Chicago and Winnebago County during a traffic stop near I-290 and Harlem Avenue about 5:45 p.m. He was processed, given a Nov. 12 court date and released.
Bike StolenSomeone stole a bike that was left unattended outside Walgreens, 7200 Roosevelt Rd., about 8:45 p.m. The estimated loss is $130, police said.
Driving Without a LicensePolice charged Marcela Salinas-Merino, 23, of Forest Park, with driving without a license and signal violations during a traffic stop about 9 p.m. at the intersection of Des Plaines and Wilcox avenues. She was given two citations and a Nov. 5 court date and released.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
Men Solicit Utility Service, Become Aggressive With Elderly WomanPolice charged three Chicago men and a Palos Heights man with soliciting without a permit after an elderly woman reported them for going door-to-door soliciting their utility services about 4 p.m.
The resident in the 1000 block of Dunlop Street told police two of the men rang her doorbell and tried to get her to switch utility companies. When she told them she didn't think they had permits to sell their services, one of the men starting acting aggressively toward the woman, demanding to see her ComEd bill, police said.
Charged were Aaron Brown, 18, Brandon Evans, 19, and Maurice Harrell, 21, of Chicago, and Jacob Goggins, 18, of Palos Heights. They were given a Nov. 6 court date and released.
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