Mokena Police Blotter: Multiple DUI Charges for Alleged Hit and Run; Burger Attack
Mokena police reports, Feb. 18-22
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22
A blue 1994 Ford Ranger was reported stolen from Gamboa's Citgo on Wolf Road around 6:45 p.m. The owner told police he had went into the gas station and left his pickup running in the parking lot. A witness told police that a white man with thin build and blond hair, about 5-feet, 9-inches tall, walked out of the station and toward the car as the driver came in.
MONDAY, FEB. 20
Multiple DUI Charges
Alexander D. Mendez, 53, of the 8600 block of Glenshire Street in Tinley Park was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI of drugs, DUI combination of alcohol and other drugs, disobeying red traffic signal, failure to yield, illegal transportation of alcohol and leaving the scene of an accident. Witnesses told police that a car later identified as Mendez’s caused an accident in the intersection of 191st Street and LaGrange Road around 6:30 p.m. and drove off. Minutes later, he was stopped by New Lenox police and arrested by Mokena police after refusing to take field sobriety tests. Items logged on the inventory tow report included prescription medication and a bottle of “yellow-brown” alcohol.
SUNDAY, FEB. 19
Yassin Y. Yassin, 27, of the 11500 block of Settlers Pond Way in Orland Park was charged with domestic battery. Police responded to a call about a physical domestic fight in the 11000 block of Granite Drive around 6:45 p.m. Though the accuser, who was described as “highly agitated,” refused to cooperate with the reporting police officer, Yassin was taken into custody. The homeowner, a relative of Yassin, refused to provide any information to police, other than to say Yassin had been “enraged.”
SATURDAY, FEB. 18
Kristin L. Pepper, 25, of the 17200 block of 70th Avenue in Tinley Park was charged with aggravated battery and resisting a peace officer. Police said they responded to the Super 8 Motel on 191st Street around 5 p.m. about a woman yelling at the front desk. While being escorted out of the building, police said, she threw a burger at an officer and screamed slurs and obscenities. At the station, she refused to get out of the police car and repeatedly kicked officers, according to the report.
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