Mokena Police Blotter: Rock Smashes Village SUV; Man Stops Woman From Calling 911

Mokena police reports, March 1-11


Criminal Car Damaged

Police said three cars, including one SUV owned by the Village of Mokena, were damaged over the night March 10 and 11. According to the reports:

  • The rear passenger side window of a black 2006 Pontiac G6 parked in the 19100 block of Brompton Court was shattered, its door and hood scratched, and its windshield cracked.
  • A rock was thrown through the back window of a white 2005 Ford Expedition parked in the 10000 block of Lancaster Drive that is kept as an emergency services vehicle for the village.
  • The back window of a silver 2004 Nissan Altima was damaged in the 19600 block of Stonehedge Drive.


Interfering with Domestic Report

Ronald J. Knedlik, 30, of the 7500 block of Inverness Lane in Frankfort was charged with interfering with reporting of domestic violence after turning himself over on a Mokena warrant. Police said Knedlik was arguing with a woman in the 19600 block LaGrange Road on March 1, around 4:30 p.m., when he grabbed her cell phone and the store's cordless phone and refused to let her call 911. The woman told police Knedlik pushed her and swatted her arms before eventually leaving.

The next day, Will County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the charge and Judge Amy Bertani-Tomczak signed a warrant, police said.


Domestic Battery

Robert J. Berg, 41, of the 10000 block of Cambridge Drive in Mokena was charged with domestic battery. Police said Berg was arguing with a woman inside his home around 3:30 p.m. when they began to shove one another. The woman told police Berg scratched her face and then stepped on her glasses, which Berg denied.


191st Street DUI

Robert E. Jolly, 28, of the 7300 block of Mathews Driver in Mokena was charged with driving under the influence, improper lane usage and operation of uninsured motor vehicle. Police said they stopped Jolly’s car in the 10300 block of 191st Street around 3 a.m. for swerving between lanes, nearly striking a concrete curb. He was arrested after failing field sobriety tests and refusing to take a breath test, according to the report.


Possession, Suspended License

Sean P. McLaughlin, 40, of the 1000 block of 14th Place in Chicago was charged with possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on a suspended license. Police said they stopped McLaughlin’s car around 3 p.m. in the 19200 block of 88th Avenue after a random registration check showed his license and registration were suspended. When asked about the smell of marijuana, McLaughlin handed over a small baggie and a “metal smoking device,” according to the report.

He was also arrested on a DuPage County warrant and charged with no insurance and no valid registration.

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