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Reckless Driving, DUI, Stolen Dryer: Police Blotter

Mokena police reports, July 23–29.

SUNDAY, JULY 29

DUI on 191st

John Morris, 46, of the 8600 block of Monaghan Drive in Tinley Park, was charged with driving under the influence and driving without headlights. Police spotted Morris driving eastbound on 191st Street, with no headlights and only one working taillight. After officers stopped Morris near 191st and 88th Avenue, they noted the odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech, according to reports. Morris failed field sobriety tests and refused chemical testing. He was arrested, posted bond and was released with a Sept. 5 court date. 

'No Fishing' Signs Plucked from Pond Area

A resident near the 9000 block of Adare Avenue told police that someone had stolen the "no fishing" signs from their posts around a nearby pond. 

FRIDAY, JULY 27

Offensive Word Scratched into Car

Someone scratched a sexually explicit term into the side of a woman's car as it was parked in the Hickory Creek Metra lot, she told police. 

Stolen Dryer 

A landlord in the 19200 block of Crescent Drive told police that his General Electric dryer was stolen from the garage of his rental property, according to reports. The tenant installed their own washer/dryer units, storing the landlord's in the garage, according to reports. On July 27, a man came to the door and told the tenant's teenage son that he was there to pick up the machine, and left with the dryer. 

TUESDAY, JULY 24

Reckless Driving Leads to Head-on Crash

A police officer near the intersection of 191st and Wolf watched as car waiting to make a left turn accelerated head-on into another. Police said Todd Cloutier, 19, of 200 block of Pacific Court in Frankfort, was heading southbound on Wolf, waiting to turn left, when he surged forward and struck a northbound car head-on. Both drivers' airbags deployed and both exited their cars uninjured. Cloutier was charged with reckless driving, driving too fast, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, failure to yield left turn and operating with expired registration. He was released on bond and given a Sept. 9 courtdate. 

Felony Charge after Berkot's Hit-and-Run 

A Berkot's employee called police after denying alcohol to a man who appeared to be intoxicated. Employees said Bruce Madsen, 65, of the 19800 block of Greenview Avenue in Mokena, left the store angry and got into his car, striking another car in the parking lot before leaving, according to reports. Police spotted a car matching the description and officers observed the car swerving and crossing a double-yellow line. Police stopped Madsen and noticed glassy, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech, according to reports. When asked why he left the scene after hitting another car, Madsen told officers, "because there wasn't any damage." Madsen failed field sobriety tests. He was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, BAC over .08, operating an insured vehicle, hit and run and improper lane usage. Madsen was charged with DUI five times previously; the sixth occurrence resulted in a felony charge. Madsen was transported to the Will County Adult Detention Facility. 

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Mo F'n Kena, Son! August 04, 2012 at 05:11 AM
DAAAYYYYYUUUUMMMM! Yall fools be wylin up in da Mo! Yall cop that new Rickay Ross yet? Gots to....SON!!
Katie August 08, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Seriously?!!! These losers who are so irresponsible to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after they have been drinking, get arrested and are out on bond awaiting a court hearing? In the meantime, probably back to drinking and endangering the life of others? Keep them in jail, get them sobered up and strip them of their license!!!!!

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