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Police Blotter: DUI After Rolling Crash, Thefts From Home and Cars

Mokena Police reports July 13-18

MONDAY, JULY 18

Burglary from Motor Vehicle

A Mokena woman said that someone had broken the passenger side door lock and stolen her GPS while she was parked at the Hickory Creek Metra lot, 9430 Hickory Creek Drive, between 7:10 a.m. and 7 p.m., police said.

SATURDAY, JULY 16

Burglary from Motor Vehicle

A Mokena man reported someone had stolen his iPod transponder from his unlocked car while parked in the 10600 block of Westport Way. The man's brother said he saw two juveniles in the car around 2:30 a.m., but both the man's brother and police were unable to catch them, police said.

DUI Charges After Rolling Crash

Frederick S. Lenz, 52, of the 1800 block of Cornell Drive in New Lenox, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol level over 0.08 and issued traffic tickets for an accident. Police on patrol saw two cars that had been involved in an accident. A woman said that Lenz had "rolled" into her car just before 2 a.m. The officer smelled alcohol on Lenz's breath. Lenz's blood alcohol level was over twice the legal limit, according to the report. Lenz was later released on bond.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13

Resdential Burglary

A woman in the 19500 block of Clifton Way reported that someone had taken her purse, along with its contents, between 7:30 and 9 p.m., police said. The victim said that the thief must have entered through an unlocked sliding glass door, according to the report. Police do not have suspects at this time.

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