Editor's Note: This article was edited after publication.
SUNDAY, NOV. 4
Pot Possession and a Runaway Arrestee
Two Mokena men face a slew of charges after one was discovered with pot in his car and the other gave Mokena police the runaround.
Scott R. Stec, 22, of the 10700 block of Crystal Creek Drive, is charged with aggravated battery and resisting and obstructing a peace officer, after he aggressively attempted to evade arrest, according to police reports.
Marko Blagojevic, 21, of the 10600 block of Revere Road, is charged with possession of cannabis and possession of drug equipment, after police discovered the drugs and accessories in his car.
An officer on patrol was driving westbound on Crystal Creek Drive, when he saw a vehicle parked at 1:50 a.m. on a driveway on the 10700 block of the street.
The officer exited his vehicle and approached the car. Police reports state that he saw Blagojevic place a plastic bag of suspected cannabis inside the center counsel, which already held a cut open blunt with tobacco.
The officer asked Blagojevic, the driver, to present his license and exit the vehicle. Police report that Stec also exited the car and began walking toward the garage. He then keyed in the garage code, ignoring the officer’s orders for him to return to the vehicle.
When the officer physically returned Stec to the proximity of the car, he shouted and pulled against the officer, trying to enter the residence, which led to a scuffle in the garage, reports state.
During the struggle, Stec’s stepmother opened the house door inside the garage, allowing him to enter the residence.
According to reports, Stec refused to exit the house, until a second officer eventually entered the residence, wrestled Stec to the floor, cuffed him and forced him into a police car.
Blagojevic admitted to having had cannabis in the vehicle. A small metal pipe was also found in the car, police report.
The suspected cannabis tested positive.
Stec was transported to Will County Jail and released on Nov. 6. Blagojevic was charged and released on $1,000 bond.
Alleged Trespassing and Accusations at St. Mary Church
A Mokena woman has been arrested after trespassing and making accusations in St. Mary Church, police report.
Armella L. Frankowski, 75, of the 18900 block of Townline Road, is charged with criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct after she allegedly accused a man of being a pedophile.
An officer was dispatched at 8:25 a.m. to St. Mary Church on the 19500 block of S. 115th Avenue in response to a disturbance.
When he arrived, the officer was told that Frankowski was accusing a man of being a pedophile and disrupting parishioners. Frankowski then stated that the man had sexually abused her grandson, police report.
Frankowski had allegedly already been asked not to return to the property, in reference to an incident that occurred just minutes before.
The officer arrested Frankowski. She was released on a $750 bond under the conditions that she would have no contact with the victim or with St. Mary Church before her Dec. 10 court date.
TUESDAY, NOV. 6
Father-Son Fight Leads to Arrests for Both
A father and son both face charges after allegedly getting into a scuffle at their Mokena home.
Paul Grossheider, 58, of the 19900 block of Anna Street, and his son, Kyle Grossheider, 25, are both charged with domestic battery.
Paul and Kyle allegedly got into a physical altercation after Kyle returned from the VFW bar one evening. Kyle pushed Paul into the wall, breaking the drywall, police report. Paul exited the residence, calling the police from Mokena Fire Protection District Station 1.
Paul sustained cuts, scrapes and abrasions on his chest, back, shoulders and arms. He was also bleeding from his forehead.
Kyle sustained a scrape on his right arm and soreness around his right eye.
Paul was treated for his injuries at Silver Cross Hospital and transported to Will County Jail.
Kyle was transported to Will County Jail.
Both have since been released.
Numerous prior incidents of domestic trouble and abuse have been reported concerning Paul and Kyle.
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