Police Blotter: Pregnant Woman Punched in the Stomach

Mokena police reports, Nov. 15-18


Woman Punched, Choked

John W. Kane, 41, of the 10200 block of Cambridge Drive in Mokena, was charged with domestic battery. Police said Kane was fighting with a woman about a cell phone when he punched her head and choked her inside his home. She didn’t call police until after Kane woke her later that night waving a hammer and threatening to kill her if she didn’t leave, police said. She left the home and called police around 2:30 a.m., according to the report.

Police said Kane, who denied the accusation, has been arrested twice before for domestic battery.


Pregnant Woman Punched

Andrew M. Vowell, 23, of the 11600 block of Deer Run Drive in Mokena, was charged with domestic battery. Police said Vowell grabbed a pregnant woman by the wrist and punched her stomach inside his home around 1:30 p.m. after an argument. Officers met with Vowell less than an hour later and he denied the accusation. Police noted minor red marks around the woman’s wrist. They said she refused medical treatment from Mokena Fire Department paramedics, stating she would go to her own doctor.

The woman told police she's six weeks pregnant.


Stolen Bike

A resident of the 10200 block of Cambridge Drive told police that her son’s BMX bike stole was stolen between Oct. 25 and Nov. 15. The bike is a white Diamondback Joker 20 inch, valued at $219, police said.


Disorderly Conduct

Police said they arrested two 24-year-old New Lenox men for attempting to fight with bouncers at Morgan’s Bar around 1 a.m. and then refusing to leave. John K. Kuchler, of the 1500 block of Centurion Lane, and Patrick T. White, of the 2800 block of Centurion Lane, were charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. Police said the men began irate, throwing missed punches, when bar employees took the men’s car keys away after drinking too much. They left and then returned, refusing to leave without their keys, according to the report.

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