Police Blotter: Speeding Stop Leads to Warrant Arrest

Mokena Police reports, Oct. 1-7.


Speeding Stop Leads to Warrant Arrest

Codey M. Cervantes, 20, of the 111000 block of Daniel Trail, was arrested on an in-state warrant after a traffic stop at the intersection of 104th Avenue and 191st Street.

A patrol officer stopped a vehicle that Cervantes was a passenger in for going 55 mph in a 45 mph zone at 12:44 a.m. Upon approaching the car, the officer detected the odor of alcohol and asked the driver to step out and perform a field sobriety test. The officer determined that the driver was not under the influence and asked Cervantes and another passenger to exit the vehicle. Upon checking the passengers' IDs and running their information, the officer was told that Cervantes had an active warrant out for his arrest.

He was taken into custody and transported to MPD, where he was given a $5,000 10 percent bond. He posted the $500, plus a $75 fee for failure to appear in court, and was released pending a Nov. 16 court date at the Will County Circuit Court.


Paxton Woman Arrested on Out-of-State Warrant

Tammy Lee Grooms, 42, of the 300 block of West Center Street in Paxton, Ill., was arrested on an out-of-state warrant at an apartment on the 19300 block of South Wolf Road at 1:53 a.m.

Police were called about unwanted guests at the apartment, and Grooms answered the door when the responding officer arrived. He told Grooms that he needed to speak with the current tenant, and while Grooms went to get the apartment's tenant, the officer ran her name through the Lincoln Way Public Safety Communications Center. The tenant told the officer that the unwanted guests had left before he arrived.

The officer was then notified by the LWPSCC that Grooms had an out-of-state, extraditable no-bond warrant out for her arrest. He informed her of the situation, took her into custody, and brought her to MPD for processing before transporting her to the Will County Adult Detention Facility.

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