FRIDAY, FEB. 8
Woman refuses sex, man charged with battery
Mark Loven, 24, of the 9900 block of Sussex Court, was charged with battery for insisting on sex from a 20-year-old Frankfort woman and then pulling her hair when she refused.
According to the report, Loven and the woman had left a home in the 10800 block of W. LaPorte Road; they were en route to a store for snacks. While the woman was driving, Loven reportedly insisted on sex. She refused.
The woman, according to police, said when she refused the man, he grabbed her by the hair and attempted to bang her head into the steering wheel. She said Loven was screaming at her.
Although the incident happened in Mokena, the woman said she didn't know where the police department was located and drove with Loven in the car to the Frankfort Police Department. Mokena police were called to Frankfort and arrested Loven.
Caught with drug equipment
Thomas Badie, 32, Orland Park, was charged with possession of drug equipment after a disturbance in the 19400 block S. Wolf Road. According to the report, police were called to a woman's home because Badie refused to leave. When police arrived, Badie reportedly smelled of marijuana and had a drug equipment in his pocket.
He posted a $750 I-Bond and was released.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6
Nabbed on an in-state warrant
Kenneth Pedersen III, 22, of the 9100 block of W. Willow Street, was picked up at his home on an outstanding warrant.
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