Tuesday, February 5, 2013
From crime to politics, January was an eventful month in and around Mokena.
The south suburbs had an eventful month in January and much of that excitement involved Mokena. From Mayor Joe Werner's decision not to run for re-election to a traffic stop that led to the discovery of a man overdosing on heroin, we review the stories that were most-read on Mokena Patch during the past month. 1. When Can I File My 2012 Tax Return? You'll have to wait if you are used to filing your annual tax return at the earliest possible date ... to read more, click here. 2. How Many Drinks Will Get You A DUI? (Chart) Do you know how many drinks you can have before you're in danger of getting a drunken driving violation? ... to read more, click here. 3. UPDATE: No Formal Possession Charges in Heroin Overdose Traffic Stop Case The Will …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Michael Matela was booked into Will County Jail pending several formal possession charges, none of which were filed, after a police traffic stop turned into a medical emergency.
Updated: 3:52 p.m. Thursday The Will County State's Attorney on Jan. 7 declined to file formal possession charges against Michael S. Matela, of Frankfort, after Mokena police performed a traffic stop on the car he was driving and discovered a man suffering from a heroin overdose in the car’s passenger seat. Formal charges for improper lane usage were filed against Matela. Matela was booked into Will County Jail on Jan. 4, pending formal charges for possession of a controlled substance, cannabis possession and paraphernalia possession. He appeared in Will County Circuit Court on Jan. 17, where he received a sentence of $185 in fines and three months supervision for improper traffic lane use. --- A Frankfort man faces felony drug charges …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Part I: Between 450-500 people packed Lincoln-Way Central High School to participate in Will County HELPS, a symposium on heroin and the trail of devastation it leaves behind. The number of fatalities due to drug overdoses has rise from five in 2009 to
From teens to grandparents, a judge, a doctor and law enforcement along with Will County and Village officials, one after the other stood Thursday to talk about a tragedy of epidemic proportions. More than 450 people packed Lincoln-Way Central High School's Lee F. Rosenquist Auditorium for the Will County HELPS Symposium on Heroin. In the aftermath of the tragic death of at least three teens in New Lenox in the past year, Mayor Tim Baldermann teamed up with village law enforcement officials to organize the Will County HELPS (Heroin Education Leads to Preventative Solutions) symposium, which featured an hour-long resource fair before the formal presentation. This community forum is a response to what has become a "public health crisis," …
Friday, April 1, 2011
A daily video recap of the Southland's top stories
Pregnant Woman Charged After 4 Found Unconscious in Palos Hills Apartment New Lenox Cancer Survivor to Host Fundraiser to Help Pay for Medical Bills Man Who Caused Fatal DUI Crash in Mokena Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison Game of the Week: Sandburg Walks All Over Andrew
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The region's best cop blotter: Mischief in church, shouting man tries to videotape cops, and there's still a "wrong crowd," even if you're 56.
Today's Good Read on the Southland: Crime-N-Shame edition, features some of the region's more interesting crime reports the past few weeks. Creepy Guy Tries to Pick Up Teens at White Castle, in Oak Lawn, Jan. 7 A physically fit man with a ponytail tried to pick up a 16-year-old boy at the Oak Lawn White Castle, at 9501 S. Cicero Ave., the evening of Jan. 7. Oak Lawn police were called to the restaurant where they were met by the teen and his friend. According to the victim, he and his friend were inside the restaurant when they saw a man lift up his shirt and show them his ribs. The boys told police they didn’t know the man. The man walked over and introduced himself, then walked outside the restaurant, according to the report. While the …