Bad Number Shorewood Police Blotter

The cops were randomly running license plates again.

The cops hit a lucky number—for them, anyway—when they randomly ran a license plate and found themselves a wanted man, police said.

Kenneth Berlinquette, 27, of 115 Twin Oaks Drive in Joliet was pulled over at 12:30 a.m. Friday.

A cop picked out Berlinquette "after a random license plate check revealed the vehicle owner was wanted," police said.

What Berlinquette was wanted on was a larceny charge out of Kane County, police said.

Berlinquette was arrested on the warrant but released from custody after posting bond. He was then free to leave Shorewood and go back to Joliet.

Infamous Steve October 04, 2012 at 02:39 PM
I am seeing alot of this lately, people get arrested pay the bond and you are free to go. I hope that happens with someone who goes out and commits a serious crime within hours of being released. Then maybe these police departments will learn not to let these people go.
Infamous Steve October 04, 2012 at 02:40 PM
And yes it is sad to have to run plates randomly ALL THE TIME!
Lee October 05, 2012 at 04:19 AM
Your seeing this lately? Where have you been. This has been the operating procedures for a long, long time. The fact that an arrestee can bond out is set by law. This isn't just Shorewood P.D. deciding who to let go and who not to. If it is a felony, then a judge will set their bond. If it's a misdemeanor, $100.00 used to be the bond. Now, ibonds, also known as recog. bonds, are normally issued. Take it easy Steve...your little mind is starting to smoke.
Infamous Steve October 05, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Lee, I already knew all of that. Now do you realize all of the wasted time and man power not to mention money that goes into just letting people go. My point is why even bother taking them to the station to do the paperwork and waste all the resources when you know you will be letting them go on a I bond and not getting any money.


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