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Hold on to Your Seat (Belt) Shorewood Police Blotter

You don't go driving around Shorewood without wearing a seat belt. Not unless you're looking for trouble you don't.

Feb. 2

Seat belt stop

The cops pulled over a Joliet man for driving around without wearing his seat belt and found out he didn't have a valid license either, said.

Mario Garcia, 30, of 7017 Monmouth Drive was stopped shortly before midnight in the parking lot of the on Brook Forest Avenue.

Garcia was arrested on a charge of driving while license suspended and cited for allegedly failing to signal.

Garcia was released from custody after posting bond.

Feb. 1

The (allegedly) unbelted

An Aurora man went to jail after the cops stopped the car he was riding in because someone wasn't wearing a seat belt, police said.

Michael Burns, 31, of 3014 Bar Harbour Road was taken into custody about 1:30 p.m. at the BP Amoco station on East Jefferson Street.

Burns was wanted on a Kendall County warrant charging him with traffic offenses, police said.

Burns was taken to the Will County jail in Joliet.

Infamous Steve February 09, 2012 at 04:41 PM
You sure don't ride around without it. They have nothing better to do and got me twice in like 6 months. Just to prove they have nothing better to do I would like everyone to know what they do well you sleep. Over this past weekend I happened to be sitting at the computer around 3 A.M. Sunday morning when all of a sudden I see a Shorewood squad car stop in front of my house. This S.O.B. sat there a second then lite his spotlight and put it on my plates on my car. He then went on to run my license plate number, when he found nothing on there he continued to run another cars plates in the driveway. When he found nothing there he left. You have no idea how bad I wanted to go out there and break his neck. It is for reasons like that.....that I absolutley HATE the S.P.D. If there is that little going on in the middle of the night then they only need one pig on duty. God I HATE S.P.D. more then any of you will ever know. For the record I see it again I will be in jail over it....there is no reason to run plates on a car parked in someone's driveway. If you have that little to do go beat off somewhere pig!!!!
Freddie Kissell February 09, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Why are the cops always bothering Infamous Steve? Leave the boy alone, coppers! You're making him feel like he wants to break your necks!
Phil Lopian February 09, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Infamous Steve....The seatbelt law has been in effect for years. That's on you buddy. I'd much rather have Shorewood Police, or any other police for that matter, use my tax dollars by actually doing work. If your registration is expired, your car was involved in a hit and run, the owner of the vehicle has a warrant, etc. They are doing what they are supposed to. If your not breaking the law you have nothing to worry about. Get over it!
Flora Dora February 09, 2012 at 10:02 PM
You should have caught it on film!
Flora Dora February 09, 2012 at 10:05 PM
Why is it criminal to drive without a seat belt? I understand the law as it applies to your passengers (especially children). It is like helmet laws. If an adult wants to bike without one that is his business.
Lee February 10, 2012 at 12:46 AM
Ok Steve, it is on the record. You are threatening to physically harm a police officer the next time he stops in front of your house and runs a plate or looks at your house. I think a mental facility might be more in line for you when you get soooo worked up over a "police officer" running your plate. So you know, there is nothing wrong with an officer running a plate on a vehicle in your driveway. You may rant and rave like a little child, but, like it or not, this is legal. Don't like it? Park in your garage. Or better yet, move out of town. The two tickets you received for no seat belt were your fault. If you don't like it, put your seat belt on. And Dorothy, exactly what do you think Steve should've done with that video tape after he "caught" the officer running a plate in Steve's driveway? Take it in to the station and report the officer? I don't understand what you think was "wrong" here that should've been captured on film. Here again, you are labeling an entire police dept. as "pigs" and expressing that you HATE the entire dept. The last time we had this discussion, you let on that there are some good guys out there on S.P.D. Did that quick license plate check really drive you over the edge???
Tim February 10, 2012 at 02:40 AM
My question is what was Steve doing on the compuetr at 3 in the morning??? Hmmmm? A little lonely Steve?
Nobody February 10, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Man, you sound so tough, Steve. I'm sure the Shorewood Police are shaking in their boots.

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