Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A Joliet man took a five year prison sentence for drunkenly driving over a man lying in the road.
A Joliet man was sentenced to five years in prison for running over a person lying across East Washington Street. Vincent Borgic, 61, had been found guilty of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol at the conclusion of a trial before Judge Amy Bertani-Tomczak earlier this year. Borgic ran over Scott Zolecki in July 2011. Zolecki was intoxicated and lying down on East Washington Street at the time. "Borgic, who admitted coming from a bar, told police he never saw the victim before running him over with his Dodge Challenger at about 10:30 p.m. that night," according to a statement from Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow's office. "He told police he had no idea what happened." But witnesses testified at the trial that other…
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Cooperstown catcher's drunken driving case was postponed again.
It's been a month and a week since baseball immortal Carlton Fisk was allegedly found passed out behind the wheel of his pickup in a New Lenox cornfield, but the former Red and White Sox star has yet to make it into a Joliet courtroom. Fisk was scheduled for a hearing Thursday morning but his drunken driving case postponed until Dec. 17. Fisk's lawyer, Stephen White, is fighting to get his superstar client's driver's license back and to have evidence ejected from the case. Fisk, 64, lost his license when he allegedly refused to take a breathalyzer test during his arrest Oct. 22 on charges of driving under the influence, improper lane usage and illegal transportation of alcohol. White has also filed a motion claiming the New Lenox police …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The lawyer for White Sox legend Carlton Fisk filed motions to have evidence thrown out in the Hall of Famer's drunken driving case.
The lawyer for White Sox immortal Carlton Fisk is fighting to get the Hall of Famer's driver's license back and to have evidence ejected from his drunken driving case. Fisk, 64, lost his license when he allegedly refused to take a breathalyzer test during his arrest Oct. 22 on charges of driving under the influence, improper lane usage and illegal transportation of alcohol. But the Sox star had actually volunteered to take the blood-alcohol test, according to a petition filed Thursday by his attorney, Stephen White. White also filed a motion claiming the New Lenox police illegally arrested Fisk since there was "no reasonable suspicion of criminal activity" to give them cause to pull him over in the first place. Only Fisk wasn't pulled over…
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Drunken Plainfield man makes a run for it, ends up with multiple charges: police.
Plainfield Oct. 16: Danielle Delara, 20, of the 11000 block of Wolf Drive, Plainfield, was arrested by Plainfield police at 7:05 a.m. at 127th Street and Naperville Road and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, police said. Oct. 13: Joseph Corrado, 27, of the 1800 block of Kelly Avenue, Crest Hill, was arrested by Plainfield police at 11:19 p.m. at Renwick Road and Route 59 and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, police said. Bond amount was $1,000. Bolingbrook Oct. 7: Eddie Pearson, 37, of 339 Inner Cir., was arrested at 3:35 a.m. and charged with improper lane usage and two counts of DUI following a traffic stop at Veterans Parkway and Lily Cache Lane, police said. Saul Villanueva, 23, of 301 Kent Ave…
Monday, April 30, 2012
The Shorewood cops wacked some weed, police said.
A blown stop sign led to three men getting arrested on drug charges, police said. Christopher Shanine, 20, of 21005 S. Benjamin Drive in Shorewood was pulled over about midnight near the intersection of Kaylee Street and Shorewood Lane for allegedly disobeying a stop sign. And to make things even worse for Shanine, not only did he take a ticket for the stop sign, he got arrested on charges of possession of cannabis and possession of drug equipment. And in addition to Shanine, two other men in the car also got hit with the pot and drug equipment charges. Joseph Dale, 18, of 1002 Ranchwood Drive in Shorewood and Anthony Andrews, 23, of 4160 N. Natchez Ave. in Chicago were the unfortunate pair. Shanine, Dale and Andrews all were released from…
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
After all the action a couple weeks ago, it looks like things have calmed down a bit for the Shorewood police.
A Plainfield man was arrested on a drunken driving charge after the Shorewood cops stopped him for speeding, police said. Vincent Hannon, 23, of 2908 Frank Turk Drive was pulled over about 3:15 a.m. near the intersection of Route 52 and Airport Drive, police said. Hannon was released from custody after posting bond.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
We haven't actually seen "Blue Bloods," but if Shorewood ever needs a police commissioner, they can't go wrong with Magnum PI.
A Morris woman wanted on a LaSalle County warrant caught the cops' attention when she sped through Shorewood, police said. Annette Snyder, 25, of 418 1/2 Chapin St. was arrested shortly after 2 p.m. in a strip mall parking lot at 150 Brook Forest Ave. The warrant charged Snyder with the false display of an insurance card, police said. Snyder also was cited for speeding. Officers picked up a Palatine man on a domestic battery charge after an incident in the parking lot of the CVS at the corner of Jefferson Street and River Roads, police said. Scott Elvers, 50, of 1345 E. Evergreen Drive was arrested about 10:15 p.m. and carted off to the county jail. A Joliet woman was arrested on a drunken driving charge after allegedly crossing the …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
We only have one thing and it's not even that interesting.
A local woman wanted on a drunken driving charge caught the cops' attention when she blew a stop sign, police said. Kelly Simon, 40, of 1116 Valencia Drive was pulled over about 4 p.m. near the intersection of Route 52 and DuPage Street. Simon was taken into custody on a DuPage County warrant and released after posting bond.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Convicted of killing his girlfriend's young son in a drunken wreck, Cecil Conner hopes he might get a new trial based on the state failing to fork over recording of his jailhouse phone calls.
In the year he spent in jail after drunkenly careening into a tree in a wreck that killed his girlfriend's young son, Cecil Conner made nearly 2,000 collect calls. Now Conner, who was convicted in February of aggravated drunken driving, is pinning his hopes for a new trial on the prosecution's failure to turn over recordings of his telephone conversations. Judge Edward Burmilla was to hear arguments on whether Conner should get another trial Thursday, but Assistant State's Attorney Debbie Mills asked for and received a postponement so prosecution witnesses can make it to court. Conner's attorney, Jeff Tomczak, said one of those witnesses will be Michael O'Leary, the warden of the Will County jail. Conner has been jailed since May 2010. He …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The argument over whether to turn over thousands of hours of taped telephone conversations in the case of a Steger man convicted in a deadly wreck will continue next week.
In the year he spent locked up after drunkenly crashing into a tree and killing a 5-year-old boy sleeping in the back seat of his car, Cecil Conner gabbed on the phone for hours with the dead child's mother. On Tuesday, his lawyer argued that prosecutors goofed when they failed to turn over recordings of those conversations prior to the trial. "It's the idea of a level playing field," defense attorney Jeff Tomczak said of his need get recordings he claims prosecutors had access to all along. But prosecutor Debbie Mills contends that her office never listened to the recordings or even had possession of them. And on top of that, it would be a herculean task to compile all the telephone conversations made by inmates in the county jail. “There…