Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports March 2.

DUI charge in December crash

Darrien J. Watson, 28, 1334 S. Lorraine Road, Wheaton, was arrested Feb. 23 for aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol causing great bodily harm and disobeying a stop sign for a traffic accident that occurred at 4:24 p.m. Dec. 19 at Lincoln Street and Hinsdale Avenue. Police responded to an accident involving three vehicles; four occupants were taken to the hospital for treatment. An open container of alcohol and two bags containing a green leafy substance were found. An arrest warrant was served on Feb. 23, and Watson was charged and taken to DuPage County Jail.

Unlawful use of weapon arrest

Nathan L. Harris, 25, 5739 S. Calumet Ave., No. 15, Chicago, was arrested for unlawful use of weapons–firearm in vehicle or concealed, possession of ammunition with no valid FOID card on person, unlawful possession of cannabis by a driver and driving without a registration light at 8:57 p.m. Feb. 26 at Ogden Avenue and Route 83. After stopping the suspect for an equipment violation, police conducted a vehicle search and found a loaded handgun under the front passenger seat and a green leafy substance that field tested positive for cannabis. He was charged and released to appear in court.

DUI arrest after crash

Maria D. Galindo, 48, 5313 S. Hunt St., Summit, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident at 3:30 a.m. Feb. 28 at York Road and Ogden Avenue after police were dispatched to a single-vehicle rollover crash. She was charged and released to appear in court.

Arrest in June car theft

Justin T. Cutler, 30, 1500 Pershing Ave,, Wheaton, was arrested for receiving, possessing or selling a stolen motor vehicle and theft, both felony counts, for stealing a 2005 Infiniti FX35 at 2 a.m. June 27, 2020, from Fuller’s Service Center, 102 W. Chicago Ave. The vehicle was unlocked with the keys inside when it was stolen; it was located by Wheaton Police later the same day. An arrest warrant was obtained Feb. 18, and Cutler was taken into custody Feb. 26. He posted bond and was released to appear in court.

Arrest in ring theft

Rose L. Davenport, 58, 10721 S. Forest Ave., Chicago, was arrested Feb. 28 of felony counts of financial exploitation of an elderly person and theft after a resident of 21 Spinning Wheel Road reported that a $1,600 diamond ring was taken from a jewelry box between June 17 and 23, 2020. The victim had caregivers at her apartment during the time the ring went missing. An arrest warrant was issued Jan. 21 and the suspect was served Feb. 28. She posted bond and was released to appear in court.

Identity theft arrest at dealership

Willie P, Shears, 52, 5424 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago, was arrested on a felony burglary count at 6:06 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Jaguar Land Rover Dealership, 336 E. Ogden Ave., after attempting to purchase a vehicle through identity theft. He was charged and taken to DuPage County Jail.

Arrests do not constitute conviction of a crime, and individuals listed here should be presumed innocent until proven guilty. If charges are dismissed or reduced or the accused is found not guilty, he or she can contact The Hinsdalean at [email protected] to provide us with documentation. Information will be updated online and in the next issue of the paper.

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