Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Jan. 4.

Arrest for cocaine, suspended license

Curtis Hernandez, 27, 121 Hudson St., Westmont, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and driving on a suspended license at 12:16 a.m. Dec. 22 in the 600 block of West 55th Street. A small quantity of cocaine was recovered from the vehicle.

DUI arrest

Jungpeng Hao, 35, 13535 S. Torrence Ave., Chicago. was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to yield turning left and driving too fast for conditions after an accident at 10:02 p.m. Dec. 26 at 55th Street and Route 83.

Motorist arrested after fleeing stop

John Ward, 53, 2339 Woodbridge Way, A1, Lombard, was arrested for driving with a revoked license and fleeing to elude after police attempted to stop him at 8:43 a.m. Dec. 21 for an illegal turn at Ogden Avenue and Monroe Street. He fled the stop at a high rate of speed but was contacted later that morning and turned himself in.

Arrest for suspended license, warrant

Andrew Woodard, 33, 5942 W. Race Ave., Chicago, was arrested for driving with a suspended license and a failure-to-appear warrant for a DUI at 2:02 a.m. Dec. 31 at Route 83 and 55th Street.

Police pursue suspicious vehicles

• A vehicle wanted in connection with overnight burglaries in other jurisdictions was spotted by a patrol officer at 3:10 a.m. Dec. 28 at Ogden Avenue and Route 83. The vehicle fled, leading officers on a pursuit northbound on Route 83 before it was terminated due to speed. It was last observed heading inbound on the Eisenhower Expressway.

• Two vehicles in the 400 block of East Ogden at 3:57 a.m. Dec. 29 fled westbound at a high rate of speed westbound after being observed and pursued by a patrol officer. The officer was patrolling in the area of the village’s car dealerships after an attempted dealership burglary in another town earlier that night. The pursuit was terminated in Westmont due to speed.

Meds stolen from vehicle

Prescription medication was removed from the center console of an unlocked vehicle on Dec. 28 while the vehicle was parked in the 800 block of South Vine Street. The items were found discarded down the block.

Vehicle burglarized

A resident of the 600 block of South Bruner Street saw a teenage male exit a black Honda on Seventh Street and then run up his driveway and enter his vehicle through an unlocked door at 11:17 p.m. Dec. 29. The Honda then fled westbound on Seventh. Nothing was taken from the victim’s vehicle.

Side mirror damaged

The side mirror of a vehicle was damaged in the overnight hours of Dec. 18 while it was parked in the 10 block of Camberley Court.

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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