Police: Woman Kicks Car's Mirror at the Sports Comples

Also in this week's Libertyville blotter, police say bad driving led to DUI arrests.

The following information is from the Libertyville Police Department. An arrest is not an indication of guilt. 

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Traffic Violation

Responding to a driving complaint from another driver, police located Mark D. Johnson, age 47, of Libertyville, as he traveled on South Milwaukee Avenue Feb. 9. Police saw Johnson driving over the solid double yellow lines on three occasions and he was stopped at 1:20 p.m. on Rockland Road just east of Milwaukee Avenue, police said. Suspecting he was under the influence of alcohol, Johnson was asked to perform field sobriety tests, which he failed and he was arrested and his vehicle towed. After processing, Johnson was released on a $1,000 personal recognizance bond and was given a March 21court date at the Lake County Courthouse.

Criminal Damage to Property

Candice R. Reeves, 31, of Zion, was cited for criminal damage to property after she admitted to kicking and damaging the side-view mirror of another person’s vehicle Feb. 9, police said. The incident took place at the Sports Complex, 1950 N. U.S. Highway 45, at approximately 8 p.m. Reeves was released from police custody after signing a $120 personal recognizance bond and pending a March 12 court date at Mundelein Branch Court.

Unlawful Possession of Cannabis & Drug Paraphernalia

At 4:10 p.m. Feb. 10, Johathan S. Gallegos, 19, of Waukegan, was stopped for speeding in the 1200 block of Lake Street. During the traffic stop, officers smelled the odor of cannabis and a search of the vehicle, and Gallegos’ person, resulted in the discovery of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, police said. Gallegos was arrested, his vehicle was towed and he was taken into custody. He was processed on charges of Unlawful Possession of Cannabis Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Speeding, Operating Uninsured Vehicle, Failure to Transfer Registration No Certificate of Title and released on a $2,000 personal recognizance bond. His court date was scheduled for March 12 at Mundelein Branch Court.

Warrant Arrest, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance

At 7:50 p.m. Feb. 12, responding to complaints of a disturbance at 131 West Ellis Avenue, police located Paul S. Benzinger, 26, of Naperville. A records check revealed that Benzinger was wanted on two active warrants, one from Naperville for electronic harassment and another warrant from Berwyn for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Benzinger was arrested and during the search of his person, illegal drugs were found, police said. Benzinger was taken into custody and issued a citation for unlawful possession of a controlled substance. He was then transported to the Lake County Jail for the two outstanding warrants.

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Traffic Violations

At 12:10 a.m. Feb. 14, Robert M. Herberger, 50, of Libertyville, was stopped by police on North Milwaukee Avenue near West Ellis Avenue after he was seen tailgating another vehicle and changing lanes without signaling, police said. During the traffic stop, the officer smelled alcohol on Herberger’s breath and he was asked to perform field sobriety tests. Herberger failed those tests and he was arrested and his vehicle towed. He was processed and later released after posting his driver’s license and a $1,000 personal recognizance bond. His court date was scheduled for March 14 at the Lake County Courthouse.

Criminal Trespass to Railroad Property

Robert E. Nelson, 43, of Grayslake, was arrested at the Metra train station, 200 Lake Street, at approximately 6 p.m. Feb. 15 following a complaint that he was harassing people at the station. Nelson had previously been issued a trespass warning for the Metra station. He was taken into custody and processed. He was later released on a $120 personal recognizance bond pending a March 19 court date at the Mundelein Branch Court.

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