Disorderly Conduct at Main Street Depot, Drug Bust on 75th Street: Police Blotter
Downers Grove police reports, Jan. 10-21.
MONDAY, JAN. 21
Disorderly Conduct at Main Street Depot
John K. Schlachter, 58, of the 700 block of Liberty Drive in Wheaton, was arrested around 5:16 p.m. at the Main Street train depot, 1000 Burlington Ave., police said.
The victim told police he was at the train depot with his girlfriend when Schlachter entered and said, "Hey, give me a hug," then proceeded to hug the girlfriend, according to reports.
The victim became upset, and asked Schlachter to leave his girlfriend alone, police said. Schlachter reportedly began yelling racial slurs at the victim, prompting a back-and-forth exchange between the two men.
Schlachter then took a long, silver object from his bag and began waving it in a circle, telling the other man, "... this will mess you up good," according to reports. The victim was alarmed by Schlachter's behavior, so he called the police.
When Schlachter left the scene, the victim observed him go into the library, police said. Officers located him in the second floor of the library.
Schlachter denied threatening the victim and said he had no weapon, but the officer located a long, silver paint can opener in his bag, according to reports. Schlachter said he uses the object to open paint cans, and did not threaten the victim with it.
Schlachter was charged with disorderly conduct, and was released on an I-bond.
Criminal Damage to Property
Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of Brook Drive around 7 a.m. for property damage report.
The victim told police the rear passenger side window on a work vehicle was broken, though nothing appeared to be missing or disturbed inside.
Irmantas Zilinskis, of Addison, was arrested around 2:43 p.m. at a store in the 3300 block of Finley Road, police said.
A store employee told police he observed Zilinskis remove an iPhone case from its packaging and place it on his phone. He then proceeded to the checkout area and purchased a lower-priced item, according to reports.
Zilinskis was charged with retail theft, and was issued a March 6 court date in Wheaton.
THURSDAY, JAN. 10
Drug Bust on 75th Street
Marquett D. Elliot, 26, of Willowbrook, was arrested around 11:15 p.m. near 75th Street and Lemont Road, police said.
Elliot was stopped for driving without a seatbelt and driving on a suspended license, police said. During the stop, officers detected a strong odor of freshly burnt cannabis from inside the vehicle, according to reports.
One of the officers located a metallic pipe with residue of burnt cannabis in the glove box, along with a small baggy in the cup holder that contained a green, leafy substance, according to reports.
Elliot was charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and was cited for failure to wear a seatbelt, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and driving on a suspended license, police said.
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