Police Blotter: Repo Man Punched While Doing His Job
Downers Grove police reports, May 23-June 2
SATURDAY, JUNE 2
Man Charged in Traffic Stop
Adam Hiller, 19, of 7420 Grand Ave, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop at Fairview and 71st for driving with a suspended license resulted in police finding a marijuana grinder in Hiller's glovebox, police said. Hiller was also cited for driving without a license and improper lane usage.
FRIDAY, JUNE 1
Repo Man Punched
Michael Richardson, 40, of 5209 Hohman Ave, Hammond, IN, was charged with battery after repeatedly punching a repo man in a parking lot on Finley while the man was trying to repossess Richardson's car. According to the repo man, Richardson had driven away from his several earlier attempts to repossess the car, but the repo man continued to track the car via a GPS device. In the parking lot, Richardson got out of the car and told the repo man to take the keys. When the man sat inside the car, Richardson punched him in the head approximately three times through the open window, police said. Police ran Richardson's name through LEADS and found a warrant for his arrest in Westmont, so after DGPD charged him with one count of battery he was transported to the Westmont Police Department to be booked for the warrant.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 30
iPhone, Cash Stolen From Gym
Christopher Smith, 22, of 403 Gerard, Villa Park, was charged with theft for alledgely taking an iPhone and $106 in cash from a customer at XSport Fitness on Finley, police said. After the customer noticed the items missing from the unlocked locker he put them in, he went to an Apple store and had a store employee track the missing phone via GPS. The phone was subsequently found in the bottom of a dirty towel pile in the gym's laundry room. On the way to booking, Smith, an employee of XSport, was seen dropping the money missing from the customer's wallet on the ground, police said. Smith was charged with theft and transported to DuPage County Jail for an outstanding retail theft warrant.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23
Student Argument Leads to Charges
Two juvenile females and Shanise Milner, 18, of 120 W. 65th St., Westmont, were charged with disorderly conduct—abusive words or gestures—after an incident in the hallways of North High. The three teens were arguing in the hallway and refused to stop when staff intervened.
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