DUI, Retail Theft, Drug Arrests: Police Blotter

Downers Grove police reports, Nov. 12-17.


Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Melissa E. Hoff, 18, of the 1200 block of Sunset Drive in Holiday Hills, was arrested around 2:57 a.m. in the 7400 block of Lemont Road, police said.

Police said they observed "suspicious vehicles" in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant, prompting them to confront the drivers. As police approached, they detected a "strong odor" of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle, the report states.

Police recovered drug equipment from the car, the report states.

Hoff, a passenger in one of the vehicles, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Possession of Marijuana

Jonathan A. Laman, 29, of the 500 block of Bailey Road in Naperville, and Marco A. Aguirre, 33, of the 5800 block of Keeler Avenue in Chicago, were arrested around 11:20 a.m. in the 2700 block of Curtiss Street, police said.

A car driven by Laman was pulled over after an officer observed him rolling through a stop sign, the report states. When the officer approached, he detected a strong smell of marijuana, police said.

While searching the vehicle, police found a one-quart plastic bag filled with marijuana in the glove box, the report states.

Laman was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis, police said. He was also issued a citation for disobeying a stop sign. He was issued a Dec. 19 court date.

Aguirre was arrested on an active failure to appear warrant, police said.

Retail Theft

Urszula Porbeska, 50, of the 2500 block of Fairfield Parkway in Woodridge, was arrested around 6:07 p.m. at a department store in the 7300 block of Lemont Road, police said.

A loss prevention officer told police he saw Porbeska and an unidentified female shopping together on an internal surveillance camera, the report states. The second individual was seen switching price tags on various pairs of boots as she tried them on, and Porbeska was seen putting a pair of gloves into her purse without paying for them, police said. 

The two women were detained outside the store, police said.

Porbeska was charged with retail theft, and was issued a Dec. 26 court date.



Kirk B. Rizzardo, 21, of the 2800 block of Gabriella in Downers Grove, was arrested around 2:17 a.m. near Belmont Road and Prairie Avenue, police said. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, improper lane usage and speeding in a construction zone. He was issued a Dec. 19 court date.


Car Burglary on Cambridge Road

A car was burglarized overnight in the 7000 block of Cambridge Road, police said. Cash and coins totaling $25 were stolen from the center console.


Possession of a Controlled Substance

David M. Deland, 53, of the 100 block of Burlington Avenue in Westmont, was arrested around 3:40 p.m. near Cumnor Road and 2nd Street, police said.

Police were notified around 3:55 p.m. that an individual had crawled across 2nd Street and was laying in the parkway, the report states. When the officer arrived, he found the man—identified as Deland—sprawled across the grass next to a park, unable to sit up, according to the report.

Due to his condition, Deland requested that an ambulance be called to the scene, police said.

Upon searching Deland's jacket pocket, the officer discovered four white pills with the markings "M357," police said. The officer later confirmed the pills were hydrocodone tablets, the report states.

DuPage County officials approved one count of possession of a controlled substance. Deland was placed on a hold at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital before he was charged, police said.

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DHD November 21, 2012 at 04:16 PM
David M. Deland a 53 year old bum passed out on hydrocodone at 4 in the afternoon. Just laying in a park. I wonder who paid for his visit to Good Samaritan? The Village needs to do something about this bum problem. I don't see this many bums in other towns I frequent. It's not even safe to got to certain parks in the Village anymore.
DHD November 21, 2012 at 05:45 PM
This guy Deland in the police reports monthly for public intoxication or urinating in public.
Ray November 21, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Please, DHD - they prefer to be addressed as "hobos".
D. Deland November 23, 2012 at 05:24 PM
DHD- What can You or the Village do to stop me. Arrest me, ha I get released because the county will not hold me, budget cuts. Kick me out of Public places, Ha I will sue your pretty village for thousands, ACLU, has assured me that right. You cut all the county programs and now your stuck with me and my friends. PS. We are in every town.
J. Geoff Rove November 24, 2012 at 12:35 AM
Patch trolls are so boring, but typical for AOL.


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