Retail Theft, Public Drinking, Urination: Police Blotter

Downers Grove police reports, Oct. 22-28.


Public Urination, Unlawful Use of Weapons

Geneva police arrested Michael McCuen, 25, of Downers Grove on charges of unlawful use of weapons and cited him for public urination following an incident around 2:12 a.m. Oct. 28 in the 0-100 block of North River Lane, reports said.

According to the complaint in the 16th Circuit Court, McCuen was carrying a switchblade knife. He posted $150 bond (10 percent of $1,500) and has a court date of Dec. 4 at the Kane County Branch Court, 530 S. Randall Road, St. Charles.

The citation for public urination carries a fine of $50 if paid by due date.


Drinking in Public

Keith A. Lundquist, 51, of the 5100 block of Mackie Place in Downers Grove, was arrested around 3:04 p.m. in the 800 block of Burlington Avenue, police said.

An investigator observed Lundquist in front of the Downers Grove Police Station drinking from a large can, which Lundquist admitted was beer, police said. He told police he was unaware that it is illegal to drink alcohol in public.

Lundquist was charged with drinking in public, and was released on an I-bond.

Retail Theft

Joseph R. Wendhausen, 19, of the 24000 block of Cropland Drive in Plainfield, was arrested around 8:20 p.m. at Fry's Electronics, 3300 Finley Road, police said.

A loss prevention officer told police he saw Wendhausen take a pair of Beats by Dre headphones, a Nike shoe GPS unit and a Dynatron phone screen protector kit from the shelves, then remove the items from their packaging and place them in his cargo shorts, police said. Wendhausen was detained when he tried to leave the store.

He was charged with retail theft, and issued a Dec. 5 court date.


Stolen Lawn Mower

A lawn mower was stolen from a home in the 3900 block of Venard Road between 12:30 p.m. and 1:20 p.m., police said.

Property Damage

A vehicle drove on a front lawn in the 7300 block of Springside Avenue sometime between 8 p.m. on Oct. 23 and 8 a.m. on Oct. 24, police said. The tires left 7-inch tracks on the grass.


Solicitation, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Jami F. Briner, 26, of the 200 block of Hazel Street in West Chicago, and David H. Smith, 54, of the 0-50 block of Bolles Avenue in West Chicago, were arrested around 2:43 p.m. in the 1500 block of Butterfield Road, police said.

Police were notified that a woman—later identified as Briner—was seen pulling on car door handles in a parking lot after being dropped off by a van, according to the report. Briner and the driver, identified as Smith, were found by police at a nearby restaurant, where they were questioned.

Upon searching the van, officers found a metal smoking device in the front seat, police said. Smith was placed under arrest and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Briner was charged with solicitation without a permit, police said.


Attempted Retail Theft

Lashelle T. McDonald, 39, of the 1200 block of Elizabeth in Joliet, was arrested around 6:10 p.m. in the 7400 block of Lemont Road, police said.

The manager of a department store notified police of a retail theft in progress around 5:45 p.m. Upon their arrival, officers spotted two offenders—one of whom was identified as McDonald—in the parking lot. A loss prevention officer said they saw the two on security cameras put items into their bags and head toward the exit, police said.

The women reportedly saw the loss prevention officer and put the items back before leaving the store, police said. The duo was trespassed from the store.

McDonald was arrested on a warrant from Will County, police said.

Car Burglary on Main Street

A car was burglarized overnight in the 5400 block of Main Street, police said.

The owner of the vehicle said he went to his vehicle around 8:10 a.m. on Oct. 23, only to find items previously in his glove compartment and center console scattered throughout the car, police said. His front dashboard was pulled out slightly. Nothing was reported missing.

Car Burglary on Curtiss Street

A car was burglarized in the 2700 block of Curtiss Street sometime between 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 and 7 a.m. on Oct. 22, police said. A GPS unit was stolen.

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