Winthrop Harbor Police Department

PRESS RELEASE


January 31, 2011: Arrest Notices 1/25/11 - 1/30/11

Traffic Arrests:

On 01/25/2011, an Officer stopped a vehicle near the intersection of 9th Street and Sheridan Road for a registration violation. The driver, Christopher J. Andrews, 46, of Winthrop Harbor was subsequently taken into custody after the Officer verified Andrews had a revoked Illinois Driver's License. Andrews was charged with Operation of Motor Vehicle while Registration Suspended and Driving While License Revoked. Andrews was later released by his signature pending a future court date.

On 01/25/2011, an Officer stopped a vehicle within the 1100 block of Sheridan Road for an equipment violation. The driver, Shanda D. Smith, 43, of Racine, Wisconsin was subsequently taken into custody after the Officer verified her driver's license was suspended. Smith was charged with Tinted Registration Cover and Driving While License Suspended. Smith was later released by her signature pending a future court date.

On 01/28/2011, an Officer stopped a vehicle within the 1000 block of Sheridan Road for a lane violation. The driver, Willie F. Edwards, 28, of Zion was subsequently taken into custody after failing field sobriety tests. A search of the motor vehicle was conducted by the Officer which resulted in the subsequent seizure of a small amount of cannabis. Edwards was charged with Improper Lane Usage, Operation of an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Possession of Cannabis, and Driving Under the Influence of Drugs. Edwards was later released by his signature pending a future court date.

On 01/29/2011, an Officer stopped a vehicle near the intersection of 21st Street and Sheridan Road for failure to signal when required. The driver, Tracy Jones, 36, of Zion was subsequently taken into custody after the Officer verified his driver's license was suspended. Jones was issued a written warning for Failure to Signal When Required. Jones was issued a citation for Driving While License Suspended. Jones was later released by his signature pending a future court date.

On 01/29/2011, an Officer stopped a vehicle within the 1500 block of Sheridan Road for No Headlights When Required. The driver, Anthony A. Pace, 28, of Kenosha, Wisconsin was subsequently taken into custody after failing field sobriety tests. Pace was charged with No Headlights When Required, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol with a BAC over 0.08. Pace was later released by his signature pending a future court date.

On 01/29/2011, an Officer was dispatch within the 400 block of Russell Avenue for a report of an unresponsive subject inside of a motor vehicle. The driver, Todd J. Michaud, 28, of Winthrop Harbor was subsequently taken into custody after failing field sobriety tests. Michaud was charged with Improper Parking, Illegal Transportation of Alcohol, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol with a BAC over 0.08. Michaud was later released by an Individual Bond pending a future court date.

On 01/30/2011, an Officer stopped a vehicle within the 300 block of Sheridan Road for an equipment violation. The driver Eziekiel K. Sparks, 21, of Kenosha, Wisconsin was subsequently taken into custody after the Officer verified his driver's license was suspended. Sparks was charged with No Rear Registration Light, Operation of an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, and Driving While License Suspended. Sparks was later released by his signature pending a future court date.

Note: Any person charged with an offense has the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty according to law. Persons named herein are merely alleged to have committed the offense(s) they are accused of.

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