Winthrop Harbor Police Department

PRESS RELEASE


March 14, 2011: Arrest Notices 3/7/11 - 3/13/11

Traffic Arrests:

On 03/08/2011, an Officer stopped a vehicle within the 900 block of Sheridan Road for having a Defective Windshield and a Defective Muffler. The driver, Phillip M. Mengo, 36, of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin was subsequently taken into custody after the Officer verified Mengo had a suspended Illinois Driver's License. Mengo was issued citations for Defective Windshield, Defective Muffler, and Driving While License Suspended. Mengo was later released by his signature pending a future branch court date.

On 03/10/2011, an Officer stopped a vehicle within the 1000 block of Sheridan Road for squealing its tires at a local business parking lot. The driver, Brandon A. Smith, 25, of Zion was subsequently taken into custody after failing field sobriety tests. Smith was issued citations for No Driver's License on Person, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol with a BAC over 0.08. Smith was later released by his signature pending a future court date.

On 03/12/2011, an Officer stopped a vehicle within the 300 block of Holdridge Avenue for not having a rear registration plate lamp illuminated. The driver, Antoine Williams, 23, of Zion was subsequently taken into custody after the Officer verified Williams had a suspended Illinois Driver's License. During a tow inventory search, the Officer located a small amount of cannabis inside of the motor vehicle. Williams was charged with No Rear Registration Plate Lamp, Operation of an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Driving While License Suspended, and Unlawful Possession of Cannabis. Williams was later released by his signature pending a future branch court date.

On 03/13/2011, an Officer stopped a vehicle near the intersection of 12th Street and Sheridan Road for improper lane usage. The driver, Shawn M. Lowy, 30, of Winthrop Harbor was subsequently taken into custody after failing field sobriety tests. Lowy was issued citations for Improper Lane Usage, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol with a BAC over 0.08. Lowy was later released by his signature pending a future court date.

Credit Card Fraud:

On 03/07/2011, An Officer was dispatched to the lobby at The Winthrop Harbor Police Department to file a Credit Card Fraud Complaint. The complaint advised some unknown person(s) used his credit card without his consent at a department store on 03/07/2011 for a total amount of $263.71 USD.

Identity Theft:

On 03/08/2011, An Officer was dispatched to the lobby at The Winthrop Harbor Police Department to file an Identity Theft Complaint. The complaint advised some unknown person(s) used his credit card without his consent on 03-05-2011 for a total amount of $138.85 USD.

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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