Winthrop Harbor Police Department

PRESS RELEASE


May 2, 2011: Arrest Notices 4/27/11 - 4/30/11

Traffic Arrest(s):

On 04/30/2011, an Officer stopped a vehicle within near the intersection of 8th Street and Whitney Avenue for improper lane usage. The driver, Joseph D. Cook, 28, of Chicago was subsequently taken into custody after failing field sobriety tests. A search of the motor vehicle was conducted by the Officer and cannabis residue was located near the arm rest compartment. Cook was issued citations for Improper Lane Usage, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Drugs, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol with a BAC over 0.08, Illegal Transportation of Alcohol, and Unlawful Possession of Cannabis. Cook was later released by his signature pending a future court date.

Mischief Conduct:

On 04/28/2011, an Officer made contact with an intoxicated subject within the 900 block of Sheridan Road. The subject, Jason M. Smothers, 32, of Winthrop Harbor was subsequently taken into custody. Smothers was issued citations for Public Intoxication and Mischief Conduct. Smothers was later released by a notice to appear pending a future branch court date.

Identity Theft:

On 04/27/2011, 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 social security number in Texas.

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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