Winthrop Harbor Police Department

PRESS RELEASE


July 9, 2012: Arrest Notices 7/4/12 - 7/6/12

Traffic Arrest(s):

On 07/04/2012, an Officer stopped a vehicle within the within the 1000 block of Sheridan Road for a lane violation. The driver, Kristie K. Kurhajec, 21, of Beach Park was subsequently taken into custody after failing field sobriety tests. A search of Kurhajec's purse was conducted by the Officer which resulted in the seizure of cannabis and items of drug paraphernalia. Kurhajec was issued citations for Improper Lane Usage, Obstructed View, Operation of an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Possession of Cannabis, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol with a BAC over 0.08. Kurhajec was later released by her signature pending a future court date.

On 07/04/2012, an Officer stopped a vehicle near the intersection of 9th Street and Sheridan Road for a lane violation. The driver, Epifanio Reyes-Ramirez, 59, of Winthrop Harbor was subsequently taken into custody after failing field sobriety tests. Reyes-Ramirez 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. Reyes-Ramirez was later released by his signature pending a future court date.

On 07/04/2012, an Officer stopped a vehicle within the within the 1000 block of Sheridan Road for a lane violation. The driver, Alissa L. Jacob, 22, of Winthrop Harbor was subsequently taken into custody after failing field sobriety tests. A search of Jacob's purse was conducted by the Officer which resulted in the seizure of cannabis and an item of drug paraphernalia. Jacob was issued citations for Improper Lane Usage, Operation of an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Possession of Cannabis, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Driving Under the Influence of Drugs. Jacob was later released by her signature pending a future court date.

On 07/06/2012, an Officer stopped a vehicle near the intersection of 13th Street and Sheridan Road for an equipment violation. The driver, Steve R. Garrett, 42, of North Chicago was subsequently taken into custody after the Officer confirmed his driver's license was suspended. The front seat passenger, Lyndell Robinson, 20, of Zion was subsequently taken into custody after the Officer learned he had an Illinois Department of Corrections parole violation warrant. Garrett was later released by a notice to appear pending a future branch court date. Robinson was later transported to the Lake County Jail pending a bond hearing.

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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