Vernon Hills Police blotter, week of Sept. 17
Updated: November 19, 2012 1:31AM
The following incidents were listed in the official reports of the Vernon Hills police department. Readers are reminded that an arrest by police does not constitute a finding of guilt; only a court of law can make that determination.
A 24-year-old Hanover Park man was charged with driving under the influence Aug. 31 after he called police to complain about the service at a McDonald’s. Police allege that the blood-alcohol level of Vatsal S. Patel, 819 Lexington Circle, was over the legal limit of .08 percent. He is due in court Sept. 26.
A 29-year-old Chicago man was charged with identify theft and forgery Sept. 5 after he allegedly opened several lines of credit using someone else’s personal information. Police allege that Shane Akers, of 6040 S. Aberdeen St., then purchased more than $95,000 in items at Sears, 2 Hawthorn Center.
A St. Charles man was charged with public indecency Sept. 6 after he was observed masturbating in his vehicle in the parking lot at Rivertree Center, 700 Milwaukee Ave. William J. Howard, 39, of 1812 Sterling Court, is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 11.
A Glenwood man was charged with retail theft after he allegedly left the JC Penney store at 4 Hawthorn Center without paying for $1,017 in clothing and coats. Nathan Hill, 52, of 121 E. Rose St., had a Sept. 14 court date.
A Mundelein woman is to appear in court Monday on a retail theft charge stemming from a Sept. 9 incident at Sears, 2 Hawthorn Center. Josie E. Paschke, 18, of 428 N. Seymour Ave., allegedly left the store without paying for $525 in perfume and make-up.
Two female juveniles, both 17, were charged Sept. 2 with underage drinking after one attempted to enter a resident’s home on the 200 block of Ranney Avenue. They are due in court Oct. 11.
Two males, both 15, were cited for underage possession of tobacco at the Westfield Hawthorn mall Sept. 1. Their court date is Oct. 11.
Police charged Patrick W. Marsek, 54, of 2402 Laurel Valley Drive, Vernon Hills, with disorderly conduct as a result of a confrontation with a neighbor, who claimed she’d seen him dump something in a vacant lot. He is due in court Oct. 11.