Morton Grove police blotter for Dec. 6, 2012
Updated: January 7, 2013 6:20AM
The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the Morton Grove Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.
Cathy Vala, 38, of 10117 Cherry Parkway, Skokie, was arrested Nov. 22 and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. She was released on $1,000 bond with a Jan. 8 court date. The police report stated that an officer responded to a call of a reckless driver on eastbound Oakton Street, who was drifting between lanes and into oncoming lanes. Vala was pulled over at Gross Point road, the report states, where she failed field sobriety tests.
Reyna Garcia, 29, of 3008 Maple, Franklin Park, was arrested Nov. 24 and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Garcia also was cited for illegal backing, disobeying a traffic control signal and driving with a suspended license. According to the police report, Garcia reversed her vehicle and drove backwards in the southbound lanes and also ran a red light at Dempster. She was released on $3,000 bond with a Jan. 3 court date.
Christopher J. Uhrik, of 9035 Birch, Morton Grove, was arrested Nov. 25 and charged with possession of a hypodermic syringe after an officer allegedly found him asleep in a vehicle on the 9000 block of Oak Park Avenue. Police said Uhrik was holding the syringe when the officer woke him up.
Ramdra V. Norwood, 35, of 1004 S. Austin, Oak Park, was arrested Nov. 26 and charged with retail theft in connection with an incident three days earlier when she was working as a cashier at Loehman’s, 7234 Dempster St. The police report stated that a security agent at the store saw Norwood ring up five items for a customer, but then add 36 more items valued at $1,468 to the customer’s shopping bag without ringing them up.
Peter Snovicky, 42, of 791 Bethel Ave., Bolingbrook, was arrested Nov. 20 and charged with retail theft in connection with an incident at Menard’s, 6301 Oakton St. According to police, a security agent and another employee saw him put drill bits and other items valued at $167 into a box with another item, use tape from the store to seal the box and then makes some purchases without paying for the items he had put in the box. He was released on bond with a Dec. 20 court date.
A gold bracelet valued at $13,000 and $40 in cash were taken Nov. 26 from a locker at L.A. Fitness, 6821 Dempster St.
Items valued at $890 were taken between June 20 and Sept. 30 from a locker at Public Storage, 8625 Waukegan Road. The incident was reported to police Nov. 26.
Four tires and rims were taken Nov. 27 or 28 from a car in a lot on the 8600 block of Waukegan Road.
The Morton Grove Police Department announced the upcoming DUI Mobilization during the 2012 holiday season.
In conjunction with the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Division of Traffic Safety, Morton Grove Police will be out in force making sure impaired drivers are taken off the road.
The Morton Grove Police Department said it has a zero tolerance for impaired drivers.