Cook County Sheriff’s Reports for the week of May 31, 2012
Updated: July 3, 2012 10:22AM
The following incidents in uninco rporated Maine Township were compiled by the Cook County Sheriff’s Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.
Police were investigating an April 29 allegation of a sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl inside a residence on the 8900 block of Knight Avenue. The victim was spending the night with her friend, who lives in the residence, and police said investigators have identified a suspect. The case was turned over to investigations and police did not have information on whether charges were filed.
A 29-year-old woman told police that on May 19 two men she had just met in the parking lot of her apartment complex assaulted her inside her residence on the 10000 block of Holly Lane. Police said the woman alleged that one of the men offered her $100 for a sex act and when she refused he pushed her down and fondled her. A short time later the second man allegedly pushed her against a wall and attempted to kiss her, police said. The case was turned over to investigations.
A man told police that on the night of May 23 a man known to him approached on the 9400 block of Potter Road and asked for money. When he refused, the suspect allegedly attempted to remove the victim’s backpack from his shoulder and a struggle ensued. The victim told police he was punched in the mouth and his cell phone was stolen by the man who then fled.
Jose Herrera, 23, of the 8800 block of Dee Road, unincorporated Maine Township, was charged with domestic battery May 13 after police responded to a call from his residence. A woman living in the apartment told police that she had asked Herrera to go Mother’s Day shopping with her and when he refused she told him she was ending their relationship. Herrera then allegedly grabbed her hair and struck her in the face.
Jin Song, 71, of the 9400 block of Bay Colony Drive, unincorporated Maine Township, was charged with domestic battery May 11 after he allegedly struck a family member in the head and face inside their residence.
A resident of the 10000 block of Potter Road told police May 18 that her husband had pushed her down, causing an abrasion on her cheek. According to police the woman was extremely intoxicated, and paramedics and investigators determined her account of what had occurred did not match her injuries.
Joshua Dartez, 22, of the 8800 block of Greenwood Avenue, Niles, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia following a May 12 traffic stop on the 8900 block of Potter Road.
Evan Zerwanda, 26, of the 1900 block of Lee Street, Des Plaines, was charged with possession of marijuana May 16. According to police an officer approached Zerwanda’s vehicle after it was seen occupied and parked at 12:55 a.m. behind Mark Twain School, 9401 Hamlin Ave., with the lights off. Police said Zerwanda was found to be in possession of a bag containing suspected marijuana.
Police said two men were charged with criminal trespass May 15 after they allegedly refused a security officer’s numerous orders to leave Dee Park, 9229 Emerson St. Police said the officer asked all of the park patrons to leave due to a storm that was approaching, but the two men allegedly swore at the officer.
On the night of May 21 a fire occurred inside an apartment unit on the 9600 block of Lois Drive. Police said fire-department personnel reported that the fire appeared to be electrical in nature. It was extinguished and no injuries were reported.
On the night of May 22 a fire was started in a trash receptacle outside Crestwood condominiums and apartments on the 10000 block of Holly Lane. The fire was extinguished by the North Maine Fire Department.
Hit-and-run accidents were reported May 12 on the 8900 block of Potter Road and May 14 on the 9300 block of Home Avenue.