Park Ridge Police Blotter for the week of June 7, 2012
Updated: July 8, 2012 6:27PM
The following incidents were listed in the weekly bulletin prepared by the Park Ridge Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.
Alexander Naughton, 22, and Steven Naughton, 18, both of the 1400 block of South Western Avenue, Park Ridge, were each charged with battery in connection with the alleged beating of a 20-year-old man March 27. According to police the victim reported that he was exiting the forest preserve on the 1500 block of South Western when he was “jumped” by two men who were hiding behind a tree. An investigation followed, and Steven Naughton was charged May 9 and Alexander Naughton was charged May 27, police said. Both men were released on their own recognizance and were scheduled to appear in court June 5.
A 13-year-old Park Ridge boy was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia May 31. According to police the boy was one of four juveniles seen at 9:30 p.m. on the grounds of Field School, 707 N. Wisner St. When the officer approached the group all four boys allegedly ran away, but the officer was able to apprehend the 13-year-old, police said. The boy allegedly told police that the group had been smoking marijuana and police reportedly found drug paraphernalia in the boy’s possession. He was released on his own recognizance and assigned a July 10 adjudication hearing.
John DeFrank, 20, of the 3700 block of Gregory Drive, Northbrook, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana following two separate arrests June 2. Police responding to a 6 a.m. call of a suspicious person walking on Northwest Highway near Potter Road detained DeFrank and during a search discovered drug paraphernalia in his possession, police said. He was released on bond. At 1 p.m. police made contact with him a second time after receiving a call of a man soliciting at the Dee Road Metra Station, at Busse Highway and Dee Road. According to police, DeFrank was found in possession of a bottle containing suspected marijuana. He was assigned a July 9 court date and a July 10 adjudication hearing.
A GPS device and cell-phone chargers were stolen overnight between May 28 and May 29 from an unlocked garage on the 1500 block of Courtland Avenue.
Graffiti was reported May 28 on fences on the 1800 block of Glenview Avenue and the 1800 block of Woodland Avenue, and on the exterior wall of a condominium building on the 1800 block of West Oakton Street; May 29 on the corner of an apartment building on the 1900 block of West Oakton Street and on stop signs at Hamlin and Glenview avenues, Woodland and Hamlin avenues, and Greendale and Hamlin avenues; and May 30 on the back of a Police Department speed trailer on the 2100 block of Manor Lane. None of the graffiti was believed to be gang-related, according to police.
A rock was thrown the night of May 25 at a vehicle moving east on Summit Avenue from Washington, causing a dent in the front passenger-side door.
The driver-side tire of a van was cut between 7 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. May 25 while the vehicle was parked in a lot on the 800 block of Devon Avenue. A side mirror was also damaged.
During the early-morning hours of May 27 landscaping stones were thrown at a vehicle parked on the 800 block of South Western Avenue and at a vehicle parked on the 300 block of South Lincoln Avenue. Windows were broken on the vehicles.
Between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. May 27 a beer bottle was thrown at the front window of a home on the 600 block of Sylviawood Avenue, cracking the glass.
Wires were discovered cut on a fire-alarm box the night of May 27 at an apartment building on the 300 block of Touhy Avenue.
Someone during the early morning hours of May 28 discharged a fire extinguisher in the stairwell of a multifamily building on the first block of North Northwest Highway. The chemicals in the fire extinguisher were reportedly sucked into the building’s ventilation system, damaging filters, the fire alarm and the fire-detection system.
Charles Meyers, 46, and Phillip Dover, 54, both of the 4900 block of North Austin Avenue, Chicago, were each charged with theft and criminal damage to property May 22. According to police, Meyers and Dover were accused of breaking into a soda machine between May 9 and May 10 outside a business on the 700 block of Higgins Road. An unknown sum of coins was allegedly stolen and the machine was also damaged, police said. Bond for each man was set at $1,000 and they have a June 27 court date.