March 25 police blotter
The following reports were obtained from local police departments. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
• Sugar Grove police on March 15 performed a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling 70 mph on Route 56. The driver of the vehicle identified himself as “Willow” William D. Kennedy. Police detected a strong smell of cannabis emitting from the vehicle, and upon discovering that a warrant was out for Kennedy for Possession of Cannabis in DeKalb County, had the driver exit the vehicle. Police then discovered a driver’s license belonging to Herman Davis Jr. lying on the floor of the car, at which time the driver admitted he was Davis, 23, of the 1900 block of Yale Avenue, Chicago Heights. Police then discovered a large baggie in the vehicle containing 101 grams of cannabis and took Davis into custody. Davis was charged with speeding, obstructing identification, driving while license suspended, and felony possession of cannabis.
• Sugar Grove police on March 20 performed a traffic stop on a motorcycle traveling 77 mph on Route 47 while having difficulty keeping the bike in a straight line. Police detected the smell of alcohol on the breath of the driver, Gerald W. Williams, 50, of the 15700 block of McGirr Road in Hinckley, and told Williams he would be subjected to field sobriety tests. Williams refused the tests and requested that police that just arrest him. Williams was taken into custody and charged with speeding 77 mph in a 55 mph zone, DUI, operating uninsured vehicle, and driver’s license not on person.
• Sugar Grove police on March 22 performed a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling northbound on Route 47 that was registered to someone with a suspended driver’s license. The driver of the vehicle, Eliezer E. Nieves Jr., 38, of the 200 block of Elm St. in Elgin, Ill., was confirmed as having a suspended license and was taken into custody. Police then discovered a cooler-type lunch box in the vehicle containing a wooden smoking box and a substance that Nieves admitted was cannabis. Nieves was issued one traffic citation for driving while license suspended and two ordinance citations for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis.
• Jennifer Medlin, 26, of the 1000 block of North 2nd Street, Ashton, Ill., was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of theft on March 22 at 8 p.m. She is charged with attempting to take home additional prescriptions from Walgreen’s in Elburn, where she is employed.