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 April 17 performed a traffic stop on a vehicle speeding northbound on Route 47. After performing a driver’s license check, police discovered that the driver, Melissa E. Gonzales, 19, of the 400 block of Henderson Avenue in Joliet, Ill., had a warrant for her arrest out of Will County for failure to appear in court in relation to a speeding ticket. Gonzales was charged with speeding 75 mph in a 55 mph zone, and then transported to the Sugar Grove Police Department to complete processing for the warrant.
• Sugar Grove police on April 17 observed a vehicle, parked on the 600 block of Hickory Street, which was occupied by two males who appeared to be sleeping.
Police made contact with the two males but could not wake them, at which time police opened the car door and managed to wake the passenger, who then identified himself as Nicholas R. Muellner, 18, of the 11600 block of River Road in Plano, Ill. Police detected the smell of alcohol on Muellner’s breath, at which time Mullner admitted to consuming a few drinks that evening. Police were then able to wake the driver, Randall R. Bianchi, 20, of the 500 block of North Prairie Lane in Lake Zurich, Ill., who then admitted to having many drinks that evening.
Mullner and Bianchi agreed to perform a portable breath test and registered .092 and .115, respectively. Both subjects were then issued ordinance tickets for unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor.
• Sugar Grove police on April 17 responded to a burglary call at a business on the first block of Main Street
The owner of the business stated that he observed the front door being open when he opened the store on Sunday morning. The register had not been touched, and no money or checks had been taken, but the owner noticed that some of the customers’ clothes had been stolen—all of which were women’s clothes sized 1 through 4.
There were no signs of forced entry. An investigation is pending.
• Sugar Grove police on April 18 responded to a burglary call at Bliss Creek Golf Course, 1 Golf View Drive.
It was revealed that entry to the building was gained through a broken glass door on the east side of the pro shop. Damages to the building included a pulled back screen over vent, pulled back board that surrounded the cooler, damaged siding on east side of the building, damaged siding and hole to the crawl space, broken glass pane on a double pane door, broken double pane glass door, two damaged cash drawers and a cracked floor board on the patio. One of the cash drawers was also found outside on the patio.
An investigation is pending.