June 17 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.
• Brett Alan Kristensen, 37, of the 800 block of Midway Drive, Batavia, was stopped on June 2 for not displaying a valid safety test sticker. He was charged with that offence and for driving on a revoked license.
• Jonathan D. Hedrick, 19, of the 400 block of Willow Street, Elburn, was stopped for speeding at midnight on June 5. He was charged with speeding, driving with a suspended license and possession of cannabis under 2.5 grams.
• James H. Stewart, 19, of the 200 block of Read Street in Elburn, received an ordinance violation ticket for unlawful possession of cannabis, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor on June 10. Police observed a vehicle parked with its lights blacked out in the Walnut Woods parking lot. After approaching the vehicle, police detected an odor of burnt cannabis and requested identification from the driver, as well as three passengers, including Stewart. The four subjects then collected and turned over four glass pipes with burnt cannabis residue in the bowl, a glass pipe with cannabis in the bowl, a red diamond grinder containing a small amount of cannabis, a clear container containing cannabis, an open case of beer with nine cans remaining, and a half-empty bottle of Jeremiah Weed (a sweet tea that contains vodka) to police.
• Sugar Grove Police on June 14 were investigating a stray dog when they made contact with Dana Grezak, 32, of the 40W600 block of Wheeler Road in Sugar Grove. Police then discovered there was a warrant for Grezak’s arrest out of DeKalb County for failing to appear in court. Grezak and her fiance were unable to find bond for the warrant, at which time police had the Montgomery Dispatch contact the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. Grezak was released into the custody of a DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office deputy.
• Sugar Grove Police on June 2 performed a traffic stop on a Mack truck that was towing a shipping container southbound on Route 47.
Police observed that the spacing between the last axle of the tractor and the first axle of the trailer was measured at eighteen feet, one inch which is short of the required 18’6,” making the vehicle subject to standard overweight enforcement action. The truck weighed in at 69,120 pounds, though trucks with four axles and 27” spacing typically measure in at 60,000 pounds. Police also discovered that the vehicle’s driver, Kevin B. Dixon, 51, of the 1300 block of Demond Ave. in Joliet, had a suspended driver’s license. He was then taken into custody and issued traffic citations for overweight on bridging axles (designated highway), driving while license suspended, as well as two citations for unsafe tire.
• A two-car crash occurred on June 7, after the driver of a Honda Pilot, traveling southbound on Route 47, made a sharp right turn onto Prairie Road and struck a Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Kevin J. Rogers, 25, of the 600 block of Elm Street in Sugar Grove, which was stopped at the Prairie Road stop sign.
The driver of the Pilot, Elaine M. Cannell, 18, of the 800 block of Drover Street in Elburn, stated that her GPS unit had told her to make the right turn onto Prairie Road.