Patch Roundup: Alleged Thief Batters Police Officer, 'Latin Kings' Bat-Beating Trial Update
Also this week: a woman's unique response to being stopped for speeding, a fight after a drug deal that went oddly wrong and a memorial to a man found dead along the Fox River.
This Patch Roundup includes a lot of updates on stories that we have featured in past Patch Roundups—so yes, Patch does have a significant commitment to following up on our past pieces of interest.
In our top spot this week, two men, one suspected of stealing from a grocery store, got in a lot more trouble when they allegedly slammed a door into one cop and pushed another. Going with the theme of inept crime, check out one of the more interesting blotter items we've seen lately from Elmhurst, with a dealer attempting to sell oregano instead of pot (wasn't that a scene from The Office?)
Check out any or all of the following:
Hinsdale/Clarendon Hills—Two Charged with Aggravated Battery of Police Officer—The incident in Clarendon Hills, during which one officer was hit by a slammed door and another was pushed, began with the theft of a bottle of liquor from a nearby grocery store.
Burr Ridge—Judge Refuses to Lower Bond in Baseball Bat Beating Cases—Bond will not be lowered for a man the DuPage County State's Attorney says is a high-ranking member of a gang known as the Latin Kings.
La Grange/La Grange Park—Stopped for Speeding, Woman Urinates on Sidewalk—A Chicago woman stopped for speeding in La Grange Park proceeds to urinate on a sidewalk in front of police.
Elmhurst—Fight Starts After Attempt to Sell Oregano as Marijuana—A drug dealer and buyer both called police after their deal went absurdly wrong.
Lisle—Witnesses: Stolen Dealership Van Ran Red Lights to Evade Police During Chase—Police are still looking for three suspects involved in the theft of a luxury cargo van that lead Lisle police on a high-speed chase through parts of Lisle and Downers Grove Wednesday morning.
Geneva—$3 Million Bail Set for Man Accused of 14 Counts of Sexual Assault—Geneva High School graduate Mike Jett faces 14 counts of sexual assault and $3 million bail, following what police say was an attack of a 48-year-old woman in Jett's Batavia home.
Batavia—Man Found Dead By River in Batavia Loved God, Bike Riding— The body found Monday along the banks of the Fox River was Brett Straight, a resident of Wayside Cross Ministries, who was setting his life in order.
Glen Ellyn—Glen Ellyn Native Ties For 15th at US Open Qualifying Event—On Monday, June 4, Glen Ellyn native Andrew Pope competed for one of two qualifying spots to make it to the 112th U.S. Open
Western Springs—Literacy Organization Honors Locals at Western Springs Fundraiser— Schools for Tutors and Wheels hosted its third annual “Laugh for Literacy” at the Theatre of Western Springs—and brought the desk-filled bus it uses as a mobile classroom.
Oak Park/River Forest— Going Grey: Oak Park Home to Test Greywater Recycling—State officials OK homeowner's plan to conserve and reuse greywater.
St. Charles—18 Paddlers, A Drummer And A Flag Catcher On Board As Dragon Boat Races Begin Saturday— Get ready for the exciting Dragon Boat Races which will run continuously through the weekend.
Wheaton—Wheaton's New Movie Theater Now Open—Studio Movie Grill opened in Wheaton Friday, Jun. 8, and there are a couple ways you can go to the movies for free.
Downers Grove—'Antiques Roadshow' Appraiser Visits Oak Trace—Gary Piattoni gave quick appraisals on Wednesday.