Door Kicked in During Altercation: La Grange Park Police Blotter

La Grange Park Police Reports, Aug. 26-Sept. 1.


DUI Charge

Police charged Zacharias C. Leonard, 40, of the 200 block of Briarwood Loop in Oak Brook, with driving under the influence, no insurance and being parked in the road at about 1:30 a.m. near 31st Street and the Indian Harbor Belt Railroad tracks.


Driving Without a Valid License

Alma L. Velazquez, 37, of the 1500 block of Homestead Avenue, was charged with driving without a valid license and disobeying a traffic signal following an accident at 4:55 p.m. at 31st Street and Forest Road, police said.


Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Damage

Police charged Jamahl J. Sandifer, 20, of the 500 block of east 68th Street in Chicago, with disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property at 5:45 p.m.

Police were called to a home on the 300 block of Beach Avenue regarding a dispute between a woman and her boyfriend at the woman's mother's home. The caller told police Sandifer had kicked in the front door of her mother’s home and then left, headed toward La Grange Road and Ogden Avenue. Sandifer was found, visibly upset, according to police, and admitted to the altercation with his girlfriend. Sandifer said he kicked the door on his way out of the home.

Driving With a Suspended License

Cordell R. A. Banks, 25, of the 4500 block of Prescott Avenue in Lyons, was charged with driving with a suspended license and no license plate light on the 300 block of north La Grange Road at about 12:58 a.m., police said.


Warrant Service

Juan C. Alcauter, 37, of the 7400 block of west 61st Street in Willow Springs, was brought to the La Grange Park Police Department by Willow Springs police for a warrant service, police said. Alcauter was processed for two warrants, one from DuPage County and another from La Grange Park, for driving with a suspended license.


DUI Charge

Police charged R. Bradley Mahoney, 51, of the 500 block of south Seventh Avenue in La Grange, with driving under the influence at 1:42 a.m. Police pulled Mahoney over at 31st Street and La Grange Road for driving 51 mph in a 30-mph zone and drifting back and forth in his lane. The arresting officer gave Mahoney a field sobriety test after he noticed the smell of alcohol on his breath. Mahoney admitted to drinking earlier in the evening while at a fight in Sandwich, IL, police said. The officer reported Mahoney failed all three field sobriety tests given and was placed under arrest. In the booking room, Mahoney reportedly asked “Is there any way you can give me a break?” and “Isn’t there some kind of bargain?” Mahoney's blood-alcohol levels were .224, according to a Breathalyzer test, which is more than two-and-a-half times the legal limit of .08. Police issued Mahoney four citations in all: driving while under the influence, driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content of over .08, improper lane usage and speeding.

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