Police Blotter: New Lenox man charged with heroin possession, intent to deliver
August 30, 2012 8:18PM
Updated: October 1, 2012 5:44PM
NEW LENOX — Police reportedly found a man carrying a toy gun, switchblades and heroin during a traffic stop Tuesday.
Lawrence Hartman, 32, was the subject of an ongoing narcotics investigation when he was stopped at 1:05 p.m. for texting on his phone while driving through a construction zone, police said.
After allegedly finding 2.5 grams of heroin in the vehicle, police searched Hartman’s residence, 278 Woodlawn Road, and “discovered numerous prescriptions for medication that he was not authorized to possess,” police said.
Hartman was hospitalized for a pre-existing medical condition but will face one count of possession of narcotics with intent to deliver and three counts of narcotics possession upond his release, police said.
Jogger hit by SUV
HOMER GLEN — A jogger was in critical condition after being struck by an SUV Thursday morning.
Will County Sheriff’s police said the accident occurred at 9:49 a.m. as the 50-year-old woman was in the westbound lane of 143rd Street east of Elm Street. A 74-year-old Lemont man driving a black Chevrolet Tahoe told police he was driving west when he saw her and began moving toward the center line, according to reports.
The driver stopped to notify 911 after striking the woman, who reportedly went airborne in the collision. She was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove with a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain, but was able to speak with deputies.
The accident remains under investigation.
In other police news:
Joseph G. Swanson: 22, of 16709 Sunset Ridge in Lockport, was arrested by sheriff’s police and booked into the county jail Wednesday on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and operating an uninsured vehicle.
Fernando Gomez: 21, of 2007 Oakdale Estates Drive in Plainfield, was arrested by sheriff’s police and booked into the county jail Wednesday on a charge of driving without a license.