Cops: Drunken driver hits woman
October 29, 2012 11:12PM
Updated: December 1, 2012 6:16AM
WILMINGTON — Police say a drunken driver critically injured a woman who was walking her dog Friday night.
Deputy Chief Rick Juster said around 7 p.m. witnesses saw a black Ford Bronco swerving in the 1200 block of Sunset Drive before it struck a 58-year-old woman who was walking her dog on the side of the road.
The victim, a Wilmington resident, was hospitalized and later airlifted to a trauma center with “life-threatening injuries.” Police did not have an update on her condition Monday.
Andrew J. Peterson, 24, of 1755 Vista Drive was arrested and booked into the county jail on charges of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol and failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
Man charged in robberies
BOLINGBROOK — A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with two recent holdups outside Hometown Pantry.
Demarius D. Styles of 152 Lawton Lane was booked into the county jail Wednesday on two counts of aggravated robbery, aggravated battery and theft.
Around 9:30 p.m. Sept. 30, a 19-year-old man approached the convenience store at 114 S. Route 53 when he was grabbed by four men, Lt. Mike Rompa said. One of the men hit the victim in the head with a handgun while the others went through his pockets.
Shortly before 7 p.m. Oct. 13, a 28-year-old man put change from a $100 bill in his sock and started walking from the store when three men followed him to a nearby parking lot.
“(They forced) the victim to walk with them into Beaconridge (subdivision), stuck a handgun in his chest and demanded his money, knowing he had the money in his sock,” Rompa said.
Carl L. Frazier, 24, of 1223 S. 19th in Maywood and a 16-year-old boy from Posen were found in the area and arrested that evening, while Styles was later identified as the third suspect, according to reports.
Arrest for taping teen
JOLIET — A Wheaton man has been arrested for allegedly making videos of a 17-year-old girl getting in and out of the shower.
Timothy M. Zak, 45, of 880 Johnstown Lane, was booked into the county jail Friday on a charge of unlawful videotaping of a minor.
Cmdr. Brian Benton said a relative of Zak’s discovered the videos on his computer in August and knew the victim lived in Joliet. The victim’s family then contacted police and an investigation began, Benton said.