Icy conditions cause two morning crashes on I-80
February 5, 2013 8:10PM
Updated: March 7, 2013 6:28AM
Authorities believe icy weather was responsible for two separate pileups Tuesday morning on Interstate 80.
The accidents happened around 7 a.m. in the eastbound lanes between Larkin Avenue and Center Street. One crash involved six vehicles and the other involved three, police said.
One person was hospitalized with minor injuries but all of the other drivers and passengers refused medical treatment.
Cops: Wanted man hid in attic
JOLIET — A 25-year-old man hiding in a house wasn’t able to escape detection by a police dog Monday night, police said.
Cmdr. Brian Benton said Nicholas M. Raman faces charges of aggravated battery in an Oct. 22 incident.
Raman and a woman reportedly were arguing at Paulie’s Pub, 2006 W. Jefferson St., when another man intervened. A short time later Raman came up from behind and punched that man while he was standing outside, Benton said.
After detectives were able to identify Raman, a warrant was issued Jan. 29 charging him with aggravated battery. Around 8 p.m. Monday police arrived to see if Raman was home at 1204 John St.
“Officers were given consent to search and found an upstairs crawl space area that appeared disturbed. After commands to come out were ignored, a canine unit found him in a 3-foot confined area straddling the joists and bit him on the arm,” Benton said.
Raman was treated by paramedics for a minor wound and “complimentary” of the dog’s effort following his arrest, Benton said.
Man arrested in stolen car
CREST HILL — A 22-year-old man reportedly told police the car he was stopped in Monday night was on loan from his aunt.
But Deandre Q. McNair first said he’d had the Dodge Caliber for nine months before telling officers he’d been using it for about seven weeks, Chief Dwayne Wilkerson said.
Wilkerson said officers were on patrol around 9:30 p.m. near McNair’s residence at 1715 N. Raynor Ave. when they ran the plates and found the car was reported stolen Friday from Chicago.
McNair allegedly told police he’d been given permission to borrow the car, but his aunt may have notified police after another relative had gotten a ticket while driving it. McNair was booked into the county jail on a charge of motor vehicle theft.
Cops: Offender falsely registers
JOLIET — A convicted sex offender reportedly was registering with Joliet police while living in Minooka before his arrest Monday.
Cmdr. Brian Benton said Daniel R. Fischer, 49, had been checking in with an address in the 400 block of Timber Ridge Court as a result of a conviction for public indecency seven years ago in DuPage County.
But on Jan. 30, Grundy County Sheriff’s police told Joliet investigators Fischer was staying at 31 Alder St. in Minooka, Benton said.
“They checked the (Joliet) address and confirmed he was not living where he said he was,” Benton said.
After meeting with detectives Monday, Fischer was booked into the county jail.
In other police news:
William M. Sevening: 41, of 13535 Lockwood Ave. in Crestwood, was arrested by New Lenox police Thursday on a charge of domestic battery.
Levianne E. Smith: 51, of 1045 Barrow Court in University Park, was arrested by University Park police Thursday on charges of domestic battery and obstructing justice.
Rasheen R. McCorkley: 22, of 6018 S. Vernon Ave. in Chicago, was arrested by Joliet police Thursday on a charge of delivery of drugs.
John M. Lee: 48, of 1805 Sterling Ave. in Joliet, was arrested by Wilmington police Thursday on charges of theft and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Julie E. Compton: 47, of 20023 S. Pine Hill Road in Frankfort, was arrested by Tinley Park police Thursday on charges of drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Germany Q. Couch: 21, of 210 N. Eastern Ave. in Joliet, was arrested by sheriff’s police Friday on a charge of driving on a suspended license.
Robert T. Griggs: 25, of 7110 W. 107th St. in Worth, was arrested by state police Friday on a charge of delivery of drugs.