Thursday, May 23, 2013
Lake Zurich police reports from May 17-20.
Editor's Note: The following information was obtained from Lake Zurich Police Department arrest reports. An arrest is only an accusation and does not constitute guilt. An individual can only be found guilty in a court of law. Battery A man reported an unknown person punched him in the face after the victim hit the door of a car parked next to his on May 22 in the 800 block of South Rand Road, police said. The incident is under investigation. Traffic Arrest (Fleeing/Eluding) Kevin S. Kerbs, 19, of 2578 Savanna Drive, Wauconda and Alexis L. Sweig, 20, of 1823 Redwood Lane, McHenry, were arrested for fleeing and eluding a peace officer, police said. Officers responded to the area of Route 12 and Ela Road on May 19 for a report of two …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
A Lake Zurich Patch Facebook fan asked the question and we found the answer.
Lake Zurich Police were out in force on Rte. 22 today as part of the Click it or Ticket campaign, said Commander David Bradstreet. Bradstreet said the Lake Zurich police will conduct safety checks 10 to 12 times during the campaign. Click It or Ticket, a national campaign coordinated annually by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to increase the proper use of seat belts, is conducted mid-May to early June. The 2013 Click It or Ticket campaign kicked off Friday in Illinois. Although seat belt use in the United States reached 87 percent overall, millions of persons continue to travel unrestrained, according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control). Using a seat belt is one of the most effective means of preventing …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Police conduct alcohol sales compliance checks during prom, graduation.
The Lake Zurich Police Department, in conjunction with the Lake County Chiefs of Police Association - Lake County Underage Drinking Prevention Task Force, will be conducting alcohol sales compliance checks during the Lake Zurich High School Prom / Graduation events. Police Department personnel will be observing points of sales for violations of local and state liquor laws. Retailers are urged to check the identification of anyone that is attempting to purchase liquor to insure the purchaser can legally purchase alcoholic liquor. The Lake Zurich Police Department is dedicated to eliminating the dangers associated with the consumption of alcoholic liquor by those that are underage. Submitted by Lake Zurich Police Department.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
A collision on Route 22 and Telser Road blocked traffic for 15 minutes on March 27.
A two car collision on Route 22 and Telser Road sent three people to the hospital this morning, according to Lake Zurich police. The crash was reported at 11:32 a.m. Wednesday morning, said Cmdr. David Bradstreet. Personnel from both the Lake Zurich Fire Department and the Lake Zurich Police Department responded to the scene. The incident caused the roads to be closed for about 15 minutes in that area while the cars were removed. "Three people were transported to Good Shepherd Hospital for injuries that were relatively minor and not life threatening," Bradstreet said. "The cause of the accident is still under investigation."
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Lake Zurich Police Department announces St. Patrick’s Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Crackdown results.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, March 20
Lake Zurich Poilce Department made four drunk-driving arrests and one other significant arrests during the recent St. Patrick’s Day crackdown,” said Chief Patrick M. Finlon . All four of the arrests were made after midnight. In addition, 34 seat belt citations were written – 11 of which occurred during nighttime hours. Lake Zurich joined forces with other state and local law enforcement and highway safety partners in the Illinois St. Patrick’s Day campaign. The campaign featured high-visibility enforcement combined with a variety of outreach activities which included a strategic media campaign as well as additional enforcement activity. Extra emphasis was given to late-night hours, as statistics show the highest number of motorists…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Law enforcement plans Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Crackdown on drunk drivers, March 14-17.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, March 7
Lake Zurich Police Department announced officers will be conducting special patrols this St. Patrick’s Day holiday to crack down on drunk drivers. Unbuckled motorists also will be ticketed. “We are reminding everyone this weekend to Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket,” said Chief Patrick M. Finlon. “If you plan on drinking alcohol, designate a sober driver before the party begins. Be responsible or risk a DUI.” “Too often, St. Patrick’s Day can be a deadly and dangerous time on our roadways because of drunk driving,” said Chief Patrick M. Finlon. “That is why starting March 14th and running through March 17th, 2013 we will be working overtime by putting extra traffic units on the roadways to catch and arrest anyone …
Monday, February 25, 2013
These incidents were among the official reports of the Lake Zurich Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that decision.
BURGLARY A woman reported that someone removed her purse and an iPad from her vehicle after breaking a side window. The vehicle was parked in the 800 block of South Rand Road on Feb. 21. The complainant was unable to provide any suspect information. This matter is under investigation. REVOKED OR SUSPENDED LICENSE Matthew J. Below, 30, of 201 South Main Street #4, Wauconda, was charged with failing to wear a safety belt when required, operating an uninsured vehicle and driving with a revoked driver’s license. He was stopped on Feb. 21 in the 1000 block of South Rand Road. Below was released on a $2,000 personal recognizance bond with a Mundelein court date of April 5. Alejandro A. Lobo, 48, of 119 Maple Avenue #5, Wauconda, was charged with…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Vincent TeRonde has been given a "last chance employment deal" for the incident that happened in September of 2012.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, February 19
A Lake Zurich police officer has been given a “last chance employment agreement” after being accused of causing an alcohol-related car crash while carrying a loaded police department weapon, The Daily Herald reports. Vincent TeRonde didn’t lose his job over the incident that occurred last September. Instead, the agreement states he must pass all random drug and alcohol tests as requested by the village and can be fired for anything that violates the contract’s terms, the Daily Herald reports. TeRonde’s employment deal lasts through Sept. 21, 2015. Get your local news delivered daily, for free, by subscribing to the Lake Zurich Patch newsletter.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Police Chief among few to receive certification by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police.
Thursday, February 7
The Village of Lake Zurich is pleased to announce that Chief Patrick Finlon has been honored by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) by being designated as a Certified Police Chief through the Association’s Police Chief Certification Program. This designation signifies that Chief Finlon has met the highest standards of competency and conduct for his profession. To be eligible for consideration, those interested in pursuing certification must first meet the ILACP’s criteria for experience, education, professional membership, and community involvement. In the first phase of the process, candidates must demonstrate extensive law enforcement experience, including command and executive posts, a solid educational background …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Additional dispatch revenue to make up for loss of service to Deer Park.
The Lake Zurich Village Board approved a plan to provide police dispatch services for the village of Island Lake, at Monday’s village board meeting. The Lake Zurich Public Safety Answering Point/ Dispatch Center currently has a contract to provide dispatch for Hawthorn Woods and Kildeer. However, when Kildeer lost its contract with Deer Park for police services, the number of dispatch calls were reduced; this resulted in a loss of revenue for Lake Zurich. Lake Zurich Police Chief Patrick Finlon said it was good opportunity to make up for the shortfall; he said the revenue should be a little more than the revenue lost from Deer Park. Lake Zurich will charge Island Lake $9,309 per month in the first year. Fees in subsequent years would be…