Regional Police Report: Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run, Man Pleads Not Guilty in Murder, Pot Seized
The following is a selection of police-related items reported in area Patches recently. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Skokie resident Kristian Hernandez, 36, of the 8200 block of Knox Avenue, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident resulting in a death, a Class I felony, authorities said Friday.
Patch reported on Nov. 6 that 53-year-old Park Ridge resident Ronald Bougan was found dead near Axehead Lake on Touhy Avenue, just east of the I-294 expressway in Des Plaines, on Nov. 5.
A man riding his bicycle found Bougan in a grassy area and initially, in the dark, thought he was looking at a deer or other animal, authorities said. Hernandez worked as an EMT for an ambulance company in Skokie, the Sheriff's Department said.
The State’s Attorney’s Office charged Wesley Woodson, 20, with first-degree murder and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, among multiple other counts, after police say he fired a gun at Dajae and his friends as they were walking home from a party Sept. 22. Evanston police say Woodson, who has gang affiliations, mistook Dajae for someone he knew, and described the shooting as “a retaliatory act upon an innocent group of teens with no gang affiliations.”
Anthony S. Johnson, 40, 7402 Hancock Dr. #1A, was arrested and charged Monday. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Intelligence Led Policing Unit on conducted a narcotics investigation at Johnson's rental property in unincorporated Wonder Lake after receiving tips about the suspicious odors.
Deputies met with Johnson, a twice-convicted felon for selling cannabis and LSD during the 1990s, McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren stated in a press release.
Ryan J. Frazier, 31, 5323 Meadow St., McHenry, was arrested Thursday and charged with three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault on a child, a Class X felony, according to a press release issued by Nygren.
Highland Park resident Lena Katamanin is suing a Winnetka based real estate firm, claiming the firm is responsible for the theft of more than $162,000 worth of jewelry from her home during an open house in April, according to Winnetka Talk.
Katamanin filed the suit Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court against Midwest Realty Ventures, LLC, Winnetka Talk reports. In the suit, Katamanin claims the brokerage had "sole control" over her Sheridan Road home during an open house on April 22 that ended with more than $162,000 of her jewelry missing.
Police are saying a Des Plaines man drove his vehicle into a building near Greenwood and Peterson avenues on Oct. 30. His vehicle would ultimately catch on fire and the offender would later flee the scene, police said.
Grzegorz Klimko, 37, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and disobeying a traffic control device around 9 p.m. Officers eventually found Klimko hiding behind some bushes in the 1300 block of Higgins Road, police said.
Correction: The original headling on this post stated that a "Bicyclist" was killed in a hit-and-run. The person hit was on foot.