Police Blotter: Domestic Battery, DUI, Theft

Domestic Battery, DUI, Possession of Stolen Goods, Theft

Saturday, June 16

Domestic battery

Police arrested Robert A. Polit, 18, of the 8000 block of Lake Ridge Drive, Darien, after a verbal altercation turned physical with a 50-year-old victim. Police said Polit struck the victim in the head multiple times with his fist.

The 50-year-old victim was transported by Darien-Woodridge paramedics to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for observation.

Polit was processed at the Darien Police Department and charged with two counts of domestic battery. He was transported to the DuPage County jail for a bond hearing and his court date is pending.

Sunday, June 17

DUI, improper lane usage

Police arrested Anthony Turk, 53, of the 700 block of Briarwood, Justice, for DUI and improper lane usage after officers observed his vehicle being driven erratically. Turk was processed at the Darien Police Department and released. His court date is July 17 in Wheaton.


A green men’s 28-inch TREK bike worth an estimated $1,000 was stolen from the rear of Speedway at 7502 Cass Avenue between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Police reports said a cable to the bike lock had been cut.

Window well cover, screen removed

A resident of the 1800 block of Darien Club reported a window well cover on the north side of the home had been removed and someone had pried the screen off the basement window. Police reports indicate that no entry was made into the house.

Criminal damage to property

Someone knocked over brick driveway pillars and coach lights at the ends of two driveways in the 1800 block of Darien Club Drive. Total estimated loss is $1,900.

Monday, June 18


An iPhone that was left inside a hockey bag was reported missing from the locker room at Sportsplex, 451Plainfield Road. Police reports indicate the phone was later found but a black hard phone case valued at $10 remains missing.

Someone took an iPod Touch worth $300 from the pocket of a pair of pants in the locker room at Sportsplex, 451 Plainfield Road.

Criminal damage to property

Police reported someone scratched what appeared to be four or five upside-down crosses into a metal elevator door frame in the 7500 block of Farmingdale. Estimated repair cost is $100.


Tools worth an estimated $10,000 were stolen from a locked storage box inside a building under construction in the 7500 block of Lemont Road.

Burglaries to motor vehicles

Someone stole loose change and an ashtray from a car parked on the driveway of a home in the 900 block of 79th Street.

Change was stolen from the center console of an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway of a home in the 8000 block of Sawyer Road.

Attempted burglary to motor vehicle

Someone attempted to break into a work van parked at Home Depot in the 2100 block of 75th Street. The key lock had been pulled and the vehicle was equipped with an alarm. The loss is listed at $100.

Wednesday, June 20


A purse was stolen from a shopping cart at Wal-mart, 2189 75th Street while the victim was placing her purchases on the checkout belt. The purse contained approximately $60 in cash, a driver’s license, Social Security card, two credit cards, house, car and mailbox keys and a check book. The loss is estimated at $141.

Friday, June 22


Someone threw a soda drink or slushie all over a car parked in a driveway in the 7000 block of Brookbank.

Saturday, June 23

Burglary from a motor vehicle

Someone stole a backpack worth $20 from a vehicle parked in the 8300 block of High Point Circle. Police reports indicate the burglar also went through the vehicle’s glove box and console.

Sunday, June 24

Animal cruelty

Daniel R. Erickson, 35, of the 7400 block of Seminole Ct., Woodridge, was charged with confining an animal in a motor vehicle after his dog was found locked in a vehicle without water at Wal-mart, 2189 75th St., when the outside temperature was 90 degrees. Erickson was released from custody and has a court date of July 26 in Downers Grove.

About this column: Police Blotter information is provided by law enforcement agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.


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