Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Darien police reports, Feb. 5-18.
MONDAY, FEB. 18 Alex Santiago, 29, of the 1600 block of Vincennes Street, Crete, was charged with possession of cannabis and drug equipment, police said, after officers came upon Santiago while he was inside a vehicle parked in the 800 block of Plainfield Road at 1:10 a.m. and smelled burnt cannabis. An ensuing search turned up cannabis and drug equipment, police said. Santiago was charged and released to appear in court. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6 Paul Teresi, 20, of the 7100 block of Richmond Avenue, Darien, was charged with DUI, police said, after he appeared to be under the influence of alcohol during a 1:07 a.m. speeding stop near the intersection of 75th Street and Cass Avenue, and failed an ensuing field sobriety test. Teresi was charged …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The public is invited to a showing of "Stand Up! Change Teen Statistics" at 7 p.m. Thursday at Downers Grove South High School.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
With teenagers across the country facing an ever-growing list of challenges—from drug and alcohol abuse to bullying and self-esteem issues—Downers Grove high school counselors think it's the perfect time to spark a new way of thinking for students and their parents. On Thursday night, District 99 will host "Stand Up! Change Teen Statistics," a live musical theater production that tackles themes related to bullying, mental health, substance abuse and relationship issues that affect high school students. "Stand Up!" is written by professionals from the R.Ed.I. (Reach, Education and Inspire) Foundation, a music theater organization dedicated to prevention education through the use of performing arts. The show travels to high schools across …
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Today is National Pot Smoker's Day. Patch tells a true story of one mom who thought it was safer to grow her own for her 14-year-old to keep the teen from buying off the streets.
This story is absolutely shocking, and it's true. There is no Brady Bunch here. A couple I know ended up taking in a 14-year-old boy into their home. We'll call the boy Bobby, which isn't his real name. Bobby was taken away from his mother, Carol. Carol admitted she was Bobby's pot dealer. She said she would rather Bobby get his drugs from her as a quality control issue. Apparently Carol was growing it at home for them both. She said if Bobby bought the marijuana on the streets, it could be laced with something deadly. Carol's way was safer, she claimed. Meanwhile, Bobby's dad, Mike, was out of the picture. Mike and Carol were divorced. He lived out of state. Bobby also has a 21-year-old brother who lives on his own. We'll call the …
Monday, January 31, 2011
The students celebrated the successful completion of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program Friday at Cass.
The fifth-graders at Cass Junior High made a solemn promise as they graduated from the DARE program Friday in the school’s gym. In front of an audience of parents and city officials, the students pledged to remain drug free, treat their peers with respect and stand up to bullying in their school. DARE Officer Nick Skweres, who is a Cass graduate, said that his job is to give students the building blocks so they’re prepared to deal with difficult situations involving drugs and alcohol. “The choice is yours to make,” he told the four fifth grade classes. “I hope you will make the correct decision by saying no.” Darien Police Chief Robert Pavelchik stressed the personal responsibility the kids have to take care of themselves, but also the …