Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Here is an item involving a Darien resident on March 9.
A 19-year-old Darien resident was one of nine people charged with underage drinking following a March 9 party in Downers Grove, according to police. Zachary E. Deleshe-Medlin, of the 8500 block of Highcrest Drive, was charged with violating Downers Grove Village Ordinance 3.34, unlawful possession and consumption of alcohol by persons underage, according to a police report. Police found Deleshe-Medlin in a garage of a home sometime after 1:23 a.m. on the 1200 block of Andrus Avenue in Downers Grove once officers received permission to enter the property. Police received word that there were several friends of a resident over at the home drinking alcohol, all underage. Six police officers and one sergeant responded to the scene. The …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Police and District 99 officials notified parents Tuesday of rumored incident related to the Dec. 21 doomsday theories.
Unfounded rumors of violent acts at Downers Grove's two high schools Friday—the day many doomsday theorists predict will be the end of the world—prompted an investigation earlier this week by police and district officials. Jill Browning, communications director for Community High School District 99, said a rumor of school violence surfaced Tuesday morning after a student noticed an online comment from another student, who posted about Dec. 21 being the last day in the ancient Mayan calendar and possibly the end of the world. The student who saw the post perceived it as a threat, and reported it to school officials, Browning said. District 99 immediately notified police, who interviewed the students involved and concluded there was no cause…
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Nicola Lostumbo, 18, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, a felony.
Officials discovered a narcotic pill in the backpack of a Downers Grove South student May 7, according to Downers Grove police. Nicola Lostumbo, 18, of 507 61st Street in Westmont, was stopped with two other students for leaving campus and coming back, according to police. A search of his bag turned up a baggie with a small white pill inside labeled "alza36." The pill is a form of ADHD medication also known as "Concerta." It is listed as a narcotic and is highly addictive. Lostumbo was charged with one felony count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and transported to DuPage County Jail, from which he has since been released on bond. The other two kids stopped with Lostumbo said they left campus to go to McDonald's.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Downers Grove police said the man tried to get a restaurant employee to pay a bogus dry cleaning bill.
Michael Sergent Jr, 32, of 1212 Sleepy Hollow Lane in Darien, was charged with attempted theft by deception on May 7 after trying to con an employee of Roundhead's on 63rd Street into paying Sergent for a bogus dry cleaning bill, Downers Grove police said. Sergent told the employee a server spilled a drink on him the previous week and that he was told to take the clothes to the cleaners and bring the bill in to Roundhead's to be reimbursed. He wasn't. 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 …