Winthrop Harbor Police Department

  • Agency: Winthrop Harbor Police Department
  • Address: 830 Sheridan Road, Winthrop Harbor, 60096 IL
  • Chief: Joel Brumlik (Chief of Police)
Phone: 847-872-2131
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Winthrop Harbor Police Department is located at 830 Sheridan Road, Winthrop Harbor, 60096 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Joel Brumlik. The Winthrop Harbor Police Department phone number is 847-872-2131.

Winthrop Harbor Police Department News

Press Release For Immediate Release: January 18, 2018 Contact: Detective Sergeant Willets – (847) 872-2131 ext. 2512 – cwillets@whpd.org Traffic Arrest(s): On 01/13/2018, an Officer stopped a vehicle within the 700 block of Sheridan Road for speeding. The driver, Kathrenia J. Trimmer, 26, of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin was subsequently taken into custody after failing field sobriety tests. Trimmer was issued citations for Speeding, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol with a BAC over 0.08. Trimmer was later released by a Personal Recognizance bond pending a future court date. On 01/14/2018, an Officer stopped a vehicle within the 1100 block of Sheridan Road for speeding and failure to wear seatbelt. The driver, Eric D. Grieshaber, 22, of Zion was subsequently taken into custody after failing field sobriety tests. Grieshaber was issued citations for Speeding, Failure to Wear Seatbelt, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol with a BAC over 0.08. Grieshaber was later released by his Illinois Driver’s License and a Personal Recognizance bond pending a future court date. Aggravated Battery: On 01/17/2018, Officers were dispatched within the 1400 block of Sheridan Road related to a battery report. The subject, Bryan L. Bryson, 20, of Winthrop Harbor was subsequently taken into custody after a further investigation conducted by the Officers. After reviewing the facts of this investigation with the Lake County States Attorney’s Office, Bryson was charged with Aggravated Battery. Bryson was later transported to the Lake County Jail pending a bond hearing. Note: Any person charged with an offense has the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty according to law. Persons named here in are merely alleged to have committed the offense(s) they are accused of.

**** UPDATE **** Boil order has been lifted From our Public Works department, a boil order is in effect for the 600 through 800 blocks of Geddes. Please see below.

Press Release For Immediate Release: January 10, 2018 Contact: Detective Sergeant Willets – (847) 872-2131 ext. 2512 – cwillets@whpd.org Traffic Arrest(s): On 01/01/2018, an Officer stopped a vehicle near the intersection of 12th Street and Sheridan Road for speeding. The driver, Benny M. Arroyo-Trinidad, 20, of Kenosha, Wisconsin was subsequently taken into custody after the Officer confirmed he had a suspended driver’s license. Arroyo was issued citations for Driving While License Suspended, Operation of an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, and Attempted Possession of a Vehicle Title with Complete Assignment. Arroyo-Trinidad was later released by a notice to appear pending a future branch court date. On 01/06/2018, an Officer stopped a vehicle within the 1300 block of Sheridan Road for Speeding. The driver, Alexander F. Wray, 23, of Waukegan was issued a citation for Driving While License Suspended. Wray was released on scene by a notice to appear pending a future branch court date. On 01/07/2018, an Officer stopped a vehicle within the 1200 block of Sheridan Road for Speeding. The driver, Marc J. Sanders, 25, of Zion was subsequently taken into custody after failing field sobriety tests. During a tow inventory search of the motor vehicle; a loaded 9mm firearm and open alcohol was located inside of the motor vehicle. Sanders was issued citations for Speeding, Illegal Transportation of Alcohol, Driving Under The Influence of Alcohol, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Sanders was later released by a personal recognizance bond pending a future court date. Theft of Services: On 01/01/2018, Officers were dispatched by a local taxi cab company within the 1200 block of South Park Avenue related to a theft of services. The complainant advised a subject failed to pay $26.20 USD for a taxi ride. Upon further investigation and interviews resulted in the subsequent arrest of Charlie K. Henry, 25, of Spotsylvania, Virginia. After reviewing the facts of this case with the Lake County States Attorney’s Office; Henry was issued non-traffic citations for Theft of Services, Forgery, and Obstruction of Justice. Henry was later transported to the Lake County Jail pending a bond hearing. Note: Any person charged with an offense has the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty according to law. Persons named here in are merely alleged to have committed the offense(s) they are accused of.

Please see the attached information for a boil order that is in effect for the 500 and 600 blocks of English Lane.

In regards to today's police activity and the school lock downs. On 1/9/18 at approximately 13:52 hours, Officers responded to the 1200 block of Sheridan Road for a traffic accident with injuries. One of the vehicles involved in the accident fled the scene and was located at an apartment complex in the 3000 block of 9th Street a short time later. The suspect had fled on foot from that location. Due to the close proximity of Westfield School we requested they go into a soft lock down mode. As a precaution, we also requested North Prairie Jr. High School do the same. The surrounding area was thoroughly checked including several homes, and as such it was determined there was no longer a concern and the lock downs were lifted at both schools. The driver of the fleeing vehicle has been identified and there is no danger to the community. One of our primary missions is to ensure that our schools and children are safe and we would like to thank the staff at both schools for their full cooperation today along with all of the parents and students for their understanding and patience during this time.

Press Release For Immediate Release: December 30, 2017 Contact: Detective Sergeant Willets – (847) 872-2131 ext. 2512 – cwillets@whpd.org Traffic Arrest(s): On 12/21/2017, an Officer stopped a motor vehicle near the intersection of 7th Street and Sheridan Road for Unlawful Use of Cellular Telephone. The driver, Jeffery E. Woolsey, 26, of Kenosha was issued citations for Unlawful Use of Cellular Telephone, Operation of an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, and Driving While License Suspended. Woolsey was later released by a notice to appear pending a future branch court date. On 12/21/2017 an Officer stopped a motor vehicle within the 1300 block of Lewis Avenue for a lane violation. The driver, Patricia E. Shearer, 48, of Kenosha was subsequently taken into custody after failing field sobriety tests. Shearer was issued citations for Improper Lane Usage, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol with a BAC over 0.08. Shearer was later released by a personal recognizance bond pending a future court date. On 12/24/2017 an Officer stopped a motor vehicle within the 1400 block of Sheridan Road for Speeding and Improper Lighting. The driver, David O. Gallegos, 37, of North Chicago was subsequently taken into custody after failing field sobriety tests. Gallegos was issued citations for Speeding, Improper Lighting, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol with a BAC over 0.08. Gallegos was later released by a personal recognizance bond pending a future court date. In-State Warrant: On 12/21/2017, an Officer was dispatched within the 700 block of Sheridan Road related to a suspicious subject. The subject, Arlon F. Wilson, 27, of Zion was subsequently taken into after the Officer verified he had an active Lake County Warrant for his arrest. Wilson was later transported to the Lake County Jail pending a bond hearing. Burglary From Motor Vehicle: On 12/21/2017, an Officer was dispatched within the 1300 block of South Park Avenue related to a burglary to motor vehicle report. The complainant advised some unknown person(s) entered their unattended and unlocked door to the motor vehicle took approximately $242 USC, PNC Bank Card, and a Capital One Bank Card. This incident is pending further investigation. Note: Any person charged with an offense has the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Persons named herein are merely alleged to have committed the offense(s) they are accused of.

In the habit of warming your car up in the morning, or before you leave? Not only is it no longer recommended for newer, non-carbureted cars, it could be a Village Ordinance violation (to leave you car running unattended)! There have also been numerous motor vehicle thefts from surrounding communities, most of which had been left running with the keys in them. Dress warm, make sure your windows are clean, and get on your way... the car will warm up quicker while you are driving!

Press Release For Immediate Release: December 20, 2017 Contact: Detective Sergeant Willets – (847) 872-2131 ext. 2512 – cwillets@whpd.org Traffic Arrest(s): On 12/12/2017, an Officer stopped a vehicle within the 200 block of Sheridan Road for speeding. The driver, Roy C. Ligon, 33, of North Chicago was subsequently taken into custody after the Officer confirmed he had a suspended Illinois Driver’s License. Ligon was issued citations for Speeding, Operation of an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Illegal Transportation of Alcohol, and Driving While License Suspended. Ligon was later released by a Notice to Appear pending a future branch court date. On 12/19/2017, an Officer stopped a vehicle within the 1900 block of Sheridan Road for speeding. The driver, Rafeal Butler, 20, of Ford Heights was subsequently taken into custody after the Officer confirmed he had a suspended Illinois Driver’s License. Butler was issued citations for Speeding, Failure to Wear Seat Belt, and Driving While License Suspended. Butler was later released by a notice to appear pending a future branch court date. Burglary from Motor Vehicle: On 12/15/2017, an Officer was dispatched within the 200 block of Sheridan Road related to a burglary from motor vehicle report. The complainant advised some unknown person(s) entered their motor vehicle and took four truck batteries with a total estimate loss of approximately $520.00 USD. This incident is pending further investigation. On 12/15/2017, an Officer was dispatched within the 1100 block of Sheridan Road for a burglary from motor vehicle report. The complainant advised some unknown person(s) took two truck batteries from their motor vehicle without consent with a total estimate loss of approximately $280.00 USD. This incident is pending further investigation. Note: Any person charged with an offense has the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty according to law. Persons named here in are merely alleged to have committed the offense(s) they are accused of.

Police Announce Registration of a Sex Offender in the community WINTHROP HARBOR, IL – December 4, 2017 - The Winthrop Harbor Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to Illinois Compiled Statute 730 ILCS 152/120. The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense that requires registration with the police department in the city in which the person is residing, is employed or is attending school. This sex offender has served the sentence imposed on him/her by the courts and has advised the Winthrop Harbor Police Department that he/she will be residing, employed or attending school in Winthrop Harbor. THE PERSON IDENTIFIED IS NOT WANTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AT THIS TIME. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public. The Winthrop Harbor Police Department has no legal authority to direct where a sex offender may or may not live. Unless court ordered restrictions exist, this offender is constitutionally free to live wherever he/she chooses. Sex offenders have always lived in our communities, but it wasn’t until passage of the Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Law (which mandates sex offender registration) that law enforcement even knew where they were living. Law enforcement may share this information with you since you live or work in close proximity to where the sex offender resides and you are likely to encounter this individual. Citizen abuse of this information, to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated. Furthermore, such abuse may potentially end law enforcement’s ability to provide these community notifications. We believe the only person who wins if community notification ends is the sex offender since sex offenders thrive in secrecy. Name: Shawn M. Morris Sex: Male Race: White Height: 5’08” Weight: 165 lbs Hair Color: Brown Eye Color: Hazel Details: On 12/02/2017, Shawn M. Morris, in accordance with the Illinois Sex Offender Registration requirements, registered with the Winthrop Harbor Police Department. He is living at 944 S. Park Avenue, Winthrop Harbor, IL. His related offense is Indecent Liberty with a child. The victim was 8 years of age and the offender was 21 at the time of the offense. He is listed as a Sexual Predator. For further information on this or other offenders, contact the Winthrop Harbor Police Departments Records Division at (847) 872-2131, extension 2022 or visit the Illinois Sex Offender Information site at www.isp.state.il.us/sor/sor.cfm

The Winthrop Harbor Police Department is currently taking applications for the position of Police Officer (Lateral Transfer). For further information please visit the following link: https://tinyurl.com/yde7l8dr

12/3/17 UPDATE: The resident who found this cat has located the owner and the two are reunited. Thank you to this caring resident, and to the community for always helping with such matters. Love Winthrop Harbor! -Cmdr. MIB --------------------------------------------------------------- Do you know this kittie? A resident found this cat, with an injured front leg, on Kirkwood Avenue (600 or 700 block) at about 6:30 p.m. today (Dec. 2nd). No collar or tags. Very friendly. The resident is caring for the cat tonight, in hopes that its owner can be found. If you have any information please contact the PD at (847) 872-2131, option 0. Dispatch has the contact info for the resident who has the cat. Thank you!

We have been notified by Public Works that Groot will continue leaf pickup through next week (Dec. 8th). Leaves should be raked into a pile (no further than approx. 4-5 feet from the curb) so the vacuum arm can reach them. Enjoy this very unseasonably good weather we are experiencing!

Press Release For Immediate Release: December 1, 2017 Contact: Detective Sergeant Willets – (847) 872-2131 ext. 2512 – cwillets@whpd.org Traffic Arrest(s): On 11/25/2017, an Officer stopped a motor vehicle within the 1100 block of Sheridan Road for speeding. The driver, Clifftina T. Johnson, 37, of Waukegan, was subsequently taken into custody after the Officer confirmed her driver’s license was suspended. Johnson was issued citations for Speeding and Driving While License Suspended. Johnson was released by a notice to appear pending a future branch court date. On 11/26/2017, an Officer stopped a motor vehicle within the 600 block of Sheridan Road for speeding. The driver, Elnora L. Williams, 58, of Racine, Wisconsin, was subsequently taken into custody after failing field sobriety tests. Williams was issued citations for Speeding, Illegal Transportation of Alcohol, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol with a BAC over 0.08. Williams was later released by a notice to appear pending a future court date. On 11/27/2017, an Officer stopped a motor vehicle within the 50000 block of Sheridan Road for an equipment violation. The driver, Terineka N. Winbush, 23, of Waukegan, was subsequently taken into custody after the Officer confirmed she had a suspended driver’s license and an active warrant from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Winbush was issued citations for Improper Lighting, Operation of an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, and Driving While License Suspended. Winbush was later transported to the Lake County Jail pending a bond hearing. Criminal Damage to Property: On 11/22/2017, an Officer was dispatched to the lobby at the Winthrop Harbor Police Department related to a Criminal Damage to Property complaint. The complainant advised some unknown person(s) damaged their mailbox within the 4200 block of 11th Street. This incident is pending further investigation. On 11/26/2017, an Officer was dispatched within the 2200 block of 13th Street related to a Criminal Damage to Property complainant. The complainant advised some unknown person(s) shot a BB gun into the plate glass of their window. This incident is pending further investigation. Note: Any person charged with an offense has the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Persons named herein are merely alleged to have committed the offense(s) they are accused of.

UPDATE: Crews will be on location until at least 10:00pm tonight checking the perimeter and making sure everything is contained. We have been told there are trees that will be burning for several days so it will not be unusual to see taller flames, especially at night. As always, if you feel something is a concern do not hesitate to call the Police Department. -------------------------------------------- Good afternoon. The Winthrop Harbor Police Department would like to advise it's residents and visitors that the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is currently doing a prescribed burn at North Point Marina so you may see a large amount of smoke coming from the East, and in many cases the smoke does look a lot closer than it is.. This will continue until dark this evening. At such time as the burn ends will notify the community. Thank you for your understanding

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our followers. Wishing you a day full of fun, family and friends. Drive safe, drive sober and enjoy the day! Your friends at the Winthrop Harbor Police Department

Press Release For Immediate Release: November 21, 2017 Contact: Detective Sergeant Willets – (847) 872-2131 ext. 2512 – cwillets@whpd.org Traffic Arrest(s): On 11/14/2017, an Officer stopped a motor vehicle within the 500 block of Sheridan Road for a lane violation. The driver, Tammy T. Lott, 42, of Kenosha, Wisconsin was subsequently taken into custody after the Officer confirmed she had a suspended driver’s license. Lott was issued citations for Improper Lane Usage and Driving While License Suspended. Lott was later released by a notice to appear pending a future branch court date. On 11/17/2017, an Officer stopped a vehicle near the intersection of North Park Avenue and Sheridan Road for a seat belt violation. The driver, Kristin C. Fuqua, 28, of Winthrop Harbor was subsequently taken into custody after the Officer confirmed she had a revoked driver’s license. Fuqua was issued citations for Failure to Wear Seat Belt and Driving While License Revoked. Fuqua was later released by a notice to appear pending a future branch court date. Identity Theft: On 11/13/2017, an Officer was dispatched to the lobby at the Winthrop Harbor Police Department related to an identity theft complaint. The complainant advised some unknown person(s) opened a debit card in their name and charged over $7,000 USD. This incident is pending further investigation. Failure to Report Change of Address: On 11/17/2017, while Officers were conducting a follow up investigation related to a compliance check of a sex offender within the 900 block of South Park Avenue. The subject, Shawn M. Morris, 31, of Winthrop Harbor was subsequently taken into custody.. After reviewing the facts of this case with the Lake County States Attorney’s Office; Morris was issued a citation for Failure to Notify with Change of Address as a Sexual Offender. Morris was later transported to the Lake County Jail pending a bond hearing. Warrant Arrest: On 11/18/2017, an Officer was investigating a property damage traffic accident and made contact with a subject, Jeffery A. Stauche, 46, of Waukegan who was subsequently taken into custody after the Officer confirmed he had a valid warrant for his arrest from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Illinois Department of Corrections. Stauche was later transported to the Lake County Jail pending a bond hearing. Note: Any person charged with an offense has the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Persons named herein are merely alleged to have committed the offense(s) they are accused of.

DONATE BLOOD - SAVE LIVES. The PD would like to help get the word out about our Fire Department's Blood Drive, set for Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 8am to 2pm. The event will be held at the Fire Department and conducted by LifeSource. Appointments are recommended but walk-ins also welcome. All donors will receive a limited edition "Everyday Heroes" t-shirt! Click the attached image to view the details. And to those who can make it in to donate a pint, THANK YOU!

Press Release For Immediate Release: November 11, 2017 Contact: Detective Sergeant Willets – (847) 872-2131 ext. 2512 – cwillets@whpd.org Traffic Arrest(s): 11/05/2017, an Officer stopped a motor vehicle within the 800 block of Sheridan Road for a lane violation. The driver, Saul Ortegon-Avitia, 32, of Park City, was subsequently taken into custody for suspicion of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Ortegon-Avitia was issued citations for Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicle, Child Endangerment (2 counts), and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Ortegon-Avitia was later released by a notice to appear pending a future court date. 11/06/2017, an Officer stopped a motor vehicle within the 1200 block of Sheridan Road for speeding. The driver, Rachel A. Boyd, 36, of Waukegan, was subsequently taken into custody after the Officer confirmed she had a suspended driver’s license. Boyd was issued citations for Speeding and Driving While License Suspended. Boyd was later released by a notice to appear pending a future branch court date. 11/09/2017, an Officer stopped a motor vehicle within the 1000 block of Sheridan Road for speeding. The driver, Jennifer L. Lodygowski, 41, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, was subsequently taken into custody after the Officer confirmed she had a revoked driver’s license. Lodygowski was issued a written warning for Failure to Wear Seat Belt. Lodygowski was issued citations for No Valid Motor Vehicle Registration, Operation of an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, and Driving While License Revoked. Lodygowski was later released by a notice to appear pending a future branch court date. Retail Theft / Toys for Tots Donation Container: On 11/05/2017, Officers were dispatched within the 900 block of Sheridan Road related to a subject that took a Toys for Tots collection container containing US Currency (Donations). Upon Officer’s arrival, the suspect fled from the area. After a further investigation had been conducted, assistance from the area media’s, and social media; the suspect, Sean P. Schuman, 38, of Bassett, Wisconsin was identified, interviewed, and subsequently taken into custody at the Twin Lakes Police Department. Schuman was issued a non-traffic citation for Retail Theft. Schuman was later released by a notice to appear pending a future court date. Note: Any person charged with an offense has the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Persons named herein are merely alleged to have committed the offense(s) they are accused of.

Moms & Dads, Grandmas & Grandpas, Aunts & Uncles.... get ready to bundle up the kids and attend the upcoming Winthrop Harbor Annual Holiday Light Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony! Details are on the attached documents... we hope to see everyone there! - Cmdr. MIB

*** UPDATE *** Boil Order has been lifted as of 11/13/2017 *** UPDATE *** NOTICE WATER SHUT OFF AND BOIL ORDER You are hereby notified of a water shut off and water boil order, which goes into effect at 5:00pm Thursday, November 9, 2017 THE AREA IS INCLUSIVE OF ALL WATER USERS IN THE AFFECTED AREA: 400 Block of Megan Place 4200 Block of 5th Street All of Sarah Court DUE TO A WATER MAIN BREAK, THERE COULD BE A DROP IN WATER PRESSURE TO BELOW 20 P.S.I., ILLINOIS STATE LAW REQUIRES THAT ANY PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY MUST ISSUE A WATER BOIL NOTICE WHEN A SITUATION SUCH AS THIS OCCURS. Until water sample test results are received and approved, the boil order remains in effect as a precautionary measure. A guideline from the Lake County Health Department for water use during this time is available online at www.winthropharbor.com in the Public Works Document Section. You may contact the Public Works Department at 847-872-5275 for results of the water sampling or any questions you may have. AS ORDERED BY Timothy P. Neargarder, Superintendent of Public Works

The Winthrop Harbor Police Department have been notified that a boil order is going into affect until further notice for the following areas: 400 block of Megan Court 42000 block of 5th Street All of Sarah Court This is due to a fire hydrant repair that is under way. Once the official notice has been received we will post it. Thank you!

The Winthrop Harbor Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the male shown in these pictures in regards to a retail theft. He is a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, 250-300 lbs and has tattoos on his arms and possibly a tattoo or tattoos by his eyes/temple area. The subject pictured entered the Shell Gas Station on 11/05/2017 at approximately 5:30am and removed the Winthrop Harbor Toys For Tots donation jar that was on the counter. He then left the gas station and got into a black or dark colored vehicle (believed to be a 2010-2015 Kia Sportage) with Wisconsin license plates, which was driven by a white female. If you know who this is, or recognize the vehicle or know who it may be owned by, please call our non emergency number, 847-872-2131 option 0. We are available 24-hours a day and your information will be kept confidential. This is an ongoing investigation and all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Press Release For Immediate Release: November 4, 2017 Contact: Detective Sergeant Willets – (847) 872-2131 ext. 2512 – cwillets@whpd.org Traffic Arrest(s): On 10/25/2017, an Officer stopped a motor vehicle within the 600 block of Sheridan Road for speeding. The driver, Nikea N. Glaspie, 35, Zion, was subsequently taken into custody after failing field sobriety tests. Glaspie was issued citations for Speeding, Failure to Secure Child in Child Restraint Seat, Driving While License Revoked (Felony Enhanced), Endangering the Life of a Child (4 counts), Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol with a BAC over 0.08. Glaspie was later transported to the Lake County Jail pending a bond hearing. On 10/27/2017, an Officer stopped a vehicle within the 600 block of Sheridan Road for speeding. The driver, Cedric D. Gaston, 21, of Racine, Wisconsin was subsequently taken into custody after the Officer confirmed he had a suspended driver’s license. A search of the motor vehicle was further conducted which resulted in the seizure of drug paraphernalia and cannabis. Gaston was issued citations for Speeding, Operation of an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Driving While License Suspended, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Unlawful Possession of Cannabis. Gaston was released by a notice to appear pending a future branch court date. On 10/28/2017, an Officer stopped a motor vehicle within the 900 block of Sheridan Road for speeding. The driver, Dylan M. Sylvester, 26, Round Lake Beach, was subsequently taken into custody after failing field sobriety tests. Sylvester was issued citations for Speeding, Cracked Taillight, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol with a BAC over 0.08. Sylvester was later released by a personal recognizance bond pending a future court date. On 10/29/2017, an Officer stopped a vehicle within the 1200 block of Sheridan Road for speeding. The driver, Christopher D. Washington, 55, of Waukegan was subsequently taken into custody after the Officer confirmed he had a suspended driver’s license and an active in-state (Lake County) warrant for his arrest. Washington was issued citations for Speeding, Failure to Secure Child in Child Restraint Seat, and Driving While License Suspended. Washington was later transported to the Lake County Jail pending a bond hearing. On 10/31/2017, an Officer stopped a vehicle near the intersection of 6th Street and Sheridan Road for speeding. The driver, Darrell Dawson, 58, of Zion was subsequently taken into custody after the Officer confirmed he had a revoked driver’s license. Dawson was issued citations for Speeding, Failure to Wear a Seatbelt, and Driving While License Revoked. Dawson was released on scene by a notice to appear pending a future branch court date. On 11/02/2017, an Officer stopped a motor vehicle within the 600 block of Whitney Avenue for Driving without Headlights. The driver, Dominique L. Franklin, 31, of Zion, was issued citations for Driving without Headlights as Required and Driving While License Suspended. Franklin was later released by a notice to appear pending a future branch court date. On 11/04/2017, an Officer stopped a motor vehicle near the intersection of 2nd Street and Sheridan Road for Speeding. The driver, David M. Marti, 32, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, was issued citations for Speeding and Driving While License Suspended. Marti was released by a notice to appear pending a future branch court date. In-State Warrant: On 10/27/2017, Officer made contact with a subject, Brigett L. Hammond, 29 of Winthrop Harbor within the 1300 block of 3rd Street. Hammond was subsequently taken into custody after the Officer confirmed there was an active in-state warrant for her arrest. Hammond was later transported to the Lake County Jail pending a bond hearing. Criminal Damage to Property: On 10/18/2017, Officers were dispatched within the 600 block of Thompson Avenue related to a criminal damage to property complaint. The complainant advised some unknown subject(s) spray painted a six point star on the side of their motor vehicle. This incident is pending further investigation. On 10/21/2017, Officers were dispatched within the 2100 block of Thompson Avenue related to a criminal damage to property complaint. The complainant advised some unknown subject(s) damaged and broke the plate glass to the windows of their residence. This incident is pending further investigation. Note: Any person charged with an offense has the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Persons named herein are merely alleged to have committed the offense(s) they are accused of.

Winthrop Harbor Trick-or-Treating, October 31, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. It is going to be cold so be sure to bundle up! Driving around town? Please watch for any little ghouls and goblins crossing the streets and keep your speeds down! Happy Halloween

Police Announce Registration of a Sex Offender in the community WINTHROP HARBOR, IL – November 24, 2015 - The Winthrop Harbor Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to Illinois Compiled Statute 730 ILCS 152/120. The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense that requires registration with the police department in the city in which the person is residing, is employed or is attending school. This sex offender has served the sentence imposed on him/her by the courts and has advised the Winthrop Harbor Police Department that he/she will be residing, employed or attending school in Winthrop Harbor. THE PERSON IDENTIFIED IS NOT WANTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AT THIS TIME. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public. The Winthrop Harbor Police Department has no legal authority to direct where a sex offender may or may not live. Unless court ordered restrictions exist, this offender is constitutionally free to live wherever he/she chooses. Sex offenders have always lived in our communities, but it wasn’t until passage of the Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Law (which mandates sex offender registration) that law enforcement even knew where they were living. Law enforcement may share this information with you since you live or work in close proximity to where the sex offender resides and you are likely to encounter this individual. Citizen abuse of this information, to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated. Furthermore, such abuse may potentially end law enforcement’s ability to provide these community notifications. We believe the only person who wins if community notification ends is the sex offender since sex offenders thrive in secrecy. Name: Darryl J. Jackola Sex: Male Race: Black Height: 5’11” Weight: 185 lbs Hair Color: Black Eye Color: Brown Details: On 09/15/2017, Darryl J. Jackola, in accordance with the Illinois Sex Offender Registration requirements, registered with the Winthrop Harbor Police Department. He is living at 1504 2nd Street. His related offense is Unlawful Restraint (2 counts). The victim was 13 years of age and the offender 19 at the time of the offense. For further information on this or other offenders, contact the Winthrop Harbor Police Department Records Division at (847) 872-2131, extension 2022 or visit the Illinois Sex Offender Information site at www.isp.state.il.us/sor/sor.cfm