Police Blotter: Man laid on ground during arrest, charged with DUI

Lake Forest police car  | FILE PHOTO
Lake Forest police car | FILE PHOTO

The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the Lake Forest Police Department. Readers are reminded an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.

LAKE FOREST

CRIMINAL DAMAGE

A resident reported someone smashed the driver’s side window of a green Jeep Cherokee while it was parked in a driveway in the 1000 block of North Sheridan Road from noon Thursday, Aug. 21, to 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22. Anyone with information about the incident should contact Detective Brett Marquette at MarquetB@cityoflakeforest.com.

CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL BY A MINOR

Two 16-year-old Lake Forest male juveniles were charged with consumption of alcohol by a minor at 3:46 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, in West Park when police responded to a report of several juveniles acting suspiciously at the park pavilion. The two minors were released to a parent. Both are scheduled to appear at the city’s administrative hearing Sept. 10.

DUI

Thomas Omara, 77, 1350 Inverleith Road, Lake Forest, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol when police responded to a report of a car that left the road and struck a mailbox and a fire hydrant in the 1300 block of Inverleith Road at 9:41 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13. Omara admitted to drinking and failed field sobriety testing. He was taken into custody and later produced a breath sample indicating a blood alcohol content of 0.118. He also was cited for improper lane usage. Omara is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 5.

Martin Nicholson, 24, 503 E. Park Ave., Libertyville, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, driving with a suspended license, possession of drug paraphernalia, improper lane usage, leaving the scene of an accident and operating an uninsured vehicle at 7:06 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13. Police responded to a report of a possibly impaired driver who struck a mailbox at Waukegan and Inverleith roads and continued on before police located the vehicle. When they stopped Nicholson on Waukegan Road at Deerpath, police found syringes and other drug paraphernalia inside the car. Nicholson, who police said was disoriented and unresponsive, lay down on the ground while officers spoke with him. He was transported to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital for a check up and released. He is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 5.

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