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Blotter: Water Balloon Toss Almost Proves Costly

Weekly reports from the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff police departments.

The following incidents are among the official reports of the  and . Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.

LAKE FOREST

Minor Consumption of Alcohol

A 17-year-old boy was charged with minor consumption of alcohol at 12:55 a.m. June 12 in the 200 block of Deerpath. Police determined the teen consumed an alcoholic beverage and was younger than 21. He was assigned to an administrative hearing July 11 at .

Two 16-year-old girls were charged with minor consumption of alcohol at 11 p.m. June 11 in the 400 block of Briar Lane. Police determined the teens consumed an alcoholic beverage and were younger than 21. They both were assigned to an administrative hearing July 11 at .

Driving Under the Influence

Carlos Blancas, 26, 1409 Hickory Ave., Round Lake Beach, was charged with improper lane use, no valid driver's license, operating an uninsured vehicle and driving under the influence at 4:27 a.m. June 10 near Waukegan Road and Route 60. According to police, Blancas was stopped for failing to drive within a traffic lane. Police said he admitted to consuming alcohol, he failed field sobriety tests and refused to submit a breath sample. He will have his driver's license suspended for 12 months for the refusal. Blancas posted a $3,000 personal recognizance bond pending a July 24 court date in Waukegan.

Abigail Clark, 52, 185 Marion, Lake Forest, was charged with disobeying a stop sign, no insurance and DUI at 11:29 p.m. June 1 near Deerpath and McKinley Road. Police said Clark was stopped for disobeying a stop sign and was found to have expired insurance. She failed a field sobriety test and refused to submit a breath sample, police said. Clark will have her driver's license suspended for 12 months for the refusal. She posted a $300 bond pending a June 26 court date in Waukegan.

Battery, Minor Consumption of Alcohol

Matthew J. McCarthy, 18, 15 Wooded Lane, Lake Forest, was charged with battery and minor consumption of alcohol at 8:35 p.m. June 4 at South Park, 150 S. Maywood Road. McCarthy made contact with another juvenile, grabbed his neck and threw him to the ground, according to police. He posted a $120 bond pending a June 19 court date in Park City.

Disorderly Conduct

Natalie Durot, 18, 701 E. Linden Ave., Lake Forest, and a 17-year-old girl were charged with disorderly conduct at 12:30 p.m. June 6 in the 500 block of South Green Bay Road. The females threw water balloons at a passing motorist, causing the driver to lose control and nearly crash. They were assigned an administrative hearing July 11 at .

Possession of Marijuana

Tyler W. Funk, 18, 460 Frost Place, Lake Forest, and Christopher J. Kalmar, 18, 131 Indian Road, Lake Bluff, were each charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia at 10:22 p.m. June 3 at Forest Park, Lake Road and Deerpath. The officer spoke with the two teens in a vehicle at Forest Park. The vehicle smelled of burned marijuana. Inside the vehicle were a glass pipe, a 6-inch water pipe, hash, a grinder, and a bag of marijuana. Funk and Kalmar each posted a $120 bond pending a July 3 court date in Park City.

LAKE BLUFF

Found Property

A necklace with multicolored beads was found at the Village Green during the Farmers Market at 12:03 p.m. June 15. The item was logged into found property.

A set of Toyota car keys was found in the 30 block of North Avenue at 10:58 a.m. June 15. The item was logged into found property.

A black remote key was found at  by the west baseball field at 8:47 p.m. June 8. The item was logged into found property.

A librarian from the Lake Bluff Library dropped off two sets of car keys at 11:56 a.m. June 8. One was a Saturn car key with another individual Schlage key and key fob attached. The second was an individual Hillman key. The librarian stated the keys had been at the library for about a year. The items were logged into found property.

Well-Being Check

Officers responded to the 300 block of Vincent Court for a well-being check at 12:58 p.m. June 7. Officers made contact with the tenant and advised her to call the person who requested the check. She replied, "Get out of here. I'm fine."

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