Police: DUI Suspect Tried to Bury Beer in Snow

The following information is from the Lake Forest Police Department. An arrest is not an indication of guilt.

$20,000 worth of watches stolen

A single-family home in the 200 East block of Old Elm Road was burglarized on Tuesday, Jan. 14 just after noon. Officers responded to a burglar alarm at the home, which is located just east of Route 41. They found a first-floor window smashed in and discovered two upstairs bedrooms ransacked. Fourteen watches, valued at more than $20,000 were found to be missing. Anyone with information, please contact Detective Kevin Zelk at ZelkK@cityoflakeforest.com.

Driving with license suspended

Police responded to a traffic crash at Route 41 and Route 60 at 2 p.m. Jan. 27. Marchello Delano, 45, of South Holland, who was one of the drivers, was taken into custody for driving on a suspended license. Delano was processed and released on bond with a February court date.

Crashes leads to DUI arrest

Police responded to a one-car traffic crash Jan. 24 at 4:30 p.m. where a car driven by Catherine D’Ambrosio, 51, of Waukegan, left the road and rolled over on IL Route 41 north of Westleigh Road. D’Ambrosio admitted to smoking cannabis right before the crash and failed field sobriety testing, police said. She was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, processed and released on bond with a March court date. Because D’Ambrosio refused to complete all chemical tests required, her driving privileges will be suspended for a minimum of one year

Police say driver tried to bury beer bottles before DUI arrest

On Jan. 23 at 8 p.m., police responded to a one car crash when a vehicle driven by Margarito Garcia-Morales, 41, of North Chicago, drove off the road and into a ditch on Route 41. While officers were responding, cellular callers told dispatchers that Garcia-Morales appeared to be burying something in the snow, police said. Officers spoke to Garcia-Morales, whom they said exhibited a strong odor of alcohol and discovered he did not have a driver’s license.

An officer followed his footprints in the snow and discovered several empty beer bottles buried a short distance away, police said. He failed field sobriety testing and was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving without a valid license. He was processed and released on bond with a February court date. Because he refused to complete all chemical tests required, his driving privilegeds will be suspended for at least one year.

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