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Retail Theft, Driving Under the Influence, Battery

The following arrest information was supplied by the Lake Forest Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Possession of Alcohol by a Minor

A female juvenile, 16, is being charged with possession of alcohol by a minor, according to Lake Forest Police reports. Her court date is set for Dec. 12 at City Hall.

The police report states that school officials located the subject with vodka inside her backpack during school hours. An administrative hearing citation has been issued.

Retail Theft

Maxine Ellman, 63, of Highland Park is being charged with retail theft, according to Lake Forest Police reports. Her bond is set at $5,000 and her court date is set for Nov. 16 in Waukegan.

The report states that an officer responded to a jewelry store at 259 Market Square regarding the theft of a bracelet and earrings that were caught on security video. Ellman was identified by an employee through a photo lineup and the security video.

Driving Under the Influence

James M. Lynch, 48, of Lake Forest is being charged with driving under the influence, according to Lake Forest Police reports. His bond is set at $3,000 and his court date is set for Dec. 11 in Waukegan.

The report states that an officer responded to a complaint of a car stopped in the center of the intersection at Inverlieth and Meadowood for over 10 minutes without moving. The driver was located sleeping in the car with the vehicle in drive and his foot on the break. He admitted to drinking and failed three field sobriety tests. His breath sample demonstrated a blood alcohol content of .244.

Failure to Obtain Taxi License and Vehicle Permit

Aleksander Pretko, 54, is being charged with failure to obtain a taxi license and vehicle permit, according to Lake Forest Police reports. His administrative hearing is set for Dec. 12 at City Hall.

The report states that an officer located Pretko at the West Train Deport offering taxi services without obtaining a city permit and submitting to the cab inspection that’s required.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor

Patrick Clark, 18, of Naperville is being charged with consumption of alcohol by a minor, according to Lake Forest Police reports. His administrative hearing is set for Dec. 12 at City Hall.

The report states that police officers and a Lake Forest Fire Department ambulance responded to Lake Forest College for a report of an extremely intoxicated subject. They found Clark intoxicated and transported him to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital.

Battery

Michael Stark, 46, of Lake Forest is being charged with battery, according to Lake Forest Police reports. His hearing is set for Dec. 4 in Park City.

The report states that officers spoke with a teen victim who reported being chased and tackled by Stark after he and a friend jumped up and down on an inflatable Halloween decoration on Stark’s front lawn, and a witness confirmed the account. Stark admitted to chasing the teen, and said he grabbed him because he thought the teen had damaged the decoration.

Domestic Battery

Jeffrey Muendel, 46, of Lake Forest is being charged with domestic battery, according to Lake Forest Police reports. His hearing is set for Nov. 13 in Waukegan, and his bond is set at $2,000.

Officers responded to a domestic disturbance at a home on the 200 block of East Noble. The female victim had locked herself in a bedroom and called 911 after Muendel got physical after an argument. Muendel admitted to grabbing the victim during the argument. Muendel was placed under arrest and transported to the station for processing. 

against unions November 09, 2012 at 01:07 PM
I think that posting a personal family domestic violence arrest is hideous!!!!!!!! What business is it of the lake forest residence to read and make judgement against another lake forest family... This is just awefull!!! I will definitely make sure I think twice before I call 911.
Mrs. H November 09, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Is it me but didnt the report read as though two spoiled punks literally got away with disorderly conduct & damage to property?
Mosober November 09, 2012 at 06:49 PM
You read this correctly. In today's society the rules are so warped that these 2 kids had their rights violated by a legitimate property owner. I am surprised we didn't just sit down and talk to these kids about how what they did was wrong and ask them not to do it again. Don't be surprised if these kids run for office on the democratic platform. For me: Charge the Parents!
Malta November 11, 2012 at 01:12 PM
The liberal politicians will be the death of us all. Political correctness.....the manta of the democrats.
Bill Overton November 11, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Check it out. The parents are Republicans.
forest barbieri November 12, 2012 at 07:46 AM
Maybe the property owner was suppose to serve them milk and cookies? I do not understand why he would not have the right to defend his blow-up Halloween decoration. Is that not in the 28th constitutional amendment? Are blow-up lawn decorations now a hazard to homeowners? Who blew up the decoration? Was it teathered against windage? Was it just that the home owner tackled or was it an illegal tackle? What constitutes an illegal tackle this year in the NFL. Does that rule also apply to LF? So many things to think about here.
Dan Nicholson November 15, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Wow grampa, that's a disturbing view of a very dangerous situation. It was Halloween night and some boy's were messing with a grown man's blow up toys on his front lawn, how surprising. Then a full grown man chased down a boy and tackled him and stomped on his chest??? You don't see a HUGE problem with that? What kind of mad man does something like that? You condone this type of behavior, maybe you'd like a guy the size of Mike Stark tackling your kid but as far as I'm concerned he should be in jail.
Stevie Janowski November 15, 2012 at 05:54 PM
I woulda beat the shit out of the kids that broke my stuff. Good for you stark
Stevie Janowski November 15, 2012 at 05:57 PM
I see no problem with that Dan. Your a total idiot if you think that what those boys did was not wrong. See those blow up decorations cost money, when someone steals from you wouldnt you chase after them? If you answered no your a tool. The kids were also 16-17, what are they doing out "trick or treating"?
Bree Olson November 15, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Those kids got what they deserved. Maybe that will teach them a lesson, and not act like 8 year olds. The charges should be dropped.
Paula Skaggs (Editor) November 17, 2012 at 03:25 PM
As a reminder, if the name is not published above in the blotter, please refrain from using any names, especially if they are underage or victims.

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