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Two DUIs on St. Patrick's Day Weekend

The following arrest information was provided by the Wilmette Police Department. When an arrest is mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Theft

An officer discovered that the street sign for Laramie Ave. was missing from the pole at the intersection of Walnut St. and Laramie Ave., Wilmette Police reports state. The officer discovered this on March 15. 

Driving Without a Valid License

Montroy Z. Hortensia, 42, of Chicago is being charged with driving without a valid driver's license, according to Wilmette Police reports. On March 15, Hortensia was found to have no license after officers responded to an accident that he was involved in on the 1200 block of Green Bay Rd. He was taken into custody and was later released on bond. 

Driving Without a Valid License

David A. Ramos, 44, of Chicago is being charged with driving without a driver's license among other violations, according to Wilmette Police reports. Ramos was arrested on March 15 after officers received a call about a subject sleeping in a vehicle in the BP Amoco parking lot at 800 Skokie Ave. The officers found Ramos in the vehicle and found that he had struck the gas pump island while pulling into the parking lot, reports state. 

Burglary to Auto

A resident on the 1900 block of Highland Ave. reported that an unknown offender(s) took his radar detector from his locked vehicle while it was parked in front of his residence sometime between March 11 and March 13, Wilmette Police reports state. He believes the offender could have been one of the guests that stayed at his residence between March 11 and March 13, because the keys for his vehicle were left ont he counter. 

Identity Theft

A resident on the 2200 block of Kenilworth Ave. reported that she was contacted by her credit card company that two charges were made in Texas on her credit card between March 15 and March 16, Wilmette Police reports state. She advised the company that she still had her credit cards and did not authorize the charges.

Criminal Damage

The owner of Imperial Motors at 721 Green Bay Rd. reported to police that an unknown offender(s) had spray painted the wall in the alley of the business between the evening of March 15 and the morning of March 16, police reports state. 

Driving with a Suspended Driver's License

Enrique Diaz-Cruz, 21, of Wilmette is being charged with driving with a suspended driver's license, according to Wilmette Police reports. The driver was pulled over for a traffic stop on March 17 on the 1400 block of Wilmette Ave. He was arrested and later released on a bond, the report states. 

Driving Under the Influence

Richard J. Franco, 57, of Evanston is being charged with driving under the influence, according to Wilmette Police reports. On March 17, Franco was pulled over at the intersection of Payne St. and Jackson Ave. for traffic violations. (He came to a stop in Evanston.) Franco, the report states, was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was taken into custody. He refused the breath test and was processed and released on bond. 

Driving Under the Influence

Abilash J. Abraham, 30, is being charged with driving under the influence, according to Wilmette Police reports. A traffic stop was conducted in the 1200 block of Glenview for traffic violations on March 17. Abraham was taken into custody for a DUI after failing field sobriety tests, the report states. He refused the blood and urine tests and was processed for the arrest, and later relased on bond. 

Driving With an Expired License

Bradley Joyce, 32, of Glenview is being charged with driving with an expired license, according to Wilmette Police reports. Joyce was stopped at the intersection of Locust Ave. and Marion Ln. on March 18 for a minor IVC offense, and it was discovered that he had an expired license. He was arrested, processed, issued citations and released on bond. 

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