Thursday, January 12, 2012
Police were funded by federal traffic safety grants.
Kenilworth Police wrote 46 tickets during the 2011 holiday season as part of a nationwide crackdown. Earlier: Kenilworth Police Prepare for New Year's Eve A grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation gave the department the overtime money it needed to pay for an extra patrol officer. Kenilworth joined with police throughout the state to work to keep impaired drivers of the roads. Extra emphasis was given to late night hours, as statistics show that is when the highest percent of motorists drink and drive and the fewest motorist buckle their seatbelts.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Kenilworth will have extra cars on patrol to stop drunken drivers thanks to a state grant.
Kenilworth police received an early New Year’s gift – state money to further help curb drunken drivers on holidays, which comes in handy on New Year’s Eve. Amid all the other party-night preparations for public-safety departments in both Kenilworth and Wilmette, a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation enables Kenilworth to pay the required overtime pay for an extra patrol officer. “We got the traffic-safety grant from IDOT for six holidays,” said Kenilworth Sgt. Dave Miller. “If not, it would have to come from village coffers. A lot of suburbs apply for the grant. To be awarded it, you have to meet certain criteria. It’s set up to look for seat-belt violations and DUI’s. Ours will be for DUI enforcement.” Kenilworth is …
Friday, November 18, 2011
The following information was supplied by the Wilmette police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Burglary Costume jewelry and a pillowcase were stolen from a home in the 900 block of Oakwood Avenue between 6:30 and 8 p.m. Nov. 12. The burglar propped a ladder against one of the house's walls, climbed onto the roof and entered through an open bedroom door. The laundry room window was pried open and two iPods, a pillowcase, a wedding ring set, a pair of earrings and four engraved marathon medals were stolen between 3 and 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at a home in the 1800 block of Forest Avenue. Heroin possession Brian B. McCann, 23, of Wilmette was pulled over for driving without a seatbelt and arrested for having 10 grams of heroin in a prescription vial at 11:35 a.m. Nov. 10 in the 2300 block of Lake Avenue. DUI Christopher Sean Chambers, 25, of …