Homeless Man Charged With Battery of Gas Station Employee: Police Blotter
Hinsdale police reports, Oct. 2-8.
SUNDAY, OCT. 7
Lombard Man Charged With DUI
Juan Alberto Tapia, 24, of the 1300 block of south Finley Road, Lombard, was charged with DUI. Police said he was under the influence of alcohol during a traffic stop for improper lane use near the intersection of Ogden Avenue and Route 83 at 3:22 a.m., and failed an ensuing breath test.
Tapia was charged with two counts of DUI and improper lane use. He was released to appear in court.
SATURDAY, OCT. 6
Teens Charged With Drug, Alcohol Offenses
Two male juveniles—one a 17-year-old from Riverside and the other a 16-year-old from Countryside—were charged with drug- and alcohol-related crimes. Police said the 17-year-old driver was under the influence of alcohol during a stop for driving without headlights in the 800 block of north Lincoln Street at 11:43 p.m.
Police said a breath test indicated the driver’s blood-alcohol content was greater than .00, but less than .08. Both teens were found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia, and the 16-year-old passenger was found to be in possession of cannabis and a controlled substance, as well.
The driver was charged with possession of drug equipment, unlawful consumption of alcohol and driving without headlights. The passenger was charged with possession of less than 30 grams of cannabis, possession of drug equipment and possession of a controlled substance.
Both were released to appear in court.
THURSDAY, OCT. 4
A complainant reported that someone damaged the hood of his car while it was parked in the 10 block of east Hinsdale Avenue between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
The value of the damage was not included in the original report.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3
Homeless Man Hits Gas Station Employee
Bryan Keith Krum, 40, was charged with two counts of battery after police said he struck an employee of a gas station in the 0-10 block of west Chicago Avenue at 8:30 a.m. and then threw a cup of hot water in the employee’s direction while leaving.
Krum, who police said is homeless, was acting disruptively earlier that morning within the gas station’s store and was asked to leave, which he did. Police said he later returned and had a verbal confrontation with the store employee, which ended when Krum struck the male employee’s face with his fist. After throwing the cup of hot water and leaving the store, police said, Krum was located by officers at the downtown Hinsdale train station, where he was taken into custody.
Krum was charged with two counts of battery, served with an order of no trespass to keep him away from the gas station, and released to appear in court.
The employee did not need any medical attention.
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