Man Charged With Punching Bouncer at Tracy's Tavern

Clarendon Hills police reports, Dec. 19-29.

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Trouble at Tracy's

Justin J. Geiger, 27, of the 1500 block of Mineral Springs Trail, Olympic Valley, CA, was charged with violating a local fighting ordinance, police said, after he allegedly punched a bouncer while exiting Tracy's Tavern, 401 55th Street, at around 2 a.m.

An officer driving by Tracy's at 2:12 a.m. observed three men running around the area of Western Avenue and Ruby Street. A witness told the officer he had seen one of the men punch a bouncer while leaving the bar.

Geiger was located by police, and identified by the bouncer as the man who punched him. The two knew each other from high school and had had negative exchanges earlier that night.

Geiger told police the bouncer had assaulted him, but his story changed multiple times and there was not enough evidence for police to verify it. Geiger was released on bond.

No Valid Driver's License

Minerva Viveros, 37, of the 4400 block of South Sacramento Avenue, Chicago, was charged with driving without a valid license, driving with an expired registration, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle, police said, after a 3:23 p.m. traffic stop in the 400 block of 55th Street.

She was released on bond to appear in court.


Pot Possession

Ryan F. Collins, 20, of the 1200 block of West Wrightwood Avenue, Chicago, was charged with possession of cannabis after the substance was found in his vehicle during an 11:37 p.m. search near the intersection of Grant and Hudson avenues, police said. 

The search came after a suspicious male was seen running from Prospect Avenue to the car, and the odor of burnt cannabis was detected when an officer followed up. 

Collins was released on bond to appear in court.


Hit-and-Run at Lyons Pool

An unknown white vehicle damaged an emergency gatepost and fence at the Lyons Pool in the 100 block of Byrd Court, police said. The damage was reported at 12:01 a.m.

Pieces of the car were found, but the driver fled before a police search was carried out.

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Abe December 31, 2013 at 09:19 AM
A cop was driving by. Yea, right. More like sitting in the bushes and waiting for people to leave and pull over.


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