Crime Blotter, April 16

By Melissa Ramirez

April 16, 2014

DUI Arrest- At 2:28 a.m. on April 3, a River Forest police officer observed a vehicle speeding around Chicago Avenue and Harlem Avenue. The officer was unable to clock the vehicle on radar but was able to follow it. The driver committed several more traffic violations, and when he was pulled over, the officer noticed that the driver exhibited signs of intoxication. The driver, Nicholas M. Athans, 25, of LaGrange Park, failed field sobriety tests and was taken into custody. At the station, Athans refused to take a Breathalyzer test. He was charged with misdemeanor DUI, illegal transportation of open liquor and several traffic offenses.  

DUI Arrest- On April 5 at 2:17 a.m., River Forest police officer observed a vehicle committing several traffic violations on the 7300 block of North Avenue. A traffic stop was conducted and the officer noted that the driver exhibited signs of intoxication. The driver, Kenneth S. Gibson, 31, of Bellwood, failed field sobriety tests and was taken into custody. A Breathalyzer test revealed that Gibson had a blood alcohol content level of .188, well over the .08 legal limit. Gibson was charged with misdemeanor DUI and several other traffic offenses.       

Aggravated Speeding Arrest– At 9:33 a.m. on April 5, an officer observed a vehicle speeding down the 7500 block of North Avenue. Police confirmed that the vehicle was going 65 mph in a 30 mph zone. Following a traffic stop, the officer observed an open bottle of liquor and a small amount of suspected marijuana in plain sight. The driver, Christopher D. Foster, 29, of Chicago, was taken into custody and charged with misdemeanor aggravated speeding and illegal transportation of alcohol.   

Residential Burglary Report- At 5:40 p.m. on April 9, police responded to a residential burglary on the 900 block of Thatcher Avenue. The burglary occurred between 4:00 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. There was forced entry to the front door and there was a reported loss of several pieces of jewelry. The River Forest police detective unit is currently investigating the matter.