April 28, 2014 |
A Chicago woman was accused of stealing a suburban training college admissions counselor's car after visiting for an admissions interview and test last month, "because she didn't have a ride home," prosecutors said. Mary Davila-Velasquez, 23, of the 1600 block of North Humboldt Boulevard, was arrested following a traffic stop Sunday night after police determined the car she was driving had been reported stolen, according to court records. Davila-Velasquez initially told police officers she was borrowing the car from a friend, but after being brought to a...
April 22, 2014 |
Two men were arrested Monday night after police officers, who pulled them over for running a stop sign in Lakeview, discovered they had half a pound of pot in the car, county prosecutors said. Gerrick Birt, 24, of Matteson, Ill., and Mikal Johnson, 23, of the 1200 block of West Belden Avenue, were charged with felony possession of cannabis after police officers allegedly found in their car two bags of weed and one scale, which Johnson admitted belonged to him, according to the police report.
April 14, 2014 |
A Chicago man was accused of rear-ending a car while driving under the influence Tuesday, county prosecutors said, when police found that his license plate number had imprinted itself into the bumper of the victim's car in the crash. Magdaleno Villanueva, 47, of the 5600 block of South Mozart Avenue, was arrested while sitting in his car outside his home, the police report said, after police connected the license plate number to his address. Villanueva was charged with...
April 10, 2014 |
A sizable car fire under the Blue Line tracks near California and Fullerton avenues in Logan Square last night was caught on video. Dave Fried, a Logan Square resident and filmmaker, said he was leaving a show in the area when he saw the car already in flames around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. After calling 911, he said, he realized he had his camera and began filming. Fried sent the video to RedEye early Thursday morning. Fried said it did not appear anyone was in the car, and firefighters were able to douse the flames quickly.
March 24, 2014 |
A Wisconsin woman was accused of crashing into four parked cars early Saturday morning in Hyde Park, then fleeing in a cab, county prosecutors said. Kimberly Rodgers, 49, of Madison, was charged with a misdemeanor driving under the influence offense. Then when she was being booked in the 2nd District police station, she allegedly attacked a police officer for trying to remove the jewelry she was wearing, breaking the officer's nail in the process. According to court records, Rodgers was seen by a witness driving on...
March 12, 2014 |
For his first big-screen starring role, Aaron Paul - better known as meth dealer Jesse Pinkman on “Breaking Bad” - did not flip a car or drive one off of a cliff. Ultra-dangerous stuff like that was left to the stunt crew. But in “Need for Speed,” opening March 14, that really is Paul in the car dangling from a helicopter. And driving as people fuel up the car while it's in motion. And switching seats with his passenger (Imogen Poots) while the car is moving. And catching her as she jumps...