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Accused Drunken Driver Speeds Through Four Intersections Without Stopping: Police Blotter

Chicago Heights police reports, Jan. 10-11.

FRIDAY, JAN. 11

DUI

Jesus E. Munoz, 29, of the 300 block of West 15th Place, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after he sped through multiple intersections, ignoring stop signs with police pursuing him, according to the report. Police said they were driving more than 50 miles per hour and were unable to catch up with Munoz.

Munoz ignored police sirens and lights, disobeying four stop signs total on his trip from the intersection of 17th Street and East End Avenue to the 100 block of East 22nd Street, where he finally stopped, according to the report. Munoz immediately got out of his vehicle and stumbled into the middle of the street, according to the report. Police saw an open case of Bud Light in Munoz's vehicle, which contained nine empty cans and five full ones, police said. Munoz racked up additional charges, including four counts of disobeying a stop sign.

Yelling and Screaming

A 51-year-old Sauk Village service technician told police he was in the 1600 block of Buena Vista Circle for a service call when a man walked up to him yelling and screaming in Spanish. The seemingly angry man then pulled his shirt open and reached toward the small of his back, according to the report. Believing the man had a weapon, the service tech said he was going to call the police. The screamer got in his car and left, according to the report.

Cut Wire

An employee of DiCicco Concrete, located in the 100 block of East 14th Street, told police he arrived at work to discover someone had cut 20 to 30 feet of large gage electrical wire from the company's concrete mixer and stole it.  

THURSDAY, JAN. 10

Lost and Found Van

A 21-year-old Sauk Village man told police a Dodge van was parked in a driveway in the 200 block of West 16th Street when an unknown person stole it. The man said when he went outside the residence he was at, he saw the vehicle traveling eastbound. The vehicle, which belonged to a woman from Lynwood, was later recovered in the first block of East 13th Street, according to police. 

Violent Threat

A 30-year-old Chicago Heights woman told police her ex-boyfriend threatened her over the phone, stating he was coming to her residence with guns and that he would kick the door down. The woman said she is fearful for the safety of her children, according to the report. The woman said the man is upset because he moved out and wants to pick up the rest of his property, according to the report.

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