Motorcyclist Name-Drops Secretary of State to Avoid Citation: Police Blotter

Chicago Heights police reports, Sept. 29-Oct. 16.


Battery in Two Towns

Walter I. Jackson, 49, of the 300 block of North Boston Street, was arrested and charged with domestic battery after his girlfriend told police they were in an argument and Jackson grabbed her by her neck and threw her to the floor. The woman called the police but Jackson then had her get in his vehicle so he could take her to a friend's house, according to the report. The woman called 911 again, this time in Matteson, and police stopped Jackson's vehicle at the intersection of Vollmer and Cicero. Jackson was taken into custody and the girlfriend was treated for a laceration on the back of her head at St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields, police said. Chicago Heights police had been dispatched to Boston Street after the woman's first 911 call, and coordinated with Matteson Police later.

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No Name

Toni V. Dortch, 52, of the 1100 block of Fifth Avenue, was arrested and charged with obstructing a peace officer after a 66-year-old Chicago Heights man told police she came to his residence asking for a place to stay and refusing to leave. When police arrived, Dortch refused to give them her name and date of birth after being asked several times, according to the report. Even after being taken into custody Dortch refused to give up her name. Police identified her through a previous arrest photo, according to the report.


Bikers Gone Wild

A 53-year-old Chicago Heights was issued citations for improper operation of an off-road motorcycle after police saw him driving a dirt bike on a city street, according to the report. The man had no proof of insurance or valid registration but did have the proper motorcycle-class driver's license, according to the report. Police asked the man why he was driving the off-road bike on the road, to which he responded "I wasn't driving it." Police then told him he wasn't allowed to drive it on the roadway, to which the man responded, "I know, it's OK, I work for the Secretary of State," according to the report. Police told the man they would be issuing citations and towing the bike. The man then became irate and kept saying, "No, you're not towing it," and "Nobody's taking my bike," according to police.

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