Aggravated domestic battery
Bourbonnais police arrested Robert G. Hopkins, 23, of Bourbonnais for alleged aggravated domestic battery, domestic battery to a child and interfering with reporting domestic violence on March 17. According to a police report, an officer responded to a call of domestic battery at a home in the 700 block of River Place Drive. The officer saw the 20-year-old victim had a swollen lip, redness on her face and red marks around her neck. The victim said she accused Hopkins of cheating on her. He became upset. The victim said she took her 2-year-old son and barricaded herself in a bedroom. She said Hopkins pushed the door open as she tried to hold it closed. The victim said he reached around the door and hit her in face. She fell back and Hopkins pushed his way into the bedroom. The victim said Hopkins grabbed her by the hair and began hitting her in the face and head. He also grabbed her around the neck and choked her until "she could not breathe." The victim said her son got between Hopkins and herself. She said Hopkins hit the boy in the side of the head knocking him away. The victim said she escaped and grabbed her cellphone telling Hopkins she was going to call police. Hopkins took the phone from her and threw it against the wall. He picked it up and found it still working and threw it into a picture, breaking the phone and the picture's glass frame. The victim went to the garage to try and open the garage door to get the attention of a police officer who lives nearby. Hopkins closed the door and shoved her down the garage steps while she was holding her son. She said she fell on her back to protect her son. The victim said Hopkins left the home. She said she called Hopkins' mother, who told her to call police. The victim said she did. She signed a complaint for domestic battery. She showed the officer a bite mark on her hand she received a couple of days earlier from Hopkins. She said he had been abusing her for a while and his family was trying to get him help. Hopkins was found and arrested. He was taken to Jerome Combs Detention Center.
Delivery of controlled substance
• Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group agents arrested Brian J. Smith, 31, for alleged delivery of controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a senior citizen housing complex in Kankakee on March 16. According to a court report, Smith sold seven bags of crack cocaine to an informant at a business on East Court Street. He was taken to Jerome Combs Detention Center. A judge set his bond at $100,000.
• Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group agents arrested Joey M. Montgomery, 24, for alleged delivery of controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a church on March 16. According to a court report, Montgomery sold $150 worth of heroin to an informant in the parking lot of a business in Manteno. He was taken to Jerome Combs Detention Center. A judge set his bond at $100,000.
• Bradley police arrested Michael P. Lemacks-Hammack, 37, for alleged driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence with a blood or breath alcohol content greater than .08, operating an uninsured vehicle and unlawful use of electronic communication device on March 17. According to police reports, an officer saw a vehicle traveling northbound on North Kinzie Avenue and the driver holding a cellphone in front of his face The officer also saw the vehicle weaving inside his lane. After the vehicle was stopped, the officer could smell alcohol on the driver's breath. The driver failed field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. He was taken to Jerome Combs Detention Center.
• Bradley police arrested Jody E. Gagnon, 45, of Bourbonnais, for alleged driving under the influence of alcohol on Wednesday. According to a police report, an officer stopped a vehicle after seeing it traveling in both westbound lanes on North Street and making an improper turn onto Cleveland Avenue. She failed to complete field sobriety tests. She was cited for improper lane usage, improper turn, operating a motor vehicle without insurance and driving under the influence. She was taken to Jerome Combs Detention Center.
Possession with intent to deliver
Kankakee police arrested Robert E. Hatten, 29, for alleged possession with intent to deliver on March 13. According to police reports, an officer was called to the area of South Fourth Avenue and Station Street in regard to a fight. The officer saw two subjects walking down the sidewalk in the 300 block of South Fourth. One of the subjects had an open bottle of alcohol in his back pocket. The officer told the subjects to stop and Hatten ran south on Fourth Avenue. Hatten jumped the fence on the south side. The officer was able to stop Hatten in a backyard. The officer found two clear plastic containers containing suspected crack cocaine. Each bag has seven rocks. Hatten was taken to Jerome Combs Detention Center. A judge set Hatten's bond at $25,000 on Monday.
Unlawful use of a weapon
Kankakee police arrested Jachai S. Edwards, 18, for alleged aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, no valid FOID card and resisting arrest on March 14. According to police reports, an officer got our of his car with three males walking north in the middle of the west alley of the 300 block of North Rosewood Avenue. The trio ran south down the alley. Two subjects were detained after a short foot pursuit. During a search of the area, a loaded Glock 26 was found under a bush in the front yard of a home in the 400 block of South Rosewood Avenue. A loaded magazine was located nearby. Edwards was taken to Jerome Combs Detention Center.