Palatine Police Blotter: Drunk Driver Totals Vehicle After Striking House
The following information was provided by the Palatine Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
Steven J. Penfold, 20, of Palatine, was charged with DUI, failure to provide information after striking a vehicle or other property, illegal transportation of alcohol and improper lane in the 500 block of Benton Street at 1:43 a.m. after a resident reported that a vehicle had struck his house. Officers located the vehicle two blocks from where the accident occurred. There was severe front-end damage to the vehicle with pipes sticking out from under the carriage. The other occupant in the vehicle had a cut on the hand. The vehicle suffered damage to the point where it can no longer be driven. The damage amount to the house is unknown.
A 2001 Chrysler van was burglarized sometime between 10:30 p.m. April 13 and 9 a.m. April 14 in the 1300 block of Larkspur Lane. The vehicle was unlocked and parked in the driveway. Taken was $20, various makeup items, a beige Nine West purse valued at $50 and a Costco store card.
Samuel N. Kim, 31, of Palatine was charged with DUI, DUI blood-alcohol level above .08, failure to notify secretary of state of address change and use of unsafe tires after a traffic stop at westbound Palatine Road and Northwest Highway at 1:58 a.m. Kim had been driving on two flat tires, both on the passenger side of the vehicle.
A gray 2003 Acura two-door car had its rear driver’s side window shattered sometime between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. in the 400 block of East Osage Lane. The hole in the window was the size of a BB or small rock. Entry was not made to the vehicle.
A 2007 silver Chrysler had its rear driver’s side window shattered sometime between 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of North Sterling Avenue. The vehicle was parked in a parking lot. Nothing was found around the vehicle to indicate how the damage was done.
Larisa Grynko, 55, of Deerfield and Yuliya Grynko, 35, of Deerfield, were charged with retail theft after taking $139.27 worth of cosmetic items from Wal-Mart, 1555 N. Rand Road. The two paid for items in their shopping cart, but did not pay for the cosmetics that they had placed in their purse.
Sometime between 1 p.m. and 1:04 p.m. a white female between the age of 25-30 drove off in an older model gray color vehicle without paying for gas at the Citgo, 810 W. Palatine Road. The amount of gas not paid for was $56.87