Accidental shooting; Tequila thief; Reckless driver DUI: blotter


HIGHLAND PARK, IL – The following information is taken from the Highland Park and Highwood Police Department and public records as a register of incidents reported to police and those arrested by police. Criminal charges represent state charges that are often dropped or reduced. Updated information may be available from the Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court. Anyone arrested is presumed innocent unless their guilt is proven by a court beyond a reasonable doubt.


An unidentified shoplifter walked to the tequila aisle at Binny’s, 153 Skokie Valley Road, when it opened at 9 a.m. on October 14 and stole four bottles of Patron valued at around $ 172 after placing them in her purse.

Someone stole a white BMW 650xi with black wheels on land near the M&I Imports service area, 2772 Skokie Valley Road. It was reported stolen on the afternoon of October 19 and last seen a few days earlier.


  • Someone stole the catalytic converters from three Chevy Express pickup trucks and a Toyota Prius while they were parked outside the Highland Park Truck Center, 2900 Skokie Valley Road. The incidents took place during the first three weeks of October and the estimated loss was $ 2,500.
  • A catalytic converter was reported stolen from a white Chevy delivery truck that had been parked in Studio 41 lot at 3160 Skokie Valley Road by October 20 for an estimated loss of $ 1,800.


Jerry L. McCullum, 30, of 5300 block of West Potomac Avenue, Chicago, was arrested around 3:30 a.m. on October 22 and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving under the influence of alcohol with concentration of breath alcohol of 0.08 or more. after a stop near the intersection of Park Avenue West and Skokie Valley Road. He also received citations for misuse of the lanes and illegal transport of an alcohol container opened by a driver.

Jaylin McKinney, 26, from the first block of West Seminole Avenue in Lake Wales, Fla., Was arrested around 11 p.m. on October 22 and charged with aggravated illegal use of a weapon after officers were called to Block 700 of Park Avenue West for a report of a shot. Police reported learning that McKinney accidentally shot himself while sitting alone in his car in the 700 block of Red Oak Lane. According to the sheriff’s office, McKinney paid the $ 3,000 cash portion of his bail on the evening of October 23 and was released under the supervision of the preparatory services on the condition that he did not own any firearms or otherwise. dangerous weapon. Read more…

Jaylin Raekwonn Jermaine McKinney, 26, of Lake Wales, Fla., Faces a gun charge following a shooting investigation in Highland Park, where police say he accidentally turned himself fired a bullet. (Lake County Sheriff’s Office)

Javier Rojas, 27, of the 1400 block of Wilson Avenue, Waukegan, was arrested around 2 a.m. on October 24 and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless driving following a traffic stop in the 600 block from Skokie Valley Road. Officers also fined him for disobeying a red light, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and two counts of misuse of lanes.

Earlier: The battery charge follows the request to leave the Highwood bar; Highland Park man found asleep at the wheel near his home: Highland Park police blotter, October 11-17


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