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Accused drunken driver allegedly asleep at wheel

Palos Heights police arrested Casey Michuda, 21, of Lemont, at 2:39 a.m. July 14 and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and illegal transportation of open alcohol, police said. Police saw several vehicles at the intersection of Route 83 and Southwest Highway with people standing outside the vehicles. Michuda allegedly fled the scene on foot when police approached his vehicle, according to the police report. Witnesses told police Michuda was asleep in his vehicle through two cycles of the traffic light, police said. His court date is Aug. 12 in Bridge view.

In other Palos Heights police news, Todd Rakauskas, 33, of Crestwood, was arrested on July 14 and charged him with retail theft in connection with a theft on June 10 at a grocery store in the 7100 block of West 127th Street, police said. Rakauskas allegedly stole eight bottles of laundry detergent, concealed under a shirt in his shopping cart. On July 14, Orland Park police charged Rakauskas with stealing detergent at a grocery store at 179th Street and Wolf Road, according to the police report. Palos Heights police interviewed him at the Orland Park Police Department. His court date is Aug. 12 in Bridgeview.

Charles R. Boerst, 53, and David A. Boerst, 49, of Worth, were arrested at 10:49 p.m. July 17 and charged with retail theft and possession of drug paraphernalia after they were seen allegedly placing packages of meat inside their jackets and attempting to leave the grocery store in the 6400 block of West 127th Street without rendering payment, police said. They were stopped by store security who called the police, according to the police report. They have a court date Aug. 26 in Bridgeview.

Daniel W Flaherty, 22, of Orland Park, was arrested at 3:46 a.m. July 18 and charged with DUI and improper lane usage after he was stopped for weaving in the 7300 block of West 135th Street, police said. His court date is Aug. 26 in Bridgeview.

Amanda M. Goodeve, 20, of Mokena, was arrested at 2:24 a.m. July 19 and charged with illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor after she was stopped for improper lane usage in the 12400 block of South Harlem Avenue, police said. Her court date is Aug. 4 in Bridgeview.

David K. Hlad, 17, of Midlothian, was arrested at 9:25 p.m. July 17 and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, improper lane usage and violation of graduated license after he was stopped for a lane violation in the 12500 block of South Harlem Avenue, police said. Police smelled cannabis emitting from the vehicle and found a glass smoking pipe and plastic bong in a search of the vehicle, according to the police report. His court date is Aug. 26 in Bridgeview.

Robert C. Janozik III, 20, of Merrionette Park, was arrested at 1:26 a.m. July 18 and charged with illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor and red light violation after he was stopped in the 11900 block of Southwest Highway, police said. His court date is Aug. 4 in Bridgeview.

Curtis L. Clay, 38, of Chicago, was arrested at 4:04 a.m. July 12 and charged with DUI, transportation of open alcohol, speeding and improper lane usage after he was stopped in the 7700 block of West College Drive, police said. His court date is Aug. 12 in Bridgeview.

Keith M. Libner, 22, of Oak Lawn, was arrested at 11:11 p.m. July 12 and charged with unlawful use of weapon, driving with a suspended license and speeding after he was stopped in the 12000 block of South Harlem Avenue, police said. During a search of the vehicle, police allegedly found a spring loaded switchblade knife in the armrest console, according to the police report. His court date is Aug. 4 in Bridgeview.

Timothy A. Frickstein, 30, of Tinley Park, was arrested at 4:40 a.m. July 19 and charged with DUI and improper lane usage after he was stopped in the 13200 block of South Harlem Avenue, police said. His court date is Aug. 12 in Bridgeview.

Thomas E. Gavin, 31, of Palos Heights, was arrested at 11:47 p.m. July 18 and charged with DUI and improper lane usage after he was stopped for weaving in the 12800 block of South 76th Avenue, police said. His court date is Aug. 12 in Bridgeview.

Sean M. Kelly, 26, of Berwyn, was arrested at 1:32 a.m. July 13 and charged with DUI after he was allegedly involved in a one vehicle crash in the 11800 block of South Harlem Avenue, police said. His court date is Aug. 26 in Bridgeview.

Silverio Z. Ramirez, 48, of Oak Lawn, was arrested at 12:50 p.m. July 18 and charged with no valid driver’s license and improper left turn after he was stopped in the intersection of College Drive and Harlem Avenue, police said. His court date is Aug. 26 in Bridgeview.

Angela F. Swims and Curtis A. Baines, of Chicago, were arrested at 3:28 p.m. July 18 and charged with retail theft after Swims allegedly placed four cans of baby formula in her purse and attempted to leave a grocery store in the 6400 block of West 127th Street without rendering payment, police said. Baines allegedly drove Swims knowing she was going to commit a crime, according to the police report.

Raypheal A. Broadway, 22, of Alsip, was arrested at 2:21 a.m. July 19 and charged with driving with a suspended license, speeding and uninsured motor vehicle after she was stopped for driving 50 mph in a 35 mph zone in the 6600 block of West 127th Street, police said. Her court date is Aug. 12 in Bridgeview.

Anthony C. Larios, 37, of Chicago Ridge, was arrested at 5:43 a.m. July 19 and charged with driving with a suspended license, no insurance and no plate light after he was stopped in the 12800 block of South Harlem Avenue, police said. He had a court date later that day.

Tara J. Oliva, 39, of Palos Heights, was arrested at 3:37 p.m. July 12 and issued a local ordinance for unlawful visitation interference after she violated the terms of a court order by not returning her child to the father at the designated time, police said.

Edilberto Leyva, 29, of Orland Park, was arrested at 10:36 a.m. July 20 and charged with driving with a suspended license and obstructed windshield after he was stopped in the 13100 block of South Cypress, police said. His court date is Aug. 7 in Bridgeview.

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