DUI Arrest; School Bus Vandalized: Blotter

Palos Heights police reports, March 1-3.


Outstanding Warrants

Brittany R. Copack, 23, of the 6700 block of Magoun Avenue, Hammond, IN, was arrested on two outstanding warrants for Will and McHenry counties, according to a Palos Heights police report. Police ran across Copack during a traffic stop at about 12:57 a.m. near 12700 S. Harlem Ave.

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DUI Charge

Matthew R. Schwertfegar, 27, of the 700 block of Churchhill Drive, New Lenox, was charged with driving under the influence and speeding, according to a police report. Schwertfegar was stopped by police for allegedly speeding at around 4:44 a.m. near 12800 S. Harlem Ave. Police said their investigation determined the driver had been under the influence of alcohol.


Damaged School Bus

Someone damaged a school bus bus parked in the 6600 block of West 127th Street, according to a report. The damage happened sometime between 4 p.m. Friday and 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The bus was located in the rear of the property.

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Outstanding Warrant

Sarah N. Yousef, 21, of the 9400 block of South Kolmar Avenue, Oak Lawn, was arrested on an outstanding warrant, according to a police report. Yousef was stopped by police after they reportedly spotted an expired registration sticker on her car, at about 9:56 a.m. near 6400 W. 127th St. Police then discovered an active warrant issued by the La Grange Police Department.

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