OMG PD: Indecent and Intoxicated, Condom Mischief

Here's a round-up of recent and bizarre police report items from the area.



A woman reported on Feb. 5 that someone had placed a used condom on her apartment door handle in the 200 block of East Bailey Road, police said.


Michael P. Dieterle, 20, of the 1300 block of East Elm Street, Wheaton, was arrested at 2:43 a.m. Jan. 27 in the 300 block of Alder Lane, police said. He was charged with public intoxication, illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor and public indecency.

Pricey Thefts

  • Police said someone entered the Smoker Shop, 434 Roosevelt Road, between 1 p.m. and 7:35 p.m. Feb. 1 and stole various items valued at less than $300.
  • Someone on Jan. 28 stole a “No Outlet” sign from the intersection at Illinois Street and Hillcrest Avenue, police said. The sign was valued at less than $500.


Steven J. Michalak, 42, of the 5N200 block of Hanson Road, called police at 12:24 a.m. Jan. 31 to request assistance. He was at , and the locks to his car doors had frozen.

Police showed up within minutes to offer their help. They had to verify that Michalak indeed was the owner of the 1997 Nissan that was frozen shut, so they did a check through their computer. They learned then that Michalak was wanted on a DuPage County warrant for contempt of court. Police arrested him at 1:05 a.m.

Michalak was unable to post bail and was transported to the DuPage County Jail to await a court appearance. Police said they were unable to help Michalak gain entry into his car.


You Spin Me Right Round

The driver of a Hyundai Sonata got a scare earlier this week but was not injured after a snowplow hit her car hard enough to spin it around in the west parking lot of Delnor Hospital, according to Geneva police reports.

A New Holland 55441 skid steer with an affixed loader driven by a 39-year-old Aurora man collided with the front of the Sonata, driven by a 52-year-old woman from DeKalb. The incident occurred around 8:12 a.m. Feb. 4 in the hospital parking lot, 300 South Randall Road, reports said.

More than $1,500 of damage was done to the Hyundai, and a tow was needed after the crash. No damage was reported to the skid steer.

According to reports, the man was westbound, plowing snow out of the west parking lot of the hospital when his skid steer hit the Sonata, which was southbound in a traffic lane.

The impact sent the Sonata into a half spin, where it rested facing southwest in a parking stall, reports said. Both drivers told police they did not see each other prior to impact.

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