Driver Allegedly on Drugs Tells Cops He's Talking to Santa: Police Blotter

Tinley Park police reports, Feb. 28–March 3.


Smashed Window

Police were called to a home in the 19000 block of S. Westfield Avenue, after a resident reported damage to his car.

The man told police that someone smashed the driver's side window of his car sometime during the afternoon.

Officers could not determine how the window was smashed, but were able to verify that nothing was removed from the vehicle.


Underaged, Over Served and Driving

Michael A. Kuzminski, 20, of the 18000 block of Highland Avenue, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of alcohol with a BAC over .08, speeding and no insurance, following an incident near the intersection of Harlem Avenue and Hickory Street.

Police initially stopped Kuzminski after witnessing him driving 57 mph in a 40-mph zone.

During the stop, Kuzminski was unable to provide a valid insurance card and admitted to having a few drinks at this girlfriend's house, according to the police report.

Officers noted a strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from Kuzminski and asked him to perform field sobriety tests, which he failed, according to the report.

Kuzminski was taken to the Tinley Park police station, where he blew a .149. He was charged and released, pending an upcoming court date.

DUI Driver Talks to Santa Claus

Brian J. Frainey, 24, of the 8600 block of Saddlebred Circle, Frankfort, was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or combination of drugs, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and no driver's license on person, after an accident at the intersection of 159th Street and 76th Avenue.

Frainey told officers that he was using his phone when he, “slammed into the car in front of me.”

While speaking with Frainey, officers noted his speech was mumbled and slurred, and that his pupils were extremely small and pinpointed, according to the report.

Frainey failed field sobriety tests. 

Frainey was taken into custody and transported to the Tinley Park police station, where he blew a .00 and refused to submit to a blood and urine test.

While under police watch, Frainey would close his eyes and mumble to himself, according to the report. Frainey told officers, “I wasn't talking to you. I was talking to Santa Claus, I saw him in my dream.”

Frainey was released on bond and is scheduled to appear in court on April 3, in the Bridgeview Courthouse.


Selling Cigs to a Minor

Edward Khoshaba, 54, of the 700 block of W. Huntington Commons Drive, Mt. Prospect, was cited for selling cigarettes to a minor, after an incident at TP Food Mart, 16701 S. 80th Avenue.

Police sent a minor special agent into the store to buy a pack of cigarettes, which Khoshaba sold to the minor after looking at the minor's driver's license. Khoshaba also gave the minor a free lighter with his purchase.

Officers then went into the store and issued Khoshaba a citation. He is scheduled to appear in court on March 22, at the Bridgeview Courthouse.

Exes in Dog Fight

Roxanne Giurin, 38, of the 1400 block of Schoenherr Avenue, Bolingbrook, was charged with domestic battery, following an incident in the 7900 block of 160th Street.

A neighbor called police to report a physical fight happening in the driveway of the home.

The victim told police that Giurin, the victim's ex-wife, came to the door and grabbed him by the collar, dragging him down the steps and into the driveway. The victim said Giurin was yelling something about the dogs and then grabbed his glasses off his face, causing them to fall to the ground and break. The victim said Giurin then picked up a lens from his glasses and drove off.

The witness and neighbor both confirmed the story the victim told officers.

Police contacted Giurin, who came to the Tinley Park police station and told her side of the incident, confirming that she grabbed the victim by the collar and took the lens from his glasses. She said she left the victim the former couple's dogs for a week while she was out of town, and that he would not return them now. She said she took the lens so that he would trade the dogs for the lens.

Police took Giurin into custody and charged her, before placing her in a holding cell to await a bond hearing.

Police report information is provided by the Tinley Park Police Department and other law enforcement agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.

Bob Laird March 06, 2013 at 05:20 PM
He should have asked santa for a get out of jail free card.


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