Police Blotter: DUI Charges Filed

Minooka police reports, Nov. 9-13

Sunday, Nov. 13

Driving in wrong lane, DUI reported

Antonia Ibarra, 50, no hometown provided, was arrested at the intersection of Ridge Road and Twin Rail Drive on charges of driving in the wrong lane and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, police said.

Wednesday, Nov. 9

DUI charges filed

Jeffrey C. Johnson, 40, of Minooka, was arrested at the intersection of Ridge and Bob Blair roads on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, police said.

Tim November 15, 2011 at 09:22 PM
Instead of following the tired old habit of printing the sheet the police give you, why don't you act like a 'reporter'? If you insist on printing this information, it is your responsibility to print the follow up of all these cases. That is all public information as well, so why are you ignoring a basic tenet of the way the legal system in this country works? After making one persons arrest front page news on this site a few months ago, not a single followup was done. Her court case was in October... Was she found guilty? Was she found innocent? Were the charges dropped? Did the arresting officer end up filing a false report? If you insist on taking the direction of a tabloid gossip rag, don't be surprised when people call your 'reporting' for what it is, tabloid gossip.
Carl November 16, 2011 at 07:23 AM
Tim, I take you think the media is obligated to follow up on everything. I'm not sure what news source you watch/read, but they don't follow up on everything. As much as the overall concept is an idea to consider. All media outlets don't drain all their resources on just follow ups for everyone to know the final outcome or outline "the way our legal system in this country works." The media uses it for informational purposes only. People are going to have a perception of the media as a tabloid or gossip regardless if it's all reported or not. Some people feel it shouldn't be reported at all. Some think this blotter is enough information. We all have opinions on how it should work. Since there are a lot of them out there, I'm sure Patch or reporters for that matter are always prepared for the "tabloid/gossip" opinion to surface. As they say, opionions are like !$&holes, everyone's got one. The first mistake is everyone assuming the media is the "end all" for a source of information.
John Beskoon November 16, 2011 at 07:41 AM
I say your both right. In the Patch news you are guilty until You can prove yourself innocent. If they let you. I feel if your "name, or address" is being used in the stiry, they should make sure the info is 100% correct and should follow up on the story.


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