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Police Blotter: Fender-Bender Leads to Drug Arrest for Plainfield Man

Arrests reported by Plainfield police, other agencies, Jan. 19-Jan. 23.

Jan. 23

  • Jacob M. Newberry, 17, of the 25000 block of Wheat Drive, Plainfield, was arrested by Plainfield police and booked into the Will County jail on a charge of manufacture/delivery of 30-500 grams of cannabis, police said. 

Jan. 22

Michael P. Bocska, 21, of the 26000 block of Mapleview Drive, Plainfield, was arrested by Will County Sheriff's police and booked into the county jail on a charge of resisting a peace officer/corrections employee, according to booking records.

Jan. 19

Jonathan Melvin Fox, 25, of the 24000 block of John Adams Drive, Plainfield, was arrested by Plainfield police after a fender-bender led to the discovery of illegally obtained prescription drugs, police said. According to Sgt. Mike Fisher, police responded to a minor crash outside the Plainfield police office, 14855 S. Van Dyke Rd., at 1:34 p.m. Saturday. "When officers responded, [Fox] gave off signs that he was intoxicated," Fisher said, adding that while Fox did not smell of alcohol or cannabis, it was apparent that "he was under the influence of something." No one was hurt in the accident, police said. Responding officers discovered several prescription medications in his vehicle, including one bottle that was missing a prescription label, Fisher said. After being transported to the Plainfield Police Department on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, Fox was taken to Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, police said. According to booking records, Fox was booked into the county jail Jan. 22 on charges of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. Fisher said police are investigating how Fox obtained the drugs. 

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Randy Wayne January 24, 2013 at 11:15 PM
So how many violent crime convicts will need to be released to make room for Jacob while he does his minimum 1 year stint in prison for possessing a PLANT that grows NATURALLY and has been PROVEN to have medicinal value? I don't smoke the stuff but I've also NEVER read a story about a driver killing innocent people because he was driving while stoned on pot either. Illinois needs to STOP wasting taxpayer money on their bogus war on cannabis...
DntFreeNewberry January 26, 2013 at 09:38 PM
Sad Ass Newberry
Kevin S January 29, 2013 at 03:59 AM
Please allow me to assist Shannon. Anyone with a modicum of wherewithal and access to the internet can verify this arrest for themselves. In the absence of the intellect nature provided a gnat, I'm looking at you "slick", one might be up in arms and threatening the power of the...wait for it...police? Really? So when you need them (or think you do) they are a valuable resource? Anyway, numbskull(s) check the link: http://66.158.72.230/nwspublic/Corrections/InmateSummary.aspx?ID=-35737 He was, in fact, re-arrested on the date reported in this blotter. Will County lists him as a remand from court. That means he went to court on the April charge, was convicted, and was remanded to the custody of the Will County Sheriff's Department. Oops.
jake newberry February 18, 2013 at 06:00 PM
this is jake newberry. dntfreenewberry if u gotta problem comment back to this nd il meet u wherever u want nd if not keep ur sorry life to itself cuz u actually made a account on Plainfield patch. so whudupp ?
Anonymous9 May 22, 2013 at 09:38 AM
Man Jon Jon! He got fat too! This article is so stupid! When wil he get it???

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