Vernon Hills Police Blotter: Man Fails to Provide Information for Sex Offender Registration

Police release reports from the week of Nov. 2.

Vernon Hills police said a 41-year-old man failed to provide complete information at his quarterly Sex Offender Registration.

David Costello, of 490 Bay Tree Circle, was arrested Nov. 2 on a charge of violation of Sex Offender Registration, police said.

His bond was set at $20,000, authorities said.

In other reports:

  • A 39-year-old Racine, Wis., man is accused of making fraudulent returns at a local Bed Bath and Beyond totaling about $30,000, police said. Art Wickert, 1037 Kentucky St., was charged with theft on Nov. 5, according to reports. His bond was set at $25,000 and he was remanded to the county jail.
  • Police said Michael S. Swanson, 19, or 129 Wilshire Drive, Wheeling, reportedly left the store without paying for $110 worth of clothing from Macy’s at 1 Hawthorn Center on Nov. 6.  Swanson also punched a loss prevention agent, police said. He was charged with retail theft and battery, police said. His bond was set at $1,500.
  • Lukasz A. Babb, 24, of 902 S. Tower Lane, Mount Prospect, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol level over .08, illegal transportation of alcohol, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and improper lane usage, police said. Officers were investigating a traffic crash on Nov. 6 at Milwaukee Ave. and CDW Way, reports stated. Babb’s bond was set at $3,000.
  • Vernon Hills police arrested a 20 year-old man on Nov. 7 wanted on a Mundelein warrant for criminal sexual assault, according to reports. Michael D. Cowell, of 320 Plumwood Lane, was taken to the Lake County jail, police said.
  • Ivan A. Cunningham Jr., 25, of 2626 Glen Flora #211, Waukegan, is charged with retail theft and obstructing justice, police said. He reportedly left Macy’s, at 1 Hawthorn Center, on Nov. 8 without paying for $120.22 worth of clothing and toys, police said. He also gave police a false name, reports stated. His bond was set at $1,500.
BarT November 13, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Our sex registry system is foolish. It lumps in everyone who ever mooned or streaked or urinated in public with hard-core career pedophiles. A registrant may have been a teenager caught with a girlfriend in the backseat, the victim of a vindictive ex-wife who made abuse allegations or a man who, legitimately, believed his partner was over 18. Whether they are a public urinator or Jerry Sandusky, they all occupy the same space on our misguided and $500,000,000 per year registry. Every former sex offender should refuse to register. The right to defy an unconstitutional statute is basic in our scheme. Especially when an ordinance requires a person to register his whereabouts. One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. Do drunk drivers, gang members, murderers, drug dealers or wife beaters have to register?
Grasshopper November 13, 2012 at 06:07 PM
I have looked over the registry and can't find anyone charged with disorderly conduct (those that "mooned or streaked or urinated in public") listed there.... And, yes, child murderers do have to register..... Hopefully your misguided understanding of this registry didn't come from a registrant who you trusted to care for your children...


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