Man wanted on warrants found hiding under insulation in attic at Round Lake Beach home

A man wanted on two warrants in Lake County was arrested Tuesday after he was found hiding under insulation in the attic of his home in Round Lake Beach, authorities said.

Dustin M. Serna, 31, was arrested in the 500 block of Pheasant Court by members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Team and the U.S. Marshals Service’s Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Serna was wanted on one warrant for failure to appear on prior domestic battery and driving under the influence/alcohol cases. The other warrant was for an aggravated battery charge, the sheriff’s office said.

On Tuesday, members of the sheriff’s warrant team and Round Lake Beach police detectives learned Serna was inside of his residence. Authorities and a police dog located Serna in the attic hiding under insulation.

Serna was arrested without incident and transported to Round Lake Beach Police Department and later to the Lake County Jail, where he is being held on $75,000 bail.

He was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday morning.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-met-round-lake-beach-fugitive-caught-20171206-story,amp.html

Social media helps Albuquerque police locate drunk driving suspect

Pete PerezALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque Police caught a repeat drunk driver thanks to the power of social media.

Dispatch was alerted to a crash on the Valley High School campus Saturday because of several social media posts.

A car had run through some landscaping and into a fence. When officers got there, they found 35-year-old Pete Perez unconscious behind the wheel.

The officer says he was unable to awake Perez so he was transported to the hospital.

Officers found a nearly empty bottle of Fireball in the car. They also found Perez had five prior DWI convictions.

He’s now facing his sixth and a charge of reckless driving.

http://krqe.com/2017/12/04/social-media-helps-albuquerque-police-locate-drunk-driving-suspect/amp/

NJ lawmakers push bill to ban people from flying drones drunk

The New Jersey state legislature is considering making it illegal to operate a drone while under the influence, NorthJersey.com reported Monday.

Lawmakers are considering the measure as the use of drones for personal and commercial purposes grows in popularity. A bipartisan bill criminalizing certain uses of a drone passed out of an Assembly committee on Monday.

If the measure passes, operating a drone while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or using a drone to harm wildlife or endanger people or property, would be considered a disorderly persons offense, according to the news outlet.

Using a drone to interfere with first responders or endanger the security of a correctional facility would also be punishable with jail time and a fine if the bill passes.If Gov. Chris Christie (R) signs the bill before leaving office on Jan. 16, it would be the state’s first law regulating drone use in New Jersey, NorthJersey.com reported.

Christie has previously declined to sign legislation that would have required law enforcement agencies in the state obtain a warrant before using a drone in an investigation, the news outlet reported.

http://thehill.com/policy/technology/363430-nj-lawmakers-push-bill-to-ban-people-from-flying-drones-drunk

Man arrested for OWI after truck struck transformer box knocking out power

Driver strikes transformer box, bar in West Bend (PHOTO: Amanda H.)

WEST BEND — A Kewaskum man was arrested Sunday evening, December 3rd after crashing his truck into a We Energies’ transformer box and a bar in West Bend — knocking out power to hundreds.

It happened around 6:00 p.m.

West Bend police said the 47-year-old driver left the roadway and struck the transformer box and then the building on N. Main Street near Barton Avenue.

We Energies crews were called out to the scene to restore power. Police noted though that “due to the extent of the damage, We Energies is unable to give an estimate as to when power will be restored.” As of 8:30 p.m. Sunday, the We Energies Outage Map showed nearly 400 customers without power.

The driver showed signs of intoxication, failed the standard field sobriety tests, blew a .15 in a preliminary breath test and was arrested for OWI.

Driver strikes transformer box, bar in West Bend (PHOTO: Amanda H.)

Driver strikes transformer box, bar in West Bend (PHOTO: Amanda H.)

There were no injuries.