An Oak Lawn man who may have looking to grab a cup of coffee and a donut was nabbed by an alert Oak Lawn Police Officer who ending up arresting the man for various offenses last Monday at about 5:30 p.m.
The officer noticed several items hanging from the mirror of Noel Cottrell’s vehicle as it entered the Dunkin Donuts at 109th and Cicero. After Cottrell, described as a 20 year old white male with long blond hair, exited the drive-thru the officer activated his lights and signaled for Cottrell to stop the car. Cottrell, allegedly parked the car, swung open the door and took off on foot across Cicero Avenue. As he opened the door it struck another car door allegedly causing damage.
The officer pursued Cottrell on foot across Cicero Avenue and then southbound on Lacrosse. The offender allegedly continued to run despite being told to stop by the police, who set up a perimeter to find him in the neighborhood. Other officers and detectives responded to the call and two of the detectives heard a noise coming from a backyard on Lamon.
The detectives saw a man matching the description of the offender in the lower stairway of one of the homes. The detectives reported that the man was attempting to enter the home but could not do so. He was arrested and a search of his record indicated that he was wanted on a warrant in Will County for battery.
He was charged with driving with a suspended license, resisting/obstructing a police officer and criminal damage to property. He allegedly told the police that he ran because he knew he had a warrant.
The car that he was driving and parked at Dunkin Donuts was found by the police at Cottrell’s home. His wife had reportedly drove the car to the residence not knowing that she could not move the car. Apparently, according to the report, she was in the car during the incident. The car was towed and impounded.