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Man Arrested For DUI Asks 'Am I On Cops?'

Also, a 24-year-old man reported his girlfriend threw a punch at him. An arrest is merely an accusation, not evidence of a conviction.


Anthony Fleming, 24, of Des Plaines, was charged with DUI Dec. 18 just before 12:45 a.m. when police said an officer observed him driving 59 mph northbound on Greenwood Avenue. Police said Fleming pulled into a convenience store/gas station, and tried to pump gasoline into his car but appeared to be having trouble maintaining his balance and had to lean against his car for support, according to the report. Fleming then sat down in the passenger seat of the car. A police officer pulled a squad car behind Fleming's car and activated the camera. Fleming told the officer he had had three or four bottles of Coors Light at a bar, starting about an hour and 15 minutes prior, the report said. Police said he showed impairment on field sobriety tests and placed Fleming in the back of the squad car, at which point he asked, "Am I on 'Cops?'" He was cited for for failing to wear a seat belt, for no proof of insurance and for speeding. His court date is Jan. 10 in the Skokie branch of the Cook County courts. 

Police investigate attempted burglary

Police responded to a home in the 8200 block of Oak on Dec. 18 just after 1 p.m., when a woman told them she had set her alarm system before leaving, but returned home to a beeping alarm system which indicated it was not in service, but also that the alarm had not been activated. The door frame around her front door had been broken and the door was slightly out of place. Police are investigating. 

Irate girlfriend hits boyfriend, police called 

A 24-year-old Niles man who lives in the 8200 block of Wisner said a 21-year-old woman, who he is dating, came to his home Dec. 18 at 12:30 p.m., upset because he had gone out without her the previous night, according to a police report. She began yelling and banging on the door, and he let her in and she punched him on the left side of his face, police said. He declined medical treatment and a referral to Niles Family Services, saying he just wanted it documented.

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