Lake Villa bike patrol nabs pair using drugs
NEWS-SUN STAFF REPORT August 24, 2011 9:34PM
Corbin Schneider, Amanda Stroud
Updated: August 25, 2011 2:28AM
LAKE VILLA — A man and woman were arrested on felony charges after they allegedly were using heroin and cocaine in the village’s downtown.
Corbin Schneider, 29, of 326 Windmill Creek Drive, Antioch, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of heroin and cocaine. Amanda Stroud, 26, of 103 Cedar Ave., Lake Villa, was charged with possession of heroin and cocaine.
They were arrested at 12:48 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, when a Lake Villa bike patrol officer patrolling the downtown area discovered a vehicle parked in the 60 block of Grand Avenue with two occupants that were displaying suspicious movements inside the vehicle.
Officer Sean Kelly pedaled closer to the vehicle and saw the person in the driver’s seat attempting to conceal a hypodermic needle, according to Police Chief Ron Roth. Kelly saw a female positioned in the front passenger seat placing suspicious items under her blouse which were later found to be two bags of a white powdery substance.
“The driver of the vehicle had heroin in the needle and was preparing to inject it and the female passenger of the vehicle was actually attempting conceal one bag of heroin and one bag of cocaine when they were discovered by the officer,” Roth said.
Both were placed under arrest and transported to the police department with the illegal drugs collected as evidence. They were transported to Lake County Jail.
The Lake Villa Police Department started an after-dark bike patrol program this summer that patrols the village’s downtown, parks and neighborhoods.
“This has been a proactive program that is very popular with the residents and officers working the bike unit,” Roth said.