Algonquin Police: Four Teens Arrested on Underage Drinking Charges

Police reports from March 1-4.


Note: The following information was obtained from Algonquin Police Department arrest reports. An arrest is only an accusation and does not constitute guilt. An individual can only be found guilty in a court of law.

Teens Arrested for Underage Drinking

Samuel A. Graham, 18, of 3252 White Oak Circle, Carpentersville, was arrested and charged with unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor on March, 1, police reported. Graham was taken into custody at Jacobs High School, 2601 Bunker Hill Drive. Also taken into custody during the same incident was a 17-year-old male from Algonquin who was also charged with unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor.

Minutes later, a sixteen-year-old male from Lake in the Hills arrested and charged with unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor, police said. He was taken into custody at 2100 Sleepy Hollow Road. A second teen, a 15-year-old Algonquin female, was also charged with unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor and taken into custody on Sleepy Hollow Road, police said. All four were released with a Notice to Appear with a court date of April 24 in Algonquin.

DUI Arrest

Nicholas W. Dahle, 26, of 6489 Harvest Lane, Machesney Park, was charged with driving under the influence, driving under the influence over .08 blood alcohol level, no proof of insurance and improper lane usage on March 3, police said. He was taken into custody at Commons Drive and Randall Road. Dahle was released after posting $100 and his Illinois Driver’s License, with a court date of April 10 in McHenry County.

Carpentersville Woman Charged with DUI

Jennifer M. King, 38, of 6006 Breezeland Court, Carpentersville, was charged with driving under the influence on March 3, police reports stated. She was taken into custody at Broadsmore Drive and Randall Road. King was released after posting $300, with a court date of April 3 in McHenry County.

Endangering Life of a Child Charge Filed

Hollylee Bakey, 38, of 10450 Northbridge Drive, Huntley, was charged with endangering the life/health of a child on March 3, police said. She was taken into custody at the Algonquin Police Department, 2200 Harnish Drive then released after posting $150. She has a court date of March 28 in Kane County.

Warrant Arrest

Walter C. Sander, 28, of 245 Main Street, Crystal Lake, was taken into custody March 4 on a McHenry County warrant for criminal damage to property, police said. Sander was released after posting $150 and given a court date of March 20 in McHenry County.


Traci Matysek March 05, 2013 at 01:47 PM
I do not like it when the newspapers print the arrests of teenagers. The teenagers did something stupid and are already are being punished by the School District and now this gets printed. I do not see what purpose printing this information serves, except to further embarrass the families.
Sara March 05, 2013 at 02:19 PM
So what do you consider "teenagers"? Everyone else does stupid things too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mary paluch March 05, 2013 at 03:35 PM
Something stupid.. if they drank and drove and killed someone .. would you say the same... regardless how you feel..they broke the law.... i say take there right to drive..
Mary paluch March 05, 2013 at 03:37 PM
Also there was no school March 1 so they spent the day drinking... embrass the families... thats where they got the drinks......
Desiree Sulzmann. March 06, 2013 at 04:49 PM
It's embarrassing that you can't spell embarrass, Mary P. They're teenagers that drank. They made one stupid mistake that harmed themselves and only themselves. To back up Mrs. Matysek's claim, if the kids didn't put anyone else in harm, why do they need to inform the town by printing it in the newspaper? For the record, Mary, if they drank & drove this would be published in the DUI section. They didn't drive anywhere, they called for a ride, harming no one but themselves. They made one stupid mistake that effected no one but themselves. Why would it make sense to take their right to drive if they were smart enough (through prior stupid decisions) not to drive. There are kids doing much worse, and actually endangering the lives of others, and I would much rather be warned about that in a public newspaper, than waste my time hearing about some kids that had a couple of beers, I suggest, you find other things to spend your time worrying about as well.
Desiree Sulzmann. March 06, 2013 at 04:59 PM
Affected* excuse me.
Aubrey Cornwell March 06, 2013 at 05:10 PM
Mary Paluch- I'm curious as to what your place is to comment such disrespectful and insulting things about people you don't know, including their families. Your assumptions are false and you are not only embarrassing yourself by your incorrect grammar and spelling (embarrass*, their*) but also by your biased comments. I am not sure of your age or your experience but there are plenty of ways to get alcohol besides from parents. How dare you speak down on the parents as if they were in full support of their actions and SUPPLIED them with alcohol. I think you need to take a step back and take a look at the things you have said, because by no means are your comments accurate, necessary, or relevant to the situation. You don't know these kids. You don't know the full story. So you have no place to comment your ignorant thoughts.
Aubrey Cornwell March 06, 2013 at 05:30 PM
I'm sorry presumptuous comments*. Not biased comments.
CLSmom March 06, 2013 at 09:53 PM
Let me start by saying none of these teens were mine. However, I have 3 teenagers and have been in this situation before with one or two of them. I agree with the majority. This public humiliation serves no purpose other than to shame them into not doing it again. Realistically, the only people it shames are the parents, and siblings not involved that then end up fielding questions & accusations such as Sara's above. ....this is no-one’s business but the families involved. In my opinion anyway.
CLSmom March 06, 2013 at 10:00 PM
*Mary's not Sara's.
cynthia May 24, 2013 at 02:13 AM
To be frank if people think this is "No ones" business then I think they should make sure that their children don't do things that is everyone's business. It is "MY" business when teens are arrested for drinking. I do not want my children around kids who drink and I most importantly don't want them in a car with children who drink. If any parent thinks that the whole world is all about you and your children, as so many parents today do, well, you are a huge part of any problem in declining values, ethics and morals of young people today.. "It's" not just about you as much as you may think it is ..You have a responsibility to the community to raise children who do not put others in harms way and do not do things that could harm others like drinking. How unfortunate that you don't know or even care to know this. When your child does anything that could harm someone else its everyone's business and I could care less that you don't want it printed. Its not all about you and your poorly raised children and any one and every one has ever right to voice their opinion here or elsewhere. And to the self elected spell checker..grow up..You might think you are somebody when you look in the mirror but you are not. I am sure this will break your heart but its not all about you..Its about these children and the harm they can do to themselves and others.
CLSmom May 24, 2013 at 02:09 PM
Your on a pretty high horse there Cynthia. Maybe I missed it, but I don't read anything in this article that said these kids were driving. My poorly raised children?!? That's a good one. You are sure to learn a lesson about throwing stones!


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