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Police Blotter: Cell Phone Use Leads to Arrest, Repeat Solicitation Offender Arrested

The following arrest information was supplied by the Deerfield Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Hand Held Cell Phone Use, No Driver’s License 

Manuel Cruz-Sanchez, 35, of Wheeling was arrested for driving without a valid driver’s license Sept. 10 after Deerfield Police stopped him for driving while using a hand held cell phone, according to Deerfield Police report. 

Police spotted Cruz-Sanchez near the intersection of Lake Cook and Waukegan Roads when he was observed driving while talking on a cell phone and not having a seat belt fastened, according to the report. Police then discovered he did not have a valid Illinois driver’s license. 

Cruz-Sanchez was released on bond and will appear in Lake County Court at 3 p.m. Oct. 16. 

Soliciting Without a Permit, No Driver’s License 

Demarcus Robinson, 19, of Munster, IN, and Noor Sobuh, 27, of Highland, IN, were arrested Sept. 8 by Deerfield Police, according to Deerfield Police reports. 

Police observed a large white van near the intersection of Hermitage Road and Longfellow Avenue with Sobuh sitting in the driver’s seat and Robinson at a door holding a clipboard, according to the report. 

After stopping the vehicle, the officer recognized Robinson from a previous encounter and then learned he issued him a warning for soliciting without a permit August 24, according to the report. He was then arrested for soliciting without a permit. 

During the incident, police also discovered Sobuh’s driver’s licenses in both Illinois and Indiana were suspended, according to the report. He was then charged with driving with a suspended license. 

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