Sunday, April 05, 2009

Former Officer Eric Sinderman Charged with Resiting Arrest


Getting locked out of his car has gotten a former Gurnee police officer in hot water with local authorities.

Eric Sindermann, 43, of 5011 Prairie Oak Road, was charged with resisting arrest and obstructing justice for refusing to be taken into custody after it was discovered he was named in a Michigan warrant for failure to appear in court, Gurnee police Cmdr. Jay Patrick said.

On March 26 around 7:25 p.m., Sindermann called police to his home for assistance after locking keys in his 1996 Cadillac.

While gathering background information at the scene, officers discovered Houghton County, Mich., authorities had issued an arrest warrant stemming from a April 2008 missed court date regarding a child custody case. Authorities said the warrant was not extraditable.

After learning that he was being arrested, Sindermann fought with officers before being handcuffed, Patrick said. Sindermann, a Gurnee cop during the 1990s, was taken into custody before posting $1,000 bond.

His arraignment is April 24 in Lake County Circuit Court.


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