- Thursday August 16th, 2012 :: 01:50 p.m. CDT
BELVIDERE POLICE ARREST TWO SUBJECTS ON DRUG CHARGES
ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2012, THE BELVIDERE POLICE DEPARTMENT NARCOTIC UNIT ARRESTED TWO INDIVIDUALS ON DRUG CHARGES.
WHITNEY L. DIKANCIC, 18 YEARS OLD OF BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS, WAS CHARGED WITH THREE COUNTS OF UNLAWFUL DELIVERY OF CANNABIS (CLASS 4 FELONY). DIKANCIC REMAINS IN CUSTODY IN THE BOONE COUNTY JAIL ON A $10,000.00 (10%) BOND.
FRANK W. POLINDER, 45 YEARS OLD OF BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS, WAS CHARGED WITH UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA (CLASS A MISDEMEANOR). POLINDER REMAINS IN CUSTODY IN THE BOONE COUNTY JAIL ON A $1,500.00 (10%) BOND.
ON THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 16, 2012, BELVIDERE POLICE DETECTIVES, PATROL OFFICERS AND A BELVIDERE POLICE K-9 UNIT EXECUTED A SEARCH WARRANT AT AN APARTMENT LOCATED IN THE 200 BLOCK OF NORTH STATE STREET, BELVIDERE. POLICE SEIZED CANNABIS, CANNABIS PLANTS, DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, DRUG PACKAGING MATERIALS AND ELECTRONIC SCALES.
THE ARRESTS OF DIKANCIC AND POLINDER CONCLUDED A FOUR MONTH LONG INVESTIGATION BY THE BELVIDERE POLICE NARCOTIC UNIT. THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES AND ADDITIONAL CHARGES ARE EXPECTED.
A CLASS 3 FELONY IS PUNISHABLE BY TWO (2) TO FIVE (5) YEARS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS. A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR IS PUNISHABLE BY UP TO ONE YEAR IN JAIL.
THE BELVIDERE POLICE DEPARTMENT ENCOURAGES ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION ON A CRIME, SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY OR NARCOTIC TRAFFICKING TO CALL THE BELVIDERE POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 544-2135 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 547-7867.
Members of the public are reminded that these are only charges and are not proof of the defendant’s guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the State’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
City of Belvidere Illinois Police Department
615 North Main Street
Belvidere, IL 61008