NAPERVILLE (STMW) — Police aren’t saying why Daniel R. Lavigne and Callea L. Plunkett got naked in the back seat of a car parked just outside Plunkett’s apartment Tuesday night in west suburban Naperville.
But they did. And, in the process, got arrested for allegedly possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia, the Naperville Sun is reporting.
Lavigne, 28, of Lisle, is on probation in a 2008 felony case of marijuana possession in Bolingbrook, according to court records. Plunkett, 22, has been convicted twice in two years of driving under the influence, court records indicated.
The couple’s latest misadventure occurred about 11:47 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of an apartment building where Plunkett lives. A written police report stated two people were “found in the back of a vehicle naked” on the 100 block of Douglas Avenue, across the street from Washington Junior High School on Naperville’s north side.
Sgt. Bill Davis, in a Friday email, said police were sent to the apartment complex to investigate “a report of a suspicious vehicle” in the parking lot.
The formal police report concerning the incident “indicates that both (Lavigne and Plunkett) were found in the back seat area with no clothes on when officers approached” the car, Davis said. The couple got dressed before getting out of the car, he said.
A canine unit was sent to the area, and the specially-trained police dog “alerted on the vehicle,” detecting signs of contraband, Davis said. Police then searched the car and confiscated a small, plastic bag that allegedly contained 0.4 grams of marijuana, as well as a glass smoking pipe, he said.
Davis’ email did not state why Plunkett and Lavigne were in the car, rather than Plunkett’s apartment.
Bolingbrook police on April 10, 2008 arrested Lavigne on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and the manufacture or delivery of 10-30 grams of marijuana, according to records on file in Will County Circuit Court in Joliet.
The narcotics-possession count was dismissed later that year, although Lavigne was convicted of the marijuana charge, records indicated. A judge on March 15, 2012 sentenced him to 180 days in Will County Jail and placed him on 2 1/2 years of probation, a probationary period that does not end until mid-September, records showed.
Lavigne was previously arrested in February 2006, for possessing 10-30 grams of marijuana in Naperville, according to records. He was found guilty of the charge that May in DuPage County Circuit Court, and ordered to perform 30 hours of community service work as part of his penalty, records indicated.
A bond forfeiture warrant for Lavigne’s arrest was issued April 23 in DuPage County Circuit Court, after he allegedly failed to appear there to answer a charge of driving without a license in March in Naperville, records showed. Woodridge police in December 2006 ticketed Lavigne for marijuana possession, according to records.
Plunkett was arrested in April 2011 by Downers Grove police and charged with drunken driving, and in late May 2013 for doing the same in Aurora, DuPage County and Kane County court records indicated.
A judge in December 2011 found Plunkett guilty in the Downers Grove case, placing her on a year of supervision and ordering her to enroll in DuPage County’s DUI school, records showed. She was found guilty last October in the Aurora matter, and ordered to perform 240 hours of public service work and placed on 18 months of conditional discharge, a form of probation.
She and Lavigne are charged under Naperville municipal ordinances with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both are free on bond, and have arraignment dates pending in the DuPage County courthouse.
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