On 2/3/16, around 3:15pm, Will County Sheriff’s Gang Suppression Unit (GSU) deputies were traveling on Wilmington-Peotone Road, near Rt. 50, Peotone Township, when they observed a Ford F-350 pickup truck conducting a traffic violation. Deputies made a traffic stop and spoke to the driver, Juan M. Hernandez, age 36, of 422 Elwood in Joliet. Hernandez appeared visibly nervous and while deputies were executing a violation check on him they observed Hernandez making several furtive movements inside his vehicle.
GSU contacted the Sheriff’s Office, K-9 deputy and his canine partner, Roxy, who made a positive indication of drugs inside the vehicle. A search was completed and 5 kilos/5,864 grams of Cocaine was located. Estimated street value of this seizure was $250,000.
Juan Hernandez was taken into custody and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, no front registration plate, and disobeying a stop sign. He will appear in bond court later today. –end-
On 1/27/16 at 2:33pm the Will County Sheriff’s Gang Suppression Unit was in the Bolingbrook area when they observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. A traffic stop was made at Weber Road, south of Boughton Road, where the deputies spoke to the driver, Winfred Richter, age 26, of 224 Williamsburg in Romeoville, and observed an open white plastic bag with multiple bags of suspected cannabis inside. Richter was found to have 289.0 grams of cannabis. He was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis with intent to deliver and possession of drug equipment. -end-
The Illinois Sheriff’s Association is announcing that it will be awarding several college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education for the 2016-2017 school year. Students must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the State of Illinois to apply.
Will County Sheriff Mike Kelley will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to qualifying college students of Will County. There are no restrictions on any applicant regarding race, age, creed, color, sex, or national origin. The only limitations are: applicants must be permanent IL residents; scholarship must be utilized at colleges within IL; and applicants must be enrolled full time.
Applications for Will County residents are now available at the Will County Sheriff’s Office, located in the Will County Courthouse, 14 W. Jefferson Street, downtown Joliet. If you prefer, you can find the application on-line at www.ilsheriff.org or www.willcosheriff.org.
Applications must be postmarked by March 15, 2016.
Return applications to:
Will County Sheriff’s Office, Attn: Carol Stein, 14 W. Jefferson St., Joliet, IL 60432
The Will County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a water drive for residents of Flint, Michigan in lieu of the recent declaration of a federal state of emergency regarding hardships and suffering they are experiencing with undrinkable, unusable, lead filled polluted water. Media agencies across the country have reported that the residents have been at risk for lead poisoning since April of 2014 and that it will take millions of dollars to correct the issue.
Lieutenant Dorris Jordan of the Will County Sheriff’s Office is spearheading this drive and is asking for the public’s help in assisting Flint, Michigan resident’s dire need for monetary donations or donations of bottled water. If you are interested in participating, cash or bottled water donations are being accepted at the following Sheriff’s Office locations:
Will County Courthouse, Sheriff's Office Civil Process Division, 14 W. Jefferson St., Joliet
Will County Sheriff's Office 16909 W. Laraway Road, Joliet
Will County Adult Detention Facility, 95 S. Chicago St., Joliet
Deadline is Saturday, January 30th at 10am. If you have any questions please call Lt. Jordan at 815.727.8895.
The Will County Sheriff's Office continues to seek help from the public for any information leading to the arrest of Tariq J. Pinnick, age 19, of 122 Riverview Avenue in Lockport Township. Pinnick is known to frequent the Lockport and Joliet areas and was currently enrolled at Lewis University in Romeoville. A $1 million warrant for First Degree Murder was issued for Pinnick's arrest last week.
Crimestoppers of Will County has announced that up to $5,000 cash reward will be paid to any persons who furnish information leading to Pinnick's capture. All calls/information will remain anonymous.
Pinnick is believed to be armed and danger0us.
Or you may call the Will County Sheriff's Office at: 815-727-8575
The Will County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help from the public for any information regarding the whereabouts of Tariq J. Pinnick, age 19, of Riverview Avenue in Lockport. A warrant was issued for his arrest yesterday at the Will County Courthouse for First Degree murder in the death of Dylan Somma.
Will County Sheriff’s detectives believe that Pinnick shot Somma on January 13, 2016, outside a residence on the 200 block of Barry Avenue in Lockport Township. Somma suffered one gunshot wound to his chest. He was transported to Silver Cross Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Will County Coroner’s Office ruled cause of death was from a single gunshot wound.
We are asking the public if you have any information to go to our website, www.willcosheriff.org, and “Submit a Crime Tip” or call the Will County Sheriff’s Office at 815-727-8575. You may also go to www.crimestoppersofwillcounty.com and “Submit a Tip”.
All calls/information will remain anonymous.