The Sheriff's Office has been contacted and is announcing that the 9 year old, attempt to locate, juvenile has been found. In the late afternoon hours yesterday, she was checked by a local law enforcement agency.
Category: "Aggravated Carjacking"
Sheriff Mike Kelley would like to announce a partnership with the Minneapolis, Minnesota based company Verde Environmental Technologies, Inc., the creator of the Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal System. As part of the Will County Sheriff’s Office drug prevention initiatives to help combat the opioid epidemic, the Will County Sheriff’s Office will be providing residents of Will County, pouches of the Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal System. These pouches will be made available on request, and be available at numerous Will County Sheriff’s Office sponsored functions.
These pouches will complement the already existing programs and partnerships that the Will County Sheriff’s Office utilizes such as the DEA Drug Take Back Day, Will County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition sponsored events, and the Will County Sheriff’s Office Prescription Drop Box. The prescription drop box is located inside of the Will County Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Complex, at 16911 W. Laraway Road in Joliet, Illinois.
“Not everyone can come into the Will County Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Complex to drop off their unwanted prescription medications between 8:00 AM-4:00 PM, into the drug collection box located in the first floor lobby. The Will County Sheriff’s Office wants to give residents other options to dispose of these unwanted medications properly”, said Sheriff Kelley.
The environmentally friendly, Deterra pouches will allow individuals to safely and permanently, deactivated prescription medication from the comfort of their home. Deterra is the only independently tested and scientifically proven drug disposal system that permanently deactivates all organic medications, including opioids in all forms. These forms of medications include pills, patches, liquids, creams, and films.
Each Deterra pouch will deactivate up to 45 pills or 6 ounces of liquid medication, or up to 6 prescription patches and it is easy to do. Simply, tear open the pouch, and placed the unused or unwanted medications inside of the bag. Next, fill the pouch halfway with warm water and wait for about 30 seconds. Finally, seal the pouch tightly, gently shake the pouch, and dispose the bag in your normal trash can.
If you would like to receive Deterra pouches for use, please send an e-mail to email@example.com to request pouches. If you would like more information on the Deterra Drug Deactivation System, please visit their website at https://deterrasystem.com.
The Will County Sheriff’s Office is reminding citizens to be aware of the many scams that have flooded the public over the past few years. Since January of 2020, the Sheriff’s Office has taken 318 reports from citizens regarding identity theft, 83 reports of credit card fraud, and 55 reports of fraud. The majority of residents who reported did not fall victim to the scams however, some did and with these high number of reports taken it bears repeating to remind residents to be aware.
In October and November alone, the Sheriff’s Office received over 140 complaints from residents regarding the Illinois Department of Employment Services scam. This scam consists of residents receiving a letter with a pre-paid credit card confirming approval of unemployment benefits. In these cases, the resident did not apply for unemployment. The thieves have applied for unemployment using your name and personal information. They then have the method of payment switched to direct deposit, which means the money is going straight to the thieves' bank account. However, if there is money on the card and a fraud victim ends up spending that money, IDES says that person would be responsible for repaying that money to the state because they are fraudulent funds.
IDES asks residents to file a police report and to report the fraudulent card to them online or call their identify theft hotline at 866-999-5630. It is also advised that residents contact credit bureaus to file a fraud alert and keep a close eye on personal banking accounts.
Additionally, the Sheriff’s Office continues to get reports from residents regarding fraudulent cell phone calls for Warrants for your arrest and breach of your Social Security number. We are reminding citizens that the Sheriff’s Office does not call individuals who have a warrant out for their arrest and they do not ask for money to make the warrant disappear. In one recent complaint, the victim received such a call and lost $9,000 to this scam believing he had a warrant and would be arrested if not paid. An easy way to check if you have a valid warrant is to visit: www.willcountywarrants.com
The Social Security scam is also on the rise with several reports filed. These thieves use several different phone numbers, may call consistently for days, leave you a message if you do not answer, and state that they are from Social Security and that your SS# has been flagged for fraud. They ask the unknowing victim to confirm their SS number so they can reactivate it and ask for a fee to complete the transaction. Once they receive your social security number, it most likely will be very damaging to your financial accounts and credit. One recent victim lost over $30,000 to this scam. Visit www.ssa.gov if you are receiving these calls to file a report.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking citizens to share this information with friends and loved ones so they do not fall victim. A general rule is Do Not answer your phone if you do not recognize the number. If you do answer and realize it is someone from these agencies and you have not called them prior, simply hang up the phone. Any fraud reports can be made on the Sheriff’s website: www.willcosheriff.org – click on ‘online reporting’.
HOMER GLEN - Last night, 9/9/20, around 6:00pm, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle call from a resident in the Erin Hills Subdivision in Homer Glen. Residents in Erin Hills stated that they observed a black BMW SUV on the street in front of their homes. Residents stated that the BMW had parked and they observed two male subjects attempting to gain entry into their vehicles. The subjects were unsuccessful because the vehicles were locked.
While on that call, deputies received a call regarding an aggravated carjacking that had just occurred at McDonald’s in Homer Glen, located at 14298 S. Bell Road. The vehicle description given by residents matched the description of the offending BMW in the carjacking call.
Upon arrival at McDonalds, deputies spoke to a 20-year-old male from Homer Glen. He stated that after he had ordered his food at the menu board, he pulled up to the first window to pay. It was at this time that a black BMW SUV pulled alongside his vehicle. Two male/black subjects with handguns approached his vehicle. One subject opened the front passenger door and jumped inside while pointing a gun at the victim and telling him to get out. The victim exited his 2020 Dodge Charger Scat Pack and the subject crawled into the driver’s side. The second subject then got into the passenger seat. The Charger then sped out of the parking lot followed by the BMW.
Sheriff’s deputies issued an ISPERN to area police and around 1am, Illinois State Police located and pursued the Dodge Charger heading eastbound on I-80. The pursuit was terminated because of excessive speeds and safety to other motorists. Around 2:00am, Illinois State Police contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report that they had recovered the Dodge Charger in a neighborhood in Dolton. The vehicle is currently being processed for evidence. The original license plates on the vehicle had been changed to dealer plates.
Initial reports indicate that the BMW has been reported stolen from the Gurnee area. Sheriff’s detectives have not recovered that vehicle and continue to investigate the incident in conjunction with the Illinois Statewide Auto Theft Task Force. No one is in custody at this time.
The Will County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public if they can identify the offenders or have information pertaining to this incident to please call the Sheriff’s Investigation Unit at 815-727-8574 – Detective Strohm - extension 4930. -end-