WILL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
WEEK OF JUNE 2 THRU 8
6/4 Location: 15000 block of S. Weber Road
Summary: Person/s unknown stole a 2008 Honda Accord from an auto repair shop.
6/2 Location: 2100 block of E. Exchange Crete
Summary: An elderly man stated that at about 12:30pm, while sitting outside on his driveway, a newer model charcoal colored pickup truck pulled into his driveway. Two white male subjects were inside the truck. The driver exited the vehicle. He was described as being between 50 and 60 years old, wearing shorts and a tee shirt with a bandanna on his face. The man stated that he needed to know how far back the man’s property went because he worked for Will County. As the subject and the homeowner were in the backyard the subject asked questions such as, how long he has lived on the property, who lives with him, and if he had family that came to visit often. The subject was also on his cell phone the entire time and the man became suspicious. The subject left and the homeowner realized later that cash had been stolen from inside his residence.
6/6 Location: 24244 S. Deer Run Trail Crete
Summary: Steven Reckner, age 56, of this address was arrested for aggravated assault and domestic battery.
6/8 Location: E. New Monee Road and S. State Street Crete
Summary: Ronnie Slaughter, age 60, of 1 Thornwood Drive in University Park was arrested for DUI, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and driving while license suspended.
Location: W. Offner Road and S. Nacke Road Beecher
Summary: John Van Kalker, age 84, of Crete lost his life after his single prop plane experienced trouble shortly after it took off from Bult Field, 28261 S. Kedzie Avenue in Monee. Beecher Fire personnel assisted with medical emergency treatment but Van Kalker succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The FAA and NTSB are conducting the investigation.
NEW LENOX AND FRANKFORT
6/3 Location: 11116 W. 189th Place Frankfort Cantero Recycling
Summary: Person/s unknown stole a 2002 Stoughton trailer that was parked near a group of industrial buildings. Video footage showed person/s unknown, driving a white Volvo tractor hook up the trailer and drive off with it.
6/5 Location: 18000 block of 113th Avenue Frankfort
Summary: Person/s unknown entered a home was being remodeled and stole a new refrigerator, microwave, oven combo and a dishwasher.
-Nothing to report.
6/6 Location: N. Independence Blvd. and E. Material Service DuPage
Alexus Flores, age 24, of 1014 Breckenridge Lane in Shorewood was cited for speeding, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and unlawful possession of cannabis. Eduavardo Flores, age 23, of 130 Akin Avenue in Joliet was cited for unlawful possession of cannabis.
Location: N. Independence and Murphy Drive DuPage
Summary: Ricardo Salina Pacheco, age 33, of 802 Cora in Joliet was cited for no valid driver’s license, speeding and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
Location: S. Independence and University Parkway DuPage
Summary: Claudia D. Gonzalez, age 19, of 3410 Harms Road in Joliet was taken into custody on an active Will County warrant. Victor Itez Porter III, age 23, of 841 Hickory in Joliet was cited for speeding and illegal possession of cannabis.
6/8 Location: 14000 block of S. Lakeridge Drive Plainfield
Summary: Person/s unknown entered four unlocked vehicles. Offender/s stole a wallet from one vehicle. Nothing was taken from the other three.
Location: 14000 block of S. Lakeridge Drive Plainfield
Summary: Person/s unknown broke out a vehicle window in order to gain entry. Offenders stole a driver’s license and $10.
6/2 Location: 95 S. Chicago St. Adult Detention Facility
Summary: Damonte R. Burnett, age 25, of 601 Pasadena in Crest Hill was charged with aggravated assault.
Location: Patterson and Brandon Road
Summary: Sheriff’s deputies, along with East Joliet Fire, responded to a vehicle on fire. Upon arrival the vehicle was completely engulfed in fire. The 2008 vehicle had been reported stolen from a residence who lives on Winding Creek Road in Plainfield.
6/3 Location: 1400 block of Cecelia Avenue
Summary: Person/s unknown shot four bullets near a residence causing four bullet holes in a vehicle. No one was injured. Under investigation.
6/4 Location: 95 S. Chicago St. Adult Detention Facility
Summary: Rickie Brownson, age 23, of 2221 Tamarack Drive in Joliet was charged with battery.
6/5 Location: Rowell and Manhattan
Summary: Andres Valencia, age 22, of 413 Linden Avenue in Joliet was arrested for improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, driving while license suspended, illegal transportation of open alcohol, DUI, DUI/drugs and ten felony charges of aggravated DUI DUI/drugs.
Location: E. Washington and Clairmont
Summary: Samuel Boni Garcia, Jr., age 35, of 207 N. Farrell Road in Lockport was arrested for aggravated driving while license revoked, failure to signal while turning, and obstructing a peace officer.
Location: 25358 W. Seil Road Troy Township Highway
Summary: Person/s unknown cut the metal poles that held road signs in three different locations. A speed limit sign was cut in the area of County Line Road and Wildey Road; a railroad crossing sign was stolen near Shepley and River Road and a stop sign was stolen from Ingolsby and Mound.
6/6 Location: Patterson and Brandon
Summary: Two 20-year-old subjects were given violation tickets for trespassing on property owned by NRG Energy. Several individuals have been caught in recent weeks for trespassing onto the property in order to swim in the quarry. No trespassing signs are posted and a fence surrounds the property.
Location: Golfview and Caton Farm Road
Summary: Jesus Vega Ortiz, age 24, of 676 Collins St. in Joliet was cited for no valid driver’s license, speeding, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
6/7 Location: 700 block of Cayuga St.
Summary: Travis W. Thomas, age 29, of 798 Colorado in Marseilles was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.
6/8 Location: S. Lakewood Path
Summary: Elderly victim stated that he was a veteran and received an email from two unknown veterans who had just received 84kg of gold from an overseas Sultan for saving the Sultan’s son. (No further details) One veteran stated that he was a 2-star General and was verifying the other veteran’s story. The unknown veterans stated that they could not afford to store the gold prior to their return to the United States and asked the victim to help them pay the $12,000 to store it. When the victim went to his bank, he was informed by bank employees that this was a scam.
NOTE: GIVE A MINUTE TO OUR ELDERLY POPULATION..... If you have an elderly friend or neighbor, or have an elderly person in your family, please take some time to explain the many types of scams out there in today’s world. From IRS scams, to ruse burglary scams, phone scams, to email scams. As you can see in the above blotter item, unfortunately, the list is endless and although information is being put out on social media and news stations, a face-to-face conversation with the vulnerable population is most likely the best approach for a better understanding of how to avoid becoming a victim.