WCSO Police Blotter Week of Feb 22 thru 27
WILL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
WEEK OF FEB 22 THRU 27
2/25 Location: S. Schoolhouse Road and W. Baker Road Manhattan
Summary: Mary Westergaard, age 46, of 732 Spruce Road in Frankfort was arrested for DUI, possession of cannabis outside approved container, failure to yield stop sign, and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
Location: 30000 block of S. Symerton Rd. Wilmington
Summary: Owner of a 2019 GMC Sierra received a call from Kankakee Police stating that they were in possession of his vehicle. Owner stated that he was not aware that it had been stolen during the late evening hours. Owner stated that he was in possession of both sets of keys inside his residence. Upon retrieving the vehicle, the center console had been stripped out.
2/27 Location: 24700 Strip Mine Road Wilmington Triangle Mini Storage
Summary: Person/s unknown stole the catalytic converter from a Ford pickup truck.
2/25 Location: W. Crete-Monee Rd. and S. Highland Avenue Monee
Summary: Brenna Sebek, age 29, of 25809 S. Sunrise Court in Monee was arrested for DUI, improper passing, too fast for conditions and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
2/27 Location: 24800 S. Governors Highway Monee Skyline Memorial Park
Summary: Person/s unknown entered the cemetery property and stole approximately 160 bronze headstone vases. Each vase is valued at $279. The grounds keeping staff did recover several vases that appeared to be dropped around the property during the theft.
Location: W. Indiana and S. Racine Beecher
Summary: Sydney Trevino, age 27, of Beecher was cited for speeding and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
2/25 Location: 14102 S. Bell Road The Private Bank
Summary: Thomas J. Hoekstra, age 57, of 12142 68th Court in Palos Heights was arrested for aggravated identity theft, continuing financial crime enterprise, theft over $500, burglary and forgery. Deputies were called to the CIBC Bank for a fraud in progress. Deputies located the subject as he was walking out of the bank and questioned him. They located multiple items on Hoekstra’s person that identified him as another person including a driver’s license with Hoekstra’s photo on it, a check and the victims social security number.
2/23 Location: Bruce Road and S. Briggs St.
Summary: Rongny Manuel, age 22, of Joliet was cited for failure to reduce speed, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and no valid driver’s license.
2/25 Location: 400 block of Nobes
Summary: Person/s unknown stole a 2009 Suzuki motorcycle that was parked outside next to a residence.
FRANKFORT AND NEW LENOX
2/22 Location: W. Lincoln Hwy and S. Harlem Frankfort
Summary: Paula Montgomery, age 31, of Matteson was cited for suspended registration and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
2/26 Location: 191st and S. Harlem Frankfort
Summary: Ambreya Logan, age 32, of Chicago was cited for driving while license suspended and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
2/22 Location: 95 S. Chicago St. Adult Detention Facility
Summary: Kenneth Harvey II, age 30, of Joliet was charged with battery after he resisted officers while being taken into booking and kicked an officer.
Location: 95 S. Chicago St. Adult Detention Facility
Summary: Terrence Williams, age 27, of 1107 Magnolia Avenue in Joliet was charged with criminal damage to government property after he used a mop bucket to forcibly disconnect a chuck hole from a cell door causing damage to the locking mechanism and the cell door window.
2/23 Location: 95 S. Chicago St. Adult Detention Facility
Summary: Terrence Williams, age 27, of 1107 Magnolia Avenue in Joliet was charged with criminal damage to government property after he dismantled the fire sprinkler from his cell which caused massive amounts of water to enter his cell.
2/24 Location: 95 S. Chicago St. Adult Detention Facility
Summary: Terrence Williams, age 27, of 1107 Magnolia Avenue in Joliet was charged with aggravated battery after he threw a cup of urine at the cell door which spilled thru the frame and struck a correctional officer in the face and front of his uniform.
Location: 95 S. Chicago St. Adult Detention Facility
Summary: Terrence Williams, age 27, of 1107 Magnolia Avenue in Joliet was charged with public indecency after he exposed himself to a correctional officer.
2/25 Location: S. Weber and Ryan Drive
Summary: Thomas Wilson, age 45, of Chicago was cited for driving while license revoked, aggravated driving while license revoked, improper lane usage and driving in wrong lane.
Location: Mills Road and Kinmouth Drive
Summary: Jeffrey Rucker, age 29, of Joliet was cited for driving without valid driver’s license.
Location: 95 W. Chicago St. Adult Detention Facility
Summary: Ramon Maldonado, age 27, of 3202 Florence Avenue in Steger was charged with aggravated battery after he threw a cup of urine at a fellow inmate.
2/26 Location: E. Jackson and Parks Avenue
Summary: Gonzalo Santos, age 59, of 507 Henderson in Joliet was arrested for DUI, invalid temporary driver’s license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, improper lane usage, and stopping in roadway.
2/22 Location: 21000 block of W. Buckeye Court Plainfield
Summary: Victim stated that she received a call on her home phone and cell phone from a man who identified himself as Mark Nelson from Amazon Security. Nelson stated that the victim’s identity had been compromised and a package was being delivered to her address. Victim stated that she did not order anything but possibly her husband had. Victim stated Nelson had all her personal information and her Discover credit card number. Nelson stated that in order to see who purchased the items the victim would need to get a $500 Apple gift card and send him a picture of the receipt. The victim followed the instructions. Nelson then instructed the victim to purchase two more gift cards for $500 each. The victim then became suspicious that she was possibly scammed. Nelson attempted to call the victims house several additional times, but the victim did not answer.
2/25 Location: W. Grinton Drive Plainfield
Summary: Victim stated that while she was on her IPad she received a pop-up notification claiming her device was compromised and called the number that was associated with it. She spoke with an individual identifying herself as Christina Benz. Benz began requesting various information regarding bank accounts. The victim was then transferred to another individual identifying herself as Charlotte Specter from the Department of Justice. Specter stated that over $76,000 of pending transactions were withdrawn from the victim’s bank account and in order to cancel the transactions out the victim would need to make a transaction of the same amount. Specter went on to say that there is a law that says if matching withdrawals are made within a certain time period, they would cancel each other out.
The victim was instructed to first withdraw $20,000. She did so. Then the victim was instructed to go to a gas station with a Bit Coin Depot and make a purchase. Victim purchased $15,000 of bitcoin as that was the limit.
The victim then sent a picture of the receipt to Specter. After sleeping on the series of events and speaking with a family member the victim realized she had been scammed.