WILL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
WEEK OF FEB 28 THRU MARCH 6
-Nothing to report this week.
3/1 Location: Prairie Lane and Sunset Drive Wilmington
Summary: A 15-year-old male from Wilmington and a 16-year-old male resident of Streator were arrested for fleeing/eluding the police, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, resisting a police officer, theft and possession of a stolen vehicle after a deputy observed a suspicious vehicle in a neighborhood on his way to work. The deputy observed the Chevy truck unoccupied and while pulling behind it he observed a male white wearing a black hooded face mask and a black male subject with an orange face mask returning to the truck and get inside. The deputy activated his lights and asked the subjects to exit the vehicle multiple times. The truck then took off at a high rate of speed. The deputy radioed for additional deputies and was informed that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of LaSalle County.
The deputy then sent out a BOLO while Wilmington Police and Will County Police searched the area for the truck. The truck was located with the two juveniles inside, at an apartment complex parking lot located on the 100 block of Elizabeth Street. The juveniles were arrested and taken into custody. A search of the vehicle revealed a sawed-off shotgun, bags of coins, a tablet, two purses stolen from Streator resident’s vehicles, and an empty AR-15 magazine.
3/6 Location: 23962 W. Stripmine Road Wilmington Snookers Bar and Grill
Summary: Person/s unknown broke into the business and stole $500 out of a cash drawer.
3/1 Location: 11000 block of W. Kennedy Road Peotone
Summary: Person/s unknown broke into two separate garages and stole a Matco Toolbox with multiple tools inside, organizer trays, a 12.5k winch, a stereo system, a Suzuki Jet Ski, a moped, and a log splitter.
3/2 Location: S. Rt. 394 and W. Elms Court Crete
Summary: Jerrod Kulpa, age 37 of Momence was cited for aggravated speeding.
NEW LENOX AND FRANKFORT
2/28 Location: 19001 S. Wolf Road Frankfort
Summary: Person/s unknown entered the parking lot and stole a 2015 Freighliner semi. $15,000 in various tools were inside the vehicle along with a portable air conditioner and a 15” TV.
3/2 Location: S. Harlem and W. St. Francis Frankfort
Summary: Terry McCray, Jr., age 29, of Crete was cited for aggravated speeding.
3/1 Location: 21000 block of S. Rock Run
Summary: Homeowner stated while at his home he was approached by a male subject who stated that he was there to pick up the dog that he had put the deposit down on. The homeowner advised that he must be at the wrong address as he does not have any dogs for sale. The subject then showed the homeowner several Facebook messages between the two. The homeowner then searched his phone and found a fake account with his name and Facebook profile picture. The subject informed the homeowner that the fraudsters had also sent him a photo of the homeowner’s actual driver’s license. The homeowner was in possession of his driver’s license, which had recently been renewed.
The subject advised deputies that he was on Facebook marketplace when he saw the sale for a dog. He made a $250 down payment to the apparent scammers and was advised to pick up the dog at the S. Rock Run home with another $250.
3/2 Location: 2400 block of Eastline Drive
Summary: Nancy Vander Woude, age 72, of 2419 Cosmic Drive in Joliet was arrested for DUI, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and illegal possession of alcohol.
Location: W. Bluff Road and S. Valley Drive
Summary: Armando Diaz, age 42, of 971 N. Rohlwing Road in Addison was arrested for aggravated DUI, DUI/drugs, fleeing/eluding police, driving while license revoked, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, improper lane usage, driving on the wrong side of road and improper lighting.
Location: 95 S. Chicago St. Adult Detention Facility
Summary: Cornell Cunningham, age 33, of 303 Richards St. in Joliet was charged with aggravated battery to a correctional officer after he refused multiple commands to comply with lockdown procedures and struck a correctional officer several times in the face and head.
3/3 Location: 500 block of S. Hebbard
Summary: Victim stated that she has been going through the immigration process to have a relative flown to her residence from Tampa, FL. She received a phone call from a man who identified himself as a lawyer and needed $1430 cash deposited into a Chase Bank account. She was told that after depositing the funds into the specified account the lawyer would purchase the airfare for the relative. Victim did as directed and attempted to contact the lawyer several times with no response. The victim then contacted immigration who confirmed the relative was fine but advised that they never request money through lawyers. The lawyers name did not match any employees at any of their office. The victim was informed that she was scammed.
3/4 Location: Plainfield Road and I55
Summary: John Klawiter, age 24, of Forest Park was cited for driving with suspended registration and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
3/5 Location: 95 S. Chicago St. Adult Detention Facility
Summary: James Gardner, age 27, of 705 Bethel Drive in Joliet was charged with battery and assault of a correctional officer after he threw a piece of cardboard and spit on a correctional officer.
3/6 Location: 95 S. Chicago St. Adult Detention Facility
Summary: Charles McKnight, age 27, of 10012 S. Perry Avenue in Chicago was charged with aggravated battery to a correctional officer after he began physically pushing and shoving a correctional officer inside his cell.
Location: 208 Louis Road
Summary: Eric Gholston, age 43, of this address, was arrested for domestic battery, unlawful use/possession of a weapon by a felon and reckless discharge of a firearm.
Location: 95 S. Chicago Street Adult Detention Facility
Summary: Destiny Kalata, age 31, of 3620 Shannon Court in Joliet was charged with possession of a controlled substance and bringing/possessing contraband into a penal institution.
Location: 114 Schorie Avenue
Summary: Joel Aguirre, Jr., age 33, of this address was charged with criminal damage to property.
Location: 100 W. Jefferson St. Will County Courthouse
Summary: James McFall, age 33, of 1723 Hidden Oaks Court in Plainfield was arrested for defrauding a court ordered drug/alcohol screening test.
3/4 Location: 14000 block of S. Hanford Court Plainfield
Summary: Person/s unknown broke into a 2015 Kia Forte and caused damage to the steering wheel column in an attempt to steal the vehicle.
Location: 14000 block of S. Hanford Court Plainfield
Summary: Deputies were called at 7:19am for a stolen motor vehicle that was left in a front yard.
Deputies spoke with the homeowner who stated that when he went to walk his dog, he noticed that his neighbors 2012 Hyundai Elantra was in his front yard and still running. Deputies then spoke with the vehicle owner and upon entering the vehicle observed that the steering column had been torn apart. Area video surveillance showed individuals in the area of the theft around 3am.
Location: 14000 block of S. Napa Circle Plainfield
Summary: Person/s unknown entered a vehicle and stole currency and a debit card.
3/1 Location: S. Pheasant and W. Martingale
Summary: Nicole Ananzeh, age 30, of Homer Glen was cited for driving with suspended registration, failure to stop at stop sign, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
3/3 Location: W. 143rd St. and S. Elm Street
Summary: Matthew Mariani, age 36, of 14538 S. Palomino Court in Homer Glen was arrested for DUI, endangering the life/health of a child, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, improper lane usage, driving in wrong lane.
3/4 Location: 12000 block of W. Waveland Court
Summary: Two unknown subjects were observed walking away from a BMW after it crashed into a tree at the intersection of Greystone Drive and Sheffield Drive. Deputies checked for the owner and contacted him. The owner had no idea his vehicle had been stolen out of his garage until advised by deputies. He stated that he had left the vehicle running while he was inside his residence.
3/6 Location: W. 143rd St. and S. Chicory Trail
Summary: Donald Wennlund, age 56, of Mokena was arrested for DUI, improper lane usage, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and illegal transportation of alcohol.