WILL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
WEEK OF JUNE 9 THRU 15
6/10 Location: Front Street and Main St. Braidwood
Summary: Alexander Ziomeck, age 23, of 145 W. First St. in Braidwood was cited for unlawful possession of medical cannabis and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
6/12 Location: 17000 block of W. Manhattan Road Jackson
Summary: Victim stated that he posted his 2009 Kawasaki KX450-E motocross motorcycle on Facebook market place for sale. He was contacted by an individual who stated they were interested in purchasing it. The unknown male/black, around 25-30 years old, 6’0” and 180lbs, arrived in a 2005/2006 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. The subject inspected the bike and then asked if he could test drive it. As the male drove the bike down the driveway, a second occupant sat up in the truck and drove the truck to the end of the driveway where both subjects loaded the motorcycle and took off at a high rate of speed.
The victim followed the subjects going in excess of 100mph but the victim was unable to stop the subjects and lost them at I-80 and Chicago Street. The offending vehicle did not have any license plates.
6/13 Location: 33061 S. Rt. 53 Wilmington New Lenox Sportsmen’s Club
Summary: Allen M. Elmore, age 24, of 692 Meadow Wood Lane in Wilmington was arrested for DUI and criminal trespass to property.
Location: 13000 block of W. Carriage Lane Manhattan
Summary: Louis P. Bertolini, age 38, of 13853 W. Carriage Lane in Manhattan was arrested for battery and criminal trespass to property.
6/9 Location: 200 block of Fairmont Avenue and 200 block of Dellwood
Summary: Persons unknown discharged firearms several times in these areas. One vehicle was damaged on Fairmont Avenue and a residence received four bullet holes that went into the home. No one was injured. Under investigation.
6/13 Location: 17000 block of W. 145th St.
Summary: Person/s unknown entered a detached garage thru the service door and stole a Sig Sauer P938 and ammunition from an unlocked vehicle that was parked inside. Offender/s also stole a chainsaw, two weed whackers and a five-gallon gas container from the garage.
6/9 Location: 700 block of E. County Line Crete
Summary: James J. Jachim, age 54, of 18202 Hadders Road in Lowell, IN was arrested for improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, driving while license suspended and DUI.
6/12 Location: S. Drecksler Road and W. County Line Peotone
Summary: Carme M. DeFrank, age 69, of 11664 N. 5000 E. Road in Manteno was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and improper turn at intersection.
6/13 Location: 1700 block of W. New Monee Road Crete
Summary: James Wilder, age 49, of 26037 S. Winston Lane in Crete was arrested for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, DUI, failure to carry ID, driving while license revoked. Further DUI felony charges are expected.
NEW LENOX AND FRANKFORT
6/12 Location: 13000 block of W. Illinois Highway New Lenox
Summary: Devon L. Ward, age 27, of 35 Apple Court in Park Forest was arrested for aggravated battery.
6/13 Location: 20000 block of S. Pine Hill Road Frankfort
Summary: Robert L. Simpson, age 51, of 20211 S. Rosewood Drive in Frankfort was arrested for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and DUI.
6/14 Location: 21000 block of W. Edison Lane Plainfield
Summary: Person/s unknown entered a vehicle and stole a wallet containing identification, credit cards, and a FOID card.
6/15 Location: S. Frontage Road and W. Renwick Road Plainfield
Summary: Clayton M. Westhoff, age 31, of 2414 Westline Drive in Joliet was arrested for battery after an 18 year old male subject passed Westhoff’s van in a passing zone and Westhoff attempted to run him off the road. Both vehicles came to a stop at the stoplight on Frontage and Renwick. Westhoff exited his vehicle, approached the 18 year old and punched him in the face. The victim’s passenger was able to take a photo of Westhoff’s license plate and Sheriff’s deputies took Westhoff into custody at his home.
Location: S. Rt. 59 and W. 135th St.
Summary: Lee Kameron, age 20, of 12328 Province Drive in Lemont was cited for driving while license suspended, speeding and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
6/9 Location: 100 block of Coghill Street
Summary: An elderly man reported that on 6/8/20 about 12pm, two male Hispanics approached him while he was in his front yard. The subjects offered to do work on his driveway and they agreed on a $7,000 price. The two subjects began working on the driveway when one of them asked for some hot water that he needed for the job. The elderly man allowed the subject into his home and at that time also asked for payment of services. The elderly man left the residence to go to the bank. When he returned the subjects were gone and he had been burglarized. Cash and safety deposit box keys were stolen.
6/13 Location: 14200 S. Bell Road Jewel Food
Summary: An unknown male/black subject entered the store on 6/11/20 around 11pm and walked to the storage room carrying a bag. The subject later exited the back room pushing a cart full of six cases of Patron tequila with twelve bottles in each case. An employee witnessed the subject and notified other employees. The subject then exited and dropped two of the six cases before loading the remaining cases into a white Dodge Charger with a temporary license plate. It was discovered that the subject had used a cutting tool to cut the lock off the cabinet storage case. Several other police departments have reported similar incidents in recent weeks.
Location: 13463 W. 159th Street B and E Cartage
Summary: Person/s unknown stole a trailer from a semi-truck that was parked in a parking lot. The truck cab had been ransacked and the offender had attempted to hotwire it. It appears the offender used his own semi-truck in order to steal the trailer. Under investigation.
Location: S. Gougar and W. 159th St.
Summary: Arturas Davydaitis, age 50, of 14 S. Ashland Avenue in LaGrange was cited for driving while license revoked and speeding.
Location: 13000 block of W. Choctaw Trail
Summary: Erol Dzaferoski, age 22, of 13726 Lincolnshire Drive in Orland Park was arrested for battery.
Location: 16000 block of S. Peppermill Trail
Summary: An elderly man reported that a male/white subject wearing a neon construction shirt knocked on his front door and stated that he was a Public Works Water man and needed to check his water and kitchen sink. The victim allowed the man inside who went to the kitchen sink and looked around. The man then left. Later it was discovered that the victim’s garage door had been opened, most likely allowing a second person inside. Cash was stolen from the victim’s bedroom.
6/15 Location: 13463 W. 159th St. B and E Cartage
Summary: Person/s unknown stole a 2012 Volvo VNL truck from the parking lot. Under investigation.
Location: 12000 block of W. 159th St.
Summary: Person/s unknown stole a 2004 Ford F450, a 2020 Felling trailer and a S650 Bobcat from a concrete company. Under investigation.
Location: 12000 block of W. Thorn Apple Drive
Summary: Person/s unknown stole a 2015 Mercedes Benz from a residence. The vehicle was later recovered by Chicago Police.