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Will County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Rick Ackerson will be on vacation from October 3rd thru October 11th. If you have any media related questions please call Deputy Chief Tom Budde at: 815-405-1054.
Kathy Hoffmeyer will still be taking media calls Monday, October 5 thru Thursday, October 8th from 8am to 4pm.
Thank you for your cooperation. -end-
The Will County Sheriff's Gang Suppression Unit excuted a search warrant on May 28, 2015 at 1321 Milkweed Drive in Joliet. As a result of an investigation and the search warrant, Jason Brown, age 31, of the Milkweed Drive address, was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of drug equipment.
The Will County Gang Suppression Unit recovered 12.4 grams of heroin and three firearms that have been reported stolen in Will County. Jason Brown is currently being held at the Will County Adult Detention Facility pending a bond hearing on Friday, June 29, 2015. -end-
The Will County Sheriff's Office will be hosting their annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, May 21st, at the Jacob Henry Mansion in Joliet. If you are interested in covering this for your news organization you are more than welcome to attend. The banquet begins at 6pm, with dinner at 7pm. The presentation of awards should begin around 8pm. If you will be attending for dinner, tickets are $27, payable to Kathy Hoffmeyer, prior to the event. She can be contacted at 815 727 5681 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. A reservation must be made for dinner! Otherwise, you are welcome to send a reporter and/or photographer without a ticket.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call Kathy Hoffmeyer.
The Will County Sheriff's Office is advising all media personnel and agencies to please take note of the following changes in order to properly handle your press inquiries:
Monday thru Friday - 8am to 4pm
Please contact: Kathy Hoffmeyer 815 727 5681
Weekends and after hours:
Investigations and Public Affairs inquiries: Deputy Chief Rick Ackerson 815-693-7561
Patrol and Traffic inquiries: Deputy Chief Tom Budde 815-405-1054
Adult Detention Facility: Deputy Chief/Warden Brad Josephson 815-405-0300
The bench trial of Bethany McKee is scheduled to begin Monday, August 4th at 10:00am in the Will County Courthouse, Room 407. The Sheriff's Office Public Affairs Division is not anticipating any national press coverage therefore seating should not be an issue. We would also like to inform you that there will not be an overflow room.
All who are planning to attend please be advised of the following:
1. In order to bring cell phones and electronics into the courthouse you will need a valid media credential. If you do not have one you will need to apply by sending an email to email@example.com. NO credentials will be issued on the same day an application is received.
2. Your credential allows special access into the courthouse through the single southeast door where employees enter. Please have your credential displayed on the outside of your clothing for easy recognition by security staff and deputies throughout the courthouse. Keep in mind that you may be stopped at any time for security processing.
3. Your credential also allows you to bring in your cell phone, laptop, etc. Lockers will be available outside the courtroom. You will need to lock up all of your electronics before entering the courtroom. No photographs, video, or audio recordings are allowed. This is a standing court order in Will County.
---Anyone who has previously arranged for a media credential can pick them up Monday morning after 9:00am outside the southeast doors of the courthouse.
If you have any questions please contact Kathy Hoffmeyer at 815-727-5681.
September 30, 2013 – The Will County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance with shots fired at 205 Independence Avenue in Joliet Township at 12:08am this morning. Upon arrival deputies spoke with a witness who informed the deputies that two subjects were inside the bedroom. Deputies observed Kearra D. Hosey, age 35, and Marcus T. Crosby, age 36; both subjects had suffered fatal gunshot wounds. East Joliet Fire personnel were called to the scene where the two were pronounced dead.
The witness, who is a relative of Mr. Crosby and also resided with the couple at this address, gave preliminary statements indicating that Hosey and Crosby had been arguing in the bedroom when Crosby pulled a handgun out and fatally shot Hosey and then turned the gun on himself.
The couple had been married in May of 2013. Joliet Police had responded to a domestic call on September 16, 2012 in which Marcus Crosby was arrested for domestic battery. Crosby was currently employed in the Joliet School District as a security guard. An autopsy is expected within the week. -END-