WILL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
WEEK OF JUNE 8 THRU 14
NEW LENOX AND FRANKFORT
6/12 Location: 10000 block of Front St. New Lenox
Summary: Victim stated that around 12:46pm he received a cell phone call from a subject who gave the victim his name and stated that he was in possession of the victim’s young daughter and was demanding $500 in cash to secure her safe return. The unknown offender insisted the father/victim send the cash through Western Union. The victim withdrew the cash from his bank and wire transferred the cash to an address in Texcoco, Mexico. The victim informed deputies that at one point during the phone conversation someone, which he believed to be a little girl, was put on the phone using his daughter’s first name.
While questioning the victim deputies learned that he believed his daughter to be with her mother (victim’s ex-wife) at a local movie theatre in New Lenox. The victim attempted to call his ex-wife but she did not answer. Deputies then arranged for a New Lenox police officer to conduct a welfare check at the movie theatre for the victim’s daughter and ex-wife. The victim received a call from his ex-wife verifying that she was in fact with their daughter at the movie theatre and both were fine.
6/10 Location: 1000 block of W. Bluff Road DuPage
Summary: Otis L. Middlebrook, age 47, of 8119 S. Roberts Road in Bridgeview was cited for aggravated speeding and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
6/11 Location: S. Joliet Road and W. Union St. Plainfield
Summary: Joshua Pohlman, age 39, of 409 Simms in Aurora was arrested for aggravated DUI, failure to yield emergency vehicle, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
6/12 Location: 14000 block of S. Hemingway Court Plainfield
Summary: Daniel Lacour, age 43, of 21819 W. Hannibal Court in Plainfield was arrested for reckless discharge of a firearm after he mistakenly thought his handgun was not loaded and shot the weapon. The bullet traveled through his neighbors back sliding glass door, through the house, and was recovered inside the front door of the neighbor’s home. No one was injured.
6/14 Location: 10000 block of S. Eola Road Wheatland
Summary: Person/s unknown stole a 2007 Subaru Outback and a 1991 Mazda Miata convertible from the driveway of a private property. The vehicles had flat tires at time of theft. It is assumed that offenders removed the vehicles by towing them off the property.
6/8 Location: 25000 block of S. Western Avenue University Park
Summary: Peter Klingensmith, age 51, of 2107 W. Exchange in Crete was cited for illegal use of cell phone, failure to signal, no seat belts, expired registration, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and driving while license suspended.
6/11 Location: E. Exchange and S. Rt. 394 Crete
Summary: Hugo Oropeza-Galicia, age 32, of 3041 E. 138th Place in Chicago was cited for invalid temporary driver’s license and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
6/8 Location: Bissell Street
Summary: Person/s unknown caused extensive damage to a Chevy Silverado. The front windshield, along with all side windows were smashed out. The rear window was intact however, a metal pipe was laying on the driver’s side of the vehicle with another metal pipe embedded into the front windshield. Both side mirrors were knocked off the vehicle. Video surveillance was being reviewed.
Location: 95 S. Chicago St. Adult Detention Facility
Summary: Deshaun Cockream, age 22, of 10 E. Zarley Blvd. in Joliet was charged with aggravated battery to a correctional officer after he spat on the side of the face of a correctional officer.
6/9 Location: N. Larkin and W. Jefferson
Summary: Darius Portis, age 31, of 8326 Tavenor Lane in Houston, TX was arrested for manufacture/delivery of cannabis over 500 grams and aggravated unlawful use of a firearm.
Location: 95 S. Chicago St. Adult Detention Facility
Summary: Deshaun Cockream, age 22, of 10 E. Zarley Blvd. in Joliet was charged with aggravated battery to a correctional officer after he was being escorted away from a disturbance and intentionally head-butted the correctional officer in the face.
6/10 Location: S. Chicago St. and Pheasant Run Rd.
Summary: Victim stated while taking a picture of a vehicle in the parking lot of the apartment complex he heard a loud gun shot. He believed the shot was possibly being fired at him. The victim ran back to his tow truck and left the scene without injury. Surveillance footage is being reviewed.
Location: Caton Farm Road and Eastline Drive
Summary: Jessica Garcia, age 26, of 330 Herkimer St. in Joliet was cited for aggravated speeding.
6/11 Location: 400 block of Pico St.
Summary: Several BB gun holes were found in several windows of a residence. A vehicle that was parked in the driveway also sustained BB holes in the rear windshield, front windshield, and driver and passenger front and back windows. Approximately 24 impacts were discovered on the vehicle alone.
6/12 Location: S. Briggs and Mills Road
Summary: Jessica Cruz, age 24, of 230 High St. in Aurora was cited for speeding, no valid driver’s license and expired registration.
Location: E. Washington and S. Briggs
Summary: Antonio Mireles, age 21, of 827 Elizabeth in Joliet was cited for driving while license suspended, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and improper lane usage.
6/13 Location: 95 S. Chicago St. Adult Detention Facility
Summary: Terrence T. Williams, age 26, of 1107 Magnolia Avenue in Joliet was charged with two counts of public indecency.
Location: 630 Gardner Terrace Inn Lounge
Summary: Person/s unknown entered a vehicle and stole a snap safe containing a Ruger .380 with ammunition.
6/8 Location: 34000 block of S. Davy Lane Wilmington
Summary: Person/s unknown entered a house that was being renovated and stole a new kitchen cabinet and a framing nailer.
6/11 Location: 500 S. Kankakee Godley Park District
Summary: Person/s unknown broke the side window of a vehicle in order to gain entry and steal two purses that were on the backseat floorboards.
6/13 Location: 35149 S. Rivals Road Rivals Lookout Park Wesley
Summary: Person/s unknown smashed a display glass, battered a door on a maintenance shed, busted apart one picnic table and burned a second picnic table. A “No Camping” sign was also stolen.
6/9 Location: 3200 block of S. State St.
Summary: Virenda Tatam, age 39, of 310 Cass in Westmont was arrested for driving while license revoked, no seat belt, DUI, failure to comply with registration statue, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
6/11 Location: 16000 block of W. 147th Place
Summary: Person/s unknown stole a new furnace and air conditioner from a residence that was under renovation. The pipes and vents for the installation of these appliances were also stolen.
6/9 Location: 13747 W. 159th St. BI Equipment Rental
Summary: An unknown person driving a black GMC Yukon IL entered the lot around 8:15pm and stole a U-Haul trailer. Video footage is being reviewed.
6/10 Location: 14000 block of W. 139th St.
Summary: An elderly woman reported that on 6/8 a black SUV arrived in her driveway and two unknown men came to the door wearing neon vests. The men stated that they had worked on the roof of the residence several years ago and observed a problem while driving by that looked like it needed to be fixed. The woman allowed the men into her home but then asked them to leave after a brief conversation. On this date the woman realized that her birth certificate, social security card, and several pieces of fine jewelry had been stolen.
Location: 17000 block of W. Bluff Road
Summary: Freddie Villegas, age 42, of 7718 Wildwood Court in Darien was cited for driving while license revoked, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and no seat belts.
6/12 Location: S. Gougar and W. 151st St.
Summary: Mazmun Alam, age 36, of 12922 Archer Avenue in Lemont was cited for aggravated speeding and no child restraints.
Location: W. 159th St. and S. Parker Road
Summary: Spiridon Zougras, age 59, of 17047 Swallow Lane in Orland Park was cited for aggravated speeding.