WCSO Police Blotter Week of June 18 thru 25

By Kathy Hoffmeyer - Tuesday, June 26, 2012









6/18     Location:  S. Briggs and Bruce Rd.

            Summary:  Eric J. McEwen, age 50, of 1300 Palisades Drive in Bolingbrook was cited for failure to yield from stop sign.


6/23     Location:  Daggett and S. State

            Summary:  Jonathan Vasquez, age 20, of 423 Tallman Avenue in Romeoville was cited for driving while license suspended.


            Location:  W. Division and S. State

            Summary:  Irineo Cruz, age 25, of 222 Henderson Avenue in Joliet was cited for no valid driver’s license and driving without lights.




6/23     Location:  I80 and S. LaGrange Rd.

            Summary:  Raul Caratachea, age 38, of 11819 S. Heritage Meadows Drive in Plainfield was arrested for DUI, failure to signal, improper lane usage, and no seat belts.


6/25     Location:  W. 143rd and S. Oak Trail

            Summary:  Christopher Galuszka, age 22, of 13521 S. Lost Boy Lane in Homer Glen was arrested for improper lane usage and DUI.




6/19     Location:  W. New Monee Rd. and S. Western Ave.                        Monee

            Summary:  Curtis F. Ford, age 20, of 24420 Frederick in Steger was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and speeding.


6/22     Location:  24000 block of S. Thorn Creek Lane                    Crete

            Summary:  Person/s unknown stole a Toro lawn mower from a garage.


            Location:  W. Exchange and S. Western Avenue                  University park

            Summary:  Jose Y. Martinez, age 42, of 226 Dorsetshire Drive in Steger was cited for no valid registration, no valid driver’s license, and no valid safety test sticker.


6/25     Location:  199 E. Burville Rd.                        Crete               J&B Forklift

            Summary:  Person/s unknown entered the storage yard and stole three fork lift engines and a transmission. 




6/18     Location:  29400 S. Rt. 53                  Wilmington                 Prairie Creek Grain Co.

            Summary:  Person/s unknown cut and stole approximately 120ft. of copper cable.  Valued loss:  $1000


            Location:  S. Warner Bridge Road and W. Wilmington-Peotone                  Wilmington

            Summary:  Susan P. Brown-Barber, age 83, of 129 Wilson in Park Forest was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident after she was distracted, lost control of her vehicle, and ended up in a bean field.  She was transported to Riverside Hospital with back pain. 


6/21     Location:  W. Arsenal Rd. and S. Baseline Rd.                     Jackson

            Summary:  Joaquin Brown, age 45, of 7325 Jarnecke in Hammond, IN was cited for driving while license suspended.


6/22     Location:  19733 W. Bauer Road                   Wilmington                 Realms of Ruins

            Summary:  Deputies responded around 8pm to a shots fired call from a resident in the Irish Lane/Bauer Road area.  The resident reported that he had heard what sounded like automatic gun fire and that he and other neighbors were concerned.   Deputies then located to Realms of Ruins and spoke with an employee who stated there was no gun range in the Paintball Park and that he also had heard the gunshots.  Deputies then were directed about 1 mile south of the paintball park, through heavy brush, in an area surrounded by pine trees, where they located an old Lincoln Town Car with what appeared to be thousands of bullet holes in it. No subjects were found in the area.  Deputies were investigating who the property owner was at the time of report.


6/23     Location:  24001 W. Lorenzo Rd.                  River Restaurant                     Wilmington

            Summary:  Bartender stated that about 11:25pm two unknown female whites and three unknown male whites arrived at the bar and ordered five shots and a pitcher of beer.  The bartender served the five shots and when she turned her back to pour the pitcher of beer the subjects fled the bar without paying.  They entered a black SUV and took off. 


6/24     Location:  5500 block of W. Peotone-Beecher Rd.                Peotone

            Summary:  Person/s unknown smashed the window of a work truck.  Nothing was stolen from inside.




6/18     Location:  1600 block of Middletree Rd.

            Summary:  Victim stated that on 6/13/12, person/s unknown stole her lawn furniture set.


            Location:  100 block of Jessie

            Summary:  Person/s unknown entered a vehicle and stole a 12” flip TV and an IPod.


6/19     Location:  1400 block of Rickey Drive

            Summary:  Person/s unknown broke into a residence and stole a Playstation III, a 32” TV, and several video games.


            Location:  517 Moen Avenue             Rockdale

            Summary:  Jessie Deshawn Gray, age 27, of this address, was arrested for unlawful use/possession of a weapon by a felon.


            Location:  N. Chicago and Ohio

            Summary:  Jose A. Ortiz-Magana, age 41, of 761 N. Bluff in Joliet was cited for disobeying a stop sign and no driver’s license on person.


6/20     Location:  1700 E. Washington                      Gyro Shack

            Summary:  Nicholas J. Strickland, age 19, of 2219 W. Jefferson in Joliet was arrested for criminal damage to property and unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor after it was reported to deputies that a subject was seen attempting to gain entry to the rear door of the Gyro Shack.  Deputies picked Strickland up on Peale Street and he stated that he had bought a sandwich from 7-11 and then decided he wanted a bag of chips.


            Location:  N. Hickory and W. Jefferson

            Summary:  Jose A. Medina, age 36, of 604 Garnsey Avenue in Joliet was arrested for speeding and DUI.


            Location:  S. Briggs and E. Washington

            Summary:  Rashonda L. Waters, age 21, of 135 Fairmont Avenue in Lockport was cited for driving while license suspended.


6/21     Location:  328 Patterson Rd.              A Affordable Auto Parts

            Summary:  Owner stated while on-line looking at the Craig’s List site he observed two carburetors that resembled two that had been stolen off of his demolition derby cars on 6/8/12.  Under investigation.


6/22     Location:  N. Briggs and Maple Rd.

            Summary:  Zandrea Q. Norris, age 19, of 410 Strong Avenue in Joliet was cited for driving while license suspended, expired registration and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.


            Location:  800 block of Magnolia Drive

            Summary:  Person/s unknown stole a tan 2005 Hyundai Elantra from the owner’s driveway.


            Location:  14 W. Jefferson                 Will County Courthouse

            Summary:  Sean P. Blair, age 26, of 2 Greenwood Court in Grant Park, IL was arrested for fraud after he was observed attempting to use a ‘whizanator’ to defraud a drug test.


            Location:  14 W. Jefferson                 Will County Courthouse

            Summary:  Melvin L. Caffey, age 46, of 1020 E. Jackson in Joliet was arrested for criminal trespass to state supported land after it was reported to security that he was intoxicated, panhandling and acting hostile toward citizens who were entering the courthouse.  Security staff instructed Caffey to leave the property and when he returned an hour and a half later he was arrested. 


6/23     Location:  E. Cass and Fairbanks

            Summary:  Octavia Bass, age 27, of 230 Fairbanks Avenue in Joliet was cited for no valid driver’s license, failure to signal, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.


            Location:  E. Cass and N. Hebbard

            Summary:  Diana Reyes, age 33, of 1118 Sterling Avenue in Joliet was cited for no valid driver’s license.


            Location:  S. Briggs and E. Washington

            Summary:  Efren Hernandez, age 26, of 619 Meeker Avenue in Joliet was arrested for DUI, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, driving while license suspended, and speeding.  He was also held on an active Will County FTA warrant.




6/19     Location:  S. County Line Road and Rt. 126             Plainfield

            Summary:  Omar Villa, age 23, of 1393 S. Glen Circle in Aurora was cited for disregarding a stop sign, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, operating vehicle with expired registration, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.


6/21     Location:  31W331 Schoger Drive                             Wheatland                   Trinity Compaction

            Summary:  Person/s unknown stole two 100ft. spools of 1” copper wire from inside an unsecured cargo bed of a pick-up truck.


            Location:  13000 block of S. Oakdale Ct.                  Plainfield

            Summary:  Victim stated she was expecting a delivery of two boxes of wax bars from UPS.  When the boxes did not arrive she contacted UPS and they advised that they had delivered the boxes to her front door the previous day.


6/22     Location:  12300 S. New Avenue                  DuPage                       Warehouse on Wheels

            Summary:  Person/s unknown removed 55 aluminum concrete forms from an open trailer.


6/23     Location:  24000 block of W. Brancaster Drive                     Wheatland

            Summary:  Person/s unknown broke into a residence and stole $40 and an IPad.


            Location:  N. Weber Rd. and Windham Parkway                  DuPage

            Summary:  Librada Salgado, age 38, of 1170 W. Maggie Lane in Romeoville was cited for operating vehicle with suspended registration and no insurance.


6/24     Location:  14000 block of S. Monticello Circle                      Plainfield

            Summary:  Brandon Ferralez, age 31, of 5042 W. 32nd Place in Cicero was arrested for criminal trespass to vehicle.




            Nothing to report this week. 



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