Peterson Pal Picked Up By Naperville Police

The friend that Drew Peterson sent into his third wife's house to find her dead body was recently arrested by the Naperville police.

The man who found Drew Peterson's third wife drowned in her dry bathtub was arrested by the Naperville police in connection with battering his brother.

Steve Carcerano, 44, of Bolingbrook was taken into custody March 27 in connection with an incident three weeks earlier near the intersection of Freedom Drive and Warrenville Road.

Carcerano and his brother were together in a vehicle at the time of the reported battery, said Naperville police Sgt. Gregg Bell.

"He put his brother out of the car," Bell said.

Witnesses called police to report the matter and Naperville officers secured a warrant for Carcerano's arrest.

Carcerano is due back in DuPage County court on May 2.

Bell said Carcerano's brother did not suffer any serious injuries in the alleged attack.

Carcerano could not be reached for comment.

The Naperville arrest was his second in that town in less than four years. He was arrested on a drunken driving charge in 2008 and eventually pleaded guilty, according to court records.

Carcerano's ties to Peterson

Carcerano was a neighbor of Peterson's third wife, Kathleen Savio. In March 2004, Peterson told Carcerano to go into Savio's home after he had failed to contact her in several days. Peterson waited outside while Carcerano went in and upstairs.

Carcerano found Savio's body laying dead in her bathtub. After he made the grisly discovery, Carcerano said Peterson rushed up the stairs after him and called out, “Oh, my God!”

Three and a half years later, following the mysterious disappearance of Peterson's next wife, Stacy Peterson, Carcerano and Drew Peterson made the Bolingbrook social scene, regularly showing up in some of the town's hottest night spots, such as Tailgater's.

In my 2008 nonfiction sensation Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Sergeant Drew Peterson, Carcerano explained "it was important for him to accompany Peterson to a bar or restaurant so that he could be 'the eyes' in case 'somebody tries to stick a knife in Drew’s neck.'”

Carcerano was also instrumental in brokering a sit-down between Drew Peterson and a Las Vegas "talent" representative so the two could discuss plans for a reality show, according to two sources.

Peterson and the representative met in Las Vegas just months before Peterson was arrested and charged with murdering Savio. while he awaits the start of his murder trial.

Carcerano was also the go-between when Drew Peterson made the acquaintance of 22-year-old tanning salon worker Kim Matuska. Matuska later spent the night at the home of Drew Peterson, a disgraced Bolingbrook cop 32-years her senior.

Carcerano knew Matuska from frequenting her tanning salon and introduced her to Peterson, whose wife had been missing for seven months at that point.

Flora Dora April 06, 2012 at 12:52 PM
He sounds like a person who would be friends with Drew....
Amy Manning April 06, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Flora - I agree completely!
Brittany April 06, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Peterson is a dirt bag and any who helped him to feel like a celebrity after Stacy went missing should be ashamed of themselves. All this wreck less behavior, think something's on his conscience???!
Ignacio Steen April 06, 2012 at 10:28 PM
What kind of dirtbag pretend "STORY" is this blatant shill piece for a silly writer's self-described "...nonfiction sensation" book that failed to sell very many copies ?? Since when did the Patch want to become part of the Peterson lawsuits against the Will County authorities that are keeping him unlawfully incarcerated ? Your printing and disseminating of these spurious pieces of titillating gossip are no better than the silly State's Attorney's attempts to get HEARSAY AND INNUENDO allowed at Peterson's upcoming trial - which will end with Will County taxpayers writing a check for Peterson that will make the one they wrote for Kevin Fox look PALTRY in comparison !
Dori April 06, 2012 at 11:56 PM
I don't know this guy but why on earth is Drew Peterson even mentioned in this arrest? One has nothing to do with the other. Does the press track all of the people who had a connection with this guy, I'm hoping not.
Will Joseph April 07, 2012 at 01:16 AM
I'll give you THAT much, J.H. - that boiler plate book of yours certainly was "sensational." In fact, I'd go so far as to call it "sensational-ISM." (Oh, and this comment WILL be removed, just as soon as Little Joey gets done reading it.)
John Moreli April 07, 2012 at 01:29 AM
Very stupid story! Just like the book and movie!
Billy Leon April 07, 2012 at 02:14 AM
Hi Dora, I couldn't agree more. One case has absolutely nothing to do with the other. I know a guy who about 15 years ago got a ticket from Peterson, why wasn't his conviction for doing 38 in a 25 mentioned. Obviously they have a connection.
Will Joseph April 07, 2012 at 02:58 AM
See, you people just don't understand. Joseph Hosey does not work for Patch. Patch works for Joseph Hosey.
unknown April 07, 2012 at 05:29 AM
i think he needs death penalty
John Moreli April 07, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Death penalty??
John Moreli April 07, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Is the patch turning into the National Enquirer???
Kristine Neumann April 07, 2012 at 04:19 PM
There isn't a death penalty in Illinois, thanks to our Governor.
T-Bone April 07, 2012 at 07:05 PM
No Injury, 3 weeks to get a warrant, Kicked his brother out of the Car... Sounds like a weak case! Is this really worth the courts time?!
John Moreli April 07, 2012 at 09:25 PM
So what! If he didnt want his brother in his car, he has every right to throw him out! Weak case, won't go very far in court!
John Moreli April 07, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Very true! The moron Govenor stated he didn't believe in the death penalty, but does in abortion! What! Isn't that the death penalty ???
Tony April 07, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Its just a way to keep bringing Drews name up in connection with bad people just to make him look worse than he really is.
Amber April 08, 2012 at 01:15 AM
I agree. His car and if he didn't want his brother in the car then so what? Did he push him out while it was moving, then I can see where that would be wrong, dangerous and a crime, but if not then this is just stupid!
Albert Gazalooch April 08, 2012 at 04:12 AM
Kristine Neumann:::: There isn't a death penalty in this state thanks to malicious prosecutions like the ones Du Page County is well known for! This still doesn't dismiss our stinking governor for being the dumbbell he is!
Joe Mamick April 10, 2012 at 08:29 AM
Tailgaiter's is one of Bolingbrook's hottest night spots? Ever been to Tailgaiter's? Come to think of it though, the Meijer store is probably one of Bolingbrook's hottest night spots.
Joe Mamick April 10, 2012 at 08:33 AM
No one who can't spell "governor" gets to call anyone else a moron.
Watchful Eye April 11, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Just like most of the Drew Peterson associates, this guy's listings on the court docket (DuPage) is plentiful. An upstanding, honorable, decent guy, who happened to be the one Peterson sent in to find his sons' dead mother in a dry bath tub. Peterson sure knew how to pick them. As to reporting on this character's misgivings, Peterson's lawyer, Brodsky, dragged anyone and everyone through his pig trough who wasn't in his client's corner. He butchered plenty of reputations up to get his point across in the newspapers and media, and would do it again if anyone paid attention to him anymore. They don't. Carcerano is a prominent witness in the discovery of Savio's body, so he's accountable for his actions as much as anyone else involved. He couldn't keep his mug out of the limelight early in the case, and seems to be catching up now. Although, I doubt this is the kind of notoriety he was looking for. Tough.
Gerry April 11, 2012 at 10:15 PM
In illinois only unborn babies get the death penalty. Planned Parenthood is still open, legally
Ryan April 12, 2012 at 02:03 AM
what's wrong with you people? Drew MURDERED more than one person. yes the piece written here is unrelated garbage, but Drew needs to go into a dark hole until all that's left to do is remove the body.
petra morgan April 12, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Where did Hosey study English? "Carcerano found Savio's body laying dead in her bathtub." Is "dead" a noun?
henry weismantel April 13, 2012 at 01:20 PM


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