Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Theodore Edwards, charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, also had the victims touch him sexually, Joliet police say.
A Joliet man who allegedly fondled two young girls and had them touch him sexually was arrested Monday on a charge of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, Joliet Police Cmdr. Rich Demick said. Theodore Edwards Harris, 39, of 330 S. Joliet St., is accused of having sexual contact with the victims, who are now 11 and 15 years old, on numerous occasions in 2011, Demick said. Harris is described as a family member of the victims. Harris was arrested Monday night at his residence. Demick said the case took a long time to pull together because detectives want to ensure there were no other victims and because Harris was not a threat to other potential victims while serving a prison term at Shawnee Correctional Center at the time the allegations …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The three were driving around with the weapon in their car, and admitted that earlier in the day one of them had shot off several rounds, Joliet police said.
A traffic stop Tuesday night led to the arrest of three Joliet teens found to be driving around with a loaded gun in their car, Joliet Police Cmdr. Rich Demick said. Tactical officers pulled over Victor Harris, 18, of 3608 Indian Head Lane, at about 10:20 p.m. at Jefferson and Reed streets when they determined he was driving despite having had his license revoked/suspended, Demick said. When they looked into his car, they spotted not only the gun but also an open bottle of Crown Royal and a cup containing the whiskey, although no alcohol-related charges were filed, he said. Harris' passengers, Audrianna Anessa Norton, 18, of 5602 Stonybrook Drive, Plainfield (technically Joliet with a Plainfield mailing address), and Shaquille C. Barrow, …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Felony and DUI arrests made by the Joliet Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.
Thomas W. Conrad, 22, 1637 Bunker Hill, Joliet, arrested by the Joliet Police Department and booked into the Will County jail on Jan. 2 on a charge of controlled substance trafficking. Melody L. Briones, 51, 105 Twin Oaks, Joliet, arrested by the Will County Sheriff's Office and booked into the Will County jail on Jan. 3 on charges of felony driving under the influence and disregarding a stop sign. Melvin Marvel Jones, 48, 419 Strong Ave., Joliet, arrested by the Will County Sheriff's Office and booked into the Will County jail on Jan. 3 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. Mario R. Guzman, 34, 436 Davidson, Joliet, arrested by the Will County Sheriff's Office and booked into the Will County jail on Jan. 6 on charges of …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Additional charges are listed by Will County Jail.
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Saturday, September 1, 2012
A Coal City woman was charged with reckless homicide in connection with a fatal wreck on Route 6. Tiffany Unland, 30, of 190 E. Timber Drive was arrested and jailed following the fatal car crash in Channahon Friday. Unland was injured in the accident and was taken to a local hospital, but the injuries were non-life threatening. Unland was booked into the Will County jail and remains in custoday. She is being held on a $20,000 bond. Unland has additonal charging pending the review and approval of the Will County State's Attorney's Office. Jail records include charges of aggravated driving under the influence, driving under the influence, the illegal transportation of alcohol and improper lane use. Unland also was arrested on an outstanding …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Forest Preserve Police are working to stymie a pattern that has developed in which people are having sex at Hammel Woods in Shorewood.
A 55-year-old New Lenox man was charged with public indecency after police found him having sex in the woods, police said. According to Tracy Phillips, a lieutenant for the Will County Forest Preserve Police, an undercover officer from the department had been stationed at Hammel Woods in Shorewood on July 26 to investigate a series of complaints about sexual activity occuring in the forest. Police said Andrew Mekstan, of New Lenox, was having public sex and fled the scene in his truck when police arrived. Get Patch newsletters and breaking news alerts. While racing away, he allegedly drove around a locked forest preserve gate, into a ditch and then into a driveway at a mobile home community, Phillips said. The truck bottomed out when it…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Romeoville woman arrested for breaking a window with a rock at the Joliet motel on McDonough Street, police said.
A Romeoville woman hurling rocks at a man put one through a Red Roof Inn window when her target took refuge in the McDonough Street motel, police said. Carol Bagwell, 19, of 632 Belmont Drive, landed in Will County jail in connection with the 3 a.m. Wednesday incident. Police say Bagwell threw stones at a 22-year-old man outside the motel. He ran for cover by ducking into the Red Roof Inn and one of Bagwell's rocks reportedly went through a window. Police were unsure what prompted Bagwell to fire rocks at the young man, but officers reportedly discovered he had a 20-year-old woman and 2-year-old child stashed in a motel room, and speculate that woman and child may have had something to do with Bagwell's alleged attack. Bagwell reportedly …
Sunday, October 9, 2011
David Dietrich was also charged with improper lane usage and driving without vehicle insurance in the Saturday collision.
The Shorewood man who killed a motorcyclist in a roll-over accident on Route 59 Saturday was drunk and uninsured at the time of the collision, Plainfield police said Sunday. David C. Dietrich, 32, of 902 Bittersweet, has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, resulting in the death of another; driving under the influence; improper lane usage; driving too fast for conditions; and operating an uninsured motor vehichle. The victim was George A. Weikum, 58, of Naperville, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Weikum was the owner of G & C Landscape & Building Inc. in Plainfield. Police spent hours Saturday night reconstructing the accident that occurred between 135th and 143rd streets, near the Meijer store and …
Monday, September 26, 2011
You know the guys who always blink when they get their picture taken? This is them.
In the past, we've given our due to the men and women charged with taking the mugshots down at the Will County jail. It's not an easy job, and we know this. But this week we have way too many shut-eyed mugshots. How exactly does it work down there? Is it one and done? Doesn't anyone get a second chance if they happen to blink at the exact wrong time? We don't know. Because we haven't been down there. Well, actually we have been down there. But we weren't getting locked up. We here at the Shorewood Patch are law abiding and don't get locked up. Just like the good people of Shorewood, for the most part. So, yes, we have been down to the county jail. But we were "just visiting." Like in Monopoly. And since you're here, thank you for visiting …
Monday, September 12, 2011
Stay classy, Will County jail!
The staff at the Shorewood Patch has put together Rogues Gallery collections featuring the skin art of inmates at the Will County jail before. And by popular demand, we're back with another one. Neck, chest, face or forehead — these men and women are putting their personal messages out their for everyone to see, even if those messages are often hard to decipher. But who are we to judge? We at the Shorewood Patch are leaving that up to you. So go ahead and judge away, and enjoy this latest Rogues Gallery:
Monday, August 29, 2011
If there was another guy. We don't really know how these cats got so messed up.
We've got a pretty rough looking crew for you in the Rogues Gallery this week. We didn't get a look at the truck that ran this bunch over, or the cat that dragged them in, or the wringer they were put through, but hey, give these guys this much — they toughed it out at least long enough to get their pictures taken. Because it's not how many times you get knocked down, it's how many times you get up. Or something. At any rate, these guys gave 110 percent. They left it all out there on the floor. At least they look like they did. And we're about out of cliches, so here you go, with the latest edition of THE ROGUES GALLERY.