Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The police are hunting for a Matteson man they say pulled the trigger in a fatal shooting.
Saturday's deadly shooting in a Nicholson Street apartment was carried out by a Matteson man now wanted for murder, police said. Ruben Wayne Washington, 32, of 6333 Berry Trail in Matteson, was charged Tuesday with the murder of 31-year-old Antonio Tyler. Washington remains at large. Tyler was pronounced dead in an apartment at 110 Nicholson St. about 5:45 p.m. Saturday. Joliet police Cmdr. Brian Benton declined to give a motive for the killing but asked anyone with information on Washington's whereabouts to call detectives at 815-724-3020 or the Crime Stoppers of Will County hotline at 800-323-6734. Washington, who previously lived in Chicago, had been arrested by Joliet police on three prior occasions, most recently on a charge of …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The man wanted for a 1978 murder—for which another man spent two weeks in jail—had never been arrested before he was charged with the killing and has no fingerprints on file, police said.
During the two weeks a New Lenox man was wrongly jailed for a murder that another man was wanted for, Joliet detectives ran down and interviewed men and women with information on the 1978 killing. "Most of the witnesses are in their 70s and 80s," said Joliet police Cmdr. Brian Benton. "Following up on the information from these witnesses, some didn't recall from that far back." But the detectives charged with trying to find out whether they had the right person in jail had no other recourse—the man wanted for the killing had never been arrested, and his fingerprints are not on file, Benton said. The legwork resulted in locating a witness who said the man in jail, Pedro Hernandez, 67, was not the Pedro Hernandez wanted on a 35-year-old …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Missing mother Linda Fellenbaum—who is wanted on an arrest warrant—was tossed out of her Hinsdale apartment a month and a half before she vanished. Her toddler son remains missing as well.
Just a month and a half before she supposedly ran barefoot into the Joliet night, never to be seen again, DuPage County Sheriff's deputies served an eviction order at missing mom Linda Fellenbaum's Hinsdale apartment. Fellenbaum's possessions were carried from the apartment on Sept. 5 and left outside. By then, according to police, Fellenbaum, 33, was living with her new boyfriend, Donald Wolak, in his house on Joliet's west side. According to the report, she did not return to collect her things. Wolak and Fellenbaum's relationship started after they met online in late August, police said, but the affair had apparently soured by Oct. 16. That was when Wolak, 40, told police Fellenbaum stole a "large sum of cash" and one of his handguns. …
Monday, November 5, 2012
A Channahon woman was taken into custody by the Shorewood police.
A wanted woman from Channahon was apprehended in Shorewood by Shorewood police officers, the Shorewood police said. Jennifer Misiurewicz, 38, of 24231 Cree Drive was taken into custody shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday at 950 Brookforest Ave. Misiurewicz was arrested on two Will County warrants charging her with driving under the influence. Misiurewicz was released after posting bond.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
This wanted man allegedly doused his girlfriend's bed with gasoline but took off before she arrived at the house.
A Joliet man allegedly menaced his ex-girlfriend's sister and her boyfriend with a pistol on Monday. The day before that, police said, this same man, 32-year-old Norman Simpson, broke into his girlfriend's house and doused her bed with gasoline, but gave up on waiting for her to return home and left. A week earlier, police said, Simpson made his way into a west side residence and pointed a shotgun at one of the occupants, but did not pull the trigger. And on Wednesday, Joliet police detectives secured a $1 million warrant for Simpson's arrest. The warrant carries charges of home invasion, residential burglary, aggravated battery, and possession of a weapon by a felon. Simpson, last of 1318 Demmond St., was already wanted for failing to …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The cops were randomly running license plates again.
The cops hit a lucky number—for them, anyway—when they randomly ran a license plate and found themselves a wanted man, police said. Kenneth Berlinquette, 27, of 115 Twin Oaks Drive in Joliet was pulled over at 12:30 a.m. Friday. A cop picked out Berlinquette "after a random license plate check revealed the vehicle owner was wanted," police said. What Berlinquette was wanted on was a larceny charge out of Kane County, police said. Berlinquette was arrested on the warrant but released from custody after posting bond. He was then free to leave Shorewood and go back to Joliet.
Monday, June 25, 2012
A man released from prison less than a year ago is wanted for allegedly shooting four people last week.
Police are hunting for an ex-con in connection with a June 18 shooting that wounded four. Ian Warren, 29, of 900 Summit St., was the gunman behind a brutal ambush that left four bleeding out on Englewood Avenue, police said. It was the second gun attack on Englewood in less than two weeks. One man, 29-year-old Donald Autman, was slain in the earlier shooting. The police consider Warren to be armed and dangerous. Anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts is asked to call the Joliet police at 815-724-3023 or Will County Crimestoppers at 1-800-323-6734. Warren was released from prison on Sept. 30. According to Department of Corrections records, he did time for the manufacture or delivery of cannabis and cocaine, and for aggravated battery. …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
A wanted woman was picked up on a "dangerous drugs" charge.
The police say they apprehended a Shorewood woman wanted on a drug charge at her home. Jennifer Tait, 29, of 904 Robin Hill Drive was taken into custody about 11:30 a.m. Tait was arrested on a Will County warrant charging her with "dangerous drugs," police said. The police did not specify what these drugs might have been, or what was so dangerous about them. Tait posted bond and was released without making a trip to the county jail.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
When the Shorewood Police are after you, you should probably just give up.
A wanted Joliet man surrendered to the authorities at the Shorewood police station. Turmand Durden, 34, of 6917 Grantham Drive turned himself in about 10:30 p.m. and was arrested on a DuPage County warrant charging him with contempt of court. Durden was released from custody after he posted bond. A Plainfield man was jailed after a Shorewood cop spotted him driving without a seat belt, police said. Kenyarde Williams, 32, of 5410 Maha Court was arrested during an 8 a.m. traffic stop near the intersection of Hamilton Street and Vertin Boulevard. Williams was taken into custody on a Will County warrant charging him with driving while license suspended. He was transported to Joliet and booked into the county jail.
Friday, April 27, 2012
A couple people got pulled over and arrested.
A Crest Hill woman pulled over for a seat belt violation ended up getting arrested on an Orland Park warrant, police said. Tierra Thompson-Smith, 22, of 1200 Rock Run Drive was taken into custody about 1:45 p.m. near the intersection of Interstate 55 and Black Road. Passengers in Thompson-Smith's car weren't wearing their seat belts, and this caught the attention of a Shorewood cop, police said. As it happened, Thompson-Smith had a warrant for her arrest out of Orland Park charging her with shoplifting, police said, and she was taken into custody. Thompson-Smith was unable to post bond and was turned over to the Orland Park Police Department, police said. A Joliet teen failed to signal a turn and was arrested for driving without a valid …