Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The Joliet Fire Department had to be called in to clean up 70 gallons of lost fuel, Joliet police said.
A mid-intersection collision between two cars and a truck Monday left 70 gallons of diesel fuel spilled on Jefferson Street and Houbolt Road, Joliet Police Cmdr. Rich Demick said. The accident occurred at about 9:40 a.m., with each of the vehicles attempting to make turns from three different directions, Demick said. It's not clear who was at fault, and no tickets have been issued as the police continue to investigate. The worst aspect of the crash was cleaning up the spilled motor fuel, which was done by the Joliet Fire Department, Demick said. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency also had to be on hand to ensure the cleanup was handled correctly and no environmental damage occurrred, he said. The drivers did sustain some minor …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The victim was shot in neck Saturday at the Citgo station on South Chicago Street, and could be permanently paralyzed, police said.
Joliet police are seeking two men in connection with an early Saturday morning gas station shooting that left the victim in critical condition. Witnesses told police the suspects responsible for the attack are Anthony White and Gregory Sellers, both 24 and of Joliet. An arrest warrant for White on an attempted murder charge has been issued, carrying a $2 million bond. Sellers' arrest warrant is for aggravated battery and mob action, and has a $500,000 bond. The men allegedly shot the victim in the neck at about 3 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Citgo station, 379 S. Chicago St. The victim was initially taken to Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, and later flown to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. Police said …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The Joliet man was shot in the neck by an unknown assailant, and was flown to Loyola University Medical Center for treatment.
A Joliet man may be paralyzed after being shot in the neck at a gas station early Saturday morning, Joliet police said. The 31-year-old man was taken to Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet shortly after the 3 a.m. attack in the 300 block of Chicago Street and was later flown by helicopter to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, according to a story in the Joliet Herald News. The assailant was on foot and no motive for the attack is known, police told the newspaper.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Although the suspect has not confessed to burglarizing the victim's house, he did admit he sold 57 CDs and DVDs belonging to the man for $100, Joliet police said.
A Joliet burglary victim tracked down CDs and DVDs stolen from his house -- and the man who may have played a role in taking them -- by checking a store that buys and sells used goods, Joliet Police Cmdr. Rich Demick said. The burglary occurred at about 2 p.m. Jan. 9, with the victim unwittingly walking past a vehicle containing bags of his stolen possessions before realizing the two burglars were still inside his 500 Logan Ave. home, Demick said. The thieves fled when they heard the man enter, and the victim was only able to get a partial license plate number on the vehicle they were driving before they drove away, Demick said. However, because much of what had been taken were CDs and DVDs, the victim had a hunch the suspects might try to…
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Police used the K9-unit dog to scare Nicholas Raman out from his crawl space hiding spot, Cmdr. Brian Benton said.
Joliet police were forced to order a K9-unit dog to bite a man who would not retreat from an attic crawl space, Cmdr. Brian Benton said Tuesday. Police were attempting to locate Nicholas Matthew Raman, 25, wanted on an arrest warrant from an October bar fight, when they received a tip that he might be found at a house at 1204 John St., Benton said. The home's owner gave officers permission to search the residence and the dog ferreted out Raman's hiding spot, Benton said. Raman, however, refused to comply with police demands that he come out. Because officers could not be certain he did not have a weapon, they had no choice but to use the dog to scare the suspect into giving himself up, Benton said. The bite inflicted by the dog caused a …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Joliet police were notified of the theft of the 1.5-pound female dog from the Furry Babies store, employee says.
A 1.5-pound female chihuahua was stolen from the Furry Babies store in the Louis Joliet Mall. Video captured an image of the man taking the dog at about 8 p.m. Friday night. Here is what an employee posted on the Joliet Patch Facebook page: I work for furry babies in the Louis joliet mall. We have a man on camera stealing one of our babies. She is a 2 month old blue chihuahua. He weighs about 1.5 lbs. this was around 8 pm last night. It has been reported to joliet police. Here is a links to a story broadcast on WLS-TV (Channel 7) Saturday night on the theft: abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8978484
Friday, February 1, 2013
Jeremy Hoehn, whose brother survived the gang-related attack that killed Christopher Perry Jr., is accused of shooting the gun during Perry's visitation, Joliet police said.
The man who fired a gun outside the funeral home where murder victim Christopher Perry Jr.'s visitation was being held is the brother of the man shot with Perry, Joliet Police Cmdr. Rich Demick said. Jeremy L. Hoehn, 21, of 416 Leach, Joliet, was arrested on a warrant Thursday and booked into the Will County jail on charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm, possession of a firearm as a gang member, possession of a firearm with an FOID card and felon in possession of a firearm. The shooting occurred at about 4:25 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of the Minor-Morris Funeral Home at 112 Richards St. Joliet police heard the gunfire and raced to the area, but while a weapon was recovered, no arrest was made at the time. However, one of the …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Police say they don't know if the incident, which occurred outside the Minor-Morris Funeral Home during Christopher Perry Jr.'s visitation, was related to his gang-related killing.
Shots fired outside the funeral home visitation Monday for murder victim Christopher Perry Jr. sent Joliet police in pursuit of a suspect described as a Hispanic male, but no arrest was made, Cmdr. Rich Demick said. The man is accused of standing in the parking lot of the Minor-Morris Funeral Home, 112 Richard St., at about 4:25 p.m., firing several rounds and then fleeing, Demick said. Joliet police officers in the area heard the gunfire and were able to recover the 9mm handgun used by the suspect, which he threw away as he fled, but the man could not be located, Demick said. The gun is being processed, and it's not known if police were able to find any fingerprints or evidence that would lead them to the shooter, he said. A house at …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Tests reveal the organ, found at the 1801 Ingalls Ave. store, was from an animal, Coroner Pat O'Neil said.
A heart was found in the parking lot of the Walgreens at Ingalls and Larkin avenues in Joliet Sunday was not human, Coroner Pat O'Neil said. An autopsy conducted Monday indicated the organ, discovered at about 5 p.m. on the east side of the 1801 Ingalls Ave., store, came from an animal, O'Neil said. No further tests were conducted to determine what type of animal, he said. Sign up for our free daily newsletter and breaking news alerts The Joliet Police Department is handling the incident. It's not known whether there were any other items found with the heart or leads on why it may have been left in the parking lot. WANT MORE JOLIET POLICE NEWS?
Thursday, January 24, 2013
A Brookfield man was arrested Tuesday after a K9 officer's dog detected a hidden compartment containing eight bags of drugs, Joliet police said.
Had Luis Cruz not had the bad luck of being pulled over by a Joliet police K9 officer, it's entirely possible his hidden stash of drugs concealed in a secret compartment of his SUV would have gone undetected, Cmdr. Al Roechner said. Then again, had the 31-year-old Brookfield man had a license plate on the front of his silver Jeep Cherokee, the Joliet officer likely would not have pulled him over in the first place. Cruz was stopped at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday near Theodore Street and Raynor Avenue, Roechner said. When the officer noticed Cruz's passenger "looking back and ducking down a lot," he asked Cruz if he could take a look inside, he said. "You can check it out if you want," was Cruz's reply, Roechner said. The officer's dog quickly …