Saturday, May 18, 2013
17-year-old Carlos Orozco was pronounced dead following a fight Thursday night in Romeoville, police said.
Updated at 4:45 p.m. May 17: Police said a 22-year-old Romeoville man is in custody and will be charged with first-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Carlos Orozco. Fabian Almodovar was taken into police custody after being discharged from the hospital, Romeoville Assistant Police Chief Steve Lucchesi said. He said Almodovar, who suffered facial injuries and a concussion, is scheduled to be transported to the Will County jail Friday night. Almodovar is accused of stabbing the Joliet teen in the chest during a fight in the parking lot at Jewel-Osco, 20 S. Weber Rd. Police declined to release information on what led to the fight. "That aspect is still under investigation," Lucchesi said. Prior arrest records list an address for …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Arrests reported by Romeoville police, other agencies, May 10-14.
May 10 Alfredo Casas, 26, of the 900 block of Savannah, Romeoville, was arrested by Will County Sheriff's police and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, police said. Linda Sanchez, 24, of the 4700 block of Baccarrat, Joliet, was arrested by Romeoville police and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and driving without a license, according to jail records. May 12 David Abrego, 19, of the 1-100 block of Pine Lane in Hodgkins, Illinois, was arrested by Romeoville police and charged with aggravated DUI, driving without a valid license and driving 31-29 mph over the limit, police said.
Police will kick of Memorial Day weekend with safety checks.
The Romeoville Police Department will conduct roadside safety checks prior to Memorial Day weekend on Friday, May 24. Chief Mark Turvey said the checks are being conducted to promote the safety and well-being of motorists and to provide a deterrent to law-breakers. The safety checks will be used to detect drivers operating vehicles with defective equipment, without a valid license or permit, without proof of insurance, seat belt violators and motorists driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. "Plans have been established to conduct the checks at locations and during those hours which will provide the maximum opportunity for the detection and apprehension of motorists who drive under the influence of alcohol or other substances," …
Will County Sheriff's Sgt. Terri Ellinghma will speak with Romeville-area senior about scams to avoid.
Romeoville TRIAD will host a program on current frauds and scams impacting senior citizens from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 23, at the White Oak Library District's Romeoville branch, 201 W. Normantown Rd. Admission and parking are free at the event, which features speaker Sgt. Terri Ellingham of the Will County Sheriff's Department. Romeoville TRIAD is a branch of the Will County TRIAD for Seniors, which unites the sheriff's department, local police departments and local seniors with local law enforcement and community service agencies to address specific needs in the senior community. For more information about Will County TRIAD, contact the Will County Sheriff's Elderly Services Section at 815-727-5678 or email firstname.lastname@example.org…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Arrests reported by Romeoville police, May 1-8.
May 1 Nykia Presnall, 25, of 827 Cardinal Ln. in Joliet, was arrested at 9:47 a.m. and charged with retail theft in the 400 block of S. Weber Road, police said. May 3 Erika Menard, 41, of 3817 Saratoga Dr. in Joliet, was arrested at 12:19 p.m. and charged with retail theft in the 400 block of S. Weber Road, police said. Dean Herman, 33, of 13833 Van Dyke Rd. in Plainfield, was arrested at 11:54 p.m. and charged with DUI and endangering the life of a child at the intersection of Romeo Road and Heritage Parkway, police said. May 4 Alberto Sanchez, 50, of 1924 Marlboro Ln. in Crest Hill, was arrested at 12:38 a.m. and charged with DUI at the intersection of Troxel Road and Dartmoor, police said. May 5 …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Arrests reported by Romeoville police, April 19-30.
April 19 Kenneth Forsberg Jr., 30, of 322 Hickory Ave., was arrested at 2:07 a.m. and charged with DUI and hit and run in the 600 block of Belmont Avenue, police said. Alexander Elizzar, 27, of 27 Belmont Dr., was arrested at 11:16 p.m. and charged with DUI and reckless driving in the 300 block of Georgetown, police said. April 21 Edgar Trujillo, 20, of 320 Fairfax, was arrested at 3:16 a.m. and charged with DUI and speeding at the intersection of Route 53 and Chambers, police said. April 27 Ramon Aguirre, 23, of 24365 W. Renwick Rd. in Plainfield, was arrested at 4:53 p.m. and charged with retail theft in the 24300 block of Renwick Road, police said. A 16- and 17-year-old juvenile were arrested at 6:47 p.m. and charged …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
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Today starts Police Week across the nation. If you have a fun or thoughtful personal story of the Romeoville Police Department (or a specific officer) - be it reuniting you with your lost dog, helping you after an accident, returning your stolen purse, etc. - feel free to give them a shout-out in the comments below. Thank you officers for all you do!
Incidents reported by Romeoville police, May 5-8.
May 5 A resident of the 0-100 block of Coralbell Court reported a residential burglary at 9:05 p.m. Three laptops and a cell phone were taken from the residence. The estimated cost of the items taken is $890. May 6 A realtor reported the theft of a utility meter from a home in the 400 block of Murphy Drive at 2:41 p.m. It is unknown who may have taken the meter. The estimated cost to replace the meter is $100. A black marker was used to damage playground equipment in the 100 block of Ferndale Avenue at 10:42 a.m. It is unknown at this time who damaged the property. May 8 A resident of the 300 block of Richmond Court reported a residential burglary at 1:53 p.m. A weed whacker, gas can and baseball glove were taken from the open garage …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Incidents reported by Romeoville police, May 2-4.
May 2 A property preservation manager reported a theft at 12:46 p.m. An air conditioner unit was stolen by someone from a house in the 200 block of Key Largo Drive. The estimated cost of the unit is $300. May 3 A resident of the 600 block of Nelson reported a criminal damage to property at 10:21 a.m. A fence was damaged when someone spray painted graffiti on it. A black marker and spray paint was used to damage playground equipment in the 300 block of Arlington at 10:54 a.m. It is unknown at this time who damaged the property. May 4 A resident of the 1800 block of Lake Shore Drive reported a theft of motor vehicle accessories at 6:50 p.m. Vehicle ground effects were stolen from a resident’s car. The estimated value of the parts is $250…
Friday, May 10, 2013
Incidents reported by Romeoville police, April 29-30.
April 29 A resident of the 400 block of Claire reported a residential burglary at 10:23 p.m., according to police. Someone was seen leaving the garage of the residence. A backpack containing text books was taken from the residence. The estimated value of the items taken is $227. April 30 A business in the 400 block of N. Weber Road reported a retail theft at 6:38 p.m., according to police. Several cans of infant formula and a plastic shopping basket were stolen. The estimated value of the product taken is $259.35. A resident of the 400 block of Haller reported a theft at 8:34 p.m., police said. A bicycle that was left unlocked and unattended in a village park was stolen. The estimated value of the bicycle is $99.