Friday, October 5, 2012
A registered sex offender tried hiding out in a crawlspace but came out when a police dog was called in, the cops said
A registered sex offender knew the cops were onto him for molesting a child and was about to leave town, but instead hid out in a crawlspace when the law showed up at his door, police said. James Robinson, 34, of 1023 Arthur Ave. was captured and jailed on three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child after he emerged from the crawlspace about 3 p.m. Thursday, police said. Joliet police Detective Tizoc Landeros said Robinson sexually assaulted his 10-year-old stepdaughter. He allegedly attacked the girl while her mother was away. Robinson is a registered sex offender. He was reportedly found guilty of aggravated criminal sexual assault in 2001. Landeros said police learned on Thursday that Robinson was planning on making a …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Darrius Williamson was charged with attempted murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon; no one was injured.
A Joliet man who's accused of firing a gun at a couple outside a Joliet Township bar has been arrested by the Will County Sheriff's Office and charged with attempted murder. The incident took place shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday near Jerry's Place, 1827 E. Washington St., according to a story in the Joliet Herald News. Alleged shooter Darrius L. Williamson, 32, of 116 Davison St., fled the scene but officers were able to track him down to a back yard on Anderson Avenue, the story said. He was also was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon. No one was injured, but a bullet did go through the windshield of the SUV the couple was driving, the story said.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Jevon Lesley is accused of spraying a crowd with bullets, killing Joliet West High School student Anthony Fearn in July 2011.
For the second time in two weeks, the Joliet Police Department has made an arrest in an unsolved murder case. A warrant was issued Tuesday for the arrest of Jevon Lesley, 19, whom police say shot 18-year-old Anthony Fearn in July 2011 when a fight between battling gangs prompted Lesley to pull out a gun and start randomly firing, according to a story in the Joliet Herald News. At the time, Fearn's death raised a lot emotions, in part because the victim was a Joliet West High School student who had no gang ties and worked part time at Kohl's and as an instructor at SUDA Mixed Martial Arts Academy, the story said. The fight took place in August outside of Team Joliet KO Zone, a downtown Joliet boxing club and training gym at 218 E. Cass St. …
Monday, September 24, 2012
The Shorewood police arrested a Channahon man on a drug charge.
The Shorewood cops nabbed a Channahon man holding drugs at a local gas station, police said. Jacob Procaskey, 23, of 25544 W. Bridge St. was arrested about 9 p.m. Thursday at the East Jefferson Street BP station. Officers were sent to the gas station to investigate a report of an intoxicated person, police said. There they found Procaskey, who was allegedly possessing a controlled substance. Procaskey was taken to the Will County jail and booked on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. Procaskey remains in custody on a $25,000 bond.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The man, who gave addresses in Romeoville and Plainfield, checked in with a headache and high blood pressure. He checked out with a felony drug possession charge.
A local man went to the hospital with a headache and high blood pressure, but apparently didn't think they had enough drugs there for him, police said. Gregory Heintz, 35, got caught allegedly shooting cocaine in the bathroom of his Provena St. Joseph Medical Center hospital room. Heintz was arrested upon his release from the hospital Tuesday evening and was booked into the Will County jail on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. Heintz, who reportedly gave the police home addresses in both Plainfield and Romeoville, stopped by the St. Joe's emergency room on Sept. 12. He complained of headaches and high blood pressure and was admitted to the hospital. DON'T MISS THE LATEST JOLIET NEWS. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR FREE DAILY NEWSLETTER …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Three Joliet men plotting to rob drugs from a stash house were swept up in a federal sting, officials said.
Three Joliet men on their way to rob cocaine from a stash house instead landed in the federal lockup, officials said. Nieko "Yogi" Hadley, 20, of 811 Gage St., Justin "Fatman" Davila, 23, of 565 Elwood Ave., and Davila's brother Jason Davila, 21, of the same Elwood Avenue address, all were charged with conspiring to intent with the intent to distribute cocaine. The younger Davila does not have a funny nickname, according to the feds. The three men were arrested Monday night as they were traveling north from Joliet to rob cocaine from a stash house, according to a criminal complaint filed against them. They got not farther than Romeoville, the complaint said. Hadley and the Davilas were set up by a snitch, according to the complaint. They …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The incident stemmed from one teen chasing, and firing off one round, according to published reports.
A 15-year-old boy was in police custody Tuesday in connection with the Monday afternoon shooting outside Joliet Central High School that forced the school into lockdown. Joliet police say the incident involved two boys, one of whom was chasing the other with a gun, according to a story in the Joliet-Herald News. The incident began at about 4:05 p.m. Monday when a Central staff member heard a shot, resulting in the school going into lockdown for about 30 minutes. No one was injured and the lockdown was lifted at 4:40 p.m. No other details were available on the altercation. Calls to the Joliet Police Department were not returned. Editor's note: An earlier version of this story had an incorrect age for the teen who is in custody. Get news …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The county cops collared Cincinnati restaurateur Jeff Ruby at his Harrah's hotel room Thursday night, a source said.
Thursday morning, restaurant tycoon Jeff Ruby told accused wife-killer Drew Peterson, "F--- you!" Not 12 hours later, the county cops visited Ruby where he is staying Harrah's Casino hotel and carted him off on a criminal charge. A source said two plainclothes county cops picked up Ruby around 10 p.m. Will County Deputy Chief Ken Kaupas, the sheriff's department spokesman, confirmed that detectives arrested Ruby on a charge of direct criminal contempt. Ruby was later released on his own recognizance. Ruby was already tweeting about his arrest late Thursday. "Just got out of Will Ctny jail Same place DP is Asked if I could share cell with him 4 just a minute Arrested in lobby at Harrahs Joliet," he wrote. Ruby—whose brother-in-law was a …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
There was this one woman who allegedly slashed her boyfriend's face with a razor and also got his daughter's arm.
A Joliet woman slashed her boyfriend's face with a razor and cut his daughter's arm when she tried to intervene, police said. Lacarra Wagner, 22, of 614 Whitley Ave. was jailed on charges of aggravated battery and aggravated domestic battery in connection with the Wednesday night incident at her boyfriend's home. The law learned of the alleged attack after checking on two patients being treated for stab wounds at Silver Cross Hospital. Wagner agreed to come to the police station to discuss the incident with officers about 11 a.m. Thursday, police said. After she did she was arrested and taken to the Will County jail. Both the 36-year-old boyfriend and his 16-year-old daughter needed stitches to close their wounds, police said. Thieves …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
In a statement released Thursday, Democratic candidate Natalie Manley spoke of her love for the daughter she was charged with battering.
The democratic candidate jailed two weeks ago for allegedly battering her 21-year-old daughter spoke of her love for the young woman in a statement released Thursday evening. "I love my daughter and that will never change," candidate Natalie Manley said in the press release. "I look forward to the time when I can speak freely about the issues I am facing and appreciate the outpouring of support from so many people." Manley, 50, a Joliet accountant and candidate in the 98th District race, was arrested at her Ingalls Avenue home and taken to the Will County jail after she allegedly battered her daughter. Police said Manley “punched" her daughter, and also "kicked, knocked her to the ground, struck her in the face (and) hit her with a set of …