THURSDAY, MAY 2
DUI Charge For New Lenox Man
Timothy Soja, 58, of the 800 block of Stonegate Road, New Lenox, was charged with driving under the influence, failing to signal and driving without insurance, according to a report. He was stopped at about 2:54 p.m. in the 2300 block of East Route 30, after an officer saw him fail to signal. Soja posted bond and was released.
Unlawful Use of a Weapon
Matthew Costenbader, 35, of the 1220 Martinsville, College Station, TX, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and speeding more than 40mph over the limit, according to a report. Police stopped Costenbader at about 1:21 a.m. near the intersection of Sonoma Road and Washington Street after police saw his car traveling at a high rate of speed. An officer discovered the driver allegedly had three handguns within reach that were improperly stored in the car. He was taken to Will County jail.
MONDAY, APRIL 29
Jamella Denwiddie, 29, of the 400 block of North Center Street, Joliet, was charged with retail theft, according to a report. She is accused of taking merchandise at about 9:08 p.m. from Wal-Mart, 501 E. Lincoln Hwy. She was released after posting bond.
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