THURSDAY, NOV. 1
Checking account targeted by thieves
Police say someone from the 1600 block of Edmonds Avenue was robbed of $1,800 in an unauthorized withdrawal from his checking account. A fraud complaint was filed. Police are investigating the matter.
Police arrested two for retail theft
Misty Warner, 21, and Alex Behmetuik, 22, both of Lockport, were charged with retail theft after attempting to leave Walmart, in the 500 block of E. Route 30, with about $80 worth of merchandise.
Shoplifting endeavor turns complicated
Lindsey Sheldon-Padron, 28, and Estefania Padron, 24, both of Joliet, were arrested on charges of retail theft from Walmart, in the 500 block of E. Route 30.
According to the report, security staff stopped the pair as they attempted to leave the store without paying for merchandise. While waiting in the security office at Walmart, police said, Sheldon-Pardron allegedly pushed an employee in an attempt to flee. Consequently, she was charged with battery as well.
Finally, police discovered that Padron, who drove to the store, was driving on a suspended license. She was ticketed for that as well.
A faulty headlight draws attention
Alexis Franchini, 18, Joliet, was stopped for driving a car with one headlight out at Route 30 and Pine Street. A computer check of her license revealed that the license had been suspended and she was driving an uninsured vehicle. Franchini was issued citations for each traffic violation.
Random registration check nets three
Eante Williams, 30, Chicago, was stopped in his car at Gougar Road and Route 6 after a computer check of his plates revealed that he was driving on a suspended license.
James Blokel, 40, of the 1400 block of N. Cedar Road, was snagged in a random registration check at Cedar Road and Joliet Highway. He was cited for driving on a suspended license, driving with a suspended registration and operating an uninsured vehicle.
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