Online Thief Makes Off with Hefty Sum: Police Blotter

Thieves with debit card information tapped into a checking account.


Ladder stolen

Police say someone from the 200 block of W. Haven Avenue complained that a ladder leaning against the side of the house was lifted by thieves. Police are investigating the matter.

Wallet lifted from unattended purse

Police say a woman complained that while shopping at Kmart in the 1500 block of W. Route 30, she left her purse unattended in a cart. When she got to the check-out line, she realized that her wallet had been stolen. Police are investigating the incident.


Criminal damage to property

A complaint of criminal damage to property was filed by a resident from the 2800 block of Shannon Lane. According to the report, vandals damaged the homeowner's lawn.


$1,500 siphoned from someone's checking account

Police say someone from the 200 block of Woodlawn Road filed a fraud complaint after discovering that his checking account was $1,500 lighter. According to the report, the person's debit card was used for an unauthorized withdrawal.The matter is under investigation.

Driving on a suspended license

Elizabeth Torres, 22, Joliet, was stopped in her car in the 1500 block of W. Route 30 after police completed a random registration check. According to the report, Torres was driving on a suspended license. 

While processing the ticket, police discovered that she was also wanted on a Will County warrant for failure to appear in court. She was taken to the Will County jail.  

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Police blotter information is provided by the New Lenox Police Department. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome. If you have information about an unsolved crime, call the Investigations Unit at 815-462-6100.


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