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Police Blotter: Man Crashes Into County Sheriff's Van

Will County Sheriff's Department reports, Aug. 15-22.

THURSDAY, AUG. 18

iPad Stolen from Car

A car was burglarized on the 2800 block of Rydal Street in New Lenox. An iPad, camera bag and radar detector were reported stolen.

TUESDAY, AUG. 16

ATV, Tools Stolen

Someone broke into a shed on the 200 block of West Illinois Highway and stole a 2009 Yamaha Raptor ATV, as well as a weed trimmer, hedge trimmer, snow blower and leaf blower, according to a police report.

Between Aug. 11 and Aug. 16, someone entered a detached garage on the 900 block of South Cedar Road and stole various tools, including an L-4 laser, a pipe rodder, a sewer camera, two chainsaws, two concrete saws, a generator and a pipe threader.

MONDAY, AUG. 15

Not the Best Van to Hit

Jose L. Farias, 57, of Joliet, was charged with driving without a valid license and improper lane use after he hit a Will County Jail transport van. Two officers were in the van, as well as a 20-year-old male inmate being transported. No one involved in the accident was injured. Police said Farias changed lanes erratically, causing him to hit the back of the county jail van.

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