Homes and cars around Schoolgate and Cooper Roads as well as Illinois Highway were the target of a rash of vandalism.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
The deck on a house and the inside of a car was set on fire.
While Schoolgate Road homeowners spent Saturday repainting garage doors, scraping vulgarity off windows and chatting about the March 15 rash of neighborhood vandalism and arson, New Lenox police had already arrested a 17-year, gang-affiliated man who will be charged as an adult for his involvement. Christian Velazquez, 17, of the 700 block of Lake Road, was booked into Will County Jail about 1 p.m. Saturday and charged with two counts of arson, residential burglary and criminal damage to property—all felonies, according to New Lenox Deputy Police Chief Robert Pawlicz. No bond information was available. All total 11 complaints were filed in connection with a string of property damage complaints that ranged from setting a deck on fire, …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Schoolgate Road residents are grappling with a graffiti mess and more.
Residents of the 700 block of Schoolgate Road and the immediate vicinity are up in arms tonight about a rash of vandalism that marked their cars and garages with spray-painted graffiti. One family is dealing with more—the deck to their house was set on fire. New Lenox Fire Protection District said the call came in about 6:09 a.m. Friday and was doused in about 15 minutes. The cause of the blaze is being investigated; neighbors say it was arson. New Lenox police have not yet released information concerning the event that involved multiple homes and car owners. One resident told Patch anonymously that he woke up Friday to find the back of his van had been spray painted with gray paint and the window on his wife's car was sprayed too. "It …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Will County Sheriff's Office reports, Nov. 27-29 • Blown Stop Sign, Speeding Leads to Accident • Holiday Inflatable Stolen From Yard • Burglars Take Thousands in Lawn Equipment • Mum Plants Stolen From Government Office • Graffitists Strike Shed.
TUESDAY, NOV. 27 Ruth W. Jones, 51, of the 11800 block of W. 195th Street in Mokena, was cited for disregarding a stop sign and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident at the intersection of W. Laraway Road and S. Pfeiffer Road in Frankfort. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28 Unknown persons stole a large inflatable dog from the front yard of a residence on the 20000 block of S. Ellen Lane in Frankfort. The dog was four-foot, 6-inches tall and was wearing a Santa hat, with a stocking that said “Merry Christmas” hanging from its mouth. THURSDAY, NOV. 29 Unknown persons broke into Prize Lawn Care, on the 9400 block of W. St. Francis Road in Frankfort, and stole $3,860 worth of chainsaws, blowers and hedge trimmers. Unknown persons stole five mum plants…
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Will County Sheriff's Department reports, May 9-16.
A resident on the 100 block of Michael Lane in New Lenox discovered juvenile graffiti covering his house, garage and fence on May 11. The resident told the Will County Sheriff's Department that unknown people used orange spray paint to draw penises and write juvenile words on the home. On the front of the home, there were drawings of two 24-inch penises, and on the side of the home was the word "poop." There was a smiley face with a penis drawn on the garage and the words "What's up wiener" on the fence. The resident told police he did not suspect any neighbors and didn't know who did this. Estimated damages were at least $300. SATURDAY, MAY 14 A car accident resulted in minor injuries for one passenger on May 14 near Spencer and Laraway …