Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Will County Sheriff's Office was notified of a suspicious package at U.S. 30 and Spencer Road just before 9:30 a.m. today, Deputy Chief Ken Kaupas said.
A suspicious package containing a bomb-like item found along U.S. 30 this morning was investigated by the Cook County Bomb Squad and determined to be box of used commercial smoke-effects devices. The Will County Sheriff's Office learned about the package, which was spotted in an area near U.S. 30 and Spencer Road, at about 9:25 a.m. and called in the bomb squad to determine what it was, Deputy Chief Ken Kaupas said. "Units responded and located a package that upon initial review appeared to have some type of explosive device inside," Kaupas said. The department set up a "safe perimeter" and no one had to be evacuated, he said. The location is in an unincorporated area of Will County between Joliet and New Lenox. "It turned out to be a …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
One person is in custody after a raid at a home on Park Drive, said New Lenox Deputy Chief Bob Pawlisz. New Lenox police asked Will County Sheriff's deputies to assist in executing a search warrant connected with their case.
One person is in custody after police raided a marijuana growing operation Tuesday in Joliet. The arrest is connected to a case out of New Lenox. Authorities have not released the identity of the person in custody but charges are pending. At the request of New Lenox police, the Will County Sheriff's Office assisted in executing a search warrant Tuesday morning at a house in the 500 block of Park Drive in Joliet. Police were still at the house as of 2:30 p.m., said New Lenox Deputy Police Chief Bob Pawlisz. The warrant and investigation were based on information provided by a confidential source. Pawlisz declined to say whether the raid was connected to any previous arrests in New Lenox. The investigation remains ongoing. Joliet Police …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
A New Lenox man was arrested Tuesday and charged with drug-induced homicide in the death of a 27-year-old man on Nov. 25, 2012.
Update: 11:27 a.m. March 13 New Lenox Deputy Police Chief Robert Pawlicz revealed that Nicholas J. DePratt, 26, of the 200 block of S. Cooper Road, had supplied heroin to 27-year-old Brandon Robinson, also of New Lenox. An overdose of heroin led to Robinson's death on Nov. 25 in the 700 block of Stonegate Road. Original story: A 26-year-old New Lenox man was arrested Tuesday, according to New Lenox police, in connection with the November 2012 drug-related death of Brandon Robinson. Nicholas J. DePratt, 26, of the 200 block of S. Cooper Road, was charged with drug-induced homicide, according to Deputy Chief Robert Pawlicz. Robinson, 27, was found dead in the 700 block of Stonegate Road on Nov. 25, 2012. Police are not releasing further …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
See who got arrested this week in the Lincoln-Way communities.
Every week we'll show some of the mug shots of people arrested in New Lenox. The photos will be supplied by the Will County Sheriff's Department, New Lenox, Mokena or Frankfort Police Departments. Are you a fan of true crime? "Like" the Crime-n-Shame page on Facebook. This week, all pictures were submitted by the Will County Sheriff's Department and taken when the accused were booked between Feb 6-12. Information for the Mug Shot Gallery is provided by law enforcement agencies. 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…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Darel Agerton said his grandmother was unconscious when he found her, but evidence shows she was strangled and beaten, the Will County Sheriff's Office says.
A Joliet man who police say beat and strangled his 90-year-old grandmother just one day after being released from prison has been charged with first-degree murder. Darel C. Agerton, 38, was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon for the Nov. 30 death of Veronica R. Schick, whose unconscious body was found on the floor of her 109 Jessie St. home, according to the Will County Sheriff's Office. Agerton listed Schick's address as his residence. Agerton, who was released from the Illinois Department of Corrections on Nov. 29 after serving 15 months for his fourth DUI conviction, told emergency responders that he awoke from a nap to find his grandmother unresponsive and laying on the floor, a sheriff's office release said. When investigators …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The president of a Minnesota aviation service business was in the plane that crashed in a Wilton Center field.
The man killed in the Tuesday afternoon plane crash in a Wilton Center field was the president of a Minnesota aviation service business. Larry Diffley, 74, was the sole occupant of the multi-engine Beech 58 that went down shortly after 2:30 p.m. Diffley operated Bemidji Aviation Services in Bemidji, MN. According to the company's website, Diffley and another man took over the business "with three employees, their own Cessna 150 and the three 150's already in place at Bemidji Aviation" in 1970. Diffley is listed as the company's president. Employees of Bemidji Aviation Services declined to give their names or much information about the crash Tuesday evening. One said, "We are aware of the crash and we're working with the (National …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Overall health and safety awareness ties works toward building a thriving community.
As Hurricane Isaac's 12-foot wave surges crashed the shores last week of Florida, Mississippi and Alabama, Community Emergency Response Teams were on-hand to help residents in Florida, Mississippi and Alabama. It is precisely this type of circumstance that demands CERT staff to be at the ready to respond, said Dan Martin, public safety division chief for the Village of New Lenox. The multiple services and assortment of equipment that CERT is prepared to offer residents at a moment's notice are scheduled to be on display throughout the day on Sept. 8 at the Spencer Pointe School campus. The CERT preparedness program is one part of the Health and Safety Fair as it collaborates with the total ShareFest 2012 outreach program. The Health and …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
With good behavior and credit for time already served, Brandon Bergthold, 25, could be out in less than five years as part of a plea deal. Bergthold was arrested in a sting operation in January at a New Lenox motel.
Brandon Bergthold spoke with a sense of stoicism at odds with the red jumpsuit he will have to wear everyday. As part of a plea deal, the 25-year-old Frankfort Township man was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, less than half of which he’ll serve with good behavior and credit for the days already spent in jail awaiting trial. READ: Cops Arrest Frankfort Township Man for Trying to Buy Sex With Child He was arrested on Jan. 26 at a New Lenox motel where he intended to meet a man willing to prostitute prepubescent girls. Instead he met detectives from both Will and Cook counties who had been investigating him since he posted an ad on Craigslist. Email correspondence between Bergthold and a detective …
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Residents in the North Avenue neighborhood had little contact with Brandon Bergthold, who was arrested Jan. 26 when he met with an undercover investigator posing as a dad willing to share his 6-year-old daughter for sex.
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- Joe Vince
Sunday, January 29, 2012
It's the familiar refrain about the neighbor accused of a crime: He was quiet and kept to himself. Among Brandon Bergthold's neighbors, that was the reaction Saturday afternoon upon learning the 25-year-old Frankfort Township man was accused of trying to buy sex with a child from a parent. Will and Cook county sheriff's investigators arrested Bergthold when he tried to meet with an undercover officer who posed as a father willing to share his 6-year-old daughter for sex. READ: Cops Say Frankfort Twp. Man Tried to Buy Sex With Child Dave Faber, a father of four girls who lives a few houses down from Bergthold's house in the 7700 block of North Avenue, said he had never met Bergthold and didn't even know he lived there until news broke of …
Friday, January 27, 2012
A two-month investigation led Will and Cook county authorities to arrest Brandon Bergthold after he set up a meeting with an undercover officer, who posed as a father prostituting out his daughter.
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- Joe Vince
Friday, January 27, 2012
Will County and Cook County sheriff's deputies arrested a Frankfort Township man Thursday, accusing him of trying to arrange an illicit meeting at a New Lenox motel with an undercover officer posing as a father willing to prostitute out his 6-year-old daughter. Brandon J. Bergthold, 25, of the 7700 block of North Ave., was charged with two felony counts of indecent solicitation of a child and two felony counts of traveling to meet a minor. Additional charges might be forthcoming once there is a review of more evidence, said Will County Sheriff's spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer, adding that the investigation is still open. Bergthold is being held in the Will County Jail on $750,000. If he is released on bail, he is to have no contact with …