Monday, April 22, 2013
New Lenox police arrested a 21-year-old Joliet woman and charged her with aggravated battery.
A disturbance April 17 at Silver Cross Hospital resulted in the arrest of 21-year-old Laquandra Archer, of Joliet. She was charged with aggravated battery. According to New Lenox police, Archer was taken into custody about 7:50 p.m. after a man at Silver Cross Hopital, in the 1900 Block of Silver Cross Boulevard, complained that she battered him. She was charged with aggravated battery. No further details of the incident were noted in the report. Archer was booked into Will County jail where bond was set at $70,000. FRIDAY, APRIL 19 Speeding Attracts Attention, Result is DUI Charge Amanda Burklow, 22, of Manhattan, was stopped in her car about 1:40 a.m. at Route 30 and Roberts Road. According to the report, she had been speeding. Police …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Woman refused to unlock her doors, ran over cop and got away during drug arrest, police said.
An arrest warrant was obtained for a former resident who eluded arrest during a pre-arranged cocaine sting, reports said. Oak Lawn police learned from a “confidential source” that Brittany Alyssa Rotto, 23, of the 700 block of Schoolgate Road, in New Lenox, had allegedly called to ask if he wanted to purchase two eight-balls of cocaine. Sign up for the Oak Lawn Patch newsletter, New Lenox Patch newsletter and Tinley Park Patch newsletter. Follow us on Oak Lawn Facebook, New Lenox and Tinley Park Facebook. Detectives arranged a sale between the confidential source and Rotto in the McDonald’s parking lot at 91st Street and Cicero Avenue. Police set up surveillance and at 9:40 p.m. March 17, Rotto’s gray Mazda entered the parking lot, …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Will County Forest Preserve Police arrest a Mokena man for allegedly fondling a New Lenox woman on Old Plank Trail, Sun-Times Media reports.
A 26-year-old Mokena man was arrested for groping a woman jogger Monday in New Lenox. The woman told Will County Forest Preserve police that he yelled "April Fools" then groped her while she was jogging along Old Plank Trail. Sun-Times Media reports that while the woman was running about 12:45 p.m. on Old Plank Trail between Constitution and Schoolhouse roads, she passed Adrian Garcia. When she slowed and began walking to cool down, a man wearing a white hoodie attacked her. “He ran up behind her, grabbed her breast and yelled ‘April Fools,’” she said. “She started yelling at him and said she would call the police so he took off.” Read more about the woman's help in arresting the man in the Sun-Times Media. Garcia is facing charges of …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
A judge ruled has missing photos are a moot point in the trial of Joseph Messina of New Lenox, charged with punching a Joliet resident into a coma outside of a Mokena bar in 2009.
A defense motion for mistrial with prejudice was denied Monday in the aggravated battery case of 24-year-old Joseph Messina, of New Lenox. A Will County judge also denied an opportunity for a motion for a mistrial that would impeach the prosecution. Messina is accused of punching a Joliet man to the ground in a bar fight and knocking his head against the pavement. Since then, Eric Bartels, 29, has remained unable to speak or see. Will County Judge Sarah Jones said after having reviewed the testimony and case law provided, it became "very obvious" that both the state and the defense were unaware of photos pertaining to Messina's hands until June when police investigators indicated that they were part of the stream of evidence. …
Monday, August 13, 2012
A misdemeanor arrest turned into a fiasco.
The Aug. 7 arrest of Jerome Dudko, 20, of the 2800 block of Rebecca Lane, for underage drinking took a nose dive after he was released from the New Lenox Police Department, police said. Stopped again by police for walking down the middle of the street, he allegedly grabbed an officer's eyeglasses and scratched his eye in the process, fled the scene and scuffled with two more police officers, police said. All total, Dudko wound up with seven charges: underage possession of alcohol, underage consumption of alcohol, aggravated battery, resisting arrest, disarming a peace officer, theft and damage to property. Read more about the incident.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Men from New Lenox and Matteson were charged with aggravated battery after making a comment about a man's girlfriend and then fighting him, police said.
Two men were arrested and charged with aggravated battery after an early morning fight Monday in the 100 block of East Route 30, near the Pit Stop bar. Joseph Strimel, 21, of the 800 block of Stonegate Road, in New Lenox, and 22-year-old Daniel Peterson, of Matteson, were charged after New Lenox Police were called about a fight. According to the police report, two men and a woman were walking in the area at about 12:25 a.m. when Strimel and Peterson approached and asked them if they wanted to go to a party. When the walkers refused, police noted, Strimel allegedly said something about the woman. A fight ensued between her boyfriend and Strimel and Peterson, police said. The two men then fled the scene, but police were able to track them …