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One Deceased in Manhattan Crash

Will County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release that at 8 a.m., on Thursday, April 27, deputies responded to a vehicle crash with a semi truck on Wilmington-Peotone Road and Cedar Road in Manhattan. Manhattan Fire personnel were on scene and advised that a 65-year-old female showed no signs of life and was being extricated…

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Will County Sheriff’s Office Police Blotter: March 7 – 13

New Lenox/Frankfort March 7 •N. Cedar and Lenox Street, New Lenox: Daniel R. Reyes, 47, of Lockport, was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. •W. Laraway and Nelson Road, New Lenox: Brandon Sanchez Montoya, 24, of Joliet, was cited for speeding, no valid driver’s license, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.…

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Will County Sheriff’s Office Police Blotter: March 14 – 20

South Townships March 15 •S. Spencer and Delaney Road, Manhattan: Jorge Mejia, 21, of Houston, Texas, was cited for speeding, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and no valid driver’s license. March 17 •W. Stripmine and S. Rt. 129, Wilmington: John Segerberg, 34, of 470 E. Mesa Drive in Godley, was arrested for DUI, driving while…

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Peotone Man Charged with 19 Counts of Child Pornography

By Stephen Nelson A Peotone man was arrested by Bourbonnais Police on Monday, January 9, and faces 19 counts of child pornography. If convicted, 35-year-old Michael L. Mathis faces anywhere from six-to-30 years in prison for each count. Fifteen of the 19 counts are for dissemination which are class X felonies, which are considered to…

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Crete Township Murder Arrest

Sheriff Mike Kelley announced Friday January 6th that detectives with the Will County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a fourteen-year-old juvenile in connection to the 12/30/2022 murder investigation that occurred in Crete Township. On 12/30/2022, at approximately 9:05 PM, Deputies with the Will County Sheriff’s Office were sent to the 1100 block of E. 263rd Street…

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Will County Sheriff’s Police Blotter: December 13 – 19

Frankfort/New Lenox December 13: S. Frankfort Square Drive and W. St. Francis Road, Frankfort; Mark Obregon, 62, of Homewood, was cited for disobeying a traffic control device. December 14: S. Harlem and W. 194th Street, Frankfort; Gregory Beasley, 51, of Chicago, was cited for driving while license suspended. December 18: 23000 block of S. 80th…

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Safe-T Act Ruled Unconstitutional

Kankakee County Judge Thomas Cunnington ruled late Wednesday that the elimination of cash bail provision in the controversial Safe-T Act was unconstitutional. Cunnington ruled the Safe-T Act was unconstitutional on the basis that it violates the Separation of Powers Clause, violates the Victim Rights Act, and unconstitutionally amends Article I Section 9 of the Constitution…

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Will County Sheriff’s Office Blotter: December 6-12

South Townships December 7, I-55 and W. Coal City Road, Reed: Eduardo Medina-Perez, 19, of St. Louis, Missouri, was cited for no valid driver’s license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, driving with suspended registration and aggravated speeding. December 7, S. Rt. 53 and W. South Arsenal Road, Wilmington: Michael F. Culbreath, 55, of Wilmington, was cited…

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Morgan Found Guilty on First Degree Murder Charge

Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announced Circuit Court Judge Vincent Cornelius found Blaique Morgan, 26, of Joliet, guilty of two counts of First-Degree Murder in the death of Robert Bielec, his next-door neighbor, in 2016. The verdict follows a bench trial that concluded October 31. On January 7, 2016, the Will County Sheriff’s Office…

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Will County Sheriffs Warn of Bitcoin Scam

Scam Alert: Bitcoin payments being requested. During the past week, the Sheriff’s Office has taken reports from victims who stated they were contacted regarding being in violation of requirements to register as a sex offender. The fraudulent phone number being used is 815-374-1921. The scammer identifies himself as Sergeant Johnson from the Will County Sheriff’s…

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Will County Sheriff’s Apprehend Fugitive

Sheriff Mike Kelley announced the capture of Omar Turner Jr., 21, of Joliet, who was safely apprehended in the 400 block of Jessie Street in unincorporated Joliet Township. On July 18, members of the Will County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit, who are also members of the United States Marshals Service (USMS) Great Lakes Regional Fugitive…

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Decades Old Cold Case Investigation Seeking Information

In May 1997, skeletal fragments were discovered in a rubbish pile from the landmark Rust Craft Greeting Card Company building in Joliet. The building, which stood for nearly a century prior to its demolition, was a square block long and wide and three stories tall, along with a full basement. The abandoned factory suffered a…

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Multi-Vehicle Accident at Wilmington-Peotone Road

On Wednesday, June 1, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a female driver of a Nissan, age 21, from Indiana, was traveling westbound on Wilmington-Peotone Road. Through the Will County Sheriff’s Office accident reconstruction, it was determined the female driver attempted to pass a a slower moving semi-tractor trailer in the eastbound lane but caught the edge…

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Jury Finds Boshears Guilty of Murdering Girlfriend, Concealing Body

Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announced a jury found Jeremy Boshears, 36, of Coal City, guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend Kaitlyn “Katie” Kearns in 2017. Boshears also was found guilty of concealing a homicidal death, a Class 3 felony. The jury began deliberating Friday and reached its verdict Monday,…

Armed Robbery in Frankfort Township Bar; Suspect Shot and Killed

On April 30 around 3:15 a.m., Will County Sheriff’s Office was called to Ryan’s Pub, 7928 W. Lincoln Highway in unincorporated Frankfort, for a report of an armed robbery in progress. Two male, black, suspects had entered, armed with what appeared to be handguns, and demanded money from several patrons and employees. Deputies were informed…

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Rosado Gets 20 Years for Possession/Intent to Deliver Controlled Substances

Illicit drugs Rosado was carrying included 11,800 grams of deadly fentanyl. Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announced Carlos J. Rosado, 48, of California, was sentenced recently to 20 years in prison by Judge Carmen Goodman, following a plea of guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Rosado had been carrying…

Will County Sheriff’s Police Blotter: December 21 – 27

December 22: Person(s) unknown stole a 2017 Nissan Rouge from the driveway of residence in the 7600 block of W. Inverary Drive in Frankfort. The vehicle was unlocked, with the key fob inside. December 22: Victim stated a male/black, wearing red shorts and a white shirt, approximately 50 years of age, was observed ripping the…

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