Police Blotter: Man allegedly beats pregnant girlfriend
May 29, 2012 11:14PM
Updated: July 3, 2012 12:24PM
JOLIET — Police say a man beat a woman who is 8 months’ pregnant and kept her from seeking medical treatment.
Cmdr. Al Roechner said the 21-year-old victim arrived at Provena Saint Josephs Medical Center about 7 p.m. Sunday and said she had been with Damon Stanislaus, 30 the night before at 3605 Buck Ave.
“She’d been sleeping there when Stanislaus, her boyfriend of nine months, woke her up, accused her of cheating on him and proceeded to punch her in the face and body,” Roechner said.
Stanislaus, who the victim claimed was under the influence of narcotics, reportedly took her cell phone and car keys to prevent her from leaving his house.
When he later went to the bathroom, she was able to get those items and drive herself to the hospital. She is expected to recover from her injuries.
Stanislaus was arrested and booked into the county jail on charges of aggravated battery, domestic battery and interfering with reporting domestic violence.
Man accused of molesting boy, 12
JOLIET — An 18-year-old man is accused of molesting a 12-year-old boy for over a year.
Cmdr. Al Roechner said the victim and his parents reported the abuse on May 12 and claimed a family friend had “touched the boy inappropriately.”
Detectives arranged for a victim-sensitive interview and the investigation continued Saturday afternoon when police went to question Jason T. Minger, 18, at his workplace, Rosewood Care Center.
“He agreed to come down to the station and admitted the allegations,” Roechner said. Minger, of 23508 W. Lynn St. in Plainfield, was booked into the county jail on four counts of predatory criminal sexual assault.
In other news:
Joseph M. Matzke: 20, of 2019 Austrian Pine St. in Lockport, was arrested by sheriff’s police and booked into the county jail Saturday on a charge of vandalism.
Nikki M. Thigpen: 28, of 16522 Union Ave. in Harvey, was arrested by sheriff’s police and booked into the county jail Saturday on charges of cannabis possession, driving on a suspended license and operating an uninsured vehicle.
Jason T. Minger: 18, of 23508 W. Lynn St. in Plainfield, was arrested by Joliet police and booked into the county jail Saturday on a charge of criminal sexual abuse.
Andrew I. Miles: 23, of 1621 Theodore St. in Joliet, was arrested by Joliet police and booked into the county jail Saturday on charges of possession of narcotics with intent to deliver, unlawful use of a weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm and unauthorized possession of ammunition.