Plainfield men accused of vehicle burglaries
By Brian Stanley firstname.lastname@example.org October 12, 2013 8:16PM
Updated: November 14, 2013 6:27AM
JOLIET — Three Plainfield men have been charged with committing vehicle burglaries Tuesday night on Joliet’s West Side.
Police Chief Brian Benton said police were called about 11:30 p.m. to the 2600 block of Labrecque Drive regarding someone ringing doorbells and running away. Benton said officers questioned four men who were walking in the area but did not arrest them.
He said further investigation revealed that several vehicles were burglarized, and one of the victims was missing the same “book on tape” that one of the men police had questioned was carrying.
One of the men had left the group before officers found the three in a vehicle with open alcohol in the 6600 block of Nellis Lane, police said.
“That vehicle was searched, and additional items from the burglaries were found,” Benton said.
Charged are Martin Bahena, 19, of 2702 Joe Adler Drive; Zachary Murin, 20, of 2613 Joe Adler Drive, and Jorge Padilla, 19, of 2615 Sierra Ave., police said.
Bullet on school bus
JOLIET — A bullet was found on a school bus Tuesday afternoon.
Police Chief Brian Benton said the bus left Troy Middle School, 5800 Theodore St., about 3 p.m., when two students told the driver they saw a .38-caliber bullet on the floor.
The driver returned to the school without letting any students off the bus, and a search was conducted, Benton said.
“No other ammunition or weapons were found, and there are no suspects at this time,” he said.
Explosion victim identified
LOCKPORT TOWNSHIP — The man who died Thursday in a welding explosion in his garage has been identified as Gregory Travis, 52, Will County sheriff’s police said.
They said Travis was cutting the top off a 55-gallon drum at his home in the 300 block of Fairmont Avenue when a substance inside the barrel exploded.
He suffered severe burns and head injuries and was dead on arrival at Silver Cross Hospital, police said.