Police blotter: Child drowns in swimming pool
June 24, 2012 9:14PM
Updated: July 26, 2012 6:18AM
JOLIET — A 4-year-old autistic child wandered away from a relative’s house and drowned in a nearby swimming pool Sunday morning.
Joliet police said the child was staying at a relative’s house in the Riverbrook Estates subdivision while the child’s parents were out of town.
The child was last seen sleeping on a couch about 5 a.m., police said. The child was discovered unconscious in a swimming pool about 10:47 a.m.
Police performed CPR, but the child was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.
JOLIET — A Chicago man died late Saturday after the motorcycle he was driving was hit by another vehicle.
Ronald Seehoffer, 49, was pronounced dead just before midnight Saturday in the emergency room of Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center, the Will County Coroner’s office reported.
About 11 p.m. Saturday, Seehoffer was driving a 1999 Harley Davidson motorcycle east in the 4200 block of Jefferson Street as part of a group of three motorcycles, police said.
Seehoffer’s motorcycle was hit by a white 2006 Jeep when Seehoffer made a last-minute right turn from the left eastbound lane, crossing into the path of the Jeep, police said.
A 45-year-old female passenger on the motorcycle and an elderly female passenger in the Jeep were treated for non-life threatening injuries.
No tickets were issued, and the accident is still under investigation, police said. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
for bullet wounds
JOLIET — A teenager was grazed by bullets Saturday night as she took a late-night walk.
The 18-year-old woman was walking about 10:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Akin Avenue with a group of about six people when two males wearing red bandanas over their faces started shooting at the group.
She ran home and discovered graze wounds on her breast and thigh and was treated at Silver Cross Hospital, police said.
She was the only person in the group who was hit by the bullets, police said.
Police recovered a dozen 9-mm and .380-caliber bullet casings at the scene of the shooting.
Teen tells cops his car was hit in shooting
JOLIET — A 19-year-old man told police his car was hit by gunfire while he was driving near Hickory and Ross streets Saturday evening.
The teen said he drove up to that intersection about 6:50 p.m. and saw about 15 people in the street.
While stopped at an intersection near the group, he heard five or six gunshots, police said.
When he got home, the man discovered his car had been hit four times.
Police recovered six .45-caliber bullet casings at the scene of the shooting.