Police blotter: Parolee charged in Joliet home invasion
By Brian Stanley email@example.com July 30, 2013 7:32PM
Updated: September 1, 2013 6:12AM
JOLIET — A man on parole from a sentence for armed robbery forced his way early Saturday into a house in the 1300 block of North Prairie Avenue and began shooting to collect a drug debt, police said.
Officers responded to a call about 4:10 a.m. after Antonio Bogan, 33, kicked down a door and fired a shot inside, according to police Cmdr. Al Roechner. He said no one was injured, and Bogan fled in a white Pontiac that was found about 2:30 p.m. near his residence at 1911 Moore Ave.
“He’d gone to the house because he was owed drug money from someone who lived there,” Roechner said.
A search of Bogan’s car found a .22-caliber handgun, a .40-caliber handgun and an assault rifle with scope, police said.
Bogan was charged with being an armed habitual criminal, armed violence, home invasion, unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a stolen firearm, defacing the identifying markings of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm and drug possession.
The Illinois Department of Corrections reports that Bogan was paroled in 2011 from a 20-year-sentence for several armed robberies in Cook County in 2001 and 2002.
Like father, like son
JOLIET — Three men were arrested Friday night after they were caught removing property from a vacant, foreclosed home in the 1000 block of Retta Court, according to police.
Roechner said officers arrived at 10 p.m. to find Joel Aguirre, 45, “carrying a metal pot and copper pipes in the driveway.”
Police also found Joel Aguirre Jr., 24, and Derian Moreno, 17, inside with copper that had been stripped with pliers by Aguirre Jr.
“The younger Aguirre admitted he’d been in the bank-owned residence earlier that day to remove liquor and video games,” Roechner said.
The Aguirres, both of 825 Sherman St., and Moreno, of 1006 Retta Court, were charged with residential burglary. Aguirre Jr. also was charged with possession of burglary tools.
Bike thefts foiled
JOLIET — A retired police sergeant on Monday prevented two teenagers from stealing two bicycles from his garage in the 100 block of Catherine Street, police said.
They said the man heard noises about 3 p.m. and went out to his garage to see a teenage girl riding away on one of his bikes.
“She dropped the bike and ran away when he yelled at her, and he turned around to see Nikia Northern, 18, taking one of his other bikes from the garage,” Roechner said.
Northern, of 2309 Madonna Ave., Joliet, fled on foot but was found by police at Raynor and Buell avenues.
The other girl, Sarah M. Koziel, 17, of 1440 Monarch Circle, Naperville, was apprehended at Campbell and Reed streets, Roechner said. Both were charged with residential burglary.