Las Vegas residents arrested on drug charges in RV outside Hollywood Casino
By Brian Stanley firstname.lastname@example.org August 19, 2013 9:18PM
William S. Prada | Will County Sheriff's Office
Updated: September 21, 2013 6:25AM
JOLIET — Two people were arrested early Saturday when the DEA raided a motorhome parked at Hollywood Casino.
According to reports, Drug Enforcement Administration agents had the vehicle under surveillance before making the bust in the RV parking lot and finding cocaine inside.
Lorena Lopez-Herrera, 55, and William S. Prada, 38, of Las Vegas, were booked into the county jail on charges of participating in a calculated criminal drug conspiracy.
No further details were available Monday.
Plainfield men charged with stealing fishing gear
PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP — Two men fought with fellow campers and attempted to steal fishing gear Saturday, according to police.
A Bolingbrook man called 911 around 4:15 a.m. after reportedly hearing an argument at the Plainfield Fishing Resort, 22850 W. Renwick Road. As the disturbances continued, the 32-year-old man was “kicked in the head through his tent by someone outside,” Will County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer said.
Deputies arrived to find a 33-year-old Joliet man who told them Saul Vargas, 26, and Adrian Govea, 23, had attacked a friend of his saying, “Get the .45. Shoot him,” as they ran through the campsite, according to Hoffmeyer.
Police reportedly found Vargas and Govea preparing to leave in a black SUV that contained nine fishing poles, some of which were broken, and a number of tackle boxes and coolers. Other campers identified those items as their property, Hoffmeyer said.
“While deputies were investigating, a 32-year-old Plainfield man climbed out of the water and said he’d been fishing when the two suspects punched him and pushed him in. He swam to a nearby bush and stayed under it until he saw the deputies,” Hoffmeyer said.
Vargas and Govea, who are related and both reside at 4902 Lobelia Lane in Plainfield, were booked into the county jail on charges of theft, battery, vandalism and mob action.
Joliet man charged with domestic battery
JOLIET — A man was arrested after a fight with his girlfriend on Sunday, police said.
Cmdr. Brian Benton said a disturbance was reported at 8:30 p.m. at a residence on the 2200 block of Dalewood Court and officers arrived to find Kevin T. Leroy, 43, outside.
“He ran back inside and refused to answer the door or answer the phone of the residence,” Benton said. “After a few minutes, officers looking through the windows saw him picking up a limp female from the floor and forced their way inside.”
The 39-year-old woman told police she and Leroy had been arguing when he broke her cellphone and knocked her down.
Leroy was arrested on charges of domestic battery, unlawful restraint, interfering with reporting domestic violence and vandalism.
Two men hurt in separate motorcycle crashes
JOLIET — Two men were seriously injured in separate motorcycle crashes Sunday night.
The first occurred around 6 p.m. at a party being held without a permit at Cutter Park, according to Cmdr. Brian Benton. A 53-year-old Calumet City man was riding a dirt bike in a nearby field and crashed in the east end of the park. Benton said the motorcycle had been removed from the scene before police arrived.
The man was listed in critical condition Monday at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.
The second crash occurred around 9 p.m. on the far west side. A 30-year-old Joliet man was riding a 2007 Kawasaki on Black Road when he struck the dead end just past Barberry Way, Benton said.
The man was taken by ambulance to Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center.
“He was conscious when police and firefighters arrived, but was later airlifted to Loyola Medical Center (in Maywood) with significant internal injuries,” Benton said.
Police news in brief:
Witnesses reported two men shooting from a two-door car at 5:30 a.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of Fairmont Avenue. No injuries or property damage was reported.