Police Blotter: Three shootings over weekend, two wounded
By Brian Stanley email@example.com September 23, 2013 10:06PM
Updated: October 25, 2013 6:08AM
JOLIET — Police are investigating three shooting incidents over the weekend, only one of which resulted in people being wounded.
The first occurred at 4:40 p.m. Saturday, when witnesses said a man walking at Fourth Avenue and Mills Road began shooting across the street at a gray vehicle, according to Cmdr. Al Roechner. He said no one was injured, but a bullet struck a nearby house in the 300 block of Wilson Avenue.
About three hours later, gunfire brought officers to the 700 block of Second Avenue where two men had argued with a group of men who were in a front yard and then fired shots at them before fleeing, police said.
Roechner said no one in the group was shot, but a house behind them was hit as was an unoccupied sport utility vehicle in front of the house next door.
At 5:30 p.m. Sunday, a 21-year-old man and a teen, 17, were on the sidewalk near Benton and Herkimer streets when a black SUV pulled up, the driver shouted “ ‘what’s up’ and shot them,” Roechner said, adding that the shooting appeared to be gang-related.
He said the man was hit four times in the right leg, right foot, buttocks and abdomen, and the teen was wounded in his right shoulder. Both victims were taken to the hospital, but their injuries are not considered life-threatening, police said.
Rowdy burglar arrested
BOLINGBROOK — A man broke into a medical building Saturday night and pulled fire alarms while he trashed it, according to police.
When police and firefighters arrived at 10:45 p.m., Nicholas Marquardt, 34, was standing in front of the building in the 300 block of Remington Boulevard with a fire extinguisher in his hands, according to police Lt. Mike Rompa.
He said investigators determined that Marquardt had entered through the front door and “pulled two fire alarms, broke out several extinguishers, damaged several pictures by knocking them off the wall and then attempted to break into an adjoining suite.”
Rompa said Marquardt, of 1067 Bothwell Circle, was charged with burglary, vandalism and disorderly conduct.
DUI stop leads to more trouble
LOCKPORT — A city resident was charged with drunken driving early Sunday, and also faces a gun charge after police later searched his minivan and found a loaded handgun, police said.
A patrol officer stopped a 1999 Plymouth Voyager about 2 a.m. near State and Thornton streets, and the driver, Jeffrey Talano, 44, was charged with DUI and the van was towed, Police Chief Dave Draksler said.
“During an inventory search, officers found a .25-caliber semi-automatic handgun inside the vehicle,” Draksler said.
Talano, of 422 Eighth St., was also charged with unlawful use of a weapon.
in domestic dispute
BRAIDWOOD — An Essex woman was charged with stalking and threatening her estranged husband early Sunday, police said.
Police Chief Rich Girot said Heather A. Kennedy, 34, of 380 Pine St., and the victim are planning to divorce, but she made over a dozen phone calls and sent text messages threatening him with harm.
“She then went to the apartment complex he lives at where witnesses said she kicked in (his) door before police were called to detain her,” Girot said.
In other police news:
Timothy J. Eastman: 49, of Clarendon Hills, was arrested by Romeoville police Sept. 15 on charges of aggravated drunken driving, driving with a suspended license and no insurance.
Darius L. Morgan: 32, of 1909 Great Falls Drive in Plainfield, was arrested by Shorewood police Sept. 15 for driving with a suspended license.
John P. Piacenti: 44, of 828 Bradoc St., Chicago Heights, was arrested by Crete police Sept. 15 on charges of participating in a criminal drug conspiracy, drug possession and public indecency.
Hector Trujillo: 21, and Edgar Trujillo, 20, both of 320 Fairfax Ave., Romeoville, were arrested by Romeoville police Sept. 15 on charges of walking in the roadway while intoxicated and resisting arrest. Edgar Trujillo was also charged with aggravated battery and underage drinking, while Hector Trujillo was charged additionally with battery and vandalism.
Kevin C. Allen: 44, of 350 E. Washington St., Joliet, was arrested by Joliet police Sept. 16 for driving without a license and no insurance.
Thomas Appell: 34, of 224 E. Eleventh St., Lockport, was arrested by Will County sheriff’s police Sept. 16 on a charge of domestic battery.
Anthony L. Benford: 25, of 7838 S. Trumbull Ave., Chicago, was arrested by Romeoville police Sept. 16 on a charge of identity theft.
Liberto Chaidez: 31, and Emmanuel Chaidez, 22, both of Aurora, were arrested by sheriff’s police Sept. 16 on charges of selling drugs and lookalike narcotics.
Depaul Collins: 20, of 132 Akins Ave., Joliet, was arrested by Joliet police Sept. 16 for failing to comply with the state’s sex offender registry requirements.
James Leo: 38, of 32 Arlington Drive in Romeoville, was arrested by Romeoville police Sept. 16 on charges of shoplifting, burglary and criminal trespass.
Johnny Moton: 19, of 625 Livingston Drive in New Lenox, was arrested by New Lenox police Sept. 16 on charges of fraud, identity theft and participating in a financial crimes conspiracy.
Peter Rundo: 21, of 10S227 Alan Road in Naperville, was arrested by sheriff’s police Sept. 16 on a charge of delivery of drugs.
Brandon Tutor: 26, of 601 E. Mondamin St., Minooka, was arrested by sheriff’s police Sept. 16 on charges of theft, assault and making a false police report.
Eayad Yasin: 33, of 17525 Sandalwood Drive in Tinley Park, was arrested by sheriff’s police Sept. 16 for driving with a suspended license.
Anthony Venegas: 24, of 21315 W. Cascade Court in Plainfield, was arrested by sheriff’s police Sept. 17 on charges of driving without a license and no insurance.
Patrick E. McGuire: 48, of 2507 Durango Lane in Naperville, was arrested by Naperville police Sept. 17 on charges of predatory criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse and criminal trespassing.
Robin Rufus: 36, of 6213 Southridge Drive in Plainfield, was arrested by Joliet police Sept. 17 on charges of aggravated battery, aggravated domestic battery, vandalism and domestic battery.
Dallas A. Crandall: 45, of 1816 Kelly Ave., Crest Hill, was arrested by Crest Hill police Sept. 17 on charges of aggravated domestic battery and interfering with a report domestic violence.
Yoland Jones: 49, and Deandre M. Jones, 20, both of 419 Strong Ave., Joliet, were arrested by Joliet police Sept. 17 on charges of defrauding a financial institution, fraud, theft unauthorized use of a credit card and participating in a continuing financial crimes enterprise.
Stephanie M. Harris: 27, of 113 N. Reed St., Joliet, was arrested by sheriff’s police Sept. 17 on a charge of forgery.