Errant early morning knocks land man in jail on marijuana charges
By Brian Stanley firstname.lastname@example.org October 21, 2013 6:36PM
Brandon L. Shelby | Will County Sheriff's Office
Updated: November 23, 2013 6:30AM
JOLIET — Police say a marijuana dealer’s opportunity to escape arrest ended when he knocked on the wrong door Sunday morning.
At 4:22 a.m. a resident of the 600 block of Bluff Street called police to report a stranger knocking on her door.
“He kept knocking on the screen door, the inside door and ringing the doorbell saying he wanted to talk to his brother,” Cmdr. Al Roechner said.
Roechner said the victim does not know Brandon L. Shelby, 30, of 1203 Cedarwood Drive in Crest Hill, or his brother.
The resident was frightened and called police with a description of him and the vehicle he was driving, Roechner said.
“He wasn’t there when officers arrived, but as they were interviewing the victim she pointed to Lime and Bluff streets where he was driving by,” Roechner said.
Police arrested Shelby on a charge of disorderly conduct and searched his car before towing it.
Roechner said six baggies containing almost 19 grams of marijuana were found in the center console.
Shelby was booked into the county jail on a charge of delivery of marijuana.