Police Blotter: Two face charges in attack, theft on man
June 18, 2012 10:54PM
Updated: July 20, 2012 6:18AM
JOLIET — Two suspects were arrested after four men allegedly mugged two men on the street early Saturday.
Shortly before 2 a.m. the victims were returning from a concert downtown when they were approached by four men in the 400 block of Western Avenue.
“No words were exchanged before Aaron L. Colter, 20, attacked a 21-year-old man,” Lt. Stephen Breen said. “Meanwhile, Anthony P. Petty, 22, pulled out a knife and demanded money from the 22-year-old man.”
The bandits allegedly took a cell phone and wallet before fleeing. The victims notified police, and officers spotted three people matching the descriptions in Bicentennial Park.
Colter, of 518 Sehring Ave., and Petty, of 316 N. Bluff St., allegedly were identified by the victims and booked into the county jail on charges of armed robbery and aggravated battery. The man who was with them was questioned but released without being charged.
Man reports being mugged
JOLIET — A 25-year-old man told police he was mugged Friday night near the Jefferson Street Bridge.
According to police reports, around 5 p.m. the intoxicated victim was walking on the bridge when he began arguing with three or four men who knocked him to the ground at Bicentennial Park and began punching and kicking him.
The men took the victim’s wallet and left, reports said.
Teen charged with hitting officer
JOLIET — Police say a young woman who was being arrested for misdemeanor shoplifting is facing more serious charges.
Angelique J. Morgan, 17, reportedly broke an officer’s nose as she was being taken into custody Thursday.
Cmdr. Al Roechner said Morgan was detained by security around 3:45 p.m. at Sears in the Louis Joliet Mall.
“The officer had Morgan make arrangements for the small child with her and told her she was under arrest and would come with him to the station where she could expect to bond out,” Roechner said.
Instead, Morgan reportedly attempted to leave, and when the officer stopped her she struck him several times in the face, breaking his eyeglasses. An examination at Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center revealed the officer sustained a hairline nasal fracture.
Morgan, of 1702 Houston Ave., was booked into the county jail on charges of aggravated battery to a police officer, resisting arrest and shoplifting. She was being held on $20,000 bond.
Man drowns in pool
HOMER GLEN — A Michigan man apparently drowned while swimming at a party early Sunday.
Around 2:40 a.m. Will County Sheriff’s police were called to the 16000 block of South Wildwood Lane where Timothy M. Eber, 40, had been attending a birthday party for a friend’s child.
Witnesses told deputies Eber had been swimming in the pool with two other people when he stayed under the water and was unresponsive as he was pulled out. He was taken to Silver Cross Hospital and pronounced dead.
Fire leaves home uninhabitable
JOLIET — Fire caused “severe structure damage” to a house Sunday night.
Capt. Bob Wohlrab said the blaze was reported at 7:37 p.m. in the 200 block of First Avenue and crews arrived to find smoke coming from the attic.
No one was injured but the two-story building was deemed uninhabitable. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.