March 31 blotter

by Dennis Sullivan March 31, 2014 CRETE Crete-area resident Matthew T. Oeler, 28, of the 23700 block of South Ashland Avenue was sentenced to two days in jail and a 12-month suspended sentence after pleading guilty March 20 to possession of drug paraphernalia. The charge stemmed from a June 2012 arrest by New Lenox […]

Reduced guilty plea in drug case nets probation

by Dennis Sullivan editor March 20, 2014    Crete resident Chavonna J. Coles, 36, of the 800 block of Berkshire Place was sentenced today to two days in jail, placed on 24 months’ probation and ordered to perform 100 hours’ community service after pleading guilty to a reduced charge of possession of a controlled substance. […]

Monee cemetery vandal gets jail, probation

by Dennis Sullivan March 17, 2014    Monee resident Justin C. Qunell, 19, of the 5400 block of West Orchard Trail was sentenced to 68 days in jail and placed on 36 months’ probation March 10 after pleading guilty to vandalizing a Monee church graveyard in November 2012. Qunell was arrested in May 2013* on […]

Peotone crash, bank robbery

by Dennis Sullivan Feb. 26, 2014 Peotone Police say a 16-year-old male Peotone resident was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Monday night after attempting to ride atop a moving vehicle on Bonnie Lane. Police Chief Bill Mort said the “California hood ornament” fell from his perch around 11 p.m. The driver, […]

Landlord’s son accused of burglary

by Dennis Sullivan Feb. 25, 2014    The son of a Beecher-area landlord is accused of breaking into tenants’ home Sunday. Zelig W. Hitzelburger, 18, of the 2700 block of East Indiana is charged with residential burglary in connection with the break-in at the home on the 2700 block of East Indiana Avenue. The rental […]

PF pot dealer could lose probation

by Dennis Sullivan Feb. 17, 2014    Will County prosecutors want to revoke a 20-year-old Park Forest man’s probation for selling cannabis because of a weapons-related arrest by Will County Sheriff’s Police. Cody C. Donlan of the 100 block of Nanti Street is scheduled to appear in Will County Circuit court March 18 for a […]

Ex-Steger resident charged in revenge porn

by Dennis Sullivan Feb. 3, 2014   Former Steger resident and convicted drug dealer Matthew Schwertfeger was booked into the Will County Adult Detention Facility by New Lenox Police Thursday after allegedly posting a sexually explicit tape of his estranged girlfriend on a pornographic Website without her knowledge. Schwertfeger, 28, of the 700 block of […]