Peotone Police

Telecommunications/dispatch center wants microwave antenna atop C-MHS water tower

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 21, 2014 The Eastern Will County Communications Center board is asking Crete Village officials to allow a microwave dish to be placed atop the municipal water tower west-southwest of Crete-Monee High School. EASTCOM says the newly located dish would expand the operation’s fire-equipment dispatching capabilities. That, in turn, would mean […]

March 31 blotter

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com 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 @ewcnews.com 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. […]

Illinois AG: Convicted pusher bilked government

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com March 11, 2014    Will County Sheriff’s Police took Crete-area resident Jeremiah J. Hicks Jr., 26, into custody Wednesday on a warrant charging him with theft by deception, forgery, mail fraud and state benefits fraud. The Illinois Attorney General’s office filed the multiple-felony charge against Hicks, a resident of the 23600 block […]

Peotone crash, bank robbery

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com 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 editor@ewcnews.com 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 […]

Crete man charged in U.P. armed robbery

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Jan. 27, 2014 Updated 4:42 p.m. Jan. 27. University Park Police Chief Ed Bradley said Crete resident Michael D. Hale, 43, of the 1700 block of South Dixie Highway was taken into custody without incident shortly after robbing the Speedway gas station at University Parkway and Western Avenue at gunpoint around […]