Will County Sheriff

Sheriff’s Dept honors Eastern Will’s Scott Glomb

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 21, 2014 An Eastern Will County resident is among three Will County Sheriff’s Police scheduled to be formally recognized Thursday for their response to an Oct. 18 Frankfort-area hostage situation. Deputy Scott Glomb was dispatched with deputies Brett Farmer and Michael Kane to a basement apartment on the 7900 block […]

Coroner mum on cause of Hilton death

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 17, 2014 The Will County Coroner has officially ruled that an 85-year-old man found dead at his home on Bemes Wednesday was “the victim of foul play.” Chief Deputy Coroner Robert Brenczewski declined Friday to specify the actual cause of death, acknowledging to a freelance reporter for the Chicago Tribune […]

Elderly man murdered in home on Bemes Road

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 16, 2014 Will County Sheriff’s Police have made no arrests in the brutal murder of an 85-year-old Crete-area man found unresponsive in his home Wednesday. Responding to questions from a freelance reporter for the Chicago Tribune Thursday afternoon outside the home on the 3200 block of Bemes Road, Will County […]

At a glance: Crimes, DUIs & misdemeanors

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com April 14, 2014 CRETE Crete resident Nicholas E. Kaczmarski, 28, of the 500 block of Orchard Drive is charged with DUI/alcohol, driving more than 35 mph above the speed limit and improper lane use in connection with an April 5 traffic stop by Illinois State Police. A 42-year-old Crete woman from […]

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 […]

E Will helped Kaupas, didn’t do much for Kelley

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com March 19, 2014 Being the clear favorite among Eastern will County voters in Monday’s primary for Will County Sheriff clearly helped Deputy Chief Ken Kaupas, but didn’t do much for University Park Police Chief Ed Bradley, who lost to Mike Kelley. Kaupas, declared the winner by several news media, appears to […]

Monee cemetery vandal gets jail, probation

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com 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 […]

St. Paddy’s DUI crackdown starts today

EWC News Staff report March 12, 2012 The Will County Sheriff’s Office is marking the St. Patrick’s Day weekend with special patrols targeting drunk drivers and unbuckled motorists. “If you plan on drinking alcohol, designate a sober driver before the party begins. Be responsible or risk a DUI,” Sgt. Steve Byland said of the special […]

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 […]

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 […]