Tag Archive | 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 […]

Crete trustee blasts finance post creation, filling

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com April 29, 2014 Crete Trustee Dean Gaffney Monday blasted a recent board vote to hire a village finance director, likening the action to “a once and done deal that is rammed through.” Charging the motion at the tail end of the April 14 village board meeting “was sprung on me in […]

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 […]

2012-14 Crete cop pay pact OK’d with 1 month left

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com March 25, 2014 Village trustees have approved a “new” two-year contract with the union representing Crete patrol officers. The 2012-14 pact covers the 24-month period ending in May and continues the practice of paying tenured officers, based on seniority, on a sliding scale. The first-year hourly rate ranges from $20.71 for […]

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. […]

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 […]

‘… followed by an asthma attack’

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com March 14, 2014 Thanks to Cindy Jobbe for the tip on the Crete-Monee High School evacuation around 8 a.m. Cindy spotted an ambulance and fire truck “and everybody standing outside to the west side.” Crete Police Chief Jim Paoletti says there was a false fire alarm at the building, “followed by […]