Man Carjacks 92-Year-Old, Runs Her Over: Cops

Quick Clicks: Ruse burglars bagged • Good Samaritan tracks down tornado survivors in an act of kindness • Mixup prompts lockdown at Joliet school

Justin Vantichelt. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office
Justin Vantichelt. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office
News from the Will County Patch network in recent days.

Man Steals Two Cars, Runs Over 92-Year-Old Woman

Justin B. Vantichelt is accused of stealing an elderly woman's car in the parking lot of Ultra Foods, then running her over before leading cops on a chase. Joliet Patch

Bolingbrook Police Play Role in Shutting Down Ruse Burglars

Six men were part of a ruse burglary crew working the Chicago suburbs, duping victims in Orland, Palos and Bolingbrook. Bolingbrook Patch

Tornado Debris Travels 100 Miles — and Sparks Act of Kindness

A Plainfield South grad tracked down the owner of a savings bond that blew in from the killer storms — a small kindness that meant a lot to a tornado-stricken family. Plainfield Patch

Short Lockdown at Hufford School Triggered by 'Stranger': Police

A teacher triggered an alarm when an unidentified man, later found to be the district's maintenance supervisor, was spotted in the building, police said. Joliet Patch

Teen Attacked by Ski Mask-Wearing Former Friends: Police

Even though she couldn't see their faces, a teenager who'd been attacked was able to ID two former friends by their voices, according to police. Plainfield Patch

And a Dose of Good News

Plainfield Donation Drive Fills Semi-Truck for Tornado Survivors
Plainfield Patch

Patch Salutes You: Navy Petty Officer and Marine Sergeant Served During Enduring Freedom
Oswego Patch

After the Storm: Rainbows Aplenty in Plainfield
Plainfield Patch

Joliet West Prevails, Named 'Flyover Favorite' by ABC 7
Joliet Patch


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