Plainfield Pair Busted for Accosting Woman and Trying to Get in Her Car

Plainfield police say the two suspects asked the victim for a ride, but she was able to flee the scene before they could take her car or cause her further injury.

Two suspects who assaulted a woman because she refused to give them a ride have been arrested by the Plainfield Police Department.

Diamond Maxwell, 18, 14430 S. Independence Drive, and a 16-year-old juvenile, both of Plainfield, are accused of confronting the woman as she was driving northbound in the 14400 block of Independence Drive at about 10:20 p.m. Sunday.

One suspect approached the woman and asked for a ride to a local business, Sgt. Kevin McQuaid said. When she refused, he punched her on the left side of her face, causing her to lose her glasses, he said. When the second suspect opened the passenger side door of her car, she stepped on the gas and was able to shake the pair off, he said.

Based on the woman's description and people who were able to confirm that Maxwell and his accomplice were in the area at the time, police obtained arrest warrants and picked them up, McQuaid said.

Maxwell was charged with attempted vehicular invasion, a Class 2 felony, aggravated battery, a Class 3 felony, and criminal trespass to a vehicle, a Class A misdemeanor. The juvenile was charged with aggravated battery.

McQuaid said the crime was random, and that the victim, who is not from Plainfield, did not know the suspects. Both, however, are well known to police, he said.

"We have had numerous contacts with both of them," he said.

In fact, Plainfield Patch records show Maxwell was arrested on Jan. 22 for domestic battery and illegal possession of cannabis 2.5 to 10 ounces and on Nov. 4 for illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor. Both arrests were made by the Plainfield Police Department.

Maxwell was booked into the Will County jail on Friday where he is being held on $40,000 bond.

McQuaid asked that anyone with additional information about the crime call him at 815-267-7209.

Real men talk February 19, 2012 at 02:28 AM
Okay lets set the record straight! Getting facts together is very important before passing judgement on the parents of the 18 year old. At that age he has no curfew and tracking a kid who says he was coming from a friends home can not become the parents problem as he was not the butt hole who punched the woman. Diamond should had never been with the young boy anyway, but whatever comes out of it they do deserve jail time for such behavior. Be careful of judgement and assuming of what you think you know. You trying to make yourself look better Mr or Mrs Concernresident!!! I normally would not indulge in this type of conversation but your ignorance by your conversation doesnt show concern, but idol gossip while passing judgement. If I am talking too Jesus Christ then I apologize,but Jesus do assume he knows!
dontjudge February 19, 2012 at 03:12 AM
I agree real men talk!!! I hate when people pass judgement and don't know the facts!! This young man could have been raised in a good home but peer pressure is something else!! Look at the celebrities like Paris Hilton,Lindsey Lohan and,etc which have their own minds! So to blame the parents for this young adult actions are dead wrong!! God bless u guys!
dontjudge February 19, 2012 at 03:21 AM
Midwest gal be careful about what you say about your children!! They can very well be in this position. Even though they came from a good home!
Real men talk February 19, 2012 at 04:18 AM
Kids being taught right at home,but outside they go left. I have wondered if you are not working or an adult. Why does Plainfield not curfew 18 year olds. Not having curfew leaves trouble. The 16 year old should get a whupping.The 18 year old probably getting beat up in jail. The juvenile is getting slapped on the wrist but he gets a second chance but is a known car thief. Diamond Maxwell life is screwed because of a choice he cant take back. Who commits a crime on Super bowl Sunday!?! So People be aware that some of the bad kids do come from nice homes with two parents. Besides the man that lives at the address looks like mean Joe Greene 7feet 350 pounds. I am sure he was putting foot to ass,just sometimes kids do what they want which unfortunately makes people think the parents doing less than when the problem is kids feel invincible.
Baba O'Riley February 19, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Another good reason for conceal and carry. If these thugs knew that their victims just might be armed they would think twice.
Hugo February 19, 2012 at 02:26 PM
>>the 127th street apartments are going to be inhabited by young working professionals so that shouldn't be a concern I suppose only time (and booking photos on the patch) will tell. :oD
Pam February 19, 2012 at 02:50 PM
God's teaching would include not judging.
jb February 19, 2012 at 03:02 PM
They sure do, bring them to cook!
jb February 19, 2012 at 03:04 PM
They would be inhabited by working professional drug dealers!
concernedresident February 19, 2012 at 03:19 PM
"Real" sorry for late response, it is after-all Sunday and I'm quite busy...."who commits a crime on Superbowl Sunday", really??? Mean Joe Greene...maybe you should stop watching so much football on TV and come join me.
Baba O'Riley February 19, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Too many of these kids think that you can just hit "reset" like life is a video game. They are both in alot of trouble for this and the young one is going to meet some "real" hard cases in juvy. He's a wanna be, hopefully it scares him straight.
mario February 19, 2012 at 06:54 PM
My conscience, your comments seems to be tolerant and forgiveable. It is becuae we as a society are so tolerant and forgiving a reason why we are in this mess. I agree with conceal and carry. They did not say shoot them. Then again if that did happen, while a tragic loss to the family, it would be better for society. As well as the future for the parents who also have to live with the ordeal. Why does China with 3the times the population than us have less jails. Plain and simple, you get a real beating.
Real men talk February 19, 2012 at 08:27 PM
Concernresident" Please form a group call the guardian angels. Save our community please so we csn leave our car doors open along with homes. I lived in Naperville anf Oak Brook hoping I could escape any kind of crime. I had my cars keyed and spray painted, matter fact coupe of my neighbors in my subdivision in Oak Brook. In Naprervillle again cars were broken in all of this by teens! Here in Liberty Grove we had vandals rob the neighbor 3 houses down from me,vandal rob my next door neighbors car. Now all of these suburbs I had hoped to have a peace of mind. These elaborate Villages with all the great whistle and bells. Still cant find no peace. So we all are in busy in life some more than others. So wake up and realize we dont need to tear down, it will help to build than destroy especially a kid. I find both those kids were given plenty of chances because of the parents!!!!!! Were you taught to be a pain?
Miguel Sanchez February 19, 2012 at 10:49 PM
Are sociopaths born or made? The come in all shapes and sizes.
Hugo February 20, 2012 at 07:01 AM
Criminal psychopaths are estimated to represent about 2% of the population. Prison populations are estimated to be roughly 50% comprised of those people who score high on the psychopath scale. That 2% of the population has a very strong congenital link to the basic degrees of impulse control, fearlessness, and lack of empathy. Someone who has these traits but is well groomed educated may grow-up to be a particularly conniving and predatory in mainstream jobs and relationships...while those with impoverished backgrounds stick to small-time ghetto B.S. like these kids.
Hugo February 20, 2012 at 07:02 AM
Those eyes are just empty. He don't give a fnck now, nor will he anytime soon.
Baba O'Riley February 20, 2012 at 11:53 AM
Conscience. I did not say anything about anyone being shot. The whole point of conceal and carry is the possibility that a potential victim may be armed thus making the criminal less gutsy and bold as this kid clearly was. By the way Conscience, I wonder what your thoughts would be if the poor, innocent woman in the car was your Mother?
concernedresident February 20, 2012 at 02:27 PM
"Real Men", I have in fact been a part of many a youth programs in several affluent towns (I don't need to name them to build up my self esteem) while my kids were growing up. I have seen some really good kids and some bad in those programs. I never came across one whose values were so whacked that he would punch a lady in the face. Sorry to hear about your cars and the problems you have had, if you want I can send over a few NRA stickers for your windows. I was raised that in life there are consequences for your actions and the smart people weighed them before doing wrong. But I can see that if the only consequence is a "Time Out" how some may decide differently.
T-Bone February 20, 2012 at 06:34 PM
I hate to say it but the reality is that there are many kids and adults that would punch a women in the face in this Village, State, and Country and never think twice! We read about it all the time. They will go away for a while then come out even more vicious then before. That's life. Lesson Learned by this...Do Not Roll Your Window Down To Strangers and Keep Your Doors Locked!
jb February 22, 2012 at 01:21 AM
The County Jails, you get fed three times a day, free healthcare for the person incarcerated, along with free medication, some think they are better off in jail for that reason.
jb February 22, 2012 at 01:26 AM
Keep your porch lights on , Park your vehicles in the garage,(if possible), if not then bring all valuables in your home. Sooooo many homes in this subdivision don't make sure that they're homes are visible, such simple as keeping the light on. Be VIGILANT!
john February 23, 2012 at 12:29 AM
i was in class with him lol
samiria February 24, 2012 at 05:56 PM
your stupid john 1 i was in class with them too they gp to plainfield academy
Hugo February 26, 2012 at 01:59 AM
As we can see from Samiria's writing, she also attends to the Plainfield Academy.
BJade February 29, 2012 at 12:56 AM
First off I would like to say to the judgmental assholes against the parents. If only you knew!!! You have NOT one clue what goes on in neither one of these teenage boy's homes nor the stress these two families endure because of their son's behavior that they HAVE tried to stop. You don't know what type of up bringing they have. Instead you only see what type of personality they have once they WALK OUT the homes they were raised in. Plainfield police could have been put both these boys away, instead they fine the parents $250 (as a punishment) every time they pick them up then tell them
BJade February 29, 2012 at 12:58 AM
Kids being taught right at home but outside they go left!!!!!!!!! Couldn't had said it better myself.
BJade February 29, 2012 at 01:01 AM
She is clearly a stick up miserable lady talking out her ass! Some parents fault MAYBE! All parents fault ummmmmm.... Sorry but not likely.
BJade February 29, 2012 at 01:04 AM
Teenagers lie!!! I'll wait for you to step out of LaLa land with your "perfect children" that you raised though before you realize that you as well have little lying children like everyone else.
BJade February 29, 2012 at 01:16 AM
Midwestgal, seriously how old are you? "One logical side to this situation, once they have babies they believe their parenting is over" who thinks like this. I'm sorry hunny but whomever told you that moving to "North Plainfield" equaled no garbage, no gangs, no crime, no drugs LIED. That shit is everywhere
Sammy July 19, 2012 at 12:52 PM
I'm betting its hell livin in Plainfield now for Diamond. Especially with judgemental citizens who don't know the in depth story.


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