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Plainfield Police Blotter: Teen Arrested After Fight Plans Foiled; Car Burglars Nab Bucket of Baseballs

Arrests and incidents reported by Plainfield police, other agencies, Feb. 15-22.

Feb. 22

Someone entered an unlocked vehicle parked in the 13000 block of Petersburg Drive in unincorporated Plainfield and stole a plastic bucket with 60 baseballs inside it and a LifeTime Fitness gym bag containing running shoes, gym shorts, an iPod, a Swiss Army-type knife and $5 in quarters, according to Will County Sheriff's police.

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In another car burglary, someone entered an unlocked vehicle in the 21000 block of West Kettering Court and stole a GPS unit and radar detector, police said.

Feb. 15

Ericka Esquinca, 18, of the 2400 block of Keith Street, Joliet, was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing after Plainfield police responded to Plainfield Central High School, 24120 W. Fort Beggs Dr., around 7:50 a.m. Sgt. Mike Fisher said school staff told police that Esquinca, who attends PCHS, reportedly wanted to fight another student. "Deans found out she wanted to fight another girl and she was waiting outside a classroom," Fisher said. "Since she's legally an adult, they asked her to leave." Police were called to the campus after Esquinca refused to leave and swore at the deans and the school resource officer, Fisher said, adding the situation was resolved peacefully — and without the fight Esquinca allegedly planned to have with her classmate. "It was pretty civil and no fight ever occurred," he said.

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jo March 05, 2013 at 01:12 PM
How did the girl get into Plainfield Central HS? ID's have to be shown, scanned and you have to state the nature of your visit.
Jennifer March 05, 2013 at 01:44 PM
Sounds like she goes to school there. Above said she wanted to fight her classmate
Shannon Antinori (Editor) March 05, 2013 at 04:16 PM
Jennifer's correct; for the sake of clarity, I updated the article.
jono100 March 05, 2013 at 04:38 PM
Someone stole my balls!!!
joe March 05, 2013 at 06:20 PM
OK, there was no fight, no one injured, no nothing. Why is this news?
Lisa S. March 05, 2013 at 10:21 PM
When are people going to learn to lock their cars? Then maybe we can be more symptaetic when someone 'breaks into' them and steals stuff!
dan mchugh March 06, 2013 at 02:38 AM
The article clearly says she is a PCHS student

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