Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Events include the 25th Annual Candlelight Vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and the National Peace Officers' Memorial Day Services May 15 in Washington, DC.
Tens of thousands of law enforcement officers and their families will converge on Washington, DC, this week for National Police Week 2013, through May 18. Among the events will be the annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Day Services on Wednesday, May 15, in Washington, DC. National Police Week 2013 full schedule of events. National Police Week brings together between 25,000 to 40,000 attendees from departments throughout the United States and internationally, according to the Police Week website. "Police Week is super important to recognize the importance and sacrafice of our law enforcement officers, especially our fallen heroes," said Steve Groeninger, senior director of communications for the National Law Enforcement Officers …
Arrests reported by Plainfield police, other agencies, May 4-13.
May 13 Edgar A. Hernandez, 35, of the 5500 block of Meadowbrook in unincorporated Plainfield was arrested by Will County Sheriff's police and booked into the Will County jail on charges of aggravated DUI, driving during suspension, operating an uninsured vehicle and improper traffic lane use, police said. May 8 Matthew Cessna, 19, of the 12000 block of Walden Drive, Plainfield, was arrested by Plainfield police at 12:35 a.m. at 127th Street and Route 59 and charged with driving under the influence of drugs, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, improper lane use, possession of cannabis (30 grams or less) and possession of drug equipment, police said. May 4 Esther Fontaine, 49, of the 15000 block of Center St. in Plainfield was …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Donrael Matthews was on probation after a previous Plainfield theft arrest.
A Plainfield teenager with a prior theft conviction was arrested Monday and charged in a string of vehicle burglaries near downtown Plainfield, police said. Donrael J. Matthews, 19, is being held at the Will County jail on a theft charge following a string of vehicle burglaries on Eastern Avenue and in the surrounding neighborhood. Sgt. Mike Fisher said Matthews and two male juveniles were arrested in connection with the burglaries following a search at Matthews’ home in the 15000 block of Park Avenue. “After all of the recent burglaries in the area that he recently moved to, we started conducting an investigation,” Fisher said. Matthews was on probation after pleading guilty to theft following a December 2012 arrest. Fisher said police …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Numerous vehicle burglaries happened sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning, police said.
Update: Several arrests have been made in this case. Read: Teen Charged in Eastern Avenue Car Burglaries ---------------------- Original story: Plainfield police are looking into a rash of vehicle burglaries they believe happened in the early hours of May 10. Sgt. Mike Fisher said there were “several” car burglaries on Eastern Avenue near downtown Plainfield. He estimated there were six or seven incidents, saying residents reported the burglaries early Friday. “In the morning, people woke up and saw their cars were rummaged through,” Fisher said. “Anything of value was taken.” While several of the vehicles had been left unlocked, the burglar or burglars smashed windows to gain entry to others, according to police. Fisher declined to …
Friday, May 10, 2013
No injuries reported in Friday morning crash in Plainfield.
Despite extensive damage to both vehicles in what officials called a “high impact, high velocity crash,” no one was hurt in a Friday morning crash at 119th Street and Route 59. Plainfield Deputy Fire Chief said both drivers refused treatment at the scene following what he described as a “T-bone-type crash” at the intersection around 6:50 a.m. Stratton said both vehicles sustained extensive damage. “Both vehicles left the roadway and ended up in the northeast ditch area,” he said. “They both ended up way down in the ditch.” There were no other occupants in the vehicles, Stratton said. "[They were] very lucky," he said of the drivers. "This was high velocity." Plainfield police are investigating the crash.
Roadside safety checked planned for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
The following is provided by the Plainfield Police Department. The 2013 Click It or Ticket campaign kicks off May 10 in Illinois. The purpose of the campaign is to help save lives by cracking down on those who do not buckle up through the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The Plainfield Police Department is joining the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police (ISP) and over 500 local law enforcement agencies across the state to save more lives by strongly enforcing seat belt laws. In addition, the Plainfield Police will be teaming up with the ISP and Will County Sheriff’s Department to conduct a roadside safety check in conjunction with the campaign to detect and arrest impaired drivers in order to make the …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Arrests reported by the Plainfield Police Department.
April 12 Kristina Harrison, 41, of the 2100 block of Mark Circle, Bolingbrook, was arrested by Plainfield police at 3:11 p.m. at a business in the 11000 block of South Route 59 and charged with retail theft, police said. April 15 Nicholas Morgan, 22, of the 7600 block of Gladstone, Naperville, was arrested at 10:34 p.m. at 135th Street and Blakely Drive and charged with possession of less than 10 grams of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. April 16 Juan Mesarina, 42, of the 3700 block of Towle in Hammond, Indiana, was arrested at 12:12 a.m. at a business in the 12600 block of South Route 59 and charged with retal theft, police said.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Arrests, April 29-30,
April 29 Michael G. Truschka, 23, of the 21000 block of Franklin Circle, Plainfield, was arrested by Will County Sheriff's police and booked into the Will County jail on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, police said. April 30 Keith Gaines, 18, of the 13000 block of Jonesport Circle in unincorporated Plainfield was arrested by Will County Sheriff's police and booked into the county jail on a charge of criminal trespass to a residence, police said.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Levi Reoh, 24, was arrested early Sunday in Plainfield.
A Plainfield man who refused to find a place to stay following a domestic squabble wound up spending several nights in the Will County jail after pulling a knife on the cops, police said. Plainfield Police Sgt. Mike Fisher said police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at an apartment building the 24000 block of Hazelcrest Drive early Sunday morning. Police said while there was no sign of a physical altercation, resident Levi Reoh, 24, was obviously intoxicated. “The officers who were responding met with him in the parking lot and told him to find a place to go” for the night, Fisher said. “He basically told them he wanted to go to jail.” When officers informed Reoh they couldn’t take him to jail without a reason, the …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Plainfield police will issue safety tips throughout train safety week, April 29-May 5.
Submitted by the Plainfield Police Department: During Train Safety Awareness Week in the Village of Plainfield, which runs from April 29 to May 5, the Plainfield police want to be proactive and offer tips to prevent tragedies from occurring either on or around railroad tracks. To remain safe please follow the 10 tips when crossing railroad tracks: When crossing railroad tracks, you must always obey the law and be aware of your surroundings. Read: