Thursday, December 6, 2012
Will County Sheriff's Office reports, Nov. 27-29 • Blown Stop Sign, Speeding Leads to Accident • Holiday Inflatable Stolen From Yard • Burglars Take Thousands in Lawn Equipment • Mum Plants Stolen From Government Office • Graffitists Strike Shed.
TUESDAY, NOV. 27 Ruth W. Jones, 51, of the 11800 block of W. 195th Street in Mokena, was cited for disregarding a stop sign and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident at the intersection of W. Laraway Road and S. Pfeiffer Road in Frankfort. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28 Unknown persons stole a large inflatable dog from the front yard of a residence on the 20000 block of S. Ellen Lane in Frankfort. The dog was four-foot, 6-inches tall and was wearing a Santa hat, with a stocking that said “Merry Christmas” hanging from its mouth. THURSDAY, NOV. 29 Unknown persons broke into Prize Lawn Care, on the 9400 block of W. St. Francis Road in Frankfort, and stole $3,860 worth of chainsaws, blowers and hedge trimmers. Unknown persons stole five mum plants…
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Mokena Police Department reports, Nov. 7–8 • Mokena woman victim of Texas identity theft • Rash of graffiti continues • Man allegedly punches woman in face at 191 South.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7 A Mokena woman residing on the 10500 block of Camden Court reported at 7:38 p.m. that she was a victim of identity theft. The woman stated that unknown persons had opened numerous credit cards in her name and made multiple purchases without her permission for a total amount of $5,790.23. She reported that the transactions took place in Willowbrook, Conroe and Houston TX. All purchases occurred between Oct. 26 and Oct. 31, but the woman didn’t become aware of what happened until several days later. She was able to cancel all the cards. The woman also told police that the offenders set up an account in her name with JPMorgan Chase in April and made regular payments on it until recently. Four accounts were opened without …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Will County Sheriff's Office reports, Oct. 31-Nov. 4 • Party Bust Leads to Arrest • Graffitists Strike Lincoln-Way.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31 Jeffrey P. Petnuch, 55, of the 8900 block of W. Laraway Road in Frankfort, was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile after deputies responded to a loud party complaint at Petnuch’s address and found several underage children with alcohol. SUNDAY, NOV. 4 Unknown persons spray-painted several fences, a residence and a pumping station with gang references and tagging information on the 9400 block of Birch Avenue in Mokena. Unknown persons spray-painted graffiti on a wooden fence at the 9400 block of W. Hickory Creek Drive in Frankfort. Unknown persons spray-painted graffiti on two fences at the 9400 block of West Pine Avenue in Frankfort. Police report information is provided by the Frankfort Police …
Thursday, June 30, 2011
In a twist that surprised no one, the culprits behind nonsensical graffiti aping gang tags turned out to be local teens.
The culprits behind several incidents of pseudo-gang-related graffiti turned out to be suburban poseur teens. Police arrested two Mokena boys – one 16, one 13 – for spray painting a nonsensical array of six-pointed stars, pitchforks and other insignia of Folk's Nation gangs along houses on Aileen and Fiona avenues near the Metra tracks on two separate weekends this month. "We were able to clear up all 16 of those damage incidents (from) over the weekend of the 4th and the weekend of the 11th," Mokena Police Chief Randy Rajewski said on Wednesday afternoon. Several residents whose homes the teens tagged spoke at the June 13 village board meeting. The teens hit several of the same homes both weekends. Homeowner Karen Balata, 52, had just …
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Local teens, not gangs, suspected in rash of vandalism.
Residents of two streets hit by supposedly gang-related graffiti over the last few weeks took their case to the village board Monday night, asking if there's any way to get Metra more involved. Fences and security cameras were among the suggestions of several homeowners near the railroad tracks in the 10400 block of Aileen Avenue. The residents said they found their sheds, fences and houses "tagged" by spray painted graffiti resembling gang signs on the night of June 4 and again over this last weekend. Homeowner Karen Balata, 52, had just finished re-painting her shed from the first time around. "My paint wasn't even three days old when they hit us again," she said. Homeowner John Murphy, 68, of the 19400 block of Fiona Avenue, was hit the…
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Five homes had gang-related graffiti damage, police said.
Gang-related graffiti was found spray-painted on a fence and shed near the railroad tracks in the 10400 block of Aileen Avenue. According to Mokena police, the spray-painting took place sometime during the overnight hours from June 4 into June 5. A brick mailbox and a man's work trailer also were sprayed with black paint. Additional graffiti was found in the 19400 block of Fiona Avenue, where gang-related markings were seen on a pickup truck and on a garage. The homeowner of the garage reported that he has seen increased numbers of juveniles walking through his property from the railroad tracks. According to the report, the victim said these juveniles were smoking, carrying Airsoft guns and throwing furniture in the street. Police did not…
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Someone spray-painted the words "Hillbillie Roamers" in the basements of two homes under construction last week, but police say the damage is probably not gang-related.
The words "Hillbillie Roamers" were found spray-painted in red and green on the inside basement walls of two homes under construction in northwest Mokena on Oct. 16, police said. The owner of one of the homes, located in the 19400 block of Straton Court, reported the graffiti in his basement to police. After talking with the complainant, police checked out the surrounding area and found similar graffiti on the basement wall of a home under construction in the 11900 block of Sarkis Drive. Cmdr. Dan Rankovich said the incidents probably are not gang-related. "Hillbillie Roamers is not any gang we know of," he said.