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1/15/2020, 0800 hrs, 9500 blk W Corsair Rd, THEFT OVER $500, Report of theft of tools


1/21/2020, 1200 hrs, 0100 blk Kansas St, BURGLARY, Report of possible burglary; pending investigation as possible civil matter


Message Posted 1-3-2020

Reminder! Lock your car doors remove the keys. See something suspicious - Call Police 

 

As we ring in 2020 we want to wish you a Happy New Year and remind our residents to remain vigilant.  One of the best ways to keep our community safe is to ensure that your car doors are locked, keys/fobs are removed, and valuables aren’t visible.  It is also a good practice to make sure garage doors are down and doors and windows are locked.  The Chicagoland area, including the Lincoln-Way community, continues to experience cars being burglarized and stolen during the overnight and early morning hours.  In these cases offenders continue to target unlocked cars and cars with keys/fob left inside.   The Village of Frankfort has experienced incidents, as have our surrounding communities.  As always if you see or hear something suspicious - say something!

Please call 911 for emergency or 815-485-2500 non-emergency   We rely on our partnership with the community to help detect and deter crime!
 


INFORMATION UPDATE 12-18-19

THREE MEN IN CUSTODY ON KIDNAPPING AND ROBBERY CHARGES
 
Will County Sheriff Mike Kelley and Frankfort Police Chief John Burica are announcing the arrest of three men who are responsible for the abduction of a female victim on November 16, 2019 in Frankfort and a male victim on November 29, 2019 in New Lenox Township.   A warrant was issued yesterday for the arrest of:
 
Subject #1:   Justin A. Brown, age 20, of 312 West 34th Street in Steger
          Charged with:  Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Robbery and Armed Robbery
 
Subject #2:   Dontavious A. Harvey, age 20, of 14341 Drexel in Dolton
          Charged with:  Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Robbery and Armed Robbery
 
Subject #3:   Terwon Matthews, age 20, of 11355 South Forest Avenue in Chicago
           Charged with:  Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Robbery and Armed Robbery
 
The three offenders were picked up this morning by the U.S. Marshalls, Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, with assistance of the Chicago Police Department, and are in custody at the Will County Adult Detention Facility.  They are being held on $2,000,000.00 bond (10% to apply). 
 
Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office and Frankfort Police, along with assistance from the U.S. Secret Service,   worked collectively in bringing these men to justice.   With the help of crime tips, video surveillance, and technology, the offenders were identified early on in the investigation.  The evidence collected placed the offenders at the scene of the stores in which both victims had their financial accounts violated.
 
Sheriff Mike Kelley and Police Chief John Burica would like to thank the detectives who worked extremely hard and demonstrated a high degree of perseverance in arresting these offenders.  
 


PRESS RELEASE ISSUED 12-6-19

Frankfort Police continues to remind residents to be vigilant and cautious at all times, especially during the holiday season.  The area continues to experience burglary to motor vehicles, vehicle thefts and reports of robberies throughout the Chicagoland area and northwest Indiana.  Last night the Lincoln-Way area had several reports of car burglaries, as well as, a robbery at the Speedway located at Center and Laraway at approximately 5:20 am.  In the Speedway incident two suspects drove a newer dark gray colored Dodge Challenger with bright orange daytime running lights. Suspects were described as 2 M/B wearing all black clothing and ski-type masks blocking their faces.  As officers arrived, the suspects fled the business in the Challenger.  Officers gave chase, but ended the pursuit as the offenders began to drive at a very high rate of speed and made several evasive maneuvers without regard for the safety and officers lost sight of vehicle.  It was last seen entering northbound I-57. Similar to other incidents the subjects were armed and quickly entered and exited the business, making off with currency and merchandise. Police Departments are discovering that in many of these cases the offenders cover the license plates with plastic or are utilizing stolen motor vehicles.  If you see anything suspicious we continue to ask that call police immediately.  Please lock doors and never leave keys or fobs in vehicles.  


Frankfort Police is again reminding residents to lock vehicle doors and remove valuables when possible.  This is the best way to avoid being a victim of a car burglary or theft.  Please NEVER leave your keys or key fobs in your car.  Also - remember to closed your garage doors at night!!   We ask that if you see anything out of the ordinary or hear anything, such as a car door shutting or a dog barking at an unusual time, call the Frankfort Police Department immediately at 911 (emergency) or 815-485-2500 (non-emergency). Working with the community is the best way for you to help us to stop crime. Remember “Lock it or Lose it!!” and if you “See (or hear) Something, Say Something”, and call police.