12 | June 13, 2019 | the new lenox patriot news newlenoxpatriot.com Police: Silver Oaks among mental health facilities that received emails from Kentucky man threatening violence in plea for help Sean Hastings, Editor New Lenox’s Silver Oaks Behavior Hospital was among roughly 25 mental health facilities that received emails from a Kentucky man who threatened to commit a mass shooting in order to get assistance he said he could not otherwise afford. The New Lenox Police Department reportedly was contacted by Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital concerning a suspicious email they received Saturday, June 8. Police learned that an email was sent from an anonymous source using a From June 10 Gmail account, citing that he could not afford treatment at a mental institution and was having homicidal thoughts, according to a press release from the New Lenox Police Department. The emailer said if he were to carry out a mass shooting, then would receive the help he thought he needed, according to the press release. An NLPD detective commenced the investigation, while an employee of Silver Oaks maintained email contact with the man. The man refused to provide his name, location or any other information. Cutting Values Please call 708.326.9170 to reserve your Ad. www.22ndcenturymedia.com A 22 ND CENTURY MEDIA PUBLICATION Reach more than 87,900 homes and businesses in our coupon section ! All ads will also appear digitally on each publication’s website. Appearing Aug. 8 The Detective Division reportedly discovered the emailer was in Richmond, Kentucky, after several hours. Richmond police officers arrived at the address provided by NLPD and made contact with a 25-year-old male who admitted to sending the emails, according to the press release. Richmond police said no weapons were recovered from the man’s home, but ammunition was discovered. The man said Silver Oaks was the only of 25 facilities to reach out to him, according to the press release. Reserve your Ad by July 10 • Approve your Ad by July 16 Police Reports Locked car stolen from driveway A resident in the 700 block of Tanager Lane reportedly had their locked vehicle stolen from their driveway overnight June 1. Police said the officer learned from the complainant that someone entered an unlocked vehicle also in the driveway, found the spare key to the locked vehicle and stole the car. The vehicle was recovered in unoccupied Harvey June 5. June 2 • A resident in the 2700 block of Genoa Drive reportedly had their unlocked vehicle entered overnight while it was parked in their driveway. Police said that approximately $40 was stolen. • A resident in the 900 block of East Bentley Road reportedly had their unlocked vehicle entered while it was parked in their driveway overnight on May 31. A garage door opener was reportedly stolen. May 31 • Christen A. Jaltuch, 38, 2826 Cole Lane, was charged with DUI. Police said an officer was dispatched to a Delaney and Nelson Road in reference to a hit and run crash. Police a vehicle struck a utility pole and fled the area. Police said the officer learned that the driver of the vehicle at fault, Jaltuch was at the Will County Sheriff’s Department. The officer reportedly met with Jaltuch and learned that she had been involved in the crash and through the officer’s observations and investigation it was determined that Jaltuch had been driving under the influence of alcohol. • Someone reportedly had one of their trucks break down on May 19 and detached the trailer from the truck so it could be picked up by another truck the next day. Police said on May 20, the company returned to recover the trailer to find that it had been stolen. The contents of the trailer were unknown at the time of the report, police said. • A resident in the 2600 block of Meadow Path reportedly had their vehicle entered while it was parked in their driveway overnight. Police said a pair of baseball cleats were stolen. • A resident in the 2700 block of Foxwood Drive reportedly had their unlocked vehicle entered while it was parked in their driveway overnight. Police said approximately $4 were stolen. • A resident in the 2000 block of Cardinal Drive reportedly had their unlocked vehicle entered while it was parked in their driveway overnight. A wallet was reportedly stolen. • Two people in the 700 block of Garadice Drive reportedly had their unlocked vehicles entered while they were parked on the street. Police said an officer observed two vehicles on the street with their dome lights on and the driver’s doors open. A broken iPhone was reportedly stolen from one of the cars. • A resident in the 900 block of Barnside Road reportedly had their unlocked vehicle entered overnight. Nothing was reportedly missing from the car. May 30 • A resident in the 15800 block of Mueller Way reportedly wrote a check to a business to pay for a service and sent the check in the mail. Police said the complainant advised the officer that the company did not receive the payment and that the check had been altered and cashed by someone else. • A resident in the 200 block of West Haven Ave. reportedly had someone obtain their credit card information and attempted to make fraudulent purchases. • Rhonda Redinger, 46, 515 Elmwood Ave. Joliet, and Kimberly L. King, 1524 Frederick St. Joliet, were charged with retail theft. Police said an officer was dispatched to Target, 2370 E. Lincoln Highway. Police said the officer learned that Redinger stole $96 worth of merchandise and King stole $84 worth. May 29 • Logan M. McKee, 24, 217 Charleston Drive, was charged with possession of controlled substance. Police said an officer was on patrol and saw the driver of a vehicle operating a handheld electronic device. The officer reportedly conducted a traffic stop at Nelson and Spencer Road on the vehicle and met with the driver, McKee. The officer reportedly observed drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle. Through further investigation the officer reportedly learned McKee had other drug paraphernalia and cocaine in the vehicle. May 28 • Gordon Neitzel, 56, 14300 High Point Drive Apt. 103, Romeoville, was charged with theft. Police said an officer was dispatched to Tyler Union Waterworks Products, 220 W. Haven Ave. and the complainant advised that Neitzel had committed multiple thefts of pipe from their property. The stolen pipe was reportedly valued at over $4,000.
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Follow The New Lenox Patriot: @TheNLPatriot From the Editor Start seeing the ‘able’ and not the ‘label’ Sean Hastings email@example.com I have had the chance to cover a few amazing events over the last three weeks. I covered the Cop on a Rooftop, I talked to New Lenox resident Nick Winter about the documentary he made about his brother with autism and most recently I covered the Torch Run. All of which deal Special Olympics in a way. The Cop on a Rooftop raised more than $1 million for Special Olympics Illinois and the recent Torch Run benefits Special Olympics, as well. At June 4’s Torch Run, Special Olympics athlete Rikki Kirsch was there to give a speech at the closing ceremonies. It was nfyn From Page 10 visit OPPrairie.com. FROM THE HOMER HORIZON Seventeen Porters make college commitments official Lockport Township High School has always taken pride not only in how its athletes perform while at the school but also in how they perform after they graduate and go on to play her 26th of the kind in the last two years. She recently gave a speech at a charity hockey game in front of 1,500 people. Her mother, Chris, was far more nervous than Rikki was, Chris said. Rikki told her mom, “I got this,” shrugging it off like it is no big deal. First off, Rikki’s speech at the closing ceremonies was near perfect. She read calmly, smoothly, loudly and always making sure to look up at her audience. The eye contact is a tough one to nail down for most when giving speeches, but she did it with ease. Seeing that made me think of what Winter said in his documentary and to me during our interview. He wants people to start seeing the “able” and not the “label” for people. And for someone like Rikki, that “able” is that she can give a speech better than most, she participates in nine sports, she rides horses, and that is just what I gathered in my short time with her in college. A couple of weeks ago, 17 more of those studentathletes announced their intent to play at the next level as Lockport held its final signing day of the school year on May 22 in the Porter Room at East Campus. The Porters baseball team had its 36th-straight winning season this spring. It had plenty of talent, as they had five athletes sign to play in at the Torch Run event. She went to state with her relay team for track and field. And five years ago, Rikki did not have the confidence to do what she does now, her mom said. But Special Olympics, being what it is, has helped give her a chance to do exactly what she wants. Mayor Tim Baldermann also touched on that topic, saying that Special Olympics gives its athletes opportunities they may not have a chance to get otherwise. The smiles on everyone’s faces as she gave her speech and as the runners from the New Lenox Police Department and Village ran into the Commons said it all. And the fact that all the runners are on a volunteer basis is what is helping push society toward the inclusivity that Chris is hoping for. Route 30 was shut down from nearly Gougar Road all the way to the Commons entrance, as they ran down the busiest road in New Lenox. The college in May. They are John Gallet (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater), Justin Gasper (Dominican University), Jack Mladic (University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh), Logan Strutz (Triton College) and Collin Woulfe (St. Xavier University). Reporting by Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter. For more, visit HomerHorizon. com. I-80 ramps were also blocked off by officers in both directions to let them run by. Of course, that is for safety, but it was still a cool sight to see police car after police car with lights on and a group of people running with Torch Run shirts on. Chris knows it’s tough to do, but she hopes that one day everything can come “full circle” in a sense, where the athletes can come to Cop on a Rooftop and Torch run, and then the police officers can come to the Summer Games that they raised the money for. These athletes are capable of more than they sometimes get credit for. Sound Off Policy Editorials and columns are the opinions of the author. Pieces from 22nd Century Media are the thoughts of the company as a whole. The New Lenox Patriot encourages readers to write letters to Sound Off. All letters must be signed, and names and hometowns will be published. We also ask that writers include their address and phone number for verification, not publication. Letters should be limited to 400 words. The New Lenox Patriot reserves the right to edit letters. Letters become property of The New Lenox Patriot. Letters that are published do not reflect the thoughts and views of The New Lenox Patriot. 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