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12 | June 13, 2019 | the new lenox patriot news

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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.

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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.

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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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