Crime & Courts

Woman arrested over Joliet vehicle burglary: cops

Woman charged with using debit card stolen from vehicle, records show

A woman was arrested after she was charged with burglarizing a vehicle in Joliet last year and stealing a wallet containing a debit card she used at a business, police said.

The reported burglary took place Sept. 14 in the 200 block of Richards Street, Joliet police said in a news release.

“Officers determined that an unknown suspect unlawfully entered an unlocked vehicle and stole a wallet containing the victim’s driver’s license and debit card,” police said. “Further investigation determined the victim’s debit card had been used at a nearby business.”

Police detectives working the case were able to identify Teneisha Gomez, 37, of the 200 block of McRoberts Street as the suspect, police said.

A judge signed a $35,000 warrant for Gomez’s arrest on June 8 on felony charges of burglary, using a stolen debit card, unlawful possession of a stolen debit card and theft, court records show.

Gomez was arrested on Monday after officers responded to the 200 block of Richards Street for a disturbance.

Gomez was taken to the Joliet Police Department for booking. She suffered what police described as a medical event that required paramedics to take her to AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.

“Gomez was then later transported to the Will County Adult Detention Facility upon release from the hospital,” police said.

Gomez remains in jail as of Wednesday. A judge scheduled a June 23 hearing for status on Gomez’s bond.

Felix Sarver

Felix Sarver

Felix Sarver covers crime and courts for The Herald-News