Joliet man made false report of domestic battery, police say

Man contacted officers through text-to-911 messages, police said

A Joliet man lied about a domestic battery and was spotted urinating off a second-floor balcony, police said.

About 3:25 a.m. Oct. 6, officers responded to an apartment complex in the 400 block of Dixon Avenue for a welfare check in response to multiple text-to-911 messages indicating a domestic battery was in progress, said Joliet police Sgt. Dwayne English.

Officers checked the apartments, spoke with tenants and found no evidence of a domestic battery taking place, English said.

At 4:04 a.m., more text-to-911 messages were sent from the same phone number reporting the same alleged domestic battery, English said.

Officers returned to the residence and saw Treston Adams, 29, of the 200 block of Madison Street urinating from a second-floor balcony, English said.

Officers contacted Adams at a second-floor apartment and confirmed the text-to-911 messages came from his cellphone, English said.

“Officers determined that a domestic battery had not occurred in the apartment,” English said.

Adams was arrested and charged with making a false complaint, court records show.

Adams’ bond was set at $2,000 and he was ordered to not contact 911 unless it was for an emergency. Adams also was ordered to abstain from alcohol and marijuana and to submit to drug testing as a condition of his bond.

Adams bonded out of jail on Oct. 8.

Adams has a pending misdemeanor charge of criminal trespassing in Joliet, court records show. He failed to appear in court six times in that case.

Felix Sarver

Felix Sarver

Felix Sarver covers crime and courts for The Herald-News