By Brian Stanley
Bugle Reporter 

Three men fall asleep during a burglary spree


Last updated 2/28/2020 at 5:01pm

Joliet Police say three men fell asleep in the middle of a burglary spree Feb. 16.

At 7:48 a.m., officers were called to the 6400 block of Baring Ridge Drive after witnesses reported a suspicious vehicle. According to police reports, officers arrived to find all three men “sleeping inside a vehicle...wearing gloves and all had masks on their faces.”

Officers also reportedly observed marijuana inside the vehicle.

After rousing the trio, police frisked them and allegedly found Dequan W. Kohnke, 23, of East Chicago, Indiana was carrying a gun. A search of the vehicle then found items that had been stolen from cars in Joliet, North Aurora, Oswego and Kane County.

Kohnke was arrested on charges of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and seven counts of possession of stolen property.

Montee A. Simpson, 22, of Romeoville, and Ed M. Lewis, 18, of Romeoville, were also arrested on seven counts of possession of stolen property.

Lewis was also charged with one count of burglary to a motor vehicle.


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