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Police: Woman jailed again over Frankfort Township building visit

Armella L. Frankowski
Armella L. Frankowski

A Mokena woman was allegedly causing trouble at the Frankfort Township building she was at one time forbidden to visit after being charged with attacking a Will County board member.

Shortly after 1 p.m. Friday, Armella L. Frankowski, 81, of Mokena, was arrested and jailed on a charge of criminal trespassing at the Frankfort Township building, 11000 Lincoln Highway, Frankfort.

Frankowski was verbally abusive toward a township employee who asked her to leave several times, Kathy Hoffmeyer, spokeswoman for the Will County Sheriff’s Office, said in an email.

Frankowski reportedly claimed she had been deprived of visiting the township building for the past two years because of a protective order that was filed against her by Will County Board Member Jim Moustis, R-Frankfort.

Moustis filed a protective order against Frankowski after she allegedly verbally and physically attacked him at a December 2016 County Board meeting. The order was terminated Wednesday, according to court records.

Frankowski was also charged with aggravated battery and battery in connection with the 2016 incident. She was found not guilty by reason of insanity.

On Friday, Frankowski allegedly argued that since the protective order had expired, she believed she was allowed to go back to the township building to play bingo. However, the township employee wanted her gone after her alleged verbal attacks.

Deputies attempted numerous times to get Frankowski to leave, Hoffmeyer said, but she refused and was arrested.

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