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Police: Chicago man threatens to kill woman, burn her house down

Juan Salinas
Juan Salinas

A Chicago man was arrested in connection with threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend and burn her house down, according to court records.

About 4:20 a.m. Tuesday, Juan I. Salinas, 31, was arrested and taken to the Will County jail on charges of stalking, resisting a police officer and criminal trespass to the property.

Salinas was charged with communicating threats to kill his ex-girlfriend and burn her house down, according to a criminal complaint.
He allegedly tried to enter her residence uninvited, spied on her and followed her around a Walmart.

Salinas allegedly resisted arrest by pulling away from an officer while he was being handcuffed and resisting attempts to place him into a squad car.

A message to Shorewood Police Chief Aaron Klima and Deputy Police Chief Jason Barten was not returned Friday, nor was a call to Barten.

Salinas’ ex-girlfriend filed a protective order against him on Feb. 22, 2018. The order was denied the same day and the case was dismissed March 15, 2018.

She previously filed for a protective order against him in 2017, but it was dismissed as well.

She claimed in her 2018 petition that she feared for her children and Salinas threatened to kidnap them.

She said she believed Salinas continued to stalk her and call her daily from private numbers.

“I receive about 50 calls a day from private numbers I believe Juan is calling from. I believe Juan has been to my trailer numerous times recently because I have found cigarettes and Juan smokes,” she alleged.

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