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Police: Crestwood man fired gun at tree during bonfire in Joliet

Joliet police arrested man, charged him with recklessly firing his gun in backyard

Carlos Cardiel
Carlos Cardiel

Joliet police officers arrested a Crestwood man for allegedly firing his gun at a tree during a bonfire.

About 9:40 p.m. Friday, police officers were sent to the 200 block of Richards Street after they had received a report of shots being fired in the area, Joliet police Sgt. Christopher Botzum said in an email.

Police officers were reportedly able to determine that Carlos Cardiel, 25, of the 4400 block of 142nd Street had allegedly fired his gun at a tree in the backyard of a residence during a bonfire, Botzum said.

The police officers were able to locate the weapon, Botzum said, and afterward, Cardiel was placed into custody about 10 p.m.

Cardiel was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon.

About 11:40 p.m. he was taken to the Will County jail. He was being held on $10,000 bond.

About 8:20 p.m. Saturday, he was released after posting 10 percent of his bond.

Cardiel was charged with improper traffic lane use and operating an uninsured vehicle in 2017. He pleaded guilty to improper traffic lane use and the other charge was dropped.

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