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Man who scrawled on Joliet Masonic lodge sign pushed deputy, resisted arrest: cops

Daniel S. Carreon
Daniel S. Carreon

A homeless man previously charged with defacing the Matteson Lodge #175 sign faces new charges of striking a deputy and resisting arrest, court records show.

About 7 p.m. on June 18, deputies received a report of a suspicious man near a garage in the 300 block of South Briggs Street in Joliet, Will County sheriff spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer said.

The deputies received a description of man, who wore a green shirt, black shorts and a green backpack, Hoffmeyer said. While the deputies were en route, they spotted a man who matched the description at the Speedway gas station at 436 S. Briggs Street, she said.

The deputies pulled into the gas station and spoke with a man later identified as Daniel S. Carreon, 35, she said.

Two days earlier, Carreon was arrested after he took a marker and scribbled on the sign for Matteson Lodge #175 at 350 N. Midland Ave., according to Joliet police.

“It was gibberish,” said Edward Kerfin, the lodge’s leader.

At the Speedway gas station, the deputies asked Carreon to stop when he walked away, Hoffmeyer said. At one point, he pushed one of the deputes and punched him in the arm, she said. Carreon continued to walk away from the deputies and ignore their commands, she said.

One of the deputies deployed a Taser on Carreon when he continued to refuse to obey their commands, she said. He was taken into custody and sent to the Will County jail.

A resident in the 200 block of Briggs Street had told the deputies that Carreon was trying to gain entry into a detached shed, Hoffmeyer said. Nothing was missing from the property, she said.

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