Early Monday morning, Joliet Police Officers responded to Fred’s Auto Sales (509 East. Washington Street) for a report of a male attempting to unlawfully enter vehicles at this location.
Upon arrival, Officers located a male, later identified as Carl Williamson, inside of a pickup truck in the parking lot of the business. Once Williamson exited the vehicle, Officers immediately gave commands to stop to which he ignored. Williamson then jumped over a fence and began running from Officers on Washington Street. Officers were able to catch up to Williamson and place him into custody without further incident. Upon search of Williamson, Officers recovered numerous hand tools that appeared to have been used to unlawfully enter the vehicle.
Carl Williamson Jr. (38, Joliet) was arrested, processed, and transported to the Will County Adult Detention Facility for Burglary to Motor Vehicle, Possession of Burglary Tools, Criminal Trespass to Motor Vehicle, Criminal Trespass to Real Property, and Obstructing a Peace Officer.