Cops: Barefoot walk in cold helps reveal Joliet man’s use of alias
BY BRIAN STANLEY firstname.lastname@example.org January 8, 2014 1:34PM
Mark A. Martinez | Will County Sheriff's Office
Updated: February 10, 2014 11:48AM
A Joliet man arrested Tuesday for trespassing after he blasted the stereo in a car that was not his later signed a bond form that had a phony name, police said, and he now faces a felony obstruction charge.
Will County sheriff’s police discovered the use of the alias after Angel Cadena, 20, of 662 Landau Ave., bonded out of jail and started walking barefoot in the cold before entering the sheriff’s investigations building to ask for a ride home, according to sheriff’s office spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer. An officer noticed a discrepancy involving names on Cadena’s paperwork, Hoffmeyer said.
Cadena also is expected to be extradited to Whitfield County, Ga., where he is charged with breaking into a car, Hoffmeyer said.
Cadena originally was arrested after police were called about 3 a.m. Tuesday to Oxford Place in Lockport Township, where a resident reported being awakened by Cadena cranking up the stereo while sitting in her Volkswagen Passat in her driveway.
“He was blasting the stereo and tapping on the brake pedal, making the brake lights go on and off,” Hoffmeyer said.
Cadena refused to give his name before he was taken to the county jail on charges of criminal trespassing, marijuana possession, disorderly conduct and obstructing justice, Hoffmeyer said.
At the jail, a previous booking photo identified Cadena as Mark Martinez, 22, and he was held under that identity until being released on recognizance bond on the misdemeanor charges, Hoffmeyer said.
At 2:45 p.m., Cadena left the jail wearing a blue shirt and gray sweat pants but was seen throwing away his shoes, Hoffmeyer said. After walking barefoot for one block in the subzero temperatures, Cadena came in to the investigations building, sat down and asked for a ride. An officer noticed the bond form Cadena was carrying identified him as “Martinez” but had been signed “Angel Cadena,” Hoffmeyer said.