Joliet Police Hunting For Alleged Home Invader
This wanted man allegedly doused his girlfriend's bed with gasoline but took off before she arrived at the house.
A Joliet man allegedly menaced his ex-girlfriend's sister and her boyfriend with a pistol on Monday.
The day before that, police said, this same man, 32-year-old Norman Simpson, broke into his girlfriend's house and doused her bed with gasoline, but gave up on waiting for her to return home and left.
A week earlier, police said, Simpson made his way into a west side residence and pointed a shotgun at one of the occupants, but did not pull the trigger.
And on Wednesday, Joliet police detectives secured a $1 million warrant for Simpson's arrest.
The warrant carries charges of home invasion, residential burglary, aggravated battery, and possession of a weapon by a felon.
Simpson, last of 1318 Demmond St., was already wanted for failing to appear in court for stolen motor vehicle and driving while license suspended cases. He also has an arrest warrant for a domestic battery charge.
Police Chief Mike Trafton asked anyone with information on Simpson's whereabouts to call Detective Carlos Matlock at 815-724-3020 or the Will County Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-323-6734. Crime Stoppers callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for cash rewards.
Trafton said Simpson is considered to be armed and dangerous and warned citizens to exercise caution when dealing with him.