Lockport Man Arrested Following Incident at Ex-Girlfriend's Apartment: Police

John J. Webster faces three charges, including aggravated assault and obstructing justice, following early-morning Saturday blowup in Joliet.

John J. Webster, 1302 S. State St., Lockport. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office
John J. Webster, 1302 S. State St., Lockport. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office
An early-morning incident pitting a Joliet woman against her ex-boyfriend turned ugly and led to the arrest of Lockport's John J. Webster, according to Joliet police Capt. Tab Jensen.

Webster, 28, of 1302 S. State St., Lockport, was taken into custody at about 4 a.m. on Saturday and charged with residential burglary, aggravated assault and obstructing justice, Jensen said.

The incident began at about 1:15 a.m. Saturday when Webster showed up at the apartment building where ex-girlfriend Tara Pacheco, 36, lives—located at 820 N. Center St., Joliet—according to Jensen.

"They got into a verbal altercation, she asked him to leave and went to bed," Jensen said.

A little later, Pacheco heard pounding on her door and then glass breaking as Webster forced his way into the apartment, Jensen said.

Officers were called to the scene.

"The refrigerator door was open and a bottle of liquor that was purchased by her and the suspect was missing," Jensen said. "But, by the time we arrived, the suspect was gone."

Jensen said Joliet police received another call reporting another disturbance at 3:50 a.m. Saturday from one of Pacheco's downstairs neighbors.

"A tenant advised that they could hear somebody walking around in that apartment," Jensen said. "And they were under the impression the victim went somewhere else to stay. So, they called and we found the suspect in the alley."

Jensen said Webster was arrested—but didn't go quietly.

"When he was put into the squad car, he began to kick the doors and attempted to break out the glass window," Jensen said.

Webster was transported to a local hospital because of a minor injury to his thumb but remained uncooperative and had to be carried back to the police squad car before he was booked into the Will County Adult Detention Facility, Jensen said.

Herc October 15, 2013 at 04:58 PM
Good grief idiot! I hope the ex doesn't bail his sorry ass out!
Infamous Steve October 16, 2013 at 09:42 AM
She will...they always do.
They Don't Get It October 16, 2013 at 09:59 AM
He loves her though!
JtwnStunna October 16, 2013 at 04:06 PM
No point in bonding his dumbass out. Can't get probation for residential burglary.. see ya in a couple years.. probably back on here.
WhoKnows October 18, 2013 at 09:09 PM
Dated this loser
Winter Poch October 24, 2013 at 03:49 PM
Yea so did I!! He won't be getting out any time soon. Some people just don't learn!


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