‘Hazardous Material’ turns out to be Dietary Powder, homeless man arrested in Joliet

Date:

Share post:

JOLIET – A homeless man was arrested Thursday in connection with a mysterious powder found in the lobby of the Joliet Police Department Headquarters Wednesday night.

According to Joliet Police, an undefined white powdery substance was found in the lobby of the building just before 8 pm Wednesday. Officers responding to the scene evaluated and closed off the area to the public, treating it as a hazardous material situation. Joliet Fire Department officials later identified the powder as a dietary supplement powder.

An investigation of video surveillance later found 44-year-old Demarkus Bailey allegedly spreading the powder throughout the front lobby and other areas of the Joliet Police Department. 

Bailey was arrested and charged with Felony Disorderly Conduct without incident after returning to the Police Department Thursday.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related articles

IG Report: Pontiac Corrections Officials fired after failing to respond to 2018 hazing prank 

PONTIAC - A handful of officials at Pontiac Corrections Center have been fired after failing to respond to a...

Manteno Fire investigating mobile home fire 

MANTENO - A fire at a mobile home Friday remains under investigation this week. The fire broke out around 9:30...

Former Assistant Warden at Stateville arrested last Wednesday in Kankakee 

KANKAKEE - A former assistant warden at Stateville Correctional Center was arrested last Wednesday on five alleged criminal sex...

BBCHS releases 2023 Illinois State Scholars List

BOURBONNAIS - Bradley Bourbonnais community high school has released the list of the school’s 2023 Illinois State Scholars.  The Illinois...