Sex Hookup a Setup; Bolingbrook Man Robbed at Gunpoint: Police Report

Two taken into custody following Sunday night incident on Parkside Drive in Bolingbrook.

Jesus Moses Simms, 1317 Parkside Drive, Bolingbrook. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office
Jesus Moses Simms, 1317 Parkside Drive, Bolingbrook. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office
A 25-year-old Bolingbrook man was robbed at gunpoint after an arranged meeting with an alleged prostitute went bad in the 1300 block of Bolingbrook's Parkside Drive on Sunday night, Police Lt. Mike Rompa said.

And two others were taken into custody after fabricating a story of domestic battery in an attempt to cover their own tracks, Rompa said.

Jesus M. Simms, 21, of 1317 Parkside Drive, Bolingbrook, was booked on charges of armed robbery—a felony—aggravated assault and filing a false police report. Chelsea S. Dean, 18, of 307 Stryker Ave., Joliet, also was booked on charges of armed robbery and filing a false police report.

Rompa said officers responded to a call for help in reference to a man with a gun in the 1300 block of Parkside Drive at 10:43 p.m. Sunday. Upon arrival, he said officers were informed that Dean's ex-boyfriend entered the house, choked her and threatened her life, implying he had a gun.

The ex-boyfriend—and original alleged offender—left the residence, but police were given his name and were able to track the 25-year-old Bolingbrook man down, Rompa said.

"It was determined the subject arranged to meet with Dean through an advertisement," Rompa said. "She guided him to the Parkside address via phone contact."

And that's when the arranged sex hookup turned into a robbery setup, Rompa said, Simms assaulting and pointing a gun at the 25-year-old male subject in a dramatic turn of events.

"Once inside, Simms put a gun to his head, made him lay down, went through his pockets and removed the $85 they had agreed on for the encounter," Rompa said. "They then made him leave the residence. Simms and Dean called police and related a fictitious domestic battery incident."

Rompa said officers returned to the residence in the 1300 block of Parkside Drive to make contact with Dean and Simms and the two agreed to be interviewed at the Bolingbrook Police Department.

"Officers interviewed all of the individuals involved and evidence was located, which corroborated the victim's version of the incident," Rompa said.

He said Simms and Dean were arrested and transported to the Will County Adult Detention Facility. The 25-year-old Bolingbrook man was released without charges at the time of the report, Rompa said.

Yohan B January 06, 2014 at 02:41 PM
Bill January 13, 2014 at 11:48 AM
And Bolingbrook slides another notch down the scale into becoming a Maywood style ghetto.......we need to tear down these subsidized housing estates in Bolingbrook and let the residents move on
Melanie Shag January 14, 2014 at 07:47 AM
Correct Bill and in the mean time they need to tax, inspect and require the Landlord/Slumlords to rent to tenants that do not have a criminal record. Good credit, good driving record as well. This would include a parent's drug & gang related children even if they don't live with them. (yet) Your town needs a code enforcement team to head this up. Bring on the tax dollars, money well spent.
dont give a fuck January 16, 2014 at 06:58 PM
Fuck yall


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