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'Belligerent' Woman Spits On Joliet Police, Then Paramedics: JPD

Patch logo Patch 10/28/2020 John Ferak
a person smiling for the camera: Jillette Love showed disrespect toward the Joliet police officers and later to the Joliet firefighter/paramedics, police reports reflect. © Mugshot via Joliet Police Jillette Love showed disrespect toward the Joliet police officers and later to the Joliet firefighter/paramedics, police reports reflect.

JOLIET, IL — A 35-year-old Joliet woman was booked into the Will County Jail on Tuesday night after police officers say that Jillette Love spit on them following a traffic stop and she later spit on members of the Joliet Fire Department during an ambulance ride to the hospital.

Love, who lives in the 400 block of South Joliet Joliet, was booked into county detention shortly after 8 p.m. Her bail was set at $5,000 on Wednesday by a Will County judge. Love is charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer, aggravated assault and obstructing a peace officer, according to Joliet police.

Shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday, a Joliet squad car pulled over a vehicle near Morgan and Illinois Street, in the St. Pat's Area, for a traffic violation, reports show.

"Oficers observed open containers of alcohol in plain view while speaking with the occupants of the vehicle. Love was identified as one of the occupants of the vehicle," police said.

At one point, Love got out of the vehicle and began to walk away from the traffic stop, against the wishes of the Joliet officers on the scene, the agency stated.

"She became belligerent and urged officers to place her under arrest. Love was placed into custody after a brief struggle. While in the back of a squad car, she expelled saliva onto an officer in the front seat," Joliet police said.

After being delivered to the downtown Joliet Police Station, police said that Love told officers she had already ingested illegal drugs prior to having contact with the officers.

As a result of that conversation, a Joliet Fire Department ambulance was called to bring Love to the AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center.

During her ambulance ride, Love tried to cough or spit out phlegm from her throat on the Joliet paramedics attending to her, police reports reflect. After being treated and released from St. Joe's, Love was delivered to the Will County Jail where she remained in custody Wednesday evening.

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