Man from Normal arrested after DHL van stolen

Herald was arrested on four counts, including Possession of a Stolen Vehicle.
Herald was arrested on four counts, including Possession of a Stolen Vehicle.(25 News / Heart of Illinois ABC)
Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 3:58 PM CDT
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BLOOMINGTON (Heart of Illinois ABC) - A man from Normal was arrested Saturday morning after a stolen DHL delivery was found abandoned.

36-year-old Joseph P. Herald, of Normal, was charged with Criminal Trespass to Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and two counts of Disorderly Conduct.

Around 8:45 a.m., Bloomington Police officers were dispatched to area of Veterans Parkway and General Electric Road for a report of an armed subject.

Police say a male subject was seen pointing a handgun in the air, and while officers were en route, he fled the area.

Police add a short time later, a DHL van was seen by witnesses traveling at a high rate of speed on Veteran’s Parkway.

Officers later found Herald, and arrested him without incident.

At the time of his arrest, Herald was in possession of a silver B.B. gun. Police say the DHL van was found abandoned in the area where Herald was located.

Herald’s bond is set at $50,000 and the investigation is still ongoing.

Police encourage anyone with additional information to contact Bloomington Police Dispatch at (309) 820-8888.

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