Regional Crime Report: Woman Charged In Fatal Crash

The following is a selection of police-related items reported in area Patches recently. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.


Woman Charged In Fatal Crash

A 23-year-old Skokie woman was , according to a police statement released Wednesday.

Hanin Goma, of Skokie, was charged with one count felony aggravated driving under the influence resulting in death, and one count misdemeanor driving under the influence. Goma was also cited for failing to yield at a stop sign and failing to provide proof of insurance.

The victim, Carter Vo, was out with his bicycle before being hit and . He was pronounced dead at 8:18 p.m. Vo was a student at Madison School.

Lake Zurich

Armed Robbery

 Lake Zurich police that occured May 21 at Ultimate Exposure Tanning Salon, 267 South Rand Rd., in the North Lake Commons shopping center. 

The person at the tanning salon was not hurt, Lake Zurich Police Commander David Bradstreet said.

Officers responded to the Ultimate Exposure Tanning Salon, at 3:26 p.m., for a 911 call reporting an armed robbery. Officers searched the immediate area but were unable to locate the offender, a press release states.

Police believe he may be the same offender wanted for an 


Bank Robbery

The Algonquin Police Department is investigating , 450 S. Algonquin Road. 

The man got away with an undetermined amount of cash, an Algonquin police press release states.

The man entered the bank at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, approached a teller and announced the robbery. He implied he had a weapon but did not display it, the release states.

Buffalo Grove

Deceptive Practices

A complainant reported May 17 a fake listing on Zillow for a house to rent in Buffalo Grove. When he answered the listing, he received an email asking for $1,100 in rent and a $1,100 deposit. When the complainant went to see the house, he found the owners there. They stated that they had already rented the home, and the listing on Zillow was fictitious.

Loose Animal

A small white poodle was running loose at 1 p.m. May 20 in the 1100 block of Courtland Drive. When the person opened his car door, the dog jumped in. The dog had a collar and tags and was reunited with its owner.

Unwanted Penpal

A resident reported to police at 9:30 p.m. May 23 she received a letter from an inmate at the Hill Correctional Center in Galesburg. She stated she did not know this individual, and the letter requested she become friends with him and begin to correspond. Police instructed the woman to contact the correctional center and ask officials to have the inmate cease further communications.

Lake Forest-Lake Bluff

Found Parakeet

A parakeet was dropped off at the Public Safety Building at 11:26 a.m. May 13 after it had been found at the Lake Bluff Beach. The complainant said if no one claimed the bird, she would like to be contacted to claim the bird. She was informed that if the owner did call her, information would be given out and she would have to surrender the bird.



Five mailboxes were damaged sometime between May 19 at 8 p.m. and May 20 at 6:46 a.m. in the 200 block of West Golfview Terrace.

School Window Screens Cut

Nine window screens were cut on the south side of Paddock School, 225 W. Washington Street, sometime between May 19 and May 20. There was no additional damage to the building or an attempted entry.

Dennis May 30, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Armed robbery, Bank robbery! Over to the right is a poll, should Illinois allow Concealed Carry? Next question..........why not, Illinois is the ONLY state that does not allow Concealed Carry. Make NO mistake, you must be licensed and undergo training. Wisconsin was the last to turn the right over to the people of their state. 2nd Amendment is still alive and working, except in Illinois, thanks to Chicago and their poor record of murders on the streets.... Ex-Mayor Daley has his own police guard 24/7, while citizens have their thumbs crossed.
Brian L. May 30, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Again, as I have said in multiple forums, I am not for CC. That being said if/when it passes here I don't have as much of a problem if it will be a Shall-Issue and require background checks and safety training among other things.
Dennis May 30, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Actually, I am against CC too, but only because the criminals are never licensed, never trained and don't care who they hit, but yet they CC everyday and night. As I stated "you must be licensed and undergo training" this is the ruling in all states that do issue permits. Thank you for responding Brian, I am a licensed gun owner and the weapons on leave the home to go to a range to practice. Never shot a critter ever. Used to carry a rifle down the main street of Barrington in 1955, when my father bought me a 22 caliber target rifle. Went to the police range at the sewer treatment plant...
Brian L. May 30, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Where permits are issued, yes. But there are either four or five states that have gone to Unrestricted of some sort. That is what worries me somewhat. But I am straying this off topic. I like to read the blotter to stay abreast of happenings in the towns around me, but never like to hear about armed robbery....gun or some other weapson
Dennis May 30, 2012 at 04:15 PM
Yes, your right again, sort of! Wikipedia has a break down of those with Unrestricted and those people can't leave the state and expect to CCW in other states, appiication must be made to go to other states... My point shall always be that again criminals have FREE CCW regardless of state, nationality, gender, race and police are powerless to prevent them until their action has taken place.. We still agree for the most part. I have to rely on what has happened to me when dialing 911, several times the respond has been slow, up to 45 minutes, because the 911 crew had no idea where Binnie Road is off of Randall. Another time a teen was being chased on his bicycle by four kids in a car with baseball bats, he did a u-turn and came into my garage! I would guess the sight of someone with a bigger baseball ball and cell phone gave them second thoughts. Police took seven minutes to respond, I took three seconds..


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