Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Dragnet will continue through May 27.
A concerted effort by the Lake Bluff Police Department to step up enforcement of Illinois’s seat belt laws will continue through May 27, according to Deputy Lake Bluff Police Chief Dave Belmonte. Between May 10 and Thursday, Lake Bluff Police handed out 15 tickets for seat belt violations, according to Lake Bluff Police reports. The effort is part of a statewide effort being encouraged by the Illinois Department of Transportation. The reports rarely show seat belt violations. Police are stationing themselves near four-way stop signs and making an extra effort while on patrol, according to Belmonte. There are also random stops for compliance and safety checks. For complete Lake Forest News, sign up for our free newsletter,"like" us on …
Monday, May 20, 2013
The following arrest information was supplied by the Lake Bluff Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
Fugitive Warrant Stephen Foley, 87, of Lake Forest was arrested Thursday on a failure to appear on a warrant from Williamson County after Lake Bluff Police stopped him for seat violation, according to Lake Bluff Police reports. Police stopped Williamson near the intersection of Green Bay Road and Highway 176 for failing to wear a seat belt, according to the report. After checking records, police learned there was an active warrant for Williamson’s arrest in Williamson County near downstate Marion for failing to appear for a court appearance. He was released on bond and will appear in Williamson County Court at 9 a.m. June 6. Driver’s License Infractions and More Sofia Millan-Rayon, 40, of Glencoe was arrested Tuesday for driving …
Twenty-five years ago today, Dann went on a violent spree that left an 8-year-old boy dead, and included arsenic-laced Rice Krispies treats, three pistols, a can of gasoline and a firebomb.
It seems hard to believe that there was a time when the term "school shooting" hadn't entered our vernacular. But 25 years ago, when Laurie Dann did just that at Hubbard Woods school in Winnetka — in addition to attempting to poison, burn and shoot many others in a violent rampage in the North Shore — such episodes were virtually unheard of. Patch asked readers what their memories are of May 20, 1988, when Dann went on a crime spree that included arsenic-laced Rice Krispies treats, three pistols, a can of gasoline and a firebomb. The Glencoe native killed 8-year-old Nicky Corwin and wounded five other children at Hubbard Woods Elementary, and threw a firebomb into Ravinia Elementary School in Highland Park, which fizzled out before …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
A look at weird crime news in the northern Chicago suburbs.
Hard to Believe This Elaborate Heist Failed A woman from Round Lake Beach was charged with retail theft and reckless driving after she left a JC Penney without paying for $169 in clothing, struck a vehicle with her car and nearly hit several pedestrians while attempting to flee. Candy-Powered Cars Are the Future! A Chicago man was charged with disorderly conduct after he placed a candy bar in his ex-girlfriend's gas tank. Caught Red Handed With Matching Eye Shadow A Prospect Heights woman was charged with retail theft at Golf Mill Mall after a security agent observed her taking cosmetics and makeup from a store display, putting them into her purse and exiting the store without paying. Security recovered 28 items worth $425 on the scene. …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The following police-related items were taken from area Patches. When an arrest is referenced is should not be considered a conviction.
Des Plaines Battery, Hazing Charges Filed Against Maine West Soccer Coach A former varsity boys soccer coach and teacher at Maine West High School faces multiple criminal charges related to reports of bullying and hazing, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez stated on Wednesday. Michael Divincenzo was charged with eight misdemeanor counts including three counts of battery, one count of hazing and four counts of failure to report abuse as mandated, in incidents on June 1, 2012, Aug. 31, 2012 and Sept. 26, 2012, according to court documents. Divincenzo is accused of threatening freshmen students to have the varsity players stick their thumbs up their buttocks if they did not communicate properly during a soccer drill, according to the …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Twenty-five years ago on May 20, Laurie Dann went on a violent rampage that included arsenic-laced Rice Krispies treats, three pistols, a can of gasoline and a firebomb.
This Monday is an anniversary that many may prefer to soon forget. Twenty-five years ago on May 20, Laurie Dann went on a violent spree that included arsenic-laced Rice Krispies treats, three pistols, a can of gasoline and a firebomb. The Glencoe native killed an 8-year-old and wounded five other children at Winnetka's Hubbard Woods Elementary, according to the Evanston Review. She threw a firebomb into Ravinia Elementary School, which fizzled out before harming anyone. She shot Philip Andrew in the chest of his home before turning one of her guns on herself and committing suicide, the Evanston Review reports. There has unfortunately been more school violence since Dann's rampage: Columbine, Virginia Tech and most recently in Newtown. A …
The following arrest information was supplied by the Lake Forest Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
The information below comes from the Lake Forest Police Department. Consumption of alcohol by a minor April 28: Police and an ambulance responded to Lake Forest College for a report of a highly intoxicated student. BenjaminD. Larsen, 20, of , Mendota Heights, Minn., was transported to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital and later cited for consumption of alcohol by a minor. Driving under the influence April 27: An officer responded to Route 41 for a cell phone complaint of a possibly intoxicated driver. There he located Lauren M. Mcardle, 27, of Lake Forest, swerving in and out of her lane.He stopped Mcardle, who admitted to drinking and exhibited a strong odor of alcohol. She was arrested, processed and released on bond with a May court …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Police say the Hoffman Estates man molested an 8-year-old at the church's special needs child care center, the Daily Herald reports.
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Thursday, May 16
A teenage Willow Creek Community Church volunteer has been charged with molesting an 8-year-old boy, the Daily Herald reports. Officials say 19-year-old Robert Sobczak of Hoffman Estates was volunteering in a care center for special-needs children when the molestation occurred. If convicted, he could face three to seven years in prison, the newspaper reports. Willow Creek is headquarted in South Barrington, with campuses in Northfield, Crystal Lake, Huntley, Chicago and West Chicago.
A 34-year-old Waukegan man was arrested for striking an officer while he was in the process of being arrested for stealing copper gutters in Lake Forest on April 25.
The information below comes from the Lake Forest Police Department. A 34-year-old Waukegan man was arrested for striking an officer while he was in the process of being arrested for stealing copper gutters in Lake Forest on April 25. Police went to a home on Knollwood Drive in response to a report of someone possibly stealing copper gutters off of the house on April 25. They found Nicholas E. Kanvik in the yard of the house. He immediately fled on foot from police but was caught after a brief foot chase, according to police. Officers located several lengths of copper gutter in Kanvik’s pickup truck as well as a saw and bolt cutters. Kanvik admitted to stealing the gutters so he could scrap them for cash, according to police. While being …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A veteran bus driver for Woodland School District 50 is scheduled to appear in court June 12 on sex assault charges involving a victim under 17.
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Wednesday, May 15
Woodland District 50 bus driver Kristin Miks, 32, of the 33000 Block of Sunset Ave., in Wildwood, was arrested May 13 on two counts of Criminal Sexual Assault and four counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, reported the Lake County Sheriff's Office. The victim was under the age of 17 at the time of the offenses. The victim’s mother found messages from Miks referring to the encounters and reported it to the police, according to the sheriff's office. The Daily Herald is reporting the victim is a female. According to the Lake County News-Sun, Miks also has charges of cruelty to animals pending against her for allegedly mistreating three dogs in her care. In addition, reports the News-Sun, Miks was sentenced to six months of supervision …