Regional Police Report: Man Duct-Taped Couple In Art Heist, 22 Charged In Frat Hazing Death, and More
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.
Stolen paintings found in a Morton Grove consignment shop led Evanston detectives to arrest and charge a Glenview man in connection with a home invasion that took place in Evanston in April 2012.
Michael Karabatsis, 51, of the 600 block of Pfingsten Road in Glenview, was arrested and charged with home invasion, a felony, on Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Police believe Karabatsis was one of three men who knocked on the door of a home in the 2200 block of Central Street on Friday, April 13, claiming they had a delivery. They forcibly entered the home by kicking the man, age 67, to the floor, then knocked his wife, also 67, to the floor, police said. After strapping the couple's hands with duct-tape to keep them from escaping, the men stole four pieces of artwork.
Members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity started to surrender after 22 arrest warrants were issued Dec. 17. According to reports, five people were charged with felony hazing, 17 face misdemeanor charges.
NIU students from Mount Prospect, Roselle, Skokie, Glendale Heights and Naperville are among the 22 fraternity members listed in the arrest warrants issued Monday, the Daily Herald reports. Autopsy results showed the 19-year-old had a blood alcohol content of 0.351, close to five times the legal limit for drivers, Northern Star, the NIU daily paper reports.
Authorities in Las Vegas say Edward C. Brandt of Lake Forest shot a 30-year-old concierge desk worker at a casino hotel before killing himself Friday, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Jessica Corinne Kenny of Las Vegas was shot at the Excalibur resort, where she worked as the concierge desk worker for the travel website Vegas.com, ABC 7 News in Chicago reported on Dec. 17.
Brandt, 31, then shot himself in the head. Kenny was a 2000 graduate of Grayslake High School, according to the Daily Herald.
Las Vegas police Lt. Ray Steiber said that the two had dated for less than six months and then moved together to Las Vegas, as reported by ABC Chicago. They broke up 2 1/2 years ago.
A Des Plaines man charged with first-degree murder earlier this month was arrested multiple times in Cook County during the last 20 years, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.
David P. Marshall, 38, of unincorporated Des Plaines, was arrested 25 times in Cook County since 1991, including the most recent arrest on a murder charge, according to a spokesperson for the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.
Among the violations Marshall was accused of committing, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, he was arrested seven times for battery, three times for aggravated assault and once for mob action – failure to disperse.
Marshall was arrested for driving on a suspended license by the Des Plaines police in 2000, stated Des Plaines Deputy Chief Nick Treantafeles.
Marshall was charged with first degree murder of Cicero resident Pablo Fernandez, DNAinfo.com Chicago reported. The July 21 murder followed an altercation at a bar in the 4200 block of N. Milwaukee Avenue, DNAinfo.com Chicago stated.
Michael A. Petersen, 35, of 1390 Fair Oaks Ave., was arrested Friday, Dec. 14, without incident at his parents' Huntley home, according to Crystal Lake Police Commander Mike Brichetto.
Petersen was charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony, and one count of indecent solicitation of a child, a Class 3 felony, Brichetto said in a press release. He was transported to the McHenry County Jail, with bond being set at $100,000.