Saturday, May 11, 2013
The following police-related items came from area Patches. When an arrest is referenced it should not be considered a conviction.
Inverness Woman Charged in Decades Old Murder Former Inverness resident Jacquelyn Greco, 66, was charged with arranging the murder of her husband in 1979. Greco, of Crystal Falls, Michigan was charged with first degree murder of her husband, Carl Gaimari. Police said Greco was having an affair and planned her husband's death. Police said that Greco had a burglary staged. On April 30, 1979, two men entered the residence and stated they were robbing the home. Police said the two men ordered Greco and the couple's three children – ages 13, 5, and 2 – into a bedroom, tied them up and locked them in a closet. Before they closed the closet door, the men took a box off of a top shelf that contained two handguns owned by Gaimari. Police said that …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests called on the Archdiocese of Chicago Thursday to take action against ex-priest Russell L. Romano.
Members of SNAP—Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests—want Russell L. Romano to be fired. Romano, who currently lives in Bolingbrook, works as a counselor for Advocate Health Care in the Illinois Professional Heath Program in Des Plaines, according to SNAP. He is listed on the Archdiocese of Chicago website as a priest with "substantiated allegations of sexual misconduct with minors." Romano was ordained in 1973 and laicized in May 2009, according to the site. In July 2009, it was revealed that Romano left the church in 1991 after three boys reported abuse, according to ABC. Romano was then serving at St. Barbara's in Brookfield. He was never formally charged with sexual abuse. SNAP members gathered in front of the Archdiocese of…
Drivers warned to buckle up or risk getting a ticket as police step up seat belt enforcement through Memorial Day.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, May 10
The 2013 Click It or Ticket campaign kicked off Friday in Illinois. The purpose of the campaign is to help save lives by cracking down on those who do not buckle up through the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is joining the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police (ISP) and over 500 local law enforcement agencies across the state to save more lives by strongly enforcing seat belt laws. “As we kick-off the busy summer driving season it’s important for everyone to buckle up every trip, every time, day or night – no excuses,” said Sheriff Mark C. Curran Jr. “Our officers are prepared to ticket anyone who is not wearing a seat belt.” Provisional numbers show that during the 2012 …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Libertyville Police Department reports arrests from April 29 through May 5.
These incidents were among the official reports of the Libertyville Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that decision. Alcohol Pamela B. Tokowitz, 50, of 2106 White Oak, Northbrook, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol May 4 near Milwaukee Avenue and Sunnyside Place. She was also cited for improper lane usage. She was released on her drivers license and a $1,000 personal recognizance bond pending a June 28 court date. Alondra K. Cambray Pena, 22, of 645 Elmwood, Waukegan, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol May 4 on North Milwaukee Avenue near Peterson Road. She was also cited for improper lane usage and operating …
Gary Tsai was arrested at his Glenview home last week on federal charges of providing North Korea with tools and machinery to make weapons of mass destruction.
A Glenview resident and his father are facing federal charges for aiding North Korea in the production of weapons of mass destruction after being linked to the supply of weapons machinery to North Korea, according to a Department of Justice (USDOJ) press release. Yueh-Hsun Tsai, also known as “Gary Tsai,” 36, a Taiwanese native and a legal permanent U.S. resident, was arrested at his Glenview home last Wednesday. His father, Hsien Tai Tasi, also known as “Alex Tsai,” 67, was arrested the same day in Estonia. He remains in custody there, waiting to be extradited to the United States Both men were charged with three offenses — one count of conspiring to defraud the United States in its enforcement of laws and regulations prohibiting the …
Monday, May 6, 2013
These incidents were among the official reports of the Vernon Hills Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that decision.
ALCOHOL Four teens were charged with consumption of alcohol by a minor May 2 in Augusta Park. They were Sean A. Kolber, 18, of 101 Adair Court, Vernon Hills, along with a 17-year-old boy and two 16-year-old boys. Their court dates were unavailable. ASSAULT Tracy Anderson, 50, 14 Montgomery Lane, Vernon Hills, was charged with assault May 3 at her home after she threw an object at a police officer. Her court date was unavailable. DRUGS Jordan C. Watkins, 19, of 23468 N. Apple Hill Lane, Lincolnshire, was charged with possession of cannabis May 5 at a business on the 100 block of Butterfield Road while police investigated a report of a suspicious person. His court date is June 13 in Mundelein. POSSESSION OF TOBACCO A 17-year-old girl was …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
A look at weird crime news in the northern Chicago suburbs
I'll Put $50 On Him Finishing Last in the Trifecta A Chicago man was charged with felony retail theft after he tried leaving Golf Mill Mall with two boxes of cologne under his jacket. Security guards tried to stop the man, but he swung a fist at the security guard's face, trying to strike, but missed. He ran out of the mall, pursued by security guards, and dropped his jacket with the cologne in the parking lot while running. He ran into the front doors of the off-track betting facility located in a mall outlot, and then ran out the back doors near the kitchen. A security agent grabbed him but he struggled free and took off running again, but gave up from exhaustion outside the mall. When police arrived, he complained of shortness of …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The following police-related items were taken from area Patches. When an arrest is mentioned it should not be considered a conviction.
Crystal Lake Massive Fire Destroys Home, Damages Four Others Three firefighters sustained minor injuries battling a fire on Carrington Drive near Crystal Lake. The fire started at 3:30 p.m. The fire engulfed one home and strong winds helped spread it to four nearby homes in the 3200 block of Carrington Drive. "Crews started a defensive attack on the fire and began protecting exposures," stated Jerry Larsen, fire prevention bureau chief for Crystal Lake Fire Rescue in a press release. A home at 3217 Carrington was described as a "total loss," by Larsen. No residents were injured in the incident. The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Illinois State Fire Marsals Office, McHenry County Sheriff's Office and Crystal Lake Fire …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
A woman riding her bike along southbound Route 45 in unincorporated Lake Villa died after being hit by a car Thursday afternoon.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, May 2
Updated, 3 p.m. Friday Anna Harvey, 34, of Lindenhurst, died on her birthday Thursday afternoon after being hit by a car while riding her bike on south Route 45 in Lake Villa, reports the Lake County News-Sun. Harvey was a mother of three and a veteran, according to the story. Earlier A woman riding her bike in unincorporated Lake Villa lost her life Thursday afternoon after she was struck by a car, reported the Lake County Sheriff's Office. The victim, whose identity is not being released pending family notification, was pronounced dead at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Police responded to the accident scene at about 2:15 p.m. Thursday. A white 2000 Toyota Camry was traveling south on Route 45 north of Grand Avenue in …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Libertyville Police Department reports arrests and crimes from April 20-28.
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