Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Also featured in this week's blotter: a Glenview man was charged with burglary for an incident that occurred last December.
The following reports were provided by the Glenview Police Department. Arrests and charges are accusations and do not indicate guilt. Suspicious Incident On May 13, a Glenview resident reported receiving a phone call from a man who said his name was “David Hauschild," a Glenview police officer, and solicited money to help disabled children, according to police. The resident realized the call may be a scam and hung up, police say. Burglary On May 15, Igor Vargun, 20, of Glenview, was charged with residential burglary for an incident that occurred on Dec. 23, 2012 on the 300 block of Elm Street, according to police. On May 19, the manager of a business on the 1400 block of Waukegan Road reported a burglary at their store, according to police…
A house at 2760 Manu Ct. was hit by lightning Monday night, causing a small roof fire.
Lightning hit the roof of the house at 2760 Manu Ct. in Glenview on Monday night, starting a fire near the home's attic, according to the Glenview Fire Department. The flame was contained using a fire extinguisher and there were no injuries to the residents or firefighters, the fire department reported. The ceiling on the second floor master bedroom was pulled by the fire, causing some water damage to the house because of rainfall, but the roof was sealed by Tuesday afternoon. Sign up for the Glenview Patch morning newsletter to get the latest fire department updates in your email.
Monday, May 20, 2013
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 …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Also featured in this week's blotter: A Des Plaines man was arrested in relation to a burglary that occurred in December.
The following reports were provided by the Glenview Police Department. Arrests and charges are accusations and do not indicate guilt. Burglary Arrest On May 10, Bastri Feka, 23, of Des Plaines, was arrested on the 5600 block of Old Orchard Road and charged with residential burglary, according to police. The charge is related to an incident that occurred on Dec. 23, 2012 on the 300 block of Elm Street, police say. Retail Theft On May 11, Linda Lamet, 44, of Northbrook, was arrested on the 1900 block of Tower Drive and charged with retail theft, according to police. Residential Burglary On May 6, a resident on the 4400 block of Ivy Drive reported someone burglarized their home, according to police. Entry was made by brute force through the…
The National Transportation Safety Board recommends reducing the limit. Some say it would save lives. Others say it's unreasonable.
One drink could be the standard for drunken driving – at least for some people if the National Transporation Safety Board has its way. On Tuesday, the NTSB recommended states lower the blood-alcohol threshold for driving under the influence from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. About 10,000 deaths a year are related to drunken driving. The NTSB says the lower limit would save 500 to 800 lives a year. Officials at the American Beverage Institute called the proposal "ludicrous." It said the average woman could reach the 0.05 percent limit by having one drink. According to CyberDriveIllinois.com's 2013 DUI Fact Book, there were 10,175 DUI arrests in Cook County in 2011; 10,903 DUI arrests in 2010; and 11,375 DUI arrests in 2009. DUI facts from…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
National Police Week honors police officers who died in the line of duty and runs from May 12 through May 18. No Glenview cops have died in the line of duty.
Tens of thousands of law enforcement officers and their families will converge on Washington, DC, this week for National Police Week 2013, May 12 through May 18. National Police Week brings together between 25,000 to 40,000 attendees from departments throughout the United States and internationally, according to the Police Week website, to honor police officers who died while in the line of duty. According to the Officer Down Memorial website, more than 1,000 police officers have died while on duty in Illinois, though none from Glenview. One of the culminating events of National Police Week is the the Annual Candlelight Vigil, now in its 25th year, on May 13. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder delivered the keynote address, recognizing the…
Monday, May 13, 2013
As part of Operation Lifesaver, Glenview police will be creating an "enforcement zone," to monitor pedestrians who cross train tracks illegally.
The Glenview Police Department is participating in Operation Lifesaver, a national campaign aimed locally at increasing pedestrian safety at Glenview's two Metra train stations. On Wednesday, May 15, and Thursday, May 16, Glenview will be creating an "enforcement zone," in which walkers who cross train tracks illegally will be ticketed, according to the Village of Glenview. Operation Lifesaver is a national organization commited to ending collisions, deaths and injuries near train tracks. The organization's state coordinators are located in all 50 states. Sign up for the Glenview Patch morning newsletter to get the latest police and community updates in your email.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
A look at weird crime news in the northern Chicago suburbs.
At Least Nothing Was Superglued to the Backyard Ceiling A Buffalo Grove resident reported someone moved several items around her backyard but had no idea who moved the items. Never Get In Debt With Mermaids Buffalo Grove police pulled a motorcycle out of a pond. The bike's owner told police he thought it had been repossessed. Local Magician Retires Someone turned in an unwanted pair of handcuffs to the Northfield Police Department. You Do The Math, Cuz I Can No Longer Do Math A Chicago man was charged with felony DUI and aggravated DUI after police saw his car veering between lanes in Niles. When officers stopped the driver, he produced a Mexican ID and told police he only had two drinks, but officers saw a box containing seven empty …