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 …
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 …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Attea Middle School students raised money for Special Olympics during a benefit race on Wednesday.
Glenview police helped raise $4,000.00 for Special Olympics during a race with Attea and Springman students on Wednesday, the Chicago Tribune reports. Participants in the third annual Run With The Law event helped support year-round sports training for more than 20,000 athletes, according to the Village of Glenview. "Hey! We're human beings," Glenview police officer and event organizer John Good told the Tribune. "Cops are not just doughnut eaters and ticket writers. We're here to laugh with you, we're here to have fun with you and we're here to protect you." Sign up for the Glenview Patch morning newsletter to get the latest school and police updates in your email.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
A Glenview resident bought a car from a man after connecting online, and later discovered the car was stolen in Northbrook.
The following reports were provided by the Glenview Police Department. Arrests and charges are accusations and not evidence of guilt. Theft On May 1, a Glenview resident reported they purchased a car from a man they met through an online posting, according to police. The two met at a business in Glenview, the resident gave the man $9,950.00 for the car and received a title for the car, according to police. The resident later discovered the title was a forgery and the vehicle was previously stolen from Northbrook, police say. Vehicular Burglaries On May 5, four people reported their cars were burglarized while parked near a business on the 1800 block Landwehr Road, according to police. Four purses were reported stolen, with a combined value…
Lincolnshire police arrested a 44-year-old woman for stealing money from a man while working as his full-time nurse.
Lincolnshire police arrested a Glenview woman for stealing $255,000 from a Lincolnshire man while working as his full-time nurse, Daily Herald reported. Teresa A. Lau, 44, of the 0 to 100 block of Park Drive, was charged with two counts of theft over $100,0000 and financial exploitation of an elderly person following her May 1 arrest. She is currently held in Lake County jail on $500,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on May 30, Daily Herald reported. For the full story, visit: www.DailyHerald.com
Monday, May 6, 2013
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 …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Carlee Lemel, 17, of Lincolnwood was found in Chicago Tuesday afternoon.
Five days after family members reported a Lincolnwood teen missing, the girl was found safe in Chicago Tuesday afternoon, Wilmette Life reported. Carlee Lemel, 17, who disappeared from home May 2, was found at a Dominick’s near Lake Michigan and her father Bruce Lemel met the teen at the store. But it’s unclear whether he lured the teen there himself or if Chicago Police located the teen and called the father, Wilmette Life reported. Original Article Family members are seeking the community’s help in finding their 17-year-old daughter, Carlee Lemel, who has been missing since May 2. Renee Lemel, Carlee’s aunt, said the teen is “mentally unstable.” “She has not taken her medication since May 2,” she said. “We’re worried.” Carlee is …
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 …
Friday, May 3, 2013
These 13 police reports were provided by the Glenview Police Department and compiled by Patch.
Glenview had about 13 burglary cases last month, including $35,000.00 worth of stolen jewelry and two stolen air conditioner units. This month's reported burglary was a slight increase over last month, when Glenview saw about nine burglary cases. Patch put together a map of crimes in March based on information from the Glenview Police Department. Scroll over each point on the map for information about the crime and click through on the window that pops up for a more in-depth description. Sign up for the Glenview Patch morning newsletter to get the latest police and fire updates in your email.