Thursday, September 22, 2011
Curious about the number of crimes reported in your Patch town in 2010? We've got the FBI tally.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The FBI released its 2010 Uniform Crime Report Monday. The north and northwest suburbs served by the Patch sites in Cook and Lake counties are listed below in charts for violent crimes and property crimes. The data reflect communities that reported crime statistics for all 12 months of 2010. Due to a change in state reporting methods, Illinois statistics from 2010 cannot be compared to 2009 statistics, according to the FBI. Glenview, Niles, Wilmette and Glencoe were not included in the FBI's release of data. VIOLENT CRIME: PROPERTY CRIME: The FBI cautions against using this data to rank police departments and community crime rates. When the FBI determines an agency’s data collection methodology does not comply with national Uniform Crime…
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Attorneys for Hyungseok Koh, 58, hope to suppress a confession he allegedly made while in police custody.
A Northbrook man who allegedly confessed to his son’s murder sat listening intently in court Monday, as a psychiatrist told the judge that the man was “in no position” to give a voluntary statement about how his son had died. Hyungseok Koh, 58, allegedly confessed to stabbing his then 22-year-old son Paul Koh in April 2009. Now facing murder charges in Cook County Circuit Court’s Second District, Koh has pleaded not guilty and is currently being held in Cook County Jail on $5 million bond. The alleged confession occurred while he was in police custody after Paul Koh’s death, according to court documents. In support of a motion to suppress the confession as evidence, Koh’s attorneys brought psychiatrist Robert Galatzer-Levy as a witness…
Friday, May 20, 2011
Victim's family expresses anger and sadness.
In handing down two life sentences to convicted killer Marni Yang Friday, Judge Christopher Stride said the case stood out in his 20 years of experience in criminal courts. It wasn’t unusual because of the amount of media attention that surrounded the killing because the victim, Rhoni Reuter, was pregnant with the unborn child of former Chicago Bears player Shaun Gayle. It was, he told Yang, becauase of “the methodical, meticulous and maniacal manner in which you committed this crime." Yang received two concurrent life sentences — one for Reuter’s death and one for the death of her unborn child — nearly five years after she plotted to kill Reuter in her Deerfield condominium. Yang, who had been romantically involved with Gayle, saw Reuter …
Friday, January 7, 2011
Hershel Rapoport, 88, described the murder he witnessed in his West Wilmette home on Christmas Day.
Eighty-eight-year old Hershel Rapoport sat attentively in the witness stand Thursday. He was testifying during a preliminary hearing for the murder trial of his grandson, Anthony Rapoport, who is accused of killing Nancee Rapoport. Nancee is Anthony’s aunt and Hershel’s daughter-in-law. The dark-grey haired man strained at times to hear the questions from attorneys. Anthony sat at a table along the left side of the courtroom, donning wet hair, glasses and light green prison garb and listened quietly to his grandfather’s account of what happened in their West Wilmette home on Christmas Day. Hershel explained how he was standing nearby when Anthony allegedly beat Nancee with a baseball bat after an argument, and spoke about Nancee’s drug use…
Monday, January 3, 2011
Kenny Rapoport spoke with reporters following his nephew's court appearance Monday.
Monday was a long day for Kenny Rapoport. First he attended his estranged wife's funeral. Then he went to the court hearing for the nephew who is accused of killing her Christmas Day with a baseball bat. "I didn't see it coming," an emotional Kenny told reporters, following word that Anthony's hearing has been postponed to Thursday. "If I would have saw this coming I wouldn't have had him there, or her there. I would've had them separated." "It's hard," he continued, choked up, "She didn't deserve this." Nancee Rapoport, 49, had been living with Anthony, 24, and his grandparents, who are Kenny's parents, in a West Wilmette residence up until her death. Kenny had been living in Glenview, according to Assistant State's Attorney Robert …
Anthony Rapoport, 24, will face court Monday afternoon for allegedly murdering his aunt Nancee, 49, on Christmas Day.
The Nancee Rapoport murder case will continue this week with a preliminary court hearing Monday afternoon. Anthony Rapoport, faces first degree murder charges for allegedly bludgeoning Nancee, his aunt, to death with a baseball bat on Christmas Day. Prosecutors will try to establish probable cause for holding the 24-year-old Wilmette-resident for Nancee's death. Anthony's bail was set for $8 million in cash on Dec. 27 during a bond hearing at the Skokie at the Second Municipal District Circuit Court of Cook County. Nancee, 49, died Dec. 26 from the head injuries she sustained, Assistant State's Attorney Robert Heilingoetter told the court last week. Police arrested Anthony the day before the slaying, on Christmas Eve, after they were …
Monday, December 27, 2010
Judge set bond at $8 million for 24-year-old Wilmette resident Anthony Rapoport, for allegedly beating his aunt to death with an aluminum bat.
Hershel Rapoport had been upstairs with his wife on Christmas Day when he heard a loud argument in the kitchen. As the disagreement escalated, Rapoport came downstairs in time to see his grandson, Anthony Rapoport, bludgeon Anthony's aunt Nancee Rapoport with an aluminum baseball bat, according to police reports and testimony held in court Monday. Nancee died Sunday from the head injuries she sustained, Assistant State's Attorney Supervisor Robert Heilingoetter told the court. Anthony appeared in Skokie at the Second Municipal District Circuit Court of Cook County Monday for a bond hearing on a charge of first degree murder. Bail was set at $8 million in cash. Police arrested Anthony the day before the slaying, on Christmas Eve, after they…
Anthony Rapoport, 24, has been charged with first degree murder of his aunt and will face bond court Monday afternoon.
A 24-year-old Wilmette resident was arrested by police on Christmas for the murder of his 49-year-old aunt, according to a statement released Monday from Chief Brian King. Anthony Rapoport had been arrested by police the day before, on Christmas Eve, following a verbal argument with his aunt, Nancee Rapoport, the release states. Wilmette police arrested Anthony Friday after a background check revealed he had an "outstanding warrant for an aggravated assault case in Skokie," according to officials. Anthony was held overnight and released Saturday. He subsequently returned to his aunt's home at 3115 Hill Lane, which is where he grew up and continued to live, King said. The Friday incident was not the first time police were called to the …
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Niles first homicide in 2 years had Edgardo de la Torre dying from parking lot hit-run at the hands of rival.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Pam DeFiglio
Thursday, December 2, 2010
One year ago, Edgardo de la Torre was supposed to turn 16. If not for an act of violence, his parents might have been buying their eldest son a birthday cake. Instead, they made the painful decision to take him off of life support. Niles police said Francisco Moran, then 16, of Glenview, used a stolen car to intentionally run over de la Torre, a former friend, in the south parking lot of Golf Mill Shopping Center in Niles. The two had been arguing on a social media website about a girl, said Sgt. Tom Davis. "It was a very sad case," said Dennis McEnerney, a division commander with the Nile police who played a key role in the police response to the deadly assault on Nov. 28, 2009, and in the ensuing days. Death, then murder charge De la …