Tuesday, September 4, 2012
A group of about 12 Wesley families—who had children at Roosevelt Pool the day of Vicente Cardenas’ drowning— have initiated a petition to suspend the childcare center’s license.
While The Glenview Police Department’s investigation is closed, DCFS is still looking into Wesley Child Care Center’s operations and the June 15 drowning of 4-year-old Vicente Cardenas, according to investigators. Related: Wesley was 'Grossly Negligent,' Cardenas Family Says A group of about 12 Wesley families are in the process of petitioning DCFS to suspend Wesley’s license pending completion of the investigation, explained a Patch reader and Wesley parent who asked not to be named to protect the privacy of their children. “We realize this will cause upheaval to those who have their children in the center’s daycare and for those who attend the various after-school programs in Glenview,” the parent told Patch. “However, without knowing …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Following the June 15 drowning of 4-year-old Vicente Cardenas, the Glenview Police Department has released its report of the investigation. Here, Vicente’s uncle shares the Cardenas family’s reaction to the ‘easily prevented’ tragedy.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Dear Editor, Now that the police report is finally available, and having familiarized myself with it, I would like to relate to your readers the following sentiment: The police report shows that the Wesley Child Center utterly failed to safeguard little Vicente’s life and is directly responsible for his death. Wesley had no responsible plan in place for ensuring that such a tragedy would not happen. Related: Read Patch’s complete coverage of Vicente Cardenas' drowning Wesley should not have taken little children to such a large and crowded swimming pool in the first place – and at a minimum, given how crowded it was that day, Wesley staff should have realized upon arrival that they could not reasonably keep track of all the children and …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The Glenview Police Department has concluded its two-month investigation into the Vicente Cardenas drowning death and has not filed criminal charges. Cardenas, a 4-year-old camper, was on a field trip to Roosevelt Pool with Wesley Child Care June 15.
Before he was found at the bottom of Roosevelt Pool June 15, Vicente Cardenas was missing from his Wesley Child Care camp group, according to a recently released Glenview police report of the investigation into his drowning. Related: Read Patch’s complete coverage of Vicente Cardenas' drowning When news of the 4-year-old Glenview boy’s death while on a camp field trip broke in mid June, the community was in shock. Comments and questions poured in from concerned parents and readers, searching for details and explanations. Glenview PD released the 85-page report (see attached PDF to read the report in its entirety) to Patch Thursday afternoon, following a Freedom of Information Act request. According to the police report completed Aug. 28, …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
An investigation into the drowning death of 4-year-old Vicente Cardenas is still active, police announced this afternoon. On Tuesday, police said the case had been closed.
The investigation into the death of 4-year-old Vicente Cardenas is still ongoing, Glenview Police said this afternoon. More: Patch’s complete coverage of Vicente Cardenas' drowning When Patch spoke to Sgt. Dave Sostak Tuesday, he said the Cardenas drowning case had been closed and that no further information would be released. A miscommunication within the Glenview Police Department lead to the error, Sostak said. “As a matter of policy, the Glenview Police Department does not comment on open investigations,” public safety officials said in a press release Wednesday afternoon, clarifying the situation. “Further information will be released when the investigation is completed.” Because the pool area at Roosevelt does not have cameras there…
Monday, June 18, 2012
Following Friday’s tragic drowning death of 4-year-old Vicente Cardenas in Glenview, Roosevelt Pool reopened Monday at noon. Park District officials have announced that until further notice, all camps are suspended from pool use.
More: Patch’s complete coverage of Vicente Cardenas' drowning Updated June 19, 3:35 p.m. Following the tragic drowning of Vicente Cardenas, 4, at Glenview's Roosevelt pool Friday, Park District officials have announced that until further notice, all camps are suspended from using either Roosevelt or Flick Pools during public swim hours. Cardenas was on a camp trip with Glenview-based Wesley Child Care. Stay tuned to Patch Wednesday to learn what policy and operational changes the Glenview Park District has in store following Vicente's death. Original story As public safety officials continue to investigate the death of 4-year-old Vicente Cardenas, the Glenview Park District will reopen the pool where the drowning incident occurred Friday…
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
28-year-old Glenview resident Andrew Buckley was found dead at the bottom of a pool at Holiday Inn Skokie, 5300 Touhy Ave., on Saturday around 2 a.m. The pool was closed prior to Buckley entering the water, police said.
A Glenview man was pronounced dead after his body was found at the bottom of a pool at Holiday Inn Skokie, 5300 Touhy Ave., on Saturday around 2 a.m. The man was identified as 28-year-old Andrew Buckley, said Police Chief Anthony Scarpelli. "The detectives conducted a number of interviews and we know he was a guest at the hotel," Scarpelli said. "[Detectives] know he had been at Bar Louie prior to the incident." Bar Louie is a restaurant connected to the Holiday Inn Skokie. CPR was attempted by several patrons, but efforts were unsuccessful, police said. Scarpelli added that Buckley was seen 10 minutes before his body was found. "I don't know how long he was in the pool," the police chief added. Results from an autopsy toxicology test …