Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Brandon A. Williams, 21, was wanted by the Algonquin Police Department for allegedly sexually abusing and choking a girl.
A Milwaukee man wanted on warrant for sexually abusing and choking a juvenile girl was apprehended Wednesday. Brandon A. Williams, 21, 5730 95th St., Milwaukee, was arrested May 22, by Sheriff’s investigators along with the U.S. Marshal Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force from Chicago and Milwaukee, according to McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren. Williams was wanted by Algonquin Police and on the McHenry County Sheriff's Top Ten Fugitive list. He was wanted on a warrant of arrest for one count aggravated criminal sexual abuse and one count of aggravated battery, Nygren stated in a press release. Williams also was wanted by the Kane County Sheriff’s Office on two separate narcotics arrest warrants, and by the Cook County …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Police release reports that include thefts, an aggravated assault and possession of firearm ammunition.
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Tuesday, May 21
A 14-year-old Lake in the Hills boy was charged with unlawful delivery of cannabis on school grounds, police said. He was arrested at Huntley High School, 13719 Harmony Road on May 17. In the same incident a 15-year-old girl from Lake in the Hills was charged with possession of cannabis. Both teens were released to their parents and will attend peer jury. In other reports:
Police department creates public service announcement for bad weather to help Huntley residents. The tips are particularly insightful given the extreme weather this week.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Russell K. Gordon, 48, of rural McHenry, was arrested at his home Saturday, May 18, by special agents of the U.S. State Department Diplomatic Security Service.
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Monday, May 20
A McHenry area man was arrested on Saturday night for allegedly treatening U.S. Embassy officials in Serbia as well as Serbians in Chicago over a visa dispute regarding his Serbian wife. Russell K. Gordon, 48, of rural McHenry, was arrested at his home May 18, by special agents of the U.S. Department of Diplomatic Security Service (DDS) and FBI. He is charged with allegedly making threats to kill the U.S. Ambassador in Serbia and Serbians in Chicago because of the visa dispute, according to Randall Samborn, spokesman for the Asst. U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago. Gordon was scheduled to appear in court on Monday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Cox in the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in Chicago, Samborn stated in a press release. …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Fingerprinting will be held May 22, at the McHenry County Sheriff's Office in Woodstock.
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Sunday, May 19
The McHenry County Sheriff's Office is holding a child fingerprinting event in honor of the upcoming National Missing Children's Day and the Take 25 Child Safety Campaign. The free fingerprinting service is from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, 2200 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock, according to a sheriff's office press release. Attendees should go to the Sheriff’s Office Training Division located on the second floor of the courthouse. May 25th has been observed as National Missing Children’s Day since it was first recognized in 1983. National Missing Children’s Day serves as an annual reminder there are thousands of children who are missing and stresses the importance of making child…
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 …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Police say a Hoffman Estates man molested an 8-year-old at the church's special needs child care center, the Daily Herald reports.
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Thursday, May 16
A 19-year-old Willow Creek Community Church volunteer has been charged with molesting an 8-year-old boy, the Daily Herald reports. Officials say Robert Sobczak of Hoffman Estates was volunteering in a care center for special-needs children when the molestation occurred. If convicted, he could face three to seven years in prison, the newspaper reports.
Police release reports from the week of May 6.
Note: The following information was obtained from Huntley Police Department arrest reports. An arrest is only an accusation and does not constitute guilt. An individual can only be found guilty in a court of law. An automated payment machine was damaged at a business in the 10300 block of Vine Street on May 6, police said. Brett W. Kleckner, 21, of 104 Louie Lane, Hampshire, was arrested May 7 on an outstanding McHenry County warrant for failure to appear in court, reports stated. Kevin W. Hudacheck, 26, of 612 Brink St., Woodstock, was arrested May 8 for driving while license revoked, possession of a revoked driver’s license, possession of drug paraphernalia, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle, police said. Hudacheck posted bond …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Kane County Sheriff’s deputies report Route 20 closed from Nessler to Plank Road.
UPDATED 7 PM, WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 A 21-year-old Sycamore woman died Wednesday in a motorcycle accident on Route 20 in Elgin Township. Angela Hansen, of the 1600 block of Sparkhayes Drive, was pronounced dead at the scene, the Kane County Sheriff’s office said. Hansen was driving a 2010 Kawasaki motorcycle stopped on Plank Road facing north while waiting to make a turn east on Route 20, sheriff’s deputies said. The motorcycle began turning, accelerated rapidly then crossed the roadway and struck a semi-trailer. Hansen was thrown from the motorcycle. The driver of the semi truck, Christopher Portner, of Stockton, was not injured. No tickets have been issued and the crash remains under investigation by Sheriff’s Detectives and members of the …