Friday, May 24, 2013
The underage party was broken up in unincorporated Marengo early Thursday morning.
A 17-year-old boy has been arrested for allegations that he hosted an underage party, according to the McHenry County Sheriff's Office news release. Police responded to the 4500 block of Millstream Road in unincorporated Marengo around 12:30 a.m. Thursday for a report of a suspicious person, according to the news release. Police said when deputies arrived they found 11 minors partying in a wooded area at the location. The teen was arrested for hosting the party, for possession of marijuana, paraphernalia and brass knuckles, according to the news release. The ten other minors were issued notices to appear for underage drinking and were turned over to their parents. The 17-year-old boy was processed as a juvenile and then turned over to …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Sheriff identifies emerging trend involving rental scams.
Renters should be aware of possible scams where they may end up renting a home that isn’t on the market, the McHenry County Sheriff’s office said. The sheriff’s office has identified a trend of rental property scams where individuals market a house for rent that is not theirs but collect a deposit from potential renters, according to a release. This scam begins with an advertisement for rental property listed on the Internet through a site similar to “Craigslist,” the sheriff’s office said. The rental rate appears to be a good deal that requires one month’s rent and sometime a security deposit. The interested “rentee” tries to meet the alleged “property owner”, often with negative results. Usually excuses are provided to the “rentee” as …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A McHenry County resident discovered the outdoor grow operation and campsite on Saturday near Hebron.
A McHenry County resident discovered a campsite and about 2,000 pot plants in a dense wooded area in unincorporated Hebron. The resident came upon the campsite and two unidentified men on Saturday, May 11, located near Nicholas and Hillside roads outside of Hebron. The two men, described only as Hispanic, ran away, McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren said in a press release. Sheriff deputies seized about 2,000 cannabis sativa plants from two cleared-out areas in the dense woods that were being prepared for planting. The sheriff's Narcotics Unit was called in to process the scene, and recovered fertilizer, soil, hoses, food, water and camping equipment. Undersheriff Andrew Zinke estimated the street value of the pot plants - if harvested - …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Randall J. Rossman, 50, died in Friday night crash on Thayer Road.
A Hebron man was pronounced dead at the scene on Friday night following a single-car crash on Thayer Road near Hebron. Randall J. Rossman, 50, 13302 Thayer Rd., died as a result of crash that occurred on Thayer Road about three-fourths of a mile west of Route 47 in unincorporated Hebron Township, according to a press release issued by McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren. Sheriff's deputies and the Hebron Fire Protection District responded to the crash scene at about 9:04 p.m. March 29. Preliminary investigation indicates Rossman was driving his 1998 GMC Sierra truck eastbound on Thayer Road when the truck left the roadway to the north, entered the ditch, became airborne over a creek, and came to rest on its passenger side, Nygren said. …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Task force "HEAT" aims to address heroin problem.
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Saturday, March 23
The McHenry County Sheriff's Office has created a Heroin Education, Enforcement Action Task Force aimed at dealing with the heroin problem. The task force, "HEAT," was formed to gather data and collaborate with the McHenry County Coroner's office, State's Attorney office, area police departments, regional superintendant of schools and health service providers to gain their input and provide recommendations to law enforcement. Undersheriff Andrew Zinke will serve as chairman of the new force, Sheriff Keith Nygren said in a press release. "Our goal is to address the heroin problem while working together sharing information to better equip the law enforcement community to more effectively address the heroin issue," Nygren stated in the …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The McHenry County Sheriff's Office found conducted a month-long liquor enforcement operation.
Five businesses have been cited for selling alcohol to minors following a month-long liquor enforcement operation in rural McHenry County. The businesses and those accused of selling alcohol to a minor at the business include: Over the course of the liquor enforcement operation, the sheriff's office used underage volunteers to purchase—or attempt to purchase—alcohol from 28 different businesses across unincorporated McHenry County, according to the news release. The volunteers went to bars and taverns as well as retail stores that sold liquor. Those accused of selling alcohol to minors were charged with unlawful sale of alcoholic beverage to a minor and are expected to appear before the McHenry County Liquor Commission for a review. …
Monday, February 4, 2013
In the last three days, three snowmobilers have fallen through the ice.
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Monday, February 4
The McHenry County Sheriff's Office is asking snowmobile riders to stay off area waterways after three riders fell through the ice in recent days. The incidents occurred over the past three days and involved two snowmobile riders who fell through while on the Fox River and another who fell through Wonder Lake, according to a sheriff's office press release. No one was seriously injured in any of the incidents though one of the riders was treated for minor face lacerations and hypothermia. "Less than a week ago temperatures were above 60 degrees, which means that ice over waterways has not had an opportunity to build up sufficiently," according to the news release. "This is especially true in area where the water underneath has a strong …
Friday, January 4, 2013
McHenry County Sheriff’s office responds to scene of deadly accident on Johnson Road, the Northwest Herald reports.
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Friday, January 4
A man died in a head-on crash at Johnson Road Road in Marengo early Friday, resulting in the closure of Route 20 as sheriff’s deputies investigated the scene, the Northwest Herald reports. The McHenry County Sheriff’s office could not provide many details because deputies were on the scene but more details will be released later.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputies arrest McHenry man on gun charges.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office arrested a McHenry man on Wednesday wanted on the county’s top 10 fugitive list. The sheriff’s Apprehension Unit arrested Justin E. Dean, 21, of 4602 E. Wonder Lake Road, on charges of possession of a stolen firearm, unlawful sale of a stolen firearm, unlawful possession of a handgun, concealing and aiding a fugitive, theft and possession of a firearm with an expired Firearm Owner Identification card, deputies said. Dean’s bond was set at $80,000. He was wanted in connection with an investigation of a stolen firearm used in an apparent accidental shooting in Volvo in October, sheriff’s deputies said. Deputies obtained an arrest warrant last week and found Dean at a McHenry home Wednesday where he was …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
McHenry County Sheriff's Department announces charges against Virginia E. Dinucci. The Park Ridge woman gave up 91 animals to McHenry County Animal Control. Some of the animals are now available for adoption.
A Park Ridge woman - who owns a Bull Valley home where 91 animals in various states of neglect were rescued - has been charged with animal cruelty, McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies said. Virginia E. Dinucci, 54, of 1731 Pavilion Way, is charged with three counts of cruel treatment and 12 counts of owner’s duties, according to the sheriff's office. Her bond was set at $1,000. Sheriff’s deputies went to 8617 Bull Run Trail in Bull Valley on October 29 for a well being check but found 91 animals, some dead, in the home. McHenry County Animal Control officers removed 91 animals due to unsafe living conditions and inadequate care. A dead dog, cat and bird were discovered during the investigation and Animal Control took custody of 19 dogs, …