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  • Northwest suburban police blotter Jul 23, 2014 1:01 AM
    Thieves stole trucks and trailers worth more than $200,000 in recent weeks in Elk Grove Village.

  • Northwest suburban police blotter Jul 22, 2014 12:03 PM
    Burglars entered an apartment in Palatine through an unlocked sliding patio door and stole a handbag, leather work bag, purse, leather wallet with ID and credit cards and cash. Value was estimated at $500.

  • Northwest suburban police blotter Jul 22, 2014 11:51 AM
    Burglars stole a laptop computer valued at $500 between 7:30 p.m. July 16 and 6:30 a.m. July 17 out of an unlocked 2008 Honda CR-V on the 2200 block of Kennicott.

  • Northwest suburban police blotter Jul 22, 2014 12:56 PM
    Burglars stole two handguns, power tools and copper couplings between 7:45 and 9:45 p.m. June 29 out of a 2001 Chevrolet Express van in a driveway on the 0-100 block of Edgewood Drive in Streamwood.

  • Northwest suburban police blotter Jul 22, 2014 12:57 PM
    Vandals broke into a vacant warehouse at 1600 Wall St. in Mount Prospect and broke two exterior doors and door lights, interior drywalls, heating and air conditioning ducts, drop ceiling, office lights, two bathroom mirrors, a toilet, skylight, table, carpeting and concrete floor. Damage was estimated at $5,000.

  • Lake Villa man, 75, gets 4 years for sex abuse Jul 22, 2014 3:45 PM
    A 75-year-old Lake Villa man was sentenced to four years in prison after pelading guilty Tuesday to sexually abusing a person under the age of 18. A Lake County judge three months ago rejected a plea deal for the man that included only a 30-day sentence.

  • Palatine man accused of punching 26-year-old outside bar Jul 22, 2014 2:19 PM
    A Palatine man accused of punching a 26-year-old man late Friday night, leaving him critically injured, faces a felony aggravated battery charge. Mchael G. Platt, 35, is due back in court Aug. 14.

  • Man charged with shooting at Round Lake Beach home Jul 22, 2014 4:00 PM
    A Waukegan man is being held in Lake County jail on $100,000 bail on allegations he shot at a Round Lake Beach house just after midnight Saturday, authorities said.

  • Police searching for Oswego home invasion suspects Jul 22, 2014 4:40 PM
    Oswego police are searching for four masked men who invaded a home on the 300 block of Hemlock Lane early Tuesday. Authorities said the four black suspects brandished handguns as they entered the home at about 6:02 a.m., and took the phones and keys from a 40-year-old female victim and five other male victims, ranging in age from 21 to 17.

  • Waukegan police make arrests in recent burglaries Jul 22, 2014 6:15 PM
    Two Waukegan 18-year-olds have been charged in a burglary on the city’s west side. Quinton Crider of the 1900 block of North Lewis Avenue was charged with five counts of residential burglary, one count of attempted robbery and one count of resisting a police officer, according to a news release. Jaquan S. Anderson of the 1700 block of Golf Road was charged with one count of residential burglary and one count of resisting a police officer.

  • Elgin teen who accosted woman on trail gets probation Jul 22, 2014 7:13 PM
    A 19-year-old man was sentenced to 18 months probation after admitting to accosting of a woman walking on the Fox River Trail. As part of a plea agreement reached last week, Ulises C. Bibriescas, of the 500 block of Raymond Street, Elgin, also must pay $2,090 in fines and fees. He was arrested on April 25 on misdemeanor charges he slapped the buttocks of a 45-year-old woman from Elgin as she walked along the Fox River Trail in South Elgin.

  • Police: Armed robbers take $2,000 from business near Aurora Jul 22, 2014 6:30 PM
    A man and woman armed with rifles took $2,000 Tuesday from an auto repair shop near Aurora, tying up their victims and forcing them into a bathroom, police said. Kane County Sheriff Lt. Pat Gengler said no injuries were reported and detectives were interviewing the couple that owns Technically Automotive, at Farnsworth Avenue and I-88.

  • Man gets 40 years for kidnapping, torturing ex-girlfriend Jul 21, 2014 7:45 PM
    A Waukegan man was sentenced to 40 years in prison Monday for kidnapping and torturing his ex-girlfriend in a North Chicago apartment over a 24-hour period in January of 2013.

  • Homeless man charged in Waukegan break-in Jul 21, 2014 9:53 PM
    A 33-year-old homeless man is charged with breaking into a woman’s Waukegan home and touching her while she slept, authorities said. Police say Lliau Moreno-Tepecha broke into an apartment through an unlocked door about 7 a.m. Sunday on the 2600 block of Cornelia Street.

  • Man stabbed woman in Elgin, police say Jul 21, 2014 11:21 PM
    A man stabbed a woman during an apparent domestic disturbance Monday night in Elgin, authorities said. Officers responded to a home on the 600 block of Shenandoah Trail just before 7:30 p.m. after receiving reports of a stabbing.

  • Woman charged after collision in Crystal Lake Jul 21, 2014 10:22 PM
    A 20-year-old McHenry woman has been cited for causing a two-vehicle crash that snarled traffic Saturday morning near a major Crystal Lake intersection, authorities said.

  • South Elgin man scuffles with court security, snubs judge Jul 21, 2014 6:17 PM
    A 32-year-old South Elgin man accused of growing marijuana on his property got into more trouble last week when he refused to acknowledge a judge and scuffled with court security officers. Scott T. Hochstetter is now charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer and contempt of court. He is being held on $100,000 bail.

  • Man pleads guilty in Glendale Heights murder plot Jul 21, 2014 2:53 PM
    A former Glendale Heights man who stole from several relatives and then sought to have them killed after he was caught has been sentenced to a total of 19 years in prison for both crimes. Matthew Olszewski, 24, pleaded guilty Monday to theft and solicitation of murder. He was sentenced to 17 years for the solicitation charge and two years for the theft charge.

  • Authorities: Driver's blood alcohol was .142 in Naperville quarry deaths Jul 22, 2014 5:14 AM
    The Geneva man charged with drunken driving in a crash that killed two passengers had a blood alcohol concentration of .142 early Saturday morning after his car plunged into a water-filled Naperville quarry, authorities said Monday. That put Michael T. Szot, 21, far above the legal limit of .08, the DuPage County State's Attorney's office said. Authorities said he also admitted smoking marijuana earlier in the day and was found in possession of a marijuana pipe.

  • Emanuel holds meeting on Chicago violence Jul 21, 2014 4:22 PM
    Three days after a bullet fired on the a city street pierced a wall and killed an 11-year-old girl playing inside a house, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel gathered law enforcement officials, educators and others on Monday to talk about violence in the city.

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