Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Illinois police, Cook County police, Chicago police and local police departments including Park Ridge, Niles and Des Plaines, participated in a memorial service in Park Ridge on Monday.
Park Ridge residents and community groups gathered with elected officials and members of law enforcement to honor police killed in the line of duty on the steps of city hall on Monday. Members of the Illinois State Police Department, Cook County police, the Chicago Police Department and local police departments including Park Ridge, Niles and Des Plaines, participated in the ceremony, which was hosted by the Park Ridge Police Chaplains Association. Andrew Liaugminas, of Mary, Seat of Wisdom Catholic Church in Park Ridge, welcomed the crowd to the remembrance ceremony. “And in gratitude for the daily service and dedication that our police personnel give to our community,” Liaugminas said. Mayor Dave Schmidt read a proclamation acknowledging…
Photos of the police memorial service held in Park Ridge on May 13.
Members of many law enforcement agencies including state and local police gathered with community members to honor those killed in the line of duty in Park Ridge on Monday. Members of the Illinois State Police Department, Cook County police, the Chicago Police Department and local police departments including Park Ridge, Niles and Des Plaines, participated in the ceremony, which was hosted by the Park Ridge Police Chaplains Association. The ceremony also commemorated National Police Week, which is May 12 to May 18. A number of different officials took turns reading the names of members of law enforcement killed in the line of duty. Click here to see a video of the the names being read.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
First responders learned how to record video to document flood damage in Des Plaines recently.
When great losses occur, opportunities to learn can spring up. One example of this was the special training that was conducted with first responders in Des Plaines following the record-setting flood that impacted Des Plaines and other communities in the Chicago region in April. A group of Chicago police officers, firefighters, school campus security guards and first responders from other government agencies received hands-on training in a disaster documentation class managed through Cook County in Des Plaines on May 1. The contractor hired by the county to teach the video documentation class, who asked not to be identified for this story due to his agreement with Cook County, said he was showing first responders how to properly document …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Des Plaines police are continuing an investigation into two men they say committed multiple residential burglaries.
The following arrest information was supplied by the Chicago, Des Plaines and Park Ridge police departments. It does not indicate a conviction. Two Des Plaines men arrested after committing a residential burglary while under surveillance of law enforcement were charged with multiple counts of residential burglary, according to the Chicago Police Department. At least three law enforcement agencies were involved in the arrests of Mariusz Poplawski, 24, and Sebastian Dybala, 23, both of Des Plaines on Feb. 7. According to a statement from the Des Plaines Police Department, Park Ridge police conducted surveillance on the two men, and Chicago police made the arrests because the reported burglary that police stated they witnessed Poplawski and …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Concerns raised by residents prompted police to conduct an outdoor rollcall on Oct. 31. Police Chief William Kushner said the department will take “more diligent enforcement action throughout town.”
The Des Plaines Police Department is making a renewed effort to address the presence of gangs in the city. Police Chief William Kushner told aldermen he received feedback from concerned residents, including one citizen preceding the city council meeting, about what appeared to be a recent increase in gang-related activity at the meeting on Monday. Kushner said groups of young men and women hanging around parks and gang-related graffiti were brought to his attention. “I have expressed to him we are taking this very seriously; we are increasing police patrols throughout the city, and we are going to take his concerns, as well as everyone else’s concerns, to heart,” Kushner said. “We are going to start taking more diligent enforcement action …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
After reviewing ownership on guns seized in stings, police stated most guns originated in the Illinois and Indiana area, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
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Sunday, October 14, 2012
In a series of arrests Chicago police made between Aug. 23 and Aug. 26, more than 100 firearms were seized from suspected drug dealers, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. After tracing the ownership on as many of the weapons as possible, one of the guns was traced back to a theft of 140 firearms at Maxon’s Shooters Supply and Indoor Range in Des Plaines in January. In July, Maxon’s was granted a conditional use permit by city council to move from its location on Rand Road to 74 Bradrock Drive, which is an industrial area in Des Plaines. Sign up for Patch’s daily newsletter, delivered to you inbox with news, information and community. Find Patch on Facebook and click the like button.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Retired Chicago Police Officer Bill Dorsch believes so.
In a report conducted over six months of research, freelance reporter Chris Maloney opens a discussion as to whether the John Wayne Gacy investigation should be re-opened, as it is specualted that their are more victims whose bodies lie undiscovered, specifically at an apartment complex where Gacy's mother lived and he was a maintenance man. Maloney provides testimony from retired Chicago Police Officer Bill Dorsch and Patrick Jones, who worked on the original Gacy case as a crime scene investigator with the Cook Country Sheriff’s Office, among others, and also provides case background and the contents of the original search warrant. “After the thing, I was so fed up with it,” Dorsch says. “I wanted to distance myself from the …