Thursday, January 24, 2013
Sheriff’s office issues alert seeking any information about Joseph L. Lopez Jr.
Cook County Sheriff’s detectives are looking for a man, Joseph L. Lopez Jr., 34, of Mount Prospect, in connection with an attack on a woman in unincorporated Palatine this week. Lopez is believed to be armed and dangerous, according to a release from Sherriff Thomas J. Dart. He has threatened to shoot police officers who come in contact with him and harm himself, the release stated. Authorities obtained an arrest warrant Thursday for Lopez for aggravated domestic violence, the release stated. Lopez is suspected of severely beating a woman late Tuesday inside a car in a parking lot, sheriff’s deputies said. Dart asks the public not to approach Lopez and asks anyone with information about Lopez’s whereabouts to call 708-865-4896.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
A Des Plaines man was arrested for trespassing and failing to update his address with police after witnesses reported him staring at a child in a restaurant in Elk Grove Village, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office stated.
A Des Plaines man was arrested for trespassing in the children’s play area at a restaurant in Elk Grove Village on Dec. 22, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office stated on Dec. 28. Witnesses said Joseph O’Brien, 36, of Maine Township, was staring at an 11-year-old girl when he was told to leave, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators found he was a registered sex offender, and, instead of residing at his address in Maine Township, O’Brien was staying at a motel near the restaurant. O’Brien was charged with failing to update his address to police and with criminal trespassing. The manager of the restaurant, in the 1900 block of E. Higgins Road, called police to report O’Brien loitering in the children’s play area, near a …
Monday, December 17, 2012
David Marshall, of unincorporated Des Plaines, was arrested 25 times in Cook County since 1991, a spokesperson for the Cook County Sheriff’s office stated.
The following arrest information was supplied by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office and Des Plaines Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction. A Des Plaines man charged with first-degree murder earlier this month was arrested multiple times in Cook County during the last 20 years, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. David P. Marshall, 38, of unincorporated Des Plaines, was arrested 25 times in Cook County since 1991, including the most recent arrest on a murder charge, according to a spokesperson for the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. Among the violations Marshall was accused of committing, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, he was arrested seven times for battery, three times for aggravated assault and once …
Monday, October 29, 2012
DNA tests were conducted on the remains of a boy found at John Wayne Gacy’s residence in 1978, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
A DNA analysis of one of serial killer John Wayne Gacy’s victims showed the remains were misidentified, according to the boy’s family, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Sherry Marino, mother of Michael Marino, who went missing in 1976, has long-suspected her son was not one of Gacy’s victims. Dental records were used to identify the remains at the time. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart began a renewed effort to determine the identification of eight of Gacy’s victims in 2011. One of the eight was identified as William George Bundy using DNA testing in November 2011. Another presumed Gacy victim, Harold Wayne Lovell, was found alive in Tampa, FL in October 2011. The remains of another person thought to be a Gacy victim, Daniel Raymond Noe, were …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Though Daniel Raymond Noe fit the profile of other Gacy victims, he was not one, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.
Another missing person’s case has been solved as a result of efforts by law enforcement related to the John Wayne Gacy case, Cook County police announced on Thursday. The remains of an Illinois man once believed to be a possible victim of Gacy were discovered by hikers on a mountainside in Utah, solving a missing person case more than 30 years after the man disappeared. No signs of foul play were found, police stated. Daniel Raymond Noe, a surveyor and factory worker from Peoria, was 21 years old in 1977 when he moved to Bellingham, Washington for work, according to police. Noe called his father on Sept. 30, 1978, and told him he wanted to complete his college degree at Northwestern University in Evanston, and planned to hitchhike back to …
Monday, September 17, 2012
The Cook County Sheriff's Department provided the following information. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
UPDATE: The Cook County Sheriff's Office informed Patch at about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday that a glitch in its computer database caused it to report that James Isaac was from Park Ridge. On further checking, they found the address was in Park Forest, and have fixed their database, a spokeswoman said. Original story: A Park Ridge man was among those arrested by the Cook County Sheriff's Department on an outstanding warrant. James Isaac was arrested on a felony charge of larceny, the sheriff's department stated in a press release. The arrest was part of a coordinated effort between the sheriff's department and local law enforcement. In all 31 arrests were made, six of which were felony arrests of fugitives on warrants including Isaac. The others …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Root canals, bite impressions, cleanings, X-rays and more were performed illegally, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.
The following arrest information was supplied by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. It does not indicate a conviction. Cook County police arrested a Melrose Park man for performing dental procedures in his residence in unincorporated Cook County, about 10 miles south of Des Plaines, on Thursday, police announced Friday. Alberto Nunez, of the 7800 block of S. Kenton Avenue in Chicago, was charged with a felony for practicing dentistry without a license and a misdemeanor for unlawful possession of hypodermic syringes, according to a press release. Police conducted a sting operation in which an undercover officer made an appointment to see the unlicensed dentist. While the undercover officer was at Nunez’s residence, according to the report, …
Saturday, May 5, 2012
The Chicago Tribune reported that a Des Plaines man attempted to hire hit men to kill up to six people.
A Des Plaines man faces federal charges for attempting to hire hit men to kill six people, the Chicago Tribune reported. Zenon Grzegorczyk, 49, was arrested Thursday after paying $3,000 to undercover officers posing as hit men, the newspaper reported. The Daily Mail reported that Grzegorczyk came to the attention of federal authorities because he wanted to purchase arms and ship them back to Poland. The newspaper reported that Grzegorczyk's hit list of six people was motivated by revenge – he blamed the people on the list for his divorce. Related: Man who tried to hire hit men to appear in court. The Daily Mail reported that Grzegorczyk asked that the six people be burned alive at a cost of $5,000 per victim. Grzegorczyk had been under …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announces identity of victim No. 19.
One of eight unknown Gacy victims has been identified by police, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced Tuesday. The identification of William George Bundy, who disappeared in October 1976, was made after a renewed effort to identify the unknown victims began earlier this year. The Gacy case began in Des Plaines. Advancements in DNA technology made the identification of Bundy, formerly known as victim No. 19, possible, according to a press release published by the sheriff’s office. “Closure is great but my only wish in this particular case would have been that we could have provided some sort of closure for William’s mother and father before they passed away,” Dart said in the release. “I do hope and pray that Laura and Robert might find …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Be cautious if you are driving through Park Ridge.
Cook County Sheriff's Police will be conducting a roadside safety checkpoint, (aka roadblock) Friday night near the intersection of Dempster Street and Potter Road in Park Ridge, according to a news release from the Cook County Sheriff's Office. The exact time frame of the check is not available, however, drivers are cautioned that vehicles will be stopped randomly and drivers will be screened for license and registration and vehicles for equipment violations. Suspicious passengers will be questioned.