Saturday, April 6, 2013
A roundup of the most-read stories from March 31 to April 6.
Woman Screams After Waking to Intruder in Cowboy Hat published April 1. Grazie! Banquets Building up for Auction published April 3. Des Plaines Panera Gets Makeover published April 2. Cops Arrest Man Accused of Maine Township Burglaries published April 2. D-207 Cuts Deal with Maine West Coach Fired in Hazing Case published April 2. Find Patch on Facebook and click the like button.
Monday, April 1, 2013
A woman in an apartment in unincorporated Des Plaines found a male intruder in her bedroom Sunday morning, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office stated.
Screams echoed from a Des Plaines apartment bedroom when a woman awoke and saw a male intruder early Sunday morning, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office stated on Monday. The woman’s roommate, who lives on the 9000 block of Kennedy Drive in unincorporated Des Plaines, called 9-1-1 immediately, police stated, after hearing the woman scream when she discovered the intruder at approximately 4:45 a.m. on March 31. The intruder, described as a white male subject, clean-shaven, 30-40 years old, 5-foot 10-inches tall, wearing a white cowboy hat, a white jacket and white shoes, fled the apartment through the front door, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office stated, after the woman screamed. The man likely entered the apartment through a window, police …
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, 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 …
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 …