Friday, April 26, 2013
Karlos Leath has been charged with two counts of aggravated DUI for his part in a fatal crash Thursday night that killed 18-year-old passenger Stephanie Pickett.
Updated at 3:54 p.m. Bond was set at $1 million for the Warrenville man charged with aggravated DUI for his involvement in a fatal crash Thursday night that killed Warrenville resident Stephanie Pickett. Karlos Leath, 31, of the 29W500 block of Country Ridge Drive, appeared in bond court Friday morning in front of Judge Elizabeth Sexton, who set bail at $1 million with 10 percent to apply, according to DuPage County State's Attorney's Office spokesman Paul Darrah. “Last night Stephanie Pickett lost her life allegedly at the hands of a drunk driver,” DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin said in a release. “Our hearts go out to her family and friends who are now grieving their loss. As I have said many times in the past, the motoring…
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The 52-year-old mother refused to acknowledge leaving her child alone was a problem, police said. Here are more details.
A 52-year-old mother was charged after she left her two-year-old daughter alone on Friday outside the DuPage County Courthouse in Wheaton, police said. Sadeya Albiss, of the 8800 block of South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, faces one count of endangering the life of a child, a class A Misdemeanor, according to a press release from the DuPage County Sheriff's Office. Deputies at the courthouse, 505 N. County Farm Road, at about 8:45 a.m. Friday were told there was a young child, later identified as Albiss' daughter, sitting on the curb alone. "Deputies responded outside to find a 2.5-year-old girl cold, scared and crying near the traffic lane of the parking lot," the release said. "They asked if she was at the courthouse with her parents, she …
Monday, April 8, 2013
A man awaits extradition in Denver, CO, after posting threats of extreme violence at the DuPage County Courthouse to Facebook.
Daniel McDade, 31, of Lombard is charged with two felonies after threatening to do a "Columbine type" shooting at the DuPage County courthouse in Wheaton, DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba announced Monday. Sheriff's detectives said they started investigating after a citizen sent a tip that McDade was threatening courthouse employees and "extreme violence" when he returned to the courthouse for a drug test scheduled for April 4. According to a news release from the sheriff's office, McDade, on bail for a DUI, posted threatening and "disturbing" messages on Facebook after he received notice of the April 4 court appearance. He posted that he would shoot several people including children, police and public officials in a “Columbine” type …
The 19-year-old was arrested on March 30. Here's what happened.
A 19-year-old Wheaton man remains in the DuPage County Jail as he faces a felony charge of possessing a stolen car. Matthew R. Grote, of the 1400 block of Stonebridge Trail, is accused of receiving, possessing or attempting to sell a black 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix. He is being held on $150,000 bail. The charge involves an incident that took place between 9 p.m. March 29 and 8:15 a.m. March 30 on the 1400 block of Stonebridge Circle, about a half-mile from Grote's residence. Grote was arrested at 10:58 a.m. March 30 on West Loop Road east of Naperville Road. He was booked at the Wheaton Police Department, 900 W. Liberty St., and then transferred to the DuPage County Jail that afternoon. The next court date for Grote's case is April 11, …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Andrew Cotton and Ryan Berry, of the 300 block of Scott Avenue, Glen Ellyn and Anthony Nutoni, of the 600 block of Edgewood Street, Lombard were charged with two counts of home invasion while armed.
UPDATED: Feb. 5, 9:50 A fourth man was arrested and charged Monday night in an armed home invasion in unincorporated Villa Park. Artur L. Pawlina, 26, of the 1 S 200 block of Danby Street, Villa Park, was charged with two counts of home invasion, according to the DuPage County Sheriff's Office. He was being held without bond, according to the Sheriff's Office. ------------------------- ORIGINAL STORY Two Glen Ellyn men and a Lombard man are facing Class X felony charges after they were arrested and charged in a home invasion in unincorporated Villa Park early Sunday morning. The men were identified and arrested shortly after a 911 call was made to the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff John E. Zaruba said Monday morning. Andrew …
Monday, June 25, 2012
A 28-year-old Addison man died in a car accident near Glen Ellyn this weekend.
The DuPage County Sheriff's office has identified Sunday's 28-year-old crash victim as Ryan Giese of Addison. Giese was driving a Dodge Durango which rolled over on Route 53 at Arboretum Drive, just south of Butterfield Road in unincorporated Glen Ellyn at 4:40 a.m Sunday. Giese was pronounced dead at the scene. The Sheriff's office is investigating the cause of the accident and no details have been released.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
DuPage County Sheriff's detectives released new evidence that a pearl ring was missing from the body of Kristina Wesselman the day she was found in 1985.
Kristina Wesselman’s killer may have kept a trophy, an antique pearl ring, DuPage County Sheriff’s detectives revealed today on the 26th anniversary of Wesselman’s slaying. When Wesselman was murdered July 21, 1985, she was wearing the ring, which had a small chip in the pearl, on her left hand. But, when her body was discovered the next day, the ring was nowhere to be found. Detectives believe her killer kept the ring as a memento, however they're not discounting that the ring is no longer in the killer's possession. Detective Robert Harris, the lead investigator on the Wesselman murder, said the information about the ring has been withheld all these years, but in an attempt to stimulate new leads in the case, they decided to make the …