Daughter Threatens Mom With Knife
No one was injured. An arrest is merely an accusation, not evidence of a conviction.
Amanda Grzetic, 21, of Niles was charged with aggravated assault Feb. 4 about 9 p.m. after police responded to reports that a daughter had come after her mother with a butcher knife. When police arrived, the daughter was upstairs and had become calm and said the knife was in the kitchen; she admitted using it to threaten the mother, according to the report.
The mother, 64, who was upset but not injured, told police she and the daughter were arguing over the daughter's children; the mother had locked herself into the bathroom with the young boy to avoid arguing with the daughter, according to the report.
Both the victim and a witness, her husband, said the mother/victim opened the bathroom door and saw the daughter standing there with the knife raised, and both (victim and husband) said there was a verbal argument going on, according to the report. Both said the mother was able to back away from the daughter, go into a bedroom and call 911.
Police said they observed the odor of alcohol on the mother/victim's breath, and that she had a hard time focusing on their questions. She told them she had drunk alcohol and she also takes prescription medication.
Police found the knife in the kitchen and both the offender and victim identified it as the knife the offender used to threaten the victim, police said; police collected it as evidence. An Illinois Department of Children and Family Services representative advised leaving the children in the care of their grandparents. DCFS will investigate. The daughter's court date is Feb. 26 in the Skokie branch of the Cook County courts.
Woman charged with felony for retail theft of $750 worth of items
Julie Waryck, 21, of Mundelein was charged with a Class 3 felony count of retail theft Feb. 5 just before 7:20 p.m. after an incident at a store in the 6100 block of Touhy.
A security agent observed her putting three items from the electronics department into her shopping cart and walking to the housewares section of the store. The security agent said she was bent over and doing something to the items in the cart, according to the report, then she left the store without paying for the items. The agent detained her at the exit doors and discovered she had removed an anti-theft wrapping from the items, the report indicated. The items were worth $749.97, police said. Her court date is Feb. 19.
Information is taken from Niles Police Department reports.