A 34-year-old Niles woman contacted Niles police Aug. 17, and said that her husband, 40, has been telling her that he will take their kids to Mexico and make her "disappear" so she does not stand in his way, according to police reports. He has also been harming her and threatening her with additional harm after she told him she wanted a divorce.
On July 28, she said her husband struck her in the forehead with a large candle and choked her. She showed police photos she had taken of the injuries to her forehead and her chest, the report indicated. The woman told police she waited a while to contact them in the hopes that his behavior would get better, but she said it has instead gotten worse.
The woman is afraid for her well-being, and said the husband is unpredictable, according to police.
Police issued a domestic violence form and forwarded a copy of the report to Niles Family Services. The woman asked that this only be a matter of record at this time.
Burglary Takes Place At Emerson School
On Aug. 21 just before 2:30 a.m., Niles police responded to Emerson Middle School, 8101 N. Cumberland, for a burglar alarm as well as a loud banging noise coming from a room. A police officer saw from the north-facing first-floor windows a male offender in a teal jacket running eastbound through the school, according to the report.
Police established a perimeter around the school and found no doors or windows had signs of forced entry. A Highland Park police K9 unit responded, went through the building and found it to be empty and secure, according to the report. Emerson principal Jim Morrison also walked through the building and did not notice any damage or missing items. Police said it was still unclear how the offender gained access to the building.
A Niles K-9 unit did an additional walk-through of the building and found the building to be clear.
Information is taken from Niles Police Department reports.