Niles Man Robbed of Almost $3,500 in ID Theft

In another incident, a husband and wife wrestle over custody of their twin infants and 8-year-old, with depression as a contributing factor, police say. An arrest is merely an accusation, not evidence of a conviction.


A 70-year-old Niles man reported his bank statement showed several unauthorized transactions between Feb. 25 and March 23. Almost $3,500 was removed from his account, according to the report. A majority of the transactions were made in Lancaster, Calif. Police are investigating. 

Woman wrestling with depression, domestic battery

 A 27-year-old Niles woman filed a domestic battery report at the Niles Police Department on March 26. According to the report, she said she and her husband, 35, had an argument that afternoon, and when she tried to leave the apartment he grabbed her by the throat to prevent her from leaving. She succeeded in leaving with her 8-year-old child, but left her twin infants in the apartment with her husband.

She drove to her mother's house, and they contacted police in an effort to reunite with the infants. While speaking to a police officer, the woman showed the officer a scrape from her husband grabbing her earlier in the day, as well as old bruises which she said were from previous unreported domestic disputes with her husband, according to the report. The woman said she is suffering from depression, though she does not feel suicidal or homicidal, and that she was going to go for a voluntary mental evaluation. She is not pursuing criminal charges against her husband at this time.

An officer contacted the husband's aunt, who said she was watching the babies while her nephew (the victim's husband) went to work. The aunt also said she spoke with the victim (the mother of the babies) and was concerned about her mental/emotional condition, and felt the babies would be safer with herself and the babies' father at the present time, the report indicated.

The victim is in contact with Niles Family Services and intends to get an order of protection after her psychiatric evaluation, police said. 

Information is taken from Niles Police Department reports.

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