Michael Valentin, 21, of Niles was charged March 22 with criminal damage to state property after a Niles police investigator identified him as a person who had placed gang-related graffiti on a wall in the public men's room at the Niles Police Station. He was identified based on video surveillance. The investigator went to his residence and took him into custody. A Cook County assistant state's attorney approved felony charges. His court date is today, April 2, in the Skokie branch of the Cook County courts.
Man charged with driving more than 30 mph over the limit
Jerome Snyder, 49, of Bellwood was charged with speeding more than 30 mph over the speed limit on March 27. Niles police said an officer observed him driving 71 mph in a 35 mph zone in the 6900 block of Caldwell Avenue at about 5:05 p.m.
A 53-year-old Niles woman of the 6700 block of Milwaukee Avenue reported March 28 that her husband began yelling at her because he thought she was having an affair, according to a police report. The woman stated the allegation is not true and that her husband is "crazy." police said. The husband left the residence and police issued domestic violence forms.
Information is taken from reports.