A 36-year-old Niles woman reported Aug. 6 just before 2 p.m. that she has an order of protection from her former husband, 34, and that he is only allowed to speak to her minor children by calling her mobile phone. The divorce decree says the ex-husband is only allowed to call the children between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., but the order of protection does not specify times. The woman said that on the day of the report, they were at a party and missed the ex-husband's phone call. The ex-husband then sent emails threatening to call the police if she didn't have the children call, but the time was 8:05 p.m.(Aug. 5) The ex-husband then called police, who interceded and verified by phone that the children were OK. The woman believes the ex-husband is violating the order of protection. Police filed a report.
Man charged with taking $212 worth of jewelry, fragrance
John W. Akins was charged with reail theft Aug. 8 after a security guard at a Golf Mill Shopping Center store observed him concealing wrist watches, earrings and two bottles of cologne valued at $212.47 in his pant pockets and exiting the store through the doors of the hardware department without paying, police said.
Niles police contacted a Cook County Assistant State's Attorney, who approved felony charges based on previous convictions for theft. Akins' court date is Aug. 17 in the Skokie branch of the Cook County courts.
Information is taken from reports.