Friday, May 10, 2013
Debra Jaffe's arraignment has been postponed to May 22.
A Niles woman checked herself into a psychiatric hospital Tuesday, just one day before she was scheduled for arraignment on animal cruelty charges, the Niles Herald-Advocate reports. Debra Jaffe, 42, of Niles, was indicted April 24 by a Lake County Grand Jury for aggravated cruelty to animals, a Class 4 Felony, reported Patch. Jaffe is charged with leaving two dogs in a Deerfield home without any food or water for two weeks. When police discovered the animals in the home on Nov. 1, they found one Westie named Joey had died of starvation, the Daily Herald reports. The second dog, another Westie named Sydnee, was malnourished and covered in feces. The dog was able to recover from the ordeal at an animal hospital. Jaffe’s arraingment has been…
Thursday, November 22, 2012
After 91 animals, some dead, were found in a home she owned, they were turned over to McHenry County Animal Control. Some of the animals are now available for adoption.
A Park Ridge woman _ who owns a Woodstock home where 91 animals in various states of neglect were rescued _ has been charged with animal cruelty, McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies said. Virginia E. Dinucci, 54, of 1731 Pavilion Way, is charged with three counts of cruel treatment and 12 counts of owner’s duties, according to the sheriff's office. Her bond was set at $1,000. Sheriff’s deputies went to 8617 Bull Run Trail in Woodstock on October 29 for a well being check but found 91 animals, some dead, in the home. McHenry County Animal Control officers removed 91 animals due to unsafe living conditions and inadequate care. A dead dog, cat and bird were discovered during the investigation and Animal Control took custody of 19 dogs, 11 …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The wife took the husband's phone and checked it; a witness saw him hit her. An arrest is merely an accusation, not evidence of a conviction.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Daniel Coleman, 27, of Zion was charged with domestic battery June 1 just after 8 p.m. Police said that he had been driving and his wife had been in the passenger seat when she repeatedly asked who texted him, and he replied it had been a male friend. She took his phone, checked it and saw the text was from a woman, according to the report. As Coleman's car was stopped westbound on Oakton Street at Milwaukee Avenue, he began struggling with his wife to get the phone back, and in the process hit her on the left side of the face twice, police said. A witness in a car behind them said he hit his wife multiple times, according to the report. The witness began honking to get Coleman to stop. When the light changed, Coleman drove forward and …