Wednesday, February 20, 2013
William L. Robinson, 81, may have been driving around all night in a disoriented state, the sheriff's office said.
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Wednesday, February 20
UPDATE: An elderly Maine Township man who was last seen on Tuesday and may have been disoriented due to not taking some heart medication, was found at his Maine Township residence by a Cook County detective at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said. William L. Robinson, 81, of unincorporated Maine Township near Des Plaines, was last seen driving his white pickup truck to a grocery store at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, said Frank Bilecki, spokesperson for the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office asked for the public’s help to locate Robinson on Wednesday morning, after Robinson’s family contacted them. “The family didn’t notify us until this morning, only because he’s done …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Steven L. Robbins was taken back to an Indiana prison after being mistakenly released last week.
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Monday, February 4
Steven L. Robbins has returned to the custody of the Indiana Department of Corrections, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart said. Robbins, 44, made a brief court appearance Friday at the George N. Leighton Criminal Courthouse, located at 26th and California Ave., where a judge quashed the warrant for Robbins’ arrest that was issued after he was mistakenly released from Cook County Jail on Wednesday. Members of the Sheriff’s Police Central Warrants Unit returned Robbins early this afternoon to the Indiana Department of Corrections, where he is serving a 60-year sentence for murder and having a gun without a license. Sheriff Dart led the apprehension of Robbins on Friday night in Kankakee with more than 20 members of the Cook County Sheriff’s Police…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Cook County Sheriff's office is looking for Steven L. Robbins, 44.
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Thursday, January 31
The Cook County Sheriff’s office is seeking the public’s help apprehending an offender that has been mistakenly released. Steven L. Robbins, 44 years of age, is described as a black male, approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall, and weighs 190 pounds. He has a tattoo on the right side of his neck that reads “Nicole.” Robbins was born in Gary, Ind. and is serving a sentence in the Indiana Department of Corrections for murder. The Sheriff has ordered an investigation into the facts and circumstances regarding his court appearance and release from custody. Law enforcement is searching for Robbins. If anyone has any information on his whereabouts please call 708-865-4915. If you see Robbins, please do not approach him. Dial 911 and tell the …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said seniors are being targeted in these types of crimes.
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Wednesday, January 30
Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is warning senior citizens to be cautious when someone comes to their door claiming to be a worker and has no proper identification – that “worker” may be trying to rob them of their valuables. In this type of burglary, offenders pose as some type of home repair, utility, or village employee. They tell the victims they have a question or an issue they need to discuss with them and will try to lure them outside or in the basement. The “worker” often is talking in a language other than English to let another individual know when to come inside. While the victim is distracted with questions or offer of service from the “worker,” the other goes inside the residence and takes cash, jewelry, or other items…
Sunday, December 30, 2012
A Des Plaines man was arrested for trespassing and failing to update his address with police after witnesses reported him staring at a child in a restaurant in Elk Grove Village, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office stated.
A Des Plaines man was arrested for trespassing in the children’s play area at a restaurant in Elk Grove Village on Dec. 22, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office stated on Dec. 28. Witnesses said Joseph O’Brien, 36, of Maine Township, was staring at an 11-year-old girl when he was told to leave, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators found he was a registered sex offender, and, instead of residing at his address in Maine Township, O’Brien was staying at a motel near the restaurant. O’Brien was charged with failing to update his address to police and with criminal trespassing. The manager of the restaurant, in the 1900 block of E. Higgins Road, called police to report O’Brien loitering in the children’s play area, near a …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Though Daniel Raymond Noe fit the profile of other Gacy victims, he was not one, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.
Another missing person’s case has been solved as a result of efforts by law enforcement related to the John Wayne Gacy case, Cook County police announced on Thursday. The remains of an Illinois man once believed to be a possible victim of Gacy were discovered by hikers on a mountainside in Utah, solving a missing person case more than 30 years after the man disappeared. No signs of foul play were found, police stated. Daniel Raymond Noe, a surveyor and factory worker from Peoria, was 21 years old in 1977 when he moved to Bellingham, Washington for work, according to police. Noe called his father on Sept. 30, 1978, and told him he wanted to complete his college degree at Northwestern University in Evanston, and planned to hitchhike back to …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Be cautious if you are driving through Park Ridge.
Cook County Sheriff's Police will be conducting a roadside safety checkpoint, (aka roadblock) Friday night near the intersection of Dempster Street and Potter Road in Park Ridge, according to a news release from the Cook County Sheriff's Office. The exact time frame of the check is not available, however, drivers are cautioned that vehicles will be stopped randomly and drivers will be screened for license and registration and vehicles for equipment violations. Suspicious passengers will be questioned.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
GBS senior Allen Giron remains in Cook County Jail. Alleged conduct leaves 13-year-old with herpes.
Allen Giron, an 18-year-old Glenview man and Glenbrook South senior, was indicted today in Cook County Circuit Court on a single count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony. If convicted, Giron could face up to seven years in prison for two alleged sexual encounters with a 13-year-old girl that left her with herpes, according to a Cook County Sheriff’s press release. Police were originally notified of Giron’s meetings with the alleged victim by the girl’s sister, who told police that the teen victim had recently been diagnosed with herpes by a doctor after “at least two sexual encounters” with Giron -- One at a fast food restaurant in Niles, the other at Giron's home. Giron and the teenager originally met on Facebook, …