Saturday, February 2, 2013
The following is a selection of police-related items from area Patches. Where an arrest is referenced it does not indicate a conviction.
Niles Out-of-Control School Bus Hits Six Cars An out-of-control school bus, empty except for the driver, careened down Oakton Street and hit about six other vehicles Tuesday, just before 2:30 p.m. The bus traveled more than a mile westbound from about Milwaukee Avenue to Greenwood Avenue through Niles and Park Ridge, according to Park Ridge Police Commander Lou Jogmen. It traveled in the oncoming traffic lanes. The driver may have been suffering from a medical condition, he said. Minor injuries were reported. Park Ridge police got a call at 2:29 p.m. indicating the bus had struck a vehicle at Oakton Street at Oriole. As they were responding, reports of additional collisions came in. The bus traveled right past Emerson Middle School, on …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
John Wayne Gacy's nephew, an Algonquin man, is charged with abusing a 12-year-old girl last year. The case is being argued in a Woodstock courtroom, the "Northwest Herald" Reports.
An Algonquin man is now on trial for sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl during a number of encounters in 2011, according to the Northwest Herald. The defendant, Raymond M. Kasper, 49, is a nephew to infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy. The Northwest Herald reports the judge previously ruled that information could not be given to jurors, due to its irrelevence to the case. The jury trial began Tuesday and is being heard in a Woodstock courtroom, the article reports. Get your local news delivered daily, for free, by subscribing to the Lake Zurich Patch newsletter.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Chicagoland news to talk about: Barrington attorney writes about “John Wayne Gacy. Defending a Monster.’
A Will County judge acquitted Tiffany Startz on charges of battery and reckless conduct Wednesday in the “party game” death of a Romeoville man. Startz, 22, was charged after admitting to punching John Powell, 25, in the face as part of a dare made by co-defendant Jimmy Mounts at a Crest Hill house party. Mounts, who pleaded guilty last week to lying to police, reportedly offered $5 to anyone willing to be punched in the face by a girl. Startz’s attorney, called the incident “a party stunt that went terribly wrong,” saying Startz acted without malice. Barrington resident Sam Amirante vividly remembers the phone call he received one cold December day in 1978 that would change his life. "Sam, could you do me a favor?" the caller said. The …