Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The 19-year-old is a former Glenbard East student, officials said. Here are more details.
A 19-year-old Lombard man is accused of planning to commit an act of violence at Glenbard East High School, officials said. Michael Santoro, of the 600 block of South Finley Road, faces one count of disorderly conduct, a Class 4 felony. He appeared this morning in bond court, where Judge Elizabeth Sexton set his bail at $500,000. Santoro made plans of a "violent nature" against his former high school during November 2012, said the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office in a press release. The plans, which were not detailed in the release, remained unknown until February 2013 when Santoro revealed his plans to an acquaintance. The acquaintance did not report the threat to police until two weeks ago. A Lombard Police Department …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
A Chicago man has been charged with threatening a public official, a Class 3 felony, after authorities said he made two threatening calls to the office of 42nd District State Rep. Jeanne Ives.
Stephen S. Bona, 49, of 903 W. Roscoe in Chicago, has been charged with a felony in connection with making threatening phone calls to Illinois 42nd District State Rep. Jeanne Ives, officials said Tuesday. The DuPage County State's Attorney's Office said Bona was originally charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct after leaving a threatening message at Ives' office Friday morning. The charges were later upgraded to a Class 3 felony of threatening a public official after Bona made a second phone call Monday, the office said. “My office takes any threat or perceived threat against a public employee or elected official very seriously,” State's Attorney Robert Berlin said. “For our government to function properly, it is imperative that …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
An investigation has been launched to try and determine the circumstances of the death of a fetus found recently in a dumpster, officials said.
The body of a dead fetus was found recently inside a dumpster at the Yorktown Mall. Officials are now trying to determine the circumstances that led to the fetus' death and subsequent dumping at the mall in Lombard. DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin, Lombard Police Chief Ray Byrne and Glendale Heights Police Chief Mike Marron have launched an investigation into the death, DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office spokesman Paul Darrah said Tuesday. Officials did not disclose when the fetus was found or an age of the fetus. ABC7 is reporting that the Glendale Heights police said a teen delivered the fetus and dumped it Saturday at the mall. The DuPage County State's Attorney's Office has not confirmed this information. In addition…
Friday, November 16, 2012
David Garmoe pleaded guilty Friday and was sentenced to serve five years in prison for stealing more than $260,000 from the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Co.
A former volunteer firefighter with the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Co. was sentenced Friday to five years in jail for stealing more than $260,000 over the course of several years from the fire company. David Garmoe, 56, of the 600 block of Prairie Avenue, Glen Ellyn entered a guilty Friday morning. He pleaded guilty to theft in excess of $100,000, a Class 1 Felony, according to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office. Judge Daniel Guerin handed down the sentence. Garmoe was arrested in May 2011 and charged with allegedly stealing more than $260,000 between 2004 and early 2011 from the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Co., Glen Ellyn Patch reported. He was arrested on May 13, 2011 and was later released on a $500,000 bond with the condition …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Jeffrey H. Beard, 64, of the 1400 block of Avery Avenue, Wheaton, was charged with home invasion after he entered a Glen Ellyn home brandishing a gun and threatened the occupants.
A Wheaton man has been charged in an armed home invasion that took place Sunday night in Glen Ellyn, according to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office. Jeffrey H. Beard, 64, of the 1400 block of Avery Avenue, Wheaton, was charged with home invasion after he allegedly armed himself with a gun and entered the home of a Glen Ellyn woman who was an acquaintance, according to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s office. Beard entered the home at 10:30 p.m. Sunday armed with a gun, according to the State’s Attorney’s Office. The resident was in the home with her boyfriend at the time of the incident. Beard confronted the pair and there was a brief struggle. Beard allegedly threatened to shoot the man and woman, at one point putting the …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Officials are asking the public to contact law enforcement with any information related to the arrest of Robert Theodore, 60, of Woodridge, who was actively training track and cross country athletes.
A Woodridge man who worked as a trainer at Life Time Fitness in Warrenville has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse after it was determined he had inappropriate contact with a boy he was training. Robert Theodore, 60, of the 3800 block of Hagen Court, Woodridge, was charged with three counts of aggravated sexual abuse, Class 2 felonies, according to DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin. If Theodore is found guilty he faces up to seven years in prison. In addition, officials are asking anyone who may have information related to Theodore to contact law enforcement. Theodore had inappropriate sexual contact with the minor, then 16, on a number of occasions, according to a news release from Berlin’s office. The abuse …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Two former DuPage County Forest Preserve District employees are charged with plans to bilk a government entity of more than $100,000.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Two former DuPage Forest Preserve District employees face charges of stealing more than $100,000 from a government entity with two "elaborate" schemes over a six-year period, DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin announced Wednesday. A third man, a contractor, also faces charges for stealing. Mark McDonald, 53, of the 1000 block of Childs Street in Wheaton, and David Tepper, 49, of the 300 block of Franklin Avenue in River Forest, worked in the Forest Preserve's IT department. McDonald was the director and Tepper was a manager, according to a press release from the State's Attorney's office. Arif Mahmood, 37, of Glendale Heights, a former contractor with the forest preserve, also faces charges of stealing more than $10,000. …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Alfredo Garcia, 36, of Bolingbrook, was found guilty of one count of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
One of seven men facing drug charges related to a raid at a Glen Ellyn restaurant in July 2011 has been found guilty after a trial. Alfredo Garcia, 36, of Bolingbrook, was found guilty of one count of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, according to DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin. The charges are “Super X Felonies” punishable by up to 15-60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections served at 75 percent. The jury's decision came down late on Thursday afternoon, Berlin's office said. “Drug dealers continue to be the scourge of society,” Berlin said in a news release Friday afternoon. “They enrich their own lives at the …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Daniel Olaska was indicted Thursday on 14 counts, including seven counts of first-degree murder.
A Grand Jury has issued a 14-count indictment of Daniel Olaska, the DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced Thursday afternoon. Olaska is being held without bond in the stabbing death of Shaun Wild, a Naperville elementary school teacher. The incident took place early in the morning Feb. 4 at Frankie’s Blue Room when Olaska stabbed Wild, North Central football player and Lemont native Willie Hayes, and a bar bouncer. Hayes was seriously injured in the stabbing, but survived. The DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin said in a news release that Olaska was indicted on seven counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder, four counts of armed violence and one count of unlawful use of a…