Friday, February 8, 2013
Jason Logsdon, 41, of the 900 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, was charged with four armed robberies in DuPage County. He was charged earlier in the week in Cook County. He faces up to 120 years in prison.
An Evanston man already charged in 11 business and hair salon robberies in the Cook County was charged Friday with robbing a Glen Ellyn Great Clips, along with three other businesses in Lombard. Jason Logsdon, 41, of the 900 block of Chicago Avenue, Evanston, was charged with allegedly robbing four DuPage County businesses in the past two months, according to DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin. He was charged with four counts of armed robbery, each a Class X Felony punishable by up to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. The law allows for the sentences to be served consecutively, making it possible that Logsdon could serve a maximum sentence of 120 years. Logsdon was charged earlier in the week with robbing 11 …
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, August 27, 2012
Anyone attempting to lure older children traveling to or from school could be charged with a felony under new legislation.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Submitted by State Sen. Kirk Dillard's office As the new school year begins, Gov. Pat Quinn recently signed a new piece of school safety legislation sponsored by State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale). Introduced at the recommendation of DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin, House Bill 5265 allows for the felony prosecution of people who attempt to lure older children into their motor vehicle while the child is traveling to or from school. Dillard said that the new law was co-sponsored by his colleague Sen. John Millner (R-Carol Stream), who previously served as the Elmhurst Police Chief. The Senator explained the bill was introduced in response to a case in DuPage County, where a 17-year-old was on her way to school, and was …
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, December 22, 2011
Kevin McCartney was charged with one count of Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Personal Injury or Death.
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Thursday, December 22, 2011
DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin charged Kevin McCartney of Wheaton with leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in a death. According to the prosecution, McCartney, 21, attended a party Oct. 5, 2009 with Gregory Hoctor. According to Berlin’s office, McCartney and Hoctor, 18, left the party in McCartney's vehicle. However, McCartney allegedly returned to the party alone and claimed that Hoctor stole his car. Wheaton Police found McCartney's vehicle crashed into a tree on Durfee Road in Wheaton with Hoctor still inside. Hoctor later died from injuries sustained in the accident. An investigation into the crash and McCartney's claims that Hoctor stole his vehicle yielded allegations that McCartney had been with Hoctor at …
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Operation Love targets 42 deadbeat parents who owe a combined $2 million in child support payments.
DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin marked Valentine's Day not with sending candies and flowers, but by deploying teams of investigators and sheriff’s deputies to round up deadbeat dads. Speaking at a Monday afternoon press conference, Berlin announced Operation Love, an effort to apprehend some of the biggest deadbeat dads in DuPage County. The operation is a joint effort between Berlin’s office and the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, targeting 42 deadbeats who owe more than $2 million in unpaid child support. While he spoke about the efforts to arrest these parents, Berlin stood next to a display showing photos of the 32 most egregious deadbeats owing nearly $1.5 million, including one Chicago man who owes more than $219,000. “…