Monday, November 5, 2012
A weekly round-up of some of the most recent court dispositions.
When former Glen Ellyn Volunteer Firefighter David Garmoe returns to court Nov. 16 in his theft case, it could be to finalize a plea. 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 that he stay away from the premises of the fire station and that he turn over his passport to the Glen Ellyn Police Department. Court records show Garmoe's attorney and prosecutors met with the judge to discuss plea negotiations during an Oct. 26 hearing. The former treasurer of the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Co., Garmoe has pleaded not …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Glen Ellyn Police Department reports, Sept. 23-30
Debbie L. Mackerell, 50, of the 500 block of Dawes Avenue, was arrested at 2:53 a.m. at the intersection of Roosevelt Road and Exmoor Avenue, Glen Ellyn police said. She was charged with driving under the influence and improper lane use. Police said someone reported a sink was damaged in the women’s bathroom at Newton Park sometime between 11 a.m. Sept. 27 and 10:52 p.m. Sept. 28. The damage was estimated at $200. A resident reported that someone entered an unlocked vehicle between 3 and 9 p.m., police said. A GPS unit and two CD wallets containing a large number of CDs were stolen. The estimated loss was $300. Police said Timothy D. Curcio, 18, of the 26W000 block of Gold Finch Court, Wheaton, was arrested at 1:41 a.m. in the 300 block of…
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The Glen Ellyn Police Department reports for Sept. 3-9.
Corey McMahon, 33, of 703 W. Liberty, Wheaton, (DuPage PADS), was arrested at 4:20 p.m. in the 400 block of Duane St., Glen Ellyn police said. He was charged with public intoxication. Richard C. Osiecki, 48, of the 500 block of S. Erie Street, Wheaton, was arrested at 11:44 p.m. at Roosevelt and Lambert roads, police said. He was charged with operating an uninsured motor vehicle, failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident and driving under the influence of alcohol. Sometime between Wednesday and Friday, students at Glenbard West High School reported that items were stolen from lockers, police said. There were four incidents reported during that time frame. Wallets and cellphones were stolen from unlocked lockers or from backpacks left …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Last week, two employees and one contractor were charged in DuPage County after attempting to steal funds from the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.
Attorneys for the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County filed a civil action in court last week seeking to recover taxpayer dollars related to former employees attempts to steal more than $100,000. The complaint for declaratory judgment was filed in DuPage County Circuit Court as DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced charges against former Forest Preserve employees Mark McDonald and Dave Tepper as well as Arif Mahmood from the computer vendor company Alamach Technologies, Inc, according to a news release from the forest preserve district. The District had withheld filing the suit at the request of Mr. Berlin to allow his office to complete its investigation. “We want to make sure we take every step possible to recover…
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. …
Glen Ellyn Police Department reports, Aug. 26 - Sept. 1
A resident in the 300 block of Center Street reported that someone stole a portable gas generator between 6:20 a.m. and 6:10 p.m., Glen Ellyn Police Department reports said. The value of the generator was $1,189.66. Police said someone broke into the office at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 387 N. Main St., and stole a box containing an unknown amount of cash. The incident took place some time between 9 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday. Employees at Walgreens, 324 Roosevelt Road reported at 2:35 p.m. that an unknown person or persons had stolen various items from the store, police said. Employees were unable to determine exactly what was stolen at the time the report was made. Police said someone damaged the screen on the front of a home in …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The Glen Ellyn Police Department reports, Aug. 20-26
Tracy A. Parks, 46, of the 1900 block of Sunnydale Lane, Lisle, was arrested at 1:41 a.m. at Roosevelt Road and I-355, Glen Ellyn Police said. She was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and failing to signal when required. Police said a resident in the 400 block of St. Moritz Drive reported at 2:30 a.m. a front window was broken with an unknown object. A resident in the 400 block of Stagecoach Run reported at 6:55 p.m. that a grill was stolen from the backyard, police said. The grill did not belong to the homeowner; it was a rental from the Glen Ellyn Park District. Ashley M. Gaffney, 21, of the 700 block of West Forest Avenue, West Chicago, was arrested at 2:04 a.m. at Roosevelt and Lorraine roads, police said. She was …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Glen Ellyn Police Department reports, Aug. 13 to 19.
James T. McJoynt, 32, of the 400 block of Raintree Drive was arrested at 8:35 a.m. in the 400 block of Raintree Drive, Glen Ellyn Police said. He was charged with disorderly conduct. Someone reported that a bicycle was stolen at 10 a.m. at Parkside and Summerdale avenues, police said. The bike was left unattended in the front yard. It was valued under $500. Police said Eric R. Smith, 20, of the 1 S 400 block of Lewis Avenue, Lombard, was arrested at 11:33 a.m. at St. Charles and Swift roads. He was charged with possession of cannabis, 30 grams and under, possession of drug equipment, driving while his license was suspended and disobeying a traffic control device. Allyson L. Popa, 19, of the 1100 block of Sunset Road, Wheaton, was arrested …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The Glen Ellyn Police Department reports, July 30 - Aug. 5.
Zam T. Thang, 42, of the 300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, was arrested at 9:41 p.m. on his block, police said. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Glen Ellyn Police said someone reported that a carton of cigarettes was stolen at 6:46 p.m. from the BP, 339 Roosevelt Rd. A resident in the 100 block of Exmoor Avenue reported that an unlocked vehicle parked in a driveway was burglarized between 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 a.m. Sunday, police said. Miscellaneous items and a GPS were stolen. Mark J. Arnold, 66, of the 400 block of Elm Street, was arrested at 1:03 a.m. in the 100 block of Tanglewood Drive, police said. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and failing to give information after …
Monday, May 7, 2012
15 gold bars are still missing from Costello Jewelry, according to the Daily Herald.
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Monday, May 7, 2012
A former longtime manager of Costello Jewelry, Glendale Heights man was charged with theft after allegedly stealing 15 bars of gold worth approximately $211,000, according to the Daily Herald. An ongoing investigation led police to Daniel Knaack, 50, who was previously convicted for felony theft after stealing from a Lombard jeweler in 1998, according to the Daily Herald. For more on this story, visit the Daily Herald's full report.