Monday, May 20, 2013
Russell K. Gordon, 48, of rural McHenry, was arrested at his home Saturday, May 18, by special agents of the U.S. State Department Diplomatic Security Service.
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Monday, May 20
A McHenry area man was arrested on Saturday night for allegedly treatening U.S. Embassy officials in Serbia as well as Serbians in Chicago over a visa dispute regarding his Serbian wife. Russell K. Gordon, 48, of rural McHenry, was arrested at his home May 18, by special agents of the U.S. Department of Diplomatic Security Service (DDS) and FBI. He is charged with allegedly making threats to kill the U.S. Ambassador in Serbia and Serbians in Chicago because of the visa dispute, according to Randall Samborn, spokesman for the Asst. U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago. Gordon was scheduled to appear in court on Monday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Cox in the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in Chicago, Samborn stated in a press release. …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
FBI filed charges late Friday against two men and released name of Chicago man killed in attempted robbery at Richmond bank.
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Sunday, May 12
The FBI on Saturday released the name of the man shot during an attempted bank robbery in Richmond on Friday morning, and announced charges against the other two men taken into custody. Tony Starnes, 45, of the 7800 block of S. Marquette Ave., Chicago, was killed at about 11:30 a.m. May 10, during a shootout with FBI officers in the parking lot of Associated Bank, 10910 N. Main St. (Route 12), in Richmond, the Daily Herald reports. Starnes was shot to death by FBI special agents after allegedly ramming a Honda Civic into one of their vehicles, the story said. Two other men taken into custody during the attempted robbery were formally charged late Friday. Aaron Russell, 40, of the 9200 block of Hunter Dr., Orland Hills, and Robert Favela, …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Suspect one is reported dead. The second suspect identified as wearing a white cap in FBI photos was still at-large as of 3:50 a.m. CST Friday.
UPDATED 7:25 a.m. "Media/public advised to clear area of Norfolk Street in Cambridge. Ongoing investigation. Potentially dangerous. Stay clear." - Cambridge Police. **** 7:10 a.m. Police are advising residents in the areas of Comm Ave. and Charlesgate that officers will conduct a controlled detonation. Head to Watertown Patch for more updates on this story. UPDATED: 3:29 a.m. Reports: Suspect one is believed dead after a shootout and chase, reports Watertown Patch. Suspect two is being sought in Watertown, Mass. Police are going door-to-door and urging residents to stay inside. Two officers were shot. One was killed on the MIT campus, the other was seriously injured. EARLIER There was no confirmation from authorities as of 2:50 a.m. …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Authorities released new photos early Friday morning of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings
The FBI has released photos and videos of two suspects in Monday's Boston Marathon bombings, which killed three people and injured nearly 200. At a press conference Thursday, Special agent Richard DesLauriers said the FBI has developed two suspects in the case and are looking for the public's help to identify them. The FBI said these are the only photos the public should view to assist in the case. Suspect #1 is seen in the photos wearing a dark hat. Suspect #2 is wearing a white hat. DesLauriers said Suspect #2 is seen setting down a bag in front of a restaurant at the site of the second explosion. Authorities believe the suspects are connected and appeared to be walking through the crowd together. "We know the public will play a critical…
Monday, November 12, 2012
Patch has created a searchable database of the FBI's recently released 2011 stats on violent crimes and property crimes.
The FBI recently released its 2011 Uniform Crime Report, which compiles information from local law enforcement about violent crimes and property crimes in their communities. Use the pull-down menu to find your city or town. Violent crimes and property crimes are listed as totals, and are then broken down into several categories. Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault are all categories of violent crimes. Burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson are all categories of property crimes. For more crime data or a further explanation of the types of crimes listed, you can visit the FBI's website.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
A helicopter, police dogs, state cops and federal agents were searching for missing mom Stacy Peterson in Hammel Woods Monday.
Federal agents and state cops searched through Hammel Woods forest preserve in Shorewood Monday looking for signs of missing mom Stacy Peterson. A state police source confirmed that the operation—which included at least one helicopter and police dogs—was part of the search effort for the Bolingbrook mother, who disappeared in October 2007. Weeks after Stacy vanished, state police officials named her husband, Drew Peterson, 58, as the sole suspect in the investigation the then-23-year-old's disappearance. Peterson has never been charged with harming Stacy, but was convicted in September of murdering his previous wife, Kathleen Savio. Savio, the third of Peterson's four wives, was found drowned in her dry bathtub in March 2004. The state …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Francis X. Sanchez was sentenced to 136 months in prison and to pay $7.8 million in restitution.
A Woodstock man was sentenced in federal court in Rockford Monday for carrying out a $7 fraud scheme through his McHenry County business, InvestForClosures. Francis X. Sanchez, 52, co-owned and operated the business and was sentenced to 136 months in prison and to pay $7.8 million in restitution for his role in the scheme, according to a press release from the Federal Bureau of Investigtion. Sanchez pleaded guilty in May. Sanchez’s business partner, James D. Bourassa, 55, of Gilberts pleaded guilty to mail fraud and was sentenced on June 11 to 51 months in federal prison, according to the news release. According to his plea agreement, InvestForClosures bought distressed houses, rehabilitated the homes and then sold the houses for a …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
John Carlson, 37, could face prison time if convicted.
An Algonquin man has been charged in federal court with two counts of transporting child pornography via the Internet and one count of possessing child pornography that crossed state lines. John Carlson, 37, could face up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised released and a fine of up to $250,000 on each count if convicted, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation press release. Charged in a separate case was Jason Nicoson, 34, of Roscoe who also faces two counts of transporting child pornography via the Internet and one count of possessing child pornography that crossed state lines, according to the news release. The Algonquin Police Department, Illinois State Police and IllinoisInternet Crimes Against Children …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Joseph Garcia, 28, is charged in federal court with conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
An Algonquin man was among 14 arrested this week in a cocaine bust that nvolved drug trafficking in the Round Lake and Round Lake Beach area, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation press release. Joseph Garcia, also known as “Evil,” 28, of Algonquin, was arrested earlier this week in Orlando, Florida. He appeared in federal court where he was among six others charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine in connection with the FBI's investigation. A drug conspiracy charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and a maximum prison sentence of 40 years in prison and a $5 million fine. In total, FBI agents and local police arrested six federal defendants this week and eight state defendants following an investigation …
Friday, September 9, 2011
Glenn Stencil was the president of the former Clover Financial Sales & Leasing, Inc. in Roselle. He was convicted of taking part in a scheme that caused lending institutions, car dealerships and customers to lose more than $2.4 million in transactions.
A former Lake in the Hills man and once-president of a west suburban car dealership was sentenced on Sept. 7 to nine years in prison for his role in defrauding lending institutions, car dealerships and customers. The Federal Bureau of Investigations provided the following press release on the sentencing for Glenn Stancil: The president of a former west suburban auto dealership was sentenced to nine years in federal prison for engaging in a fraud scheme in which he, together with the dealership’s owner and another employee, caused lending institutions, car dealerships and customers to lose more than $2.4 million in transactions involving more than 100 vehicles. Glenn Stancil, once president of the former Clover Financial Sales & Leasing, …