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Malta man accused of aggravated stalking

Karl J. Hansen
Karl J. Hansen

SYCAMORE — A 36-year-old Malta man was charged with aggravated stalking early Friday is being held without bond at DeKalb County jail until authorities complete a risk assessment.

DeKalb County Sheriff's police found Karl J. Hansen, of the 200 block of South Orput Street, near the 700 block of West Prospect Street in Kirkland about 2 a.m. Friday. A resident had just reported seeing him in the area and noticed a deep key scratch across the length of a vehicle parked in the driveway, police said.

An order of protection requires Hansen to stay at least 500 feet away from the house where the car was parked and a person who lives there, police said.

But after the order of protection was entered, Hansen started delivering newspapers for the Daily Chronicle in Kirkland and the surrounding area, including the homes on either side of the protected address, police said. Hansen told police he delivered papers there nightly since April 24, court records show.

He also told police he parked his vehicle in an alley near the home on early May 13 and walked around the home to see if the lights were on and if children were home, court records show. He parked near the bus stop "to catch a glimpse" of children from the home on May 23, court records show.

He said he contacted the home twice on May 10 to hear the voice of family member who lived there, court records show. 

Hansen is charged with aggravated stalking, unlawful violation of an order of protection and criminal damage to a vehicle. His next court date is Tuesday.

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