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  • Police use stun gun on combative jail inmate

    SYCAMORE – A DeKalb County jail inmate who was determined not to be sent to another county’s jail stripped off all his clothes and slashed at sheriff’ ...
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 12:18 am
  • Hearing set for DeKalb man charged with multiple armed robberies

    SYCAMORE – A DeKalb County judge set bond at $955,000 Friday for a 22-year-old DeKalb man charged with armed robbery, home invasion and carjacking.
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 12:17 am
  • Crime Mugs for February 2017 in the DeKalb County area

    The charges against the individuals listed are not a proof of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is t ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 8:36 am
  • 2 face homicide charges in Sycamore overdose death

    SYCAMORE – Two people were in custody Wednesday on drug-induced homicide charges in connection with the November death of a 30-year-old DeKalb man at ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 11:35 pm
  • Judge denies bond reduction for DeKalb woman accused in slaying

    SYCAMORE – A DeKalb woman accused of murder in connection with the death of her boyfriend was denied a request for lower bond Tuesday in DeKalb County ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:38 pm
  • DeKalb police seek public’s help identifying suspect in shooting

    DeKALB – Police are seeking the public’s help identifying a man they said is a person of interest in a Saturday incident where a shot was fired at a D ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:34 pm
  • Missing child found, search continues for kidnapped mother

    Paul Merritte, an 11-month-old child who was last seen Friday, was found safe Sunday evening, but police still are searching for the child’s mother, K ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:51 pm
  • NIU police respond to shots-fired report

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University police responded to a report of shots fired in the 800 block of Edgebrook Drive on Saturday, according to a poli ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:50 pm
  • DeKalb police seek suspects after shots fired at car

    DeKALB – Police are asking for the public’s help as they investigate an incident in which shots were fired at a car carrying visitors to DeKalb early ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 11:07 pm
  • Former Sycamore gymnastics instructor could face life sentence

    SYCAMORE – Prosecutors filed additional charges Thursday against a former Energym gymnastics instructor that could send him to prison for life after i ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 11:39 pm
  • DeKalb man, 64, accused of exposing himself

    DeKALB – A 64-year-old who detectives said repeatedly exposed himself from his DeKalb apartment window was arrested on Valentine’s Day.
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 10:36 pm
  • Sycamore police find Ecstasy, marijuana in search of home

    SYCAMORE – Police seized more than $10,000 in cash and nearly a pound of marijuana along with Ecstasy and other drugs during a raid Friday.
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 10:38 pm
  • Police seeking culprit in Sycamore flag thefts

    SYCAMORE – Thieves, possibly with a political motive, have stolen three American flags from a DeKalb County man’s home near Sycamore since President D ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 12:09 am
  • Sycamore man faces drug charges after police search

    SYCAMORE – A Sycamore man faces felony drug charges after a Friday-morning police raid uncovered cocaine, Ecstasy, marijuana and prescription drugs in ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 11:50 pm
  • Drugs, guns seized from DeKalb apartment

    DeKALB – A police raid on an apartment in DeKalb’s University Village turned up two handguns, more than two ounces of marijuana – most of which was in ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 11:54 pm
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