Crime and Courts

  • Black to ask judge to reduce prison sentence

    SYCAMORE – Benjamin Black’s attorney will ask a judge Thursday to reduce his 12-year prison sentence for having heroin in his system during a crash th ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Waterman man accused of beating, choking girlfriend

    SYCAMORE – A 24-year-old Waterman man accused of beating his live-in girlfriend was charged with violating an order of protection for allegedly callin ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Crime Mugs, April 2014

    A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable dou ...
    April 18, 2014 - 4:48 pm
  • April 17 police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Sentencing delayed for man who left children behind after Sycamore crash

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County Judge John McAdams thinks there might be a better option for James Colpen than prison or probation.
    April 18, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • DeKalb man arrested in gas station attack

    DeKALB – A 21-year-old DeKalb who police say attacked a woman April 7 in the parking lot at the Road Ranger gas station in DeKalb has turned himself i ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:51 pm
  • Judge issues gag order in Fiebelkorn case

    ST. CHARLES – A petting zoo owner charged with animal cruelty and neglect of 94 sick and starved animals won a partial victory in court Thursday when ...
    April 17, 2014 - 2:58 pm
  • Police: Woman hit man with tire iron along I-88

    SYCAMORE – A 38-year-old Chicago woman accused of striking a family or household member with a tire iron was released on her own recognizance this wee ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Woman faces charges after being hit by car

    SANDWICH – A 20-year-old Waterman woman faces criminal charges after she ran in front of a car last week while intoxicated and was struck by the car, ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Crime Stoppers seeks tips in Genoa, Sycamore thefts

    Crime Stoppers is seeking information in two crime investigations: a burglary in Genoa and stop sign thefts in Sycamore.
    April 16, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • April 16 police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Jurors convict man in DeKalb armed robbery

    SYCAMORE – The 22-year-old Matteson man convicted this morning of armed robbery with a firearm could be sent to prison for longer than he's been alive ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Jury deliberations underway in DeKalb armed robbery case

    SYCAMORE – Jurors spent more than seven hours Tuesday considering the fate of 22-year-old Matteson man accused of robbing at gunpoint two DeKalb apart ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • April 15 police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:25 pm
  • Child porn case filed against former NIU student

    DeKALB – A police investigation of aNorthern Illinois University student found with an assault rifle in his dorm room found no evidence he was connec ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:23 pm
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