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Crime and Courts

  • 22-year-old accused of arson, burglary

    SANDWICH – A 22-year-old Montgomery man accused of arson and burglary was sitting in jail Thursday afternoon on $250,000 bond, authorities said.
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Prison sentence issued in Sandwich drug case

    SYCAMORE – A Sandwich man is heading to prison after admitting he tried to sell cocaine in August 2012, court records show.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Police: DeKalb man accused of attempted murder in stabbing

    DeKALB – Mustafa C. Sahin broke into his ex-girlfriend’s bedroom and stabbed her new boyfriend repeatedly while swearing he was going to kill him, DeK ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Fight outside DeKalb party leads to stabbing

    DeKALB – A Northern Illinois University fraternity member is accused of stabbing a man during a fight that started when a group of people were trying ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 5:15 pm
  • Woman accused of child's murder may be unfit for trial

    SYCAMORE — The defense attorney for a DeKalb woman accused of murdering a 15-month-old boy said his client had hallucinations before appearing in cour ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • Genoa Cemetery theft prompts police response

    GENOA — Genoa police plan to increase their presence at the Genoa Cemetery after a local woman filed a complaint that her parents' grave pots were rec ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • Police: Sycamore woman hit teens with cord

    SYCAMORE — A 58-year-old Sycamore woman faces domestic battery charges for allegedly using objects to strike two teens who have been in her care for a ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 9:50 pm
  • DeKalb police: New phone scam involves three-way calls

    DeKALB — DeKalb police are warning residents about a new scam gaining popularity that uses three-way phone calls to trick people into believing a love ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • Defense seeks messages from victim in rape case

    SYCAMORE – A former Northern Illinois University police officer accused of sexual assault will ask the victim in the case to testify about two text me ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Sycamore woman accused of hitting son with bat

    SYCAMORE – A Sycamore woman accused of hitting her teenage son in the hip with an aluminum baseball bat posted $1,500 bail Thursday and was released f ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • DeKalb County prosecutor selected as associate judge

    SYCAMORE — One of DeKalb County's top prosecutors has been appointed an associate judge in the judicial circuit that serves DeKalb County.
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 1:03 pm
  • Man gets 4 years' probation in Sandwich sex abuse case

    SYCAMORE — A Millbrook man who pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl in Sandwich has registered as a sexual predator, records s ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 1:50 pm
  • Probation sentences for 3 charged with knife attack

    SYCAMORE — Three men who were charged in a December home invasion in which two men were allegedly attacked with a knife were sentenced to probation We ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 3:46 pm
  • 9 charged in September fight at NIU fraternity

    DeKALB — Video recorded with cell phones during a fight at a Northern Illinois University fraternity in September helped police identify who was invol ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • DeKalb cat owners baffled by dart attack

    DeKALB – When Chris Lehnert saw his cat Mickey crawl from under his deck, he didn’t realize the cat had a metal blow dart sunk more than an inch into ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 12:06 am
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