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  • Cost for 911 dispatch service may change for small towns

    SYCAMORE – Larger police departments that rely on the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office for police dispatching have been subsidizing smaller ones for yea ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Police: Chicago man sold cocaine near Welsh Park

    DeKALB — A Chicago man accused of selling less than 15 grams of cocaine near a DeKalb park could face between six and 30 years in prison if convicted.
    July 29, 2014 - 9:47 pm
  • DeKalb police: Domestic violence call led to drug charges

    DeKALB – DeKalb police say they found cocaine and marijuana in a Kool-Aid container outside a window when they went to Terrance C. Coleman's apartment ...
    July 28, 2014 - 5:16 pm
  • Police: Drunk DeKalb man led them on chase

    DeKALB – A 21-year-old DeKalb man who fled from police, first in his car and then on foot, early Sunday remained in jail Monday unable to post $150 ba ...
    July 28, 2014 - 5:17 pm
  • DeKalb County Sheriff: No 'startling developments' in Schulz investigation

    SYCAMORE – Authorities are waiting for toxicology test results to make a determination about the death of Steven Schulz, whose body was found earlier ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Rifkin attorney: Ban former NIU police leaders from testifying in rape case

    SYCAMORE – The former Northern Illinois University police officer accused of sexually assaulting a student off duty and off campus is asking a judge t ...
    July 26, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • DeKalb man accused of selling cocaine

    DeKALB – A 28-year-old DeKalb man accused of selling less than a gram of cocaine to a confidential police source last year was arrested Wednesday.
    July 24, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • DeKalb woman sold methadone, police say

    DeKALB – A DeKalb woman is accused of delivering methadone to a man who was later taken to Kishwaukee Hospital for a drug overdose, court records show ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • DeKalb man accused of sexual assault

    SYCAMORE – A 35-year-old DeKalb man could face decades in prison if convicted of allegations that he sexually assaulted a young family member.
    July 23, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Sex offender accused of not updating address: 'I'm homeless'

    SYCAMORE – Robert D. Gahlbeck, the sex offender accused of failing to notify police of an address change, limped to his seat when he appeared in court ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:18 pm
  • Drug-induced homicide charge issued in Sycamore overdose death

    SYCAMORE – Hours before he died this spring, Chuck Williams bought heroin outside a Sycamore hotel from a man who had graduated from the same drug cou ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:14 pm
  • Facebook helps DeKalb police catch burglary suspect

    DeKALB – When Israel Valenzuela-Piedra saw an incriminating photo of himself carrying items from Wal-Mart on DeKalb police’s Facebook page, he decided ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • Police arrest missing sex offender at hospital

    SYCAMORE – After a daylong search, police have arrested Robert Gahlbeck, the sex offender accused of failing to give authorities a new address, court ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • Short jail sentence ordered in Kingston frog-carcass case

    SYCAMORE — The Kingston man accused of dropping 15 to 20 dead frogs on his neighbor's porch will have to seek a psychiatric evaluation, court records ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • Police: Sycamore man forced roommate to snort drugs

    SYCAMORE – A 19-year-old Sycamore man is accused of shooting his roommate with a BB gun multiple times and forcing him to snort crushed prescription d ...
    July 21, 2014 - 8:40 pm
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