Crime and Courts
TRENTON, N.J. – Police stormed a New Jersey home early Sunday and fatally shot a registered sex offender who had held his girlfriend’s three children hostage, ending their 37-hour ordeal and recovering the bodies of the captives’ mother and another sibling, authorities said.
SYCAMORE – A Sycamore police investigation that began with a tip from a national child advocacy center has resulted in child pornography charges against a Sycamore man.
DIXON – The city of Dixon is citing a deposition by a former branch manager in its lawsuit against the bank, where former city Comptroller Rita Crundwell had a secret account that she used in her theft of nearly $54 million.
SYCAMORE – A 21-year-old Somonauk woman was charged with drug-induced homicide Friday for allegedly providing the prescription drugs responsible for her friend's accidental overdose.
SYCAMORE – A judge reduced bail for a Sandwich woman accused of cocaine possession Thursday, but declined to do the same for her husband.
SYCAMORE – A 20-year-old homeless man accused of kicking out a jail door window when he was too drunk to be placed with other inmates has offered to fix the window himself.
SANDWICH – Two Sandwich residents remained in the DeKalb County Jail on Wednesday evening on charges they had five grams or less of cocaine.
SYCAMORE – DeKalb County Presiding Judge Robbin Stuckert declined to reduce bail Wednesday for one of the ten local residents arrested last week on crack cocaine conspiracy charges.
ROCKFORD – A former business owner was indicted on fraud and false statement charges Tuesday, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release.
DeKALB – Authorities are searching for a 27-year-old man accused of supplying heroin to a DeKalb woman who overdosed in a coin laundry bathroom March 5 and died three days later.
Sycamore man charged with aggravated DUI in crash that killed Matthew Ranken
DeKALB – A 23-year-old Chicago man faces felony charges for allegedly stealing an iPhone from a woman’s car early Sunday morning.
SYCAMORE – A political argument that started on Facebook ended with a Sycamore man being stabbed in the chest and cut on the hand early Sunday, authorities said.
MAYFIELD – An Esmond man was charged with driving under the influence and texting while driving after his vehicle landed in the Kishwaukee River early Sunday morning.
Police spent hundreds of hours following about a dozen people they suspected of trafficking crack cocaine in DeKalb County.