Recent Crime News
Friday May 15 | via Canada.com
The man once notorious as the "Flying Bandit" - named after slipping out of prison and robbing 59 banks and jewelry stores from Vancouver to Halifax - has lost his touch: Gilbert Galvan was arrested this week in Illinois for shoplifting $900 worth of liquor. Galvan became infamous after being revealed in 1987 as the slick bandit behind heists in 14 cities, in every province except Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland. 1 comment
Tuesday May 12 | via Daily Herald
The Phantom Bandit, one of the most notorious bank robbers in Canadian history, is behind bars in the Lake County jail on charges he tried to steal more than $900 in liquor from a downtown Barrington grocery store. Gilbert Galvan, 58, also at times dubbed "The Flying Bandit," faces four counts of felony retail theft stemming from his arrest early Monday morning at a Jewel Osco store, Barrington Police Chief David Dorn said. Comment?
Thursday Apr 30 | via Daily Herald
A Chicago man with convictions for theft and burglary in Lake and DuPage counties was ordered held on $100,000 bail Thursday on charges he took items from cars parked along Palm Street in Barrington last year. Cook County sheriff's police arrested Darvis Dennis, 27, on a warrant for traffic offenses and connected him to car burglaries that occurred on May 6, 2014, said Cook County Assistant State's Attorney David Shin. Comment?
Friday Apr 24 | via Chicago Tribune
A 2013 Barrington High School graduate pleaded guilty Friday to killing a New York woman, according to Long Island officials. Maxwell Sherman, of Long Beach, N.Y., was first arrested in August 2013 for the murder of 18-year-old Lauren Daverin-Gresham of Rockville, N.Y. She was found naked in a pool of blood two days prior to Sherman's arrest, strangled to death. Comment?
Thursday Apr 23 | via Daily Herald
A former Elgin woman pleaded not guilty in Lake County court Thursday to charges she assumed the identity of an elderly resident at The Garlands of Barrington to steal thousands of dollars, authorities said. Vanessa Williams, 38, formally denied charges of theft, identity theft and aggravated identity theft, alleging she used the victim's debit card without authorization between April 25 to July 27, 2014, authorities said. Comment?
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