Highland Park Crime
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12 hrs ago | via Patch.com
Originally set to go to trial on Monday, Judge Victoria Rossetti on Friday set the new date of August 10 for defendant Benjamin Schenk, of Highwood, at the request of Assistant Lake County State's Attorney Reginald Mathews and defense attorney James Bertucci - the Highland Park News reports. Michael Coffee, another defendant, will also go trial August 10 while Philip Vatamaniuc, a third defendant in the 2013 murder case, already had a date set for September 18. All three are charged with first-degree murder in what prosecutors call a drug-related robbery. Comment?
18 hrs ago | via Patch.com
A victim in the 100 block of Skokie Highway discovered that her wallet was missing while she shopped at the store at 2:10 p.m. on May 23. She contacted her credit card companies and found that charges were made on the card that she did not authorize. Ariel B. Almaguer, 23, Chicago was stopped at Dundee and Shermer roads at 11:47 p.m. on May 22 and charged with driving while license suspended. Comment?
Wednesday May 27 | via Patch.com
Andre Turner, 34, Evanston was arrested for theft and possession of another person's credit card on May 22 at 1:16 p.m. in the 700 block of Oak St. The arrest was made subsequent to an investigation of a theft previously reported that day. Juan Beristain-Sanchez, 21, Highland Park was arrested for driving without a valid driver's license and cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident on May 20 at 8:19 a.m. in the 200 block of Sheridan Road. Comment?
Tuesday May 26 | via Courier News
Highlighting the perils of drinking and driving, a mock car accident and funeral service were staged in the borough Tuesday. Highland Park highlights dangers of drinking, driving Highlighting the perils of drinking and driving, a mock car accident and funeral service were staged in the borough Tuesday. Comment?
Monday May 11 | via AmmoLand
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, based in Chicago, has upheld a lower court ruling that an Illinois community's ordinance banning possession of "assault weapons," and " high-capacity" magazines is not a violation of the Second Amendment rights of their citizens. In the two to one decision, the prevailing judges concluded that "If a ban on semi - automatic guns and large - capacity magazines reduces the perceived risk from a mass shooting, and makes the public feel safer as a result, that's a substantial benefit." Comment?
Friday May 8 | via Chicago Tribune
Steven Habay, the former Highland Park High School substitute teacher accused of cyberstalking and possessing child pornography, was taken into custody Friday after a court hearing revealed a violation of his bond conditions. Habay, 41, who had been on home confinement at his parent's residence in Highland Park, tested positive for alcohol use on May 6 during a random curfew check. Comment?
Apr 28, 2015 | via Examiner.com
A federal appeals court judge yesterday delivered a blunt dissent in a 2-1 ruling by a 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in which he bluntly explained that allowing government to determine which firearms people may own transfers too much power to government, according to Newsmax.com . But Judge Daniel A. Manion was on the losing side of a court challenge to a ban on so-called "assault weapons" by the city of Highland Park, Illinois . Comment?
Apr 27, 2015 | via AmmoLand
In a stunning 2-1 decision published today that upheld a City of Highland Park, Illinois ordinance that prohibits the possession of so-called "assault weapons" and "large-capacity magazines, " Seventh Circuit Cout of Appeals Judge Frank Easterbrook held that [a]nother constitutional principle is relevant: the Constitution establishes a federal republic where local differences are cherished as elements of liberty, rather than eliminated in a search for national uniformity. McDonald circumscribes the scope of permissible experimentation by state and local governments, but it does not foreclose all possibility of experimentation. Comment?
Apr 24, 2015 | via Patch.com
A victim in the 2800 block of Dundee Road related that offenders entered her residence and removed money and jewelry at some point between 7:45 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. on April 16. Neither the officers nor the victim were able to determine the point of entry into the house. There were no signs of force to the doors or windows. Comment?
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