Highland Park Crime

Highland Park Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Trail Dates Postponed for 3 Charged With Murder

    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.


    Related Topix: Highwood, IL, Lake County, IL, Highland Park, IL

  • Compressor Stolen From Company Van: Cops

    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.


    Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Highland Park, IL

  • White Oak Lane Street Sign Removed: Police

    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.


    Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Highland Park, IL

  • Highland Park highlights dangers of DUI

    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.


    Related Topix: Highland Park, NJ, Education Etc.

  • Appeals Court Places Feelings Over Constitution

    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."


    Related Topix: Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Highland Park, IL

  • Highland Park substitute teacher in jail after viola...

    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.


    Related Topix: Highland Park, IL

  • 7th Circuit judge: Don't limit gun choices to govern...

    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 .


    Related Topix: Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Highland Park, IL, Life, Self Defense, Guns

  • 7th Circuit Court Rules Bans on 'Assault Weapons' Ca...

    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.


    Related Topix: Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Highland Park, IL, Guns, Life, Self Defense

  • Bank Accounts Opened in Dead Relative's Name

    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.


    Related Topix: Riverdale, IL, Highland Park, IL, Crestwood, IL

Highland Park Law

DUI advice
I was pulled over on us rt. 41 northbound by park west (it goes down to 40 mph) I was pulled over for speeding (clocked me at 74 mph). Did some field sobriety tests and blew 0.081 and was taken to the station. I was polite and admired to drinking one blue moon and at the station I blew a 0.071. Why did they check the box to suspend my license? And what are the chances I can beat this case?
I wouldn't feel comfortable giving you odds on "beating" the case without more information. Based on what you have...
Should I lawyer up?!
I blew a .081 in highland park on the street (pulled over for speeding!), at the station I blew a 0.71. Should I lawyer up and what may the charge be?
Absolutely you should lawyer up! You will likely be charged with DUI.
Question about out of state DUI: is it possible to change court date or have someone show up for me?
I just finally got charged for a dui after 11 months in California. I currently reside in Illinois. My letter said I have to appear in court December 15. Is it possible to push this court date back or to transfer the charges to Illinois? I have no money to fly to California and after 11 months I thought my charges would get dropped. I blew a 0.04 and also had my blood tested positive for marijuana. Also, a week after my arrest my license was reinstated Because my alcohol levels were under legal limit.
As California has jurisdiction over the matter, you should ask this question of the California attorneys.
I was just wondering what could happen. I'm on probation for driving on revoked and a dui. And it was a mistamenor charge.
He revoked me a couple months ago for not doing the community service hours witch i had a letter from my back Dr saying that i couldn't do them. It was never presented to the judge from the public defender. I just went to see him a couple days ago and failed a drug test he revoked me again. I called and scheduled a updated evaluation and going to do classes again but what could happen in court?
What could happen is that the judge says he is tired of you violating, so he is just going to revoke probation and send...
Can a officer breathalyze a minor without parent consent at a party?
At a party minors were drinking with out parents home. There were open cans. Everyone was sent home with a ticket.
Yes. Why would they need parental consent? What parent would consent to that?
I've had my RDP for only two weeks and I've stopped at the gym a couple of times, will they cancel my rdp when I send my report?
I've only had my RDP for two weeks and need to send my initial 30 monitor report. Do I have any chance at keeping RDP? I know if you blow and fail the state gives you a 2nd chance, do they do the same for unnecessary stops?
You are taking a serious risk by making unauthorized stops while you have your RDP. If you have recently learned that...
Does the RDP monitoring report count how many starts per day? Can that cause a violation?
Have an RDP for work but i stop at the starbucks on the way to work occasionally. I've never blown any sort of alcohol reading.
Attempting to disable the device so you won't get found out at Starbucks is tampering and would be recorded as a start...