Monday, April 29, 2013
The Joliet man communicated online with a Western Springs investigator that he thought was a 15-year-old girl.
Updated, 3:45 p.m. A Joliet man was charged with indecent solicitation of a child after police said he made inappropriate overtures to a Western Springs investigator posing on Craigslist as a 15-year-old girl. Kevin J. Ethridge, 47, of the 1000 block of Magnolia Avenue, was arrested in his Joliet home Thursday after an investigation that began in September 2012. Police said that at that time Ethridge began soliciting “indecent liberties” during numerous online conversations with the investigator. "Indecent liberties as it pertains to this particular investigation included things such as inappropriate remarks, solicitations to meet up with the child to perform various criminal sexual acts, along with transmitting electronic images of a …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The man and woman approached two separate groups of boys Saturday evening in Western Springs, police said.
A man in an SUV appeared to film two separate groups of boys Saturday evening along Lawn Avenue in Western Springs while the female driver asked them if they wanted candy, police said. The woman told the boys the candy was in the back of the SUV, police said. She also asked if they “wanted to film some video” on an iPhone-type device the man was using. She did not try to actually touch the boys and drove away when they declined. The boys were between the ages of 9 and 14. Both incidents happened around 6:15 p.m. in the 4800 and 4900 blocks of Lawn Avenue, police said. The boys described the woman as white and in her 20s with dark hair and wearing a dark shirt, police said. She also had a raspy voice. They said the man was white and in his …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The teenage suspect was taken into custody at the scene and charged with residential burglary, police said.
Western Springs police stopped a home burglary in progress Friday afternoon when they apprehended a 15-year-old Melrose Park teen at the scene of the incident. The teen had kicked in a rear basement door of an unoccupied home in the 1400 block of 39th Street before police responded to the burglary, according to the report. After 30 minutes, officers convinced the teen to leave the house and took him into custody. Investigators found items that they said the teen intended to steal scattered inside the home. Police charged the teen with criminal damage to property, in addition to residential burglary. ----- Get more Patch updates:
Monday, February 4, 2013
Western Springs police reports, Jan. 28-Feb. 4.
MONDAY, JAN. 28 Cassandra Flores, 21, of the 16400 block of 66th Avenue, Tinley Park, was stopped for speeding at the corner of Franklin and Ogden avenues and charged with driving wtih a suspended license, police said. Malcolm J. Adams, 55, of the 500 block of North Lavergne Avenue, Chicago, was stopped for erratic driving at the corner of 55th Street and Interstate 294 at 12:21 p.m. and was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, police said. -- Police Blotter information is provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a a family member are …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Western Springs police reports, Jan. 22-28.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23 Police reported at 3:32 p.m. that someone had used the credit card of a victim on the 600 block of 52nd Place to make fraudulent online purchases of retail goods totaling more than $900 on or around Dec. 30. -- Police Blotter information is provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Patch sites:
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Western Springs police reports, Jan. 15-22.
SUNDAY, JAN. 20 Anthony J. Deacy, 49, of the 1200 block of Leverenz Road, Naperville, was stopped for speeding at the corner of Ogden Avenue and I-294 and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after failing field sobriety tests, police said. The defendant was also charged with failure to yield to an emergency vehicle. SATURDAY, JAN. 19 Someone used an undetermined object to damage the rear passenger window of a car parked in a residential driveway on the 4300 block of Franklin Avenue sometime between 4:30 p.m. and 8:05 p.m. Nothing was reported disturbed or taken from the car. FRIDAY, JAN. 18 Enrique Martinez-Mendez, 37, of the 1900 block of S. 49th Court, Cicero, was stopped for speeding at the corner of Ogden and Howard …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The robberies have occurred in the north and northwest suburbs, fairly far from Western Springs or La Grange, but have nonetheless incited a cautionary warning from police.
A series of hair-salon robberies in the north and northwest Chicago suburbs, apparently all committed by the same man, has prompted a business crime alert to area salons from the Western Springs Police Department. Though none of the robberies are from Western Springs, La Grange or any of the near surrounding communities, nearly a dozen salons in north- and northwest-suburban strip malls have been hit by the robber. The suspect is described as being white/Hispanic, 30-45, between 5’7” and 6” tall, 200-230 lbs, “wearing a black or dark colored jacket, blue jeans, sunglasses during the day, a grey or dark colored knit cap, dark gloves, gray or blue gym shoes (with stripes), a scarf covering his face (black and tan), unshaven, and carrying a …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Western Springs police reports, Jan. 7-15.
MONDAY, JAN. 14 Eugene F. Gurga, 67, of the 5600 block of Forest Hill, Clarendon Hills, was stopped at the corner of 55th Street and Interstate 294 at 10:26 p.m. for driving with a suspended registration plate and was charged with driving with a revoked license, police said. FRIDAY, JAN. 11 Someone attempted to break into a home on the 4900 block of Commonwealth Avenue sometime between 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., likely intending to burglarize it, police said. Prying damage was done to both the front and rear entry doors, but the suspect didn't get into the home. A 16-year-old boy driving a car with a 15-year-old boy boy as passenger crashed into a parkway tree at the corner of 48th Street and Grand Avenue at 11:50 p.m., police said. Both left…
Monday, January 7, 2013
Western Springs police reports, Dec. 31-Jan 7.
SUNDAY, JAN. 6 A 19-year-old man and an 18-year-old man, both of Western Springs, were issued local ordinance citations for underage consumption of alcohol after police responded to a disturbance on the 3800 block of Forest Avenue at 1:40 a.m., police said.No physical confrontations were reported. THURSDAY, JAN. 3 Josephine Lopez, 24, of the 2300 block of West Cullerton Avenue, Chicago, was stopped on the 3900 block of Hampton Avenue at 10:35 p.m. for driving with a missing taillight and was charged with driving without a valid license, police said. TUESDAY, JAN. 1 A 20-year-old woman, 18-year-old woman and 17-year-old girl, all from La Grange, and a 19-year-old Western Springs man, were issued local ordinance citations for underage …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Western Springs police reports, Dec. 10-17.
MONDAY, DEC. 17 Someone reportedly entered an unlocked vehicle parked in a garage on the 4800 block of Woodland Avenue sometime between 9:00 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 a.m. Monday and stole a purse containing documents, credit cards and other items. The estimated value of the stolen goods was $30. SUNDAY, DEC. 16 Marvin Romero, 37, of the 1000 block of Keeler Avenue, Chicago, was stopped at 8:50 a.m. on the 5700 block of Wolf Road for having a suspended registration and only one headlight, police said. I was charged with driving wtihout a license. SATURDAY, DEC. 15 John S. Osga, 43, of the 300 block of Park Avenue, River Forest, was stopped at 12:58 a.m. on the 1100 block of Burlington Avenue for having an expired registration, police said. He …