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Regional Police Report: Boyfriend Hit in Head with Hammer, Two Charged in Drug Death and More

The following is a selection of police-related items reported in area Patches recently. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Regional Police Report: Boyfriend Hit in Head with Hammer, Two Charged in Drug Death and More

Holiday Hills

Sheriff: Woman Struck Boyfriend in Head with Hammer

A Holiday Hills woman early Dec. 3 bit her boyfriend and then hit him over the head with a hammer, rendering him unconscious, according to McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren.

Cali L. Sander, 27, 1206 W. Sunset Dr., was arrested and charged with one count aggravated domestic battery and one count aggravated battery, Nygren said in a press release.

At about 5 a.m., sheriff officers responded to the 1200 block of West Sunset Road, Holiday Hills, to a domestic battery report. Upon arriving at the home, sheriff deputies met the male victim who said Sander bit him on the arm and hit him on the head with hard object, Nygren said. Sander was not home when deputies arrived.


A mother and son have been arrested for drug induced homicide in connection with the Sept. 18 death of a 30-year-old Ingleside man.

Class X Drug Induced Homicide warrants were issued Tuesday for , who reside in the 34000 Block of Oden Ave., Ingleside, reported the Lake County Sheriff's Department.

The warrants were served by sheriff's detectives.

The case involves the death of Jeffery Ferris, 30, of the 35000 block of N. Milwaukee Ave., Ingleside, who purchased prescription drugs from Brian Stredronsky and died after taking ingesting them during a night of partying.


Woman Sexually Assaulted in Store

Firas Ayoubi, 27, of North Normandy Street in Chicago, , after he entered a business Tuesday and sexually assaulted a 19-year-old employee, police said.

At about 8 a.m. Tuesday, Ayoubi walked into a Niles business which a 19-year-old woman, of Elmwood Park, had just opened for the day. She was in the back of the business. Ayoubi approached her wearing a mask that partially covered the lower half of his face, according to police, dragged her to a storeroom and sexually assaulted her.

He then dragged her by the hair and arm back to the front of the store and asked where the cash drawer was located, police said.  A 60-year-old Chicago man entered the business for an appointment and the woman asked him for help. This man, a witness, swore at Ayoubi and ordered him to let the woman go; the woman got free and she and the witness rushed outside and called police.


Edward J. Slepowronski, 33, was waked Friday at Skaja Terrace Funeral Home in Niles, and buried Saturday.

Patch had earlier reported a Niles man was found deceased in his vehicle Saturday afternoon, Nov. 24, at a scenic overlook in Joshua Tree National Park in southern California. 

The man was later identified as Slepowronski, according to the Press-Enterprise. He had been reported missing Nov. 12.

The Riverside County, Calif. coroner's office did not have a cause of death as of Friday. It will not be known until toxicology reports, which could take as long as five to six weeks, are completed, they said.


Police Rescue Woman Who Drove Into Pool

It seems an off-season pool cover can't withstand the weight of an average-size sedan. 

On Dec. 1 , " at 1280 Rudolph Dr.," according to a release from the Northbrook Fire Department.

Two Northbrook police officers had to assist the driver out of the car and cold water, but no injuries were reported by the fire department, who later helped remove the car from the pool, according to the release. 

The car was stuck in about three feet of water, according to the fire department.

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