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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
First Responders Challenge: A Fun Day for the Family and a Fun Competition

First Responders Challenge: A Fun Day for the Family and a Fun Competition

Still time for police, firefighters and EMTs to enter a team for the Sept. 13 event.
SUV Crash Lands on Dealer's Row: OMGPD

SUV Crash Lands on Dealer's Row: OMGPD

Tiny jail towels, iPad thief smiles, cigarette ripoff and a hard-to-swallow milk shake in the latest annals of Patch Chicago crime-n-shame.
Accused 'Machete Man' Says All He Had on Him Was a Lighter: OMGPD

Accused 'Machete Man' Says All He Had on Him Was a Lighter: OMGPD

A woman locks up her dog in filth, a suspicious texter and a man with red fingernails this week in the annals of PatchChicago crime-n-shame.
Darien Accepting Applications for Police Officers

Darien Accepting Applications for Police Officers

Applications for Darien, IL, police officers are due by 4 p.m. July 28. Testing will be held at Hinsdale South High School on Aug. 23.
Biker Gang vs. Little Woman: Who Got Arrested?

Biker Gang vs. Little Woman: Who Got Arrested?

A young woman is charged with attempted murder after a chase with a biker gang that began in Burr Ridge, ended in Bedford Park, and led to one man's death.
Oak Lawn Grandma’s Psychiatric Evaluation Needs More Time

Oak Lawn Grandma’s Psychiatric Evaluation Needs More Time

Alfreda Giedrojc charged with the first-degree murder of her infant granddaughter in October 2013 appeared in court on Tuesday morning.
Attorney for Kelli O'Laughlin's Accused Killer Wants To Hire Own Experts

Attorney for Kelli O'Laughlin's Accused Killer Wants To Hire Own Experts

Trial date for John L. Wilson Jr., the man accused of murdering 14-year-old Indian Head Park girl likely to be pushed back.
Remember the Tiger That Walked Into a Bar...

Remember the Tiger That Walked Into a Bar...

Also, a 'playful game of slap' leads to a hospital trip in this week's OMG PD.
Plea Deal Instructs Man to Stop Spitting on Others

Plea Deal Instructs Man to Stop Spitting on Others

Also in this week's OMG PD, a car is towed for owing thousands in parking tickets and a cabbie gets battered by his fare.
'Huckster' Kevin Trudeau Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

'Huckster' Kevin Trudeau Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

Oak Brook informercial king slammed by judge as "deceitful to the very core" as sentence was imposed Monday.
DUI Suspect Bites Off Booking Room Camera, Police Say

DUI Suspect Bites Off Booking Room Camera, Police Say

Also in this week's OMG PD, a man is arrested for screaming at a snowplow driver.
It Takes Just Five Minutes For A Pro To Steal All Four Of Your Tires

It Takes Just Five Minutes For A Pro To Steal All Four Of Your Tires

Area police say pothole damage is motivating thieves to brazenly pluck tires from your cars — even during the day.
Family Time: Mom, Dad, Daughter Shoplift $7M Together

Family Time: Mom, Dad, Daughter Shoplift $7M Together

A look at weird crime in the Chicago area.
State Police Announce Arrests, Results from Roadside Safety Check

State Police Announce Arrests, Results from Roadside Safety Check

The detail was conducted on the westbound Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) at York Road by ISP District 15 officers on Feb. 21 and 22.
‘Your Concealed Carry License Is In the Mail’

‘Your Concealed Carry License Is In the Mail’

Illinois State Police say concealed carry permits will be printed and mailed on a daily basis as they are approved.
Man Brings Tiger to a Bar, Police Chase Suspect on Snowplow

Man Brings Tiger to a Bar, Police Chase Suspect on Snowplow

Also in this week's OMG PD, a woman sues saying her hair care product failed to deliver and a man is arrested for screaming profanities in his apartment.
Meth Chic: LaGrange-Area Meth Suspect Busted in 'Breaking Bad' Attire

Meth Chic: LaGrange-Area Meth Suspect Busted in 'Breaking Bad' Attire

Breaking Bad fan arrested for second time running his own meth lab, sheriff says.
Woman Steals $1,900 Dog, Hardwood Floors Snatched from Home

Woman Steals $1,900 Dog, Hardwood Floors Snatched from Home

A look at weird crimes in the Chicago area.
International Fugitive Arrested, Returned to DuPage Co. Jail

International Fugitive Arrested, Returned to DuPage Co. Jail

Pedro Cerritos Seriteno, 35, of Mexico, was indicted in 2002 and a warrant was issued for his arrest for a criminal sexual assault charge.
Roadside Safety Checks in DuPage Co. Begin Friday

Roadside Safety Checks in DuPage Co. Begin Friday

The Illinois State Police will conduct Roadside Safety Checks in DuPage County on Friday and Saturday.