Police & Fire
The latest on local crime and public safety.
Swatting a YouTube celeb, communion juice thievery and a punch-drunk flirter this week in the annals of Chicagoland crime-n-shame.
Homeless man steals a Corvette, a mama protects her jailbird son and the peek-from-behind-the-curtain crew this week in crime-n-shame.
While the FBI believes a New Lenox man robbed 13 banks, they only charged him with knocking over one of them.
Early morning fire required nine area departments and 65 firefighters Wednesday.
Chicago lawyer for Heather Mack says Bali authorities may detain him. Her Indonesian lawyer says he's not allowed to meet with her alone.
Sheriff will focus on seat belt violators through Labor Day, Sept. 1.
Oak Park Police were called to the home of Sheila von Wiese-Mack 86 times in 10 years for trouble between her and her daughter, Heather.
Sheila von Weise-Mack, well-known in local arts circles, was 62. Her teen daughter and a young man are suspected of beating her to death.
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.
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.
Police seeking man wanted in connection to physical altercation on train that left a passenger with extensive facial injuries.
Tripped up by a police sting, Oak Park man could be headed to federal prison for 9 to 11 years.
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.
Also in this week's OMG PD, a man is arrested for screaming at a snowplow driver.
Area police say pothole damage is motivating thieves to brazenly pluck tires from your cars — even during the day.
A look at weird crime in the Chicago area.
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.
Child porn charges lodged against Kenneth Sims after police investigate.
Breaking Bad fan arrested for second time running his own meth lab, sheriff says.
A look at weird crimes around the Chicago area.