Recent Crime News
23 hrs ago | via Patch.com
The former Palatine man sexually assaulted a little girl from 2007 to 2009. Police found pictures of her in his storage locker. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 24 | via Patch.com
On March 24 at 4:40 a.m., Abel A. Ocampo, 23, Wheeling, was charged with Aggravated Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol - No Driver's License, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving While Breath Alcohol Concentration Greater Than .08, Driving While Suspended, No Valid Driver's License, and Speeding in the 3300 block of Milwaukee Avenue. On March 21 at 9:16 a.m., Betsabe Trujillo-Flores 39, Palatine, was charged with No Valid Driver's License and Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident in the 1300 block of East Lake Avenue. Comment?
Sunday Mar 22 | via Daily Herald
A recent video showing classmates taunting a Sikh student on a Georgia school bus -- one of them calling the student a "terrorist" -- and the 2012 shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin that left six dead have highlighted the problem of hate crimes against the Sikh community. On Sunday, Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez reached out to address the problem by visiting the Sikh Religious Society of Chicago in Palatine. Comment?
Thursday Mar 19 | via Daily Herald
A jury trial date of June 1 was set Thursday for Michael Platt, the Palatine man charged with first-degree murder in the death last July of 26-year-old Ryan Flannigan, also of Palatine. The trial date was set after Platt's attorney, Sam Amirante, withdrew his motion to quash the arrest and suppress evidence. Comment?
Friday Feb 27 | via Daily Herald
A Wheeling man has been charged with aggravated robbery after authorities say he took a taxi to rob a Speedway gas station in Palatine, carried out more than $400 in a Styrofoam cup and then practically walked into the arms of a waiting police officer. Kevin Katsev, 31, was ordered held on $100,000 bail Friday by Cook County Judge Joseph Cataldo. Comment?
Friday Feb 27 | via Patch.com
A Palatine Police Officer on routine patrol at 1:55 a.m., Feb. 27 in the 1200 block of N. Rand Road confronted and arrested a man right after he had robbed a Speedway. The officer initially noticed " a male dressed all in black with his hands in his pockets walking from around the side of the building and enter the front of the gas station," a written release from the Palatine Police Department stated. Comment?
Feb 25, 2015 | via Patch.com
Clovis Javier Vilchez-Parra, associate pastor at Mission San Juan Diego Catholic Church in Arlington Heights, was arrested in Palatine. A Catholic priest at Mission San Juan Diego Catholic Church in Arlington Heights faces felony child porn charges following an investigation by the Cook County state's attorney's Internet Crimes Against Children task force. Comment?
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