Waukegan Crime

Waukegan Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Two arrested after traffic stop

    Tuesday Jun 21 | via Daily Herald 

    Two alleged gang members were arrested June 6 and charged with various crimes after a traffic stop near 10th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Waukegan, authorities said. Edurawdo L. Hawthorne, 29, of the 300 block of McKinley Avenue, was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of a weapon without a firearm owner identification card, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, fugitive from justice, and obstructing justice, authorities said.

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    Related Topix: Waukegan, IL, Lake County, IL

  • Three Charged With Shooting At Waukegan Police

    Sunday Jun 19 | via CBS Local 

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  • Zion teen charged with shooting at Waukegan police

    Saturday Jun 18 | via Daily Herald 

    An 18-year-old from Zion is being held on $1 million bail after Waukegan police said he fired shots at officers early Friday. Olvan Quezada, of the 2900 block of 30th Street in Zion, has been charged with three counts of attempted murder, three counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm in the direction of a peace officer, defacing a firearm and possession of a weapon by a street gang member.

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    Related Topix: Violent Crime, Waukegan, IL, Zion, IL, North Chicago, IL

  • 'This is a very vulnerable community': LGBT advocate...

    Monday Jun 13 | via Chicago Tribune 

    Crowds have gathered in big cities and small towns throughout the world to remember those killed when a gunman opened fire inside a gay nightclub early Sunday in Orlando. In Waukegan, Rev.

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    Related Topix: Violent Crime, Gay/Lesbian, Waukegan, IL

  • Waukegan man accused of hitting cop with car pleads ...

    Wednesday Jun 8 | via Daily Herald 

    A Waukegan man accused of hitting a police officer with a car after a retail theft at the Round Lake Beach Wal-Mart pleaded not guilty to multiple charges in Lake County court Wednesday. Cedric D. Brown, 43, whose last known address was the 1000 Block of Pacific, remains held in Lake County jail on $750,000 bail on multiple charges.

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    Related Topix: Waukegan, IL, Round Lake Beach, IL, Lake County, IL

  • Man arrested after displaying gun in social media video

    Friday Jun 3 | via WAND-TV Decatur 

    A suburban Chicago man is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail for allegedly posting a video on social media of himself with a gun and mocking Lake County sheriff's deputies who issued him a traffic ticket. Sheriff's department spokesman Detective Christopher Covelli says 27-year-old Angelo Morris recorded his being ticketed Wednesday in Waukegan for improper use of a signal.

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    Related Topix: Lake County, IL, Waukegan, IL

  • Four suspects charged in string of Waukegan pizza-de...

    Thursday Jun 2 | via Chicago Tribune 

    Two men and two teens were arrested and charged in connection with three of four armed robberies of Waukegan pizza-delivery drivers in late May. Two men and two teens were arrested Tuesday and charged in connection with at least three armed robberies of Waukegan pizza-delivery drivers in the previous week. Jean Gerena-Ramos, 18, of the 300 block of Ravine Avenue, and Kevin Chamul-Castillo, 19, of the 500 block of North Martin Avenue, face charges of armed robbery along with a 17-year-old male from Waukegan and a 15-year-old male from Chicago.

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    Related Topix: Waukegan, IL, Food, Life, Pizza

  • Waukegan police searching for shooter in botched rob...

    Wednesday Jun 1 | via Daily Herald 

    Waukegan police are searching for a man who shot one person during a robbery attempt at the BP gas station at 902 Grand Ave. in Waukegan early Wednesday morning. According to surveillance camera footage released by police Wednesday afternoon, the man with the gun -- a thin black man with facial hair, according to witnesses -- approached two men with his weapon drawn while they were gassing up their car around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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  • Judge dismisses two of four felony charges against f...

    May 25, 2016 | via Chicago Tribune 

    Newsome is accused of stealing about $275,000 from the city's drug-asset forfeiture fund, but Lake County Judge James Booras dismissed two of the four counts against him. Booras dismissed one count of theft of government property, a felony carrying a potential six- to 30-year prison sentence, and one count of theft, a felony that carries a potential prison term of four to 15 years.

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    Related Topix: North Chicago, IL, Waukegan, IL

  • Waukegan man sentenced to 21 years in prison for sex...

    May 23, 2016 | via Chicago Tribune 

    A 54-year-old Waukegan man was sentenced to 21 years in prison Monday for the repeated sexual assault of a victim under the age of 13. Under a negotiated plea deal, Jose Hernandez-Tovar pleaded guilty to two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault against a child. The charge carried a possible sentence of six to 60 years in prison, according to prosecutors.

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    Related Topix: Waukegan, IL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Waukegan Law

Any statute of limitations on moving violations and or dui (marijuana) in Illinois?
Accident occurred in March. No tickets issued. Over three months later, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and improper lane usage tickets issued. Now seven months later, taking about charging with dui (marijuana). Any chance of beating it?
Not on those grounds alone, no. An attorney might be able to help you find some better grounds. If you don't have an...
Conviction of a dui in 2006, driving on suspended 4 times, and driving on revoked in an accident in 2010 how can I get license?
Do I have to get the breathalyzer in my car and drive on a restricted or can I get fully reinstated after paying everything in full, or can I pull my dui case back up in court to show that I completed all classes and paid all fines and get my license reinstated that way?
I have a couple of thoughts. First, if you had an attorney on your prior case(s), I suggest giving them a call, as they...
Is there a difference in DUI case "dismissed vs not convicted" and "reckless driving vs negligible driving"?
Want to know what is the difference between "not convicted" and "case dismissed" if any, and reckless driving vs negligible driving"? Thank you
Dismissed - no trial or plea. Not convicted - plea or trial. Reckless negligent (not negligible) are different...
If found not guilty of DUI. if an application asks "have u ever been cited for a DUI?" Do i put yes or no? What about expunge?
Got a dui for marijuana....went to court...got it dismissed because I had no weed on me, the cop wasnt certified to give the test, and pulled me over out of jurisdiction...
I do not know of any application that asks whether someone has been 'cited' for a DUI. In Illinois it is illegal for an...
I'm on felony probation. Cop let me go on a DUI last night. Can my PO run my name and see that i was pulled over?
The cop knew someone in my family and was really cool about it. He followed me back to this girls. He didn't even mention the fact that i'm on probation, just wanted to make sure i was safe and didn't have drugs. When my name gets ran by the police does it automatically get sent over to my PO stating what happened. I have to see him tomorrow morning. Should i even bring up that i got pulled over?
First let me go on record that I usually am annoyed by my fellow attorney's who immediately tell any person posting on...
Drilling reservist with DUI on drill weekend
I am a drilling reservist with 3 years left on my contract. I got a DUI over a drill weekend couple of weeks ago. After couple of hours at the police station, I was freed and I went to drill not wanting to miss it. I have a court date next month and if it doesn't go the way I want it to be, I will get court supervision/license suspension for 6 months. I am planning on getting my record expunged afterward. The arresting officer told me that my command will not find out about this because it is between "me and him". I'm not sure what he means by this. Will my command find out?
This is a very dangerous game you are playing. I have represented military clients on DUIs over the years. I have had...
Do out of state DUIs carry over?
So, my girlfriend was arrested yesterday afternoon for driving while under the influence in Rockford, IL. This is her 3rd DUI, but it is her first in the state of Illinois. She had gotten 2 DUIs almost back to back in Michigan about 2 years ago, but was able to walk away after 10 days in jail and without probation. To date, she owes the state about $6,000, and technically has a warrant out for her arrest in Michigan due to unpaid fines. I'm curious if the DUIs will carry over, because right now her bond is set at $300, and that seems awfully low for someone with her DUI history. Isn't a 3rd DUI supposed to be a felony, anyway? She had gotten into an argument with someone and fallen asleep in the car (which just so happened to be in the middle of a parking lot). Someone noticed her passed out in the car and called the police, who then knocked on her window and proceeded to question her. They got her with 5 charges: DUI ALCOHOL/INTOX COMPOUND/DRUG; POSSESS DRUG PARAPHERNALIA; POSSESS CANNABIS 2.5-10 GRAMS; DRVNG UNDR INFLU/BAC 0.08; TRANSP/CARRY ALC LIQ/DRIVER. I know she had a bunch of opened containers and cans in the car. What is likely to happen if she is not bonded out?
Convictions from other states carry over to other states. You know she needs to get a dui attorney, help her do that....