Police: Landlord yells at naked tenant, takes his photo

On December 15th, 2018 by admin

SYCAMORE – A Naperville man who’s a landlord at Suburban Apartments entered a tenant’s apartment without notice and took a picture of him while the tenant was naked, according to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. Sukhdarshan S. Bedl, 64, of the 4500 block of Corktree Road, has been charged with criminal trespass to residence and disorderly conduct. Sgt. James Stevenson said Bedl posted $500 cash to be released. According to the release, the tenant told deputies that just after noon Friday, at the apartment complex at 1400 Twombly Road, he found Bedl standing in his living room, and that when Bedl saw the tenant was nude, he yelled at him and took a picture of him with his cellphone. ...

Pittsburgh Mayor Declares Intent to Ban Guns in Violation of State Law

On December 14th, 2018 by admin

Yesterday, we reported that it was likely that sweeping gun control measures would be proposed in Pittsburgh. Today, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto held a press conference to propose a trio of anti-gun city ordinances that, if enacted, would constitute a direct violation of Pennsylvania’s state firearms preemption law and Pennsylvania Supreme Court precedent. At the event, Peduto was joined by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, who benefitted from $500,000 in spending from Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety during his 2018 re-election bid, and City Council members Corey O’Connor and Erika Strassburger....

Rockford trio accused of theft released from DeKalb County jail on signatures

On December 14th, 2018 by admin

SYCAMORE – Three Rockford housemates charged with retail theft have been released from DeKalb County jail on their signatures after police say they went on a shoplifting spree along Sycamore Road on Thursday. Tyler A. Field, 23, of the 300 block of Oakley Avenue, faces the most significant retail theft charge, because police say he stole three hoverboards from from Walmart, 2300 Sycamore Road, on Thursday. If convicted, he could face two to five years in prison, because the items are valued at more than $300. Additionally, 27-year-old Jerry A. Consiglio has been charged after police say he stole two XBox One games from Best Buy, 2074 Sycamore Road, and 18-year-old Domenick E. Fox has been charged after police say he stole 14 grocery items and seven clothing items from Target, 2555 Sycamore Road. Both of those hauls are valued at less than $300, so Consiglio and Fox won't face more than a year in jail. DeKalb County Judge Philip Montgomery specifically ordered that Consiglio be barred from Best Buy and Walmart. Montgomery ordered that all three men report to pretrial services. Field is due back in DeKalb County court at 9 a.m. Feb. 8, while Consiglio and Fox are due back at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 19. ...

Misleading Headlines and the Murder Rate

On December 14th, 2018 by admin

We hear a lot about “fake news.” We regularly see data miscoded and statistics misused. What we have seen several times over the last several months does not really fit any of those categories....

Police investigating report of shots fired on South 7th Street in DeKalb

On December 14th, 2018 by admin

DeKALB – Police are investigating a report of shots being fired in the 100 block of South Seventh Street, according to a post from about 10 p.m. on the DeKalb Police Department’s Facebook page. Anyone with information on the incident should call the police department at 815-748-8400. ...

Man pushes station wagon into path of train with SUV

On December 14th, 2018 by admin

HINCKLEY – A Hinckley man accused of crashing an SUV into his girlfriend’s station wagon while drunk, leading to the car being struck by a train, has been released from the DeKalb County jail on his signature. Nathan R. Sorensen, 33, of the 300 block of Maple Street, has been charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving and domestic battery. According to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, about 9 p.m. Thursday, Sorensen’s girlfriend’s car was struck by an eastbound BNSF Railway freight train in the 100 block of West Lincoln Avenue. Police learned Sorensen had crashed his gold 2001 Chevrolet Suburban into the red 2000 Saturn station wagon behind a business, pushing the wagon to the railroad tracks, where the train hit it shortly afterward, according to the release. Court records show Sorensen’s girlfriend was working at The Welcome Matt, 149 W. Lincoln Ave., when Sorensen came in, drank and ordered food, before he ducked out the back door; co-workers corroborated this account, the records show. Police said in court records that Sorensen’s girlfriend told deputies she’d tried to keep Sorensen from driving drunk about 2 p.m., and that he backed up and hit her with the driver’s door of his SUV. She suffered a bump on her head and scrapes, the records show. Judge Philip Montgomery ordered that Sorensen be released on his signature – after he surrenders his guns and his Firearm Owner’s Identification card. Assistant State’s Attorney Dan Regna said he’d gathered that...




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