Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Police in West Chicago are investigating Monday night shooting in 300 block of Barber Street.
West Chicago police are investigating a Monday-night shooting whose victim apparently was targeted. The West Chicago Police Department said the shooting occurred about 9:25 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2013, in the 300 block of Barber Street. Police said a victim, identified only as a male, was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries that were not considered life-threatening. “The victim appears to have been targeted, and no additional threat to public safety is believed to exist at this time,” the department said in a release on Tuesday. “However, residents are always encouraged to report any suspicious activity.” Police said more information will be provided as it becomes available.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Quintin D. Mullen, 22, faces charges that police say was "not a random attack."
A suspect has been arrested and charges have been filed in the March 1 home invasion and shooting incident in the 200 block of Laurel Drive, North Aurora police report. Detectives identified Quintin D. Mullen, 22, of the 1700 block of Felten Road, Aurora as a suspect and then issued an “Attempt To Locate” bulletin to area police agencies on Monday night. Mullen was arrested by officers of the Aurora Police Department around 4:25 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the 2300 block of Ogden Avenue, Aurora. Aurora police turned Mullen over to North Aurora police, and he was held overnight at the North Aurora Police Department. The Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office authorized the following charges against Mullen: Mullen appeared at a bond hearing …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Two men ran off with a safe and shot a dog. Here are the suspect descriptions.
Police are in search of two men who forced their way into a North Aurora duplex Friday afternoon, held the residents at gunpoint and shot a dog three times. The home invasion occurred at a duplex in the 200 block of Laurel Drive on the village's east side, according to a police statement. North Aurora police officers were dispatched to the block at about 1:21 p.m. for a dog that had been shot. "Upon arrival, officers discovered that a home invasion had taken place," the statement said. "Officers learned that the residents heard a knock at the door and, before they could open the door, the suspects kicked the door open and displayed a gun." One suspect, identified by police as Suspect #1, held the residents at gunpoint while the second …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The two men were each taken to the hospital. Police are in search of their shooters.
The two people shot during Tuesday's home invasion in North Aurora survived, police said. A 22-year-old man was shot in the arm and another man, 23, was shot in the chest, according to a North Aurora Police Department press release. Officers were dispatched at 7:05 a.m. to an apartment building in the 100 block of South River Road (Rt. 25 south of Batavia) for the shooting. Officers discovered that the shooting took place in one of the apartments and that there were two men with gunshot wounds. The men were conscious and able to exit the building on their own. The two men were transported to Provena Mercy Medical Center by North Aurora Fire Department ambulances. Their conditions was not available Tuesday evening. Police also do not know …
A home invasion and shooting occurred in the area Tuesday morning, police said. Here are the suspect descriptions.
UPDATE: Police released more information about the two people shot (includes photos from crime scene). Police searched Tuesday morning for two shooting suspects in North Aurora. Two people were shot during a home invasion on the 100 block of South River Road—Route 25, one block south of Butterfield Road near the Fox River—sometime before 8 a.m., according to an alert message from North Aurora police. Condition reports on the people shot were not immediately available. The suspects are described as two Hispanic men, each about 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 150 to 170 pounds. The type of clothing worn is unknown at this time. Police have no reason to think they are still in the area at this time. If anyone has any …
Friday, April 20, 2012
An internal investigation will still be conducted by West Chicago PD in the Feb. 18 incident. Here is a full account of what led to the shooting.
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Friday, April 20, 2012
The DuPage County State's Attorney will not pursue criminal charges against a police officer involved in a Feb. 18 off-duty shooting on the Fermilab campus, officials announced Friday afternoon. "Based on the results of an incredibly thorough investigation, it is my conclusion that the People would not be able to meet their burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt that the officer involved in this incident committed a crime," said Robert Berlin, DuPage State's Attorney, in a release. "As a result, my office will not be taking any action against the officer." Berlin details the events which led up to a vehicle pursuit and shooting in a 1,000-word press release, parts of which are included further down in this story. The West Chicago Police…
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The investigation into the shooting of a teenager by a West Chicago police officer continues, but a lawsuit already has been filed on behalf of the teen who was shot and five other occupants of the car, the Daily Herald and Chicago Tribune report.
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- Rick Nagel
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The criminal investigation is still pending, but a federal lawsuit sheds a small amount of light on the bizarre events of Feb. 18, when a West Chicago police officer shot a teenager on Fermilab property. According to stories in the Daily Herald and Chicago Tribune, an unidentified West Chicago police officer sideswiped a vehicle containing six people and shot one of the backseat passengers, 17-year-old Juan Carlos Ruiz of Cicero, in the back. The suit is being filed by Ruiz, as well as the driver of the car, 17-year-old Dora Diaz, and the four other occupants of the car. All six occupants are from Cicero and range in age from 17 to their mid-20s. The shooter was initially described by the DuPage County Sheriff's Office as an off-duty …
Friday, February 24, 2012
I may be a gender traitor, but I don't want to get shot, either!
Every now and then, the magnitude of an event in one of our 22 happy Friday Patch suburbs makes me sit up and take notice. And let me tell you, when the fine folks in Downers Grove set out to pique my interest, they go all in. Let’s just say, were I an inhabitant of that fine municipality and my wife, girlfriend, or maybe even my sister, asked me to do the dishes, people would say they’d never seen an old guy move that fast. I’d be practicing my best “yes dears” 24/7. Vickie D. Podruzek, 43, currently faces charges of aggravated domestic battery and aggravated battery with a firearm and may ultimately be charged with attempted murder. DuPage County Judge Elizabeth Sexton set her bail at $1 million. If she does manage to post bond, Podruzek…