Thursday, September 27, 2012
Deerfield resident Sixing Liu, 47, will hear a jury's verdict soon after it began deliberating Tuesday.
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Thursday, September 27, 2012
The Associated Press reported that a jury is deciding the fate of a Deerfield man accused of taking defense-related trade secrets that he learned on the job and presenting them as his own in China. Sixing Liu, 47, was arrested in his Deerfield home about six months ago, according to the AP. See full story AP here.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Decision could come at trial, scheduled for Feb. 24.
A DUI charge against a son of former Bears coach Mike Ditka could be voided, according to media sources. Michael Ditka, 49, a resident of Deerfield was arrested on April 20 for drunken driving, a charge that was upgraded to a felony because of two previous offenses in Lake County. But according to TribLocal and WGN Radio, Lake County Circuit Court Judge Brian Hughes ruled Thursday that the police stop in the most recent case was not “consensual” and that Ditka’s arrest was not “constitutionally reasonable.” “There was no reasonable suspicion that the defendant had committed a criminal offense,” Hughes said. Ditka’s attorney, Robert Ritacca, told TribLocal there was no probable cause to arrest his client, and any evidence gathered after …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Michael Ditka’s attorney files a second motion to suppress testimony of arresting officer.
A motion that could lead to the dismissal of charges against Michael Ditka of Deerfield was filed today in Lake County Criminal Court in Waukegan during a status hearing in the case. Ditka, son of former Chicago Bears Coach Mike Ditka, was arrested April 20 while sitting in a car in a Deerfield parking lot, according to his lawyer, Robert Ritacca. Ritacca said Ditka was sitting in the vehicle with another passenger. The papers filed today expand an earlier motion Ritacca filed to keep the arresting officer from testifying about apprehending Ditka because Ditka alleged the policeman had no legal right to question him in the first place. “I want to make sure the judge knows everything that is going on in this case,” Ritacca said. “I want …
Monday, October 31, 2011
Police say man was a repeat offender who was stealing from people at a local business
On Oct. 15 at about 4:50 p.m., Deerfield police were dispatched to a local Bally Total Fitness Club, located at 260 S. Waukegan Rd., to "investigate a suspicious subject who was possibly going into lockers to steal cash," according to a police report. Authorities were contacted after Bally's staff members were told by patrons that 19-year-old Conner A. Perry, of the 1700 block of Ferndale Ave., was observed going through several unlocked lockers. Upon arriving, two officers staged outside the building while a third went inside to investigate. At that time, the officer who had entered the building viewed a white male later identified as Perry "acting suspiciously." The subject was observed removing his shoes several times, then putting them…
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Residents in need wanted for Project Lifesaver.
Deerfield police staff are completely trained on the department's new tracking system technology but so far no one has signed up for Project Lifesaver. Thanks to a $5,000 grant, the Deerfield Police Department became part of Project Lifesaver back in March. The program’s goal is to provide “rapid response” for local residents who have a tendency to wander off. The concept’s simple: citizens enrolled in the program wear a small transmitter around their wrist or ankle that emits a tracking signal. If that person ever goes missing, the police are notified and can use specialized electronic search and rescue equipment to find them. However, at Monday night’s village board meeting authorities reported that there was zero participation from …
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Deerfield Police team up with Dunkin' Donuts to raise money for Special Olympics.
Like cats on a hot tin roof, Deerfield police officers were quick on their feet, working a unique beat Friday morning at Dunkin' Donuts on Lake Cook Road. Partnering with the early-morning hot spot, they were collecting donations for the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. Communications Director Mary Anne Glowacz said everyone who made a donation Friday received a free doughnut coupon. People making larger donations received commemorative commuter coffee mugs with free coffee Friday and one-dollar refills thereafter. As well, the department sold raffle tickets for a Harley Davidson motorcycle and four flat-screen televisions. "This is a really fun way to contribute," said Glowacz. "It gives us a police …
Friday, May 6, 2011
Accident sends two drivers to hospital including Deerfield Police Officer.
A car crash in Deerfield Monday shutdown part of Waukegan Road while crews cleared the scene. That’s when local resident, Danny James, snapped these photos and submitted them to Patch. According to authorities, a squad car collided with a Jeep turning onto Waukegan Road in front of the Deerbrook Mall. Apparently the Deerfield police officer was responding to an emergency call when the accident happened. The officer was removed from the vehicle and transported to Lutheran General Hospital. Witnesses tell Patch the other female driver got out of her car, was fitted for a neck brace and transported to Highland Park Hospital. Officials say the injuries appeared non-life threatening. Both vehicles were removed by flatbed tow trucks, the road …
Monday, April 18, 2011
Marni Yang murder trial makes national TV.
Dateline and 20/20 hit close to home Friday night for local residents. Both NBC and ABC aired pieces on Deerfield’s high-profile murder investigation that started after the slaying of a pregnant woman back in 2007. If you recall, Rhoni Reuter was gunned down in her Deerfield condo, she was shot six-times. At the time of the shooting she was pregnant with the child of former Bear’s player Shaun Gayle. Deerfield investigator Juan Mazariegos and detective Vince Nichols walked Dateline reporter Rob Stafford through their investigation and how they came to arrest Marni Yang. Yang was also sexually involved with Gayle. In March a jury found Yang guilty of first-degree murder and intentional homicide of an unborn child. Her sentencing is …
Friday, April 8, 2011
The following incidents were reported by the Deerfield Police Department.
Drug Arrests: Darold Richardson, 40, was taken into custody after police discovered a glass pipe on his bed along with several bags of marijuana. Police went to investigate an incident at 617 Waukegan Rd. on March 31. The homeowner, Richardson, questioned them about their presence. Officers reported that another resident invited them into the home, which was when they allegedly uncovered the cannabis. Authorities also said Richardson resisted arrest while he was being taken into custody. Along with drug charges he was slapped with an obstructing/resisting an officer charge. His court date is April 27. --- Amanda Kolle, 23, of Rolling Meadows, was pulled over by police March 29 during a random registration check near Lake Cook and …
Thursday, March 31, 2011
The following incidents were reported by the Deerfield Police Department on March 18 & 22.
March 22: Police ran a random registration inquiry on a 1995 Saturn sitting in the parking lot of 750 Osterman Ave. Authorities say the vehicle’s owner, Neptail Gomez, had a suspended license and was wanted in Lake County. When officers showed a picture of Gomez to employees at IL Forno Pizza they told them he was working in the kitchen. Police say they spotted a man who looked like Gomez but told them his name was actually Luis Enriquez. Authorities say Enriquez later admitted his real name was Francisco Soriano but he went by Luis for work. When asked about previous violations, Soriano told officers he was last arrested in Highwood but authorities say records show his most frequent charge was in Chicago. The 21-year-old was arrested for …