Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Jeffrey B. Travis sentenced to more than two years in prison for defrauding clients out of more than $1.8 million over six years.
Jeffrey B. Travis, a Deerfield certified public accountant and tax preparer who plead guilty last October to engaging in a scheme to defraud U.S. Bancorp and five of his clients of more than $1.8 million, has been sentenced to 27 months in prison, reported the Chicago Tribune. Restitution for his crimes was continued to May 16, according to the Tribune. Travis, a Vernon Hills resident who formerly conducted business as Gross & Travis, Ltd. and Travis and Associates, Inc., in Deerfield, admitted last fall that he engaged in the fraud scheme from at least May 2002 until Dec. 2008, reported Patch. Travis prepared checks payable from his clients to vendors, retirement programs, and tax authorities, and instead of delivering them to the payees …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Suspect one is reported dead. The second suspect identified as wearing a white cap in FBI photos was still at-large as of 3:50 a.m. CST Friday.
UPDATED 7:25 a.m. "Media/public advised to clear area of Norfolk Street in Cambridge. Ongoing investigation. Potentially dangerous. Stay clear." - Cambridge Police. **** 7:10 a.m. Police are advising residents in the areas of Comm Ave. and Charlesgate that officers will conduct a controlled detonation. Head to Watertown Patch for more updates on this story. UPDATED: 3:29 a.m. Reports: Suspect one is believed dead after a shootout and chase, reports Watertown Patch. Suspect two is being sought in Watertown, Mass. Police are going door-to-door and urging residents to stay inside. Two officers were shot. One was killed on the MIT campus, the other was seriously injured. EARLIER There was no confirmation from authorities as of 2:50 a.m. …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Authorities released new photos early Friday morning of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings
The FBI has released photos and videos of two suspects in Monday's Boston Marathon bombings, which killed three people and injured nearly 200. At a press conference Thursday, Special agent Richard DesLauriers said the FBI has developed two suspects in the case and are looking for the public's help to identify them. The FBI said these are the only photos the public should view to assist in the case. Suspect #1 is seen in the photos wearing a dark hat. Suspect #2 is wearing a white hat. DesLauriers said Suspect #2 is seen setting down a bag in front of a restaurant at the site of the second explosion. Authorities believe the suspects are connected and appeared to be walking through the crowd together. "We know the public will play a critical…
Monday, November 12, 2012
Patch has created a searchable database of the FBI's recently released 2011 stats on violent crimes and property crimes.
The FBI recently released its 2011 Uniform Crime Report, which compiles information from local law enforcement about violent crimes and property crimes in their communities. Use the pull-down menu to find your city or town. Violent crimes and property crimes are listed as totals, and are then broken down into several categories. Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault are all categories of violent crimes. Burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson are all categories of property crimes. For more crime data or a further explanation of the types of crimes listed, you can visit the FBI's website.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Dubs the white male the "Stick Figure Bandit."
The FBI has gotten involved in the search for the "Stick Figure Bandit," the name given to the man who robbed the Chase Bank in Highland Park last month. According to the Highland Park Police Department, a white male walked up to a Chase teller at 9:20 a.m. on Sept. 1 and presented a note that implied he had a gun. The note directed the teller to turn over cash from her drawer. The teller gave the approximately 25-year-old man an undetermined amount of cash, and he then left the bank, fleeing on foot. From the FBI's news release: The “Stick Figure Bandit” is described as a white/male, approximately 5’9” - 6’0” tall, with a very slender build. He wore a dark-colored baseball cap with no logo, blue jeans, a blue long-sleeved button down …
Friday, May 6, 2011
Each Friday Patch will highlight the area's biggest news headlines in the Weekly PatchCast. Tune in to watch at noon.
Click on the video to see what's happened in Patch sites around you this week: Chicago FBI Hunt Des Plaines Man. Morton Grove Police Call for Tips on Double Homicide Case. Rapoport's Former Home Damaged, Sister Arrested for DUI. Former Hackney's Employee Accused of Embezzling $186K, Pleads Not Guilty. VIDEO: Students Thank Local Police and Firefighters. 'Home Alone' House For Sale.