Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Jacob A. Lynn was convicted last week of theft and possession of cannabis, a year after police investigation into a home invasion in his Highland Park led to his arrest.
Two Deerfield teens were charged in the home invasion.
A Highland Park teen who was arrested last year after two Deerfield teens broke into the home where he lives has been convicted of drug and theft charges. Police investigation into a Highland Park home invasion last year led to the arrest of Jacob A. Lynn, 18, who lives at the home that was broken into. He pled guilty last week of theft and possession of cannabis, according to Cynthia Trujillo Vargas, the Communications Manager at the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office. His arrest occurred two weeks after Deerfield teens Joseph J. Mahoney and Joshua S. Norris, 18, were arrested and charged as adults for home invasion, residential burglary and possession of a stolen firearm. "That whole investigation revolving around the home invasion …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
A story in the Chicago Tribune uncovers new information, and more questions, into the suspicious death of Highland Park resident Giacomo Ruggirello.
The investigation into the death of Highland Park resident and Highwood restaurant owner Giacomo Ruggirello in a suspicious house fire last September continues to uncover more information and spark unconfirmed rumors of possible mob ties. A story in Thursday's Chicago Tribune reports the investigation has uncovered a missing restaurant safe and a will that may have been finalized by Ruggirello days before his death that disinherited his daughters and left his money to a friend in Italy. Read the full story here. Suspicious death The badly burned body of Giacomo Ruggirello, who owned Trattoria Giacomo in Highwood, was found inside his Highland Park home shortly before 1 a.m. on Sept 25, 2012, Patch reported. An accelerant may have been used…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Enforcement results have been released in a multi-jurisdictional hand-held cell phone use while driving education and enforcement traffic safety initiative on the North Shore.
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Thursday, April 11
A joint effort of police departments in Deerfield, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Waukegan and Winnteka to enforce a ban against drivers operating hand-held cell phones netted more than 300 citations from April 1-5, reported the Deerfield Police Department. These communities, along with Chicago and Evanston, each have similar local ordinances which restrict the use of a hand-held cell phone while driving a vehicle. Exemptions apply for reporting police, fire or medical emergencies. Police warn that the use of a hand-held cell phone while driving a vehicle greatly compromises public safety and increases the risk of a traffic crash. In addition to enforcing hand-held cell phone use while driving restrictions, these police departments also …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Deerfield, Highland Park and Illinois State Police assist after Chicago man is clocked at 103 miles per hour on Highway 41.
A Chicago man driving in excess of 100 miles per hour on Highway 41 in Highland Park today set in motion a search effort by Highland Park, Deerfield and Illinois State Police, according to Deputy Highland Park Police Chief George Pfutzenreuter. Joshua Klein, 21, of Chicago was arrested by Highland Park police today for fleeing and eluding, driving under the influence, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license and speeding, according to Pfutzenreuter. Klein was later transferred to the custody of Morton Grove police because of an outstanding warrant for theft. All of the offenses are misdemeanors except speeding which is a traffic offense, according to Pfutzenreuter. Shortly after 8 a.m. a witness in the vicinity of Deerfield and …
Sunday, September 16, 2012
The following is a selection of police-related items reported in area Patches recently. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Deerfield Teens Indicted For Burglaries Two Deerfield teenagers charged as adults with August burglaries in both Highland Park and Deerfield were indicted Sept. 12 on 10 separate counts each by the Lake County Grand Jury, according to Patricia Fix, the chief of the felony trial division in the Lake County State’s Attorney’s office. Joshua Norris and Joseph Mahoney, both 17, were charged with 10 separate offenses each, which total more than 100 years of possible jail time, according to Fix. They are both accused of the same offenses. Highland Park Woman Charged In Crash That Killed 5-Year-Old Might Have Been 'Huffing' The 18-year-old who crashed her father's car into a family on Labor Day may have been "huffing" from compressed gas …
Monday, September 3, 2012
Articles relating to the Highland Park home invasion by two Deerfield teens over the last two weeks as more details come out of the investigation.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Police investigation into the Aug. 2 armed burglary led to the arrest of Jacob A. Lynn, 17, who lives at the home that was broken into. Deerfield teens Joseph J. Mahoney and Joshua S. Norris are facing home invasion charges for the break-in.
A 17-year-old Highland Park resident has become the third teen arrested as a result of police investigation into the armed burglary that took place on Parkside Drive earlier this month. Teens Charged In Burglary: The Story so Far Jacob A. Lynn, who lives in the 3000 block Parkside home that was broken into, has been arrested and charged as an adult for unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, unlawful possession of cannabis and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the Highland Park Police Department. His arrest comes two weeks after Deerfield teens Joseph J. Mahoney and Joshua S. Norris, both 17, were arrested and charged as adults for home invasion, residential burglary and possession of a stolen firearm…
Friday, August 10, 2012
Deerfield High School will not comment on whether seniors Mahoney and Norris will face disciplinary action because of felony charges arising out of a Highland Park home invasion.
Two Deerfield High School seniors arrested by Highland Park Police last week for home invasion and other charges could also face disciplinary action from the school. School opens Aug. 22. Joseph Mahoney and Josh Norris were charged with one count each of home invasion, residential burglary and possession of a stolen firearm, according to the Highland Park Police Department. Earlier: Deerfield Teens Charged in Highland Park Burglary Deerfield High School officials know about the events because of an Illinois law requiring reciprocal reporting between schools and law enforcement agencies of these kinds of activities. Township High School District 113 Communications Director Natalie Kaplan would not comment on whether any action has been …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The emotions I have felt since hearing that two Deerfield teens were arrested for a Highland Park home invasion have ranged from fear and shock to anger and sadness.
A flood of emotions has overcome me in the last few days surrounding the arrest of two Deerfield teens for a Highland Park burglary. Operating under the assumption that the police arrested the right suspects, I also have a lot of questions; too many questions that I clearly do not and likely will not ever have the answers to. FEAR. When I first read about the burglary, then the gun, then the apprehension of suspects, I was scared. Scared for what had occurred. The intruders who were allegedly trying to escape genuinely upset at the entire situation. Earlier: Deerfield Teens Charged in Highland Park Burglary SHOCK. Then, finding out that the two Deerfield teens were arrested for the burglary and that police said they entered a Highland Park…
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Armed home invasion leads many readers to question their safety and wonder what their own kids are up to.
Days after Highland Park Police charged two Deerfield teens as adults for a home invasion, readers continue to flood Patch with comments. Earlier: Police Apprehend Suspected Burglar, Find Gun Deerfield residents Joseph J. Mahoney and Joshua S. Norris, both 17, were charged as adults for Thursday's burglary in the 3000 block of Parkside in Highland Park. They are charged with home invasion, residential burglary and possession of a stolen firearm, according to the Highland Park Police Department. They were transferred to the Lake County court building, where bond was set at $150,000 each. Both bonded out last Friday. Residents wonder about their kids The incident has left many residents in both Highland Park and Deerfield stunned, …