Thursday, February 28, 2013
State’s Attorney adds felony marijuana possession charge to home invasion, burglary and more.
The case of two Deerfield teenagers accused of invading a Highland Park home in August and appeared on the verge of settling earlier this month became more complex today in Lake County Criminal Court in Waukegan. Assistant Lake County State’s Attorney Steve Sheller told Judge Daniel Shanes he was adding a claim of unlawful possession of marijuana, a Class 4 Felony, to the existing 10 counts of the indictment against Joshua Norris and Joseph Mahoney, both 18, of Deerfield. Earlier: Judge Suggests Probation Possible in Teen Burglary Case Earlier this month, Shanes admonished Mahoney and Norris to make good decisions while they were free on bail because probation was an option in any sentence or plea negotiation that might take place. At that…
Monday, February 4, 2013
Lawyers tell judge resolution of charges may be near for Deerfield teens arrested for invading Highland Park home.
A Lake County Criminal Court judge told two Deerfield teenagers charged with invading a Highland Park home and other offenses he may consider probation during a pretrial hearing today in Waukegan. Joshua Norris and Joseph Mahoney, both 18, of Deerfield were indicted September 10 on charges including home invasion with a weapon of a Highland Park home in August, residential burglary and use of a firearm in the commission of a crime. Earlier: Grand Jury Indicts Deerfield Teens “Sometimes in cases like this I consider probation and in other cases the person is going to go to prison,” Judge Daniel Shanes said to Norris. “I’ll look at how things have been going, the choices you have been making and see how to go from there.” Norris told Shanes …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Highland Park home invasion by Deerfield teens tops the list.
A lot has happened in Deerfield this year and Patch has been there. The efforts of the Deerfield Police Department, the Bannockburn Police Department and the Deerfield Bannockburn Fire Protection District to keep the Villages safe were plentiful in 2012. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. Patch is reviewing the top stories of 2012 by category through end of the year. They are business, crime, government, schools and sports. On Dec. 31, we will reveal the top 10 stories of 2012. Patch began yesterday with the top 10 business stories of the year. Today we will review the top 10 police and fire articles. Some of the articles are about the same crime because they have a different angle…
Friday, December 21, 2012
Judge checks up on Mahoney and Norris during pretrial after charges the Deerfield teen agers invaded a Highland Park home in August.
Attorneys for the two Deerfield teens arrested in August for invading a Highland Park home told Judge Daniel Shanes today in Lake County Criminal Court in Waukegan they may seek dismissal of the case. Josh Norris and Joseph Mahoney, both 18, of Deerfield appeared in court today for a pretrial as their lawyers and Assistant Lake County State’s Attorney Reginald Mathews told Shanes both an agreed resolution was possible as well as a motion to dismiss. Earlier: Grand Jury Indicts Deerfield Teens “I may be filing a motion to dismiss,” Robert Gevirtz, the lawyer for Josh Norris, said. Mahoney’s attorney, Chris Cronson, told Shanes he agreed. Mathews, Cronson and Gevirtz all anticipate some discussion about the case between them before the next …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Pre trial dates set for Deerfield teens indicted for invading Highland Park home.
An attorney for one of the Deerfield teens charged in an August 2 invasion of a Highland Park home told a Lake County Criminal Court judge today in Waukegan he continues to gather information to defend his client. Chris Cronson, representing Joseph Mahoney of Deerfield, one of the two defendants in the case, told Judge Daniel Shanes he needs additional time to prepare his client’s defense. Earlier: Judge Warns Deerfield Teens After Non Guilty Plea “Right now we’re continuing to investigate,” Cronson said. “We may have a motion to file.” Cronson had nothing further to say about potential motions or anything else after the pretrial hearing. Shanes wanted reassure himself Mahoney realized what was happening. “I want you to understand what …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Jacob Lynn still does not know if he will be indicted for possession of marijuana with intent to sell. Lynn lives in house where Norris and Mahoney are charged with home invasion.
A Highland Park teenager who lives in the home allegedly invaded by Josh Norris and Joseph Mahoney of Deerfield and is charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell will wait a little longer to learn if he will be indicted or face a preliminary hearing. Jacob Lynn, 17, of Highland Park was arrested by Highland Park Police Aug. 17 two weeks after Mahoney and Norris were charged with invading the Parkside Drive home where Lynn resides. Norris and Mahoney were indicted for home invasion and other crimes Sept. 12. Earlier: Highland Park Teen From Burgled Home Arrested for Dealing Drugs “It’s 100 percent within the discretion of the (Lake County) State’s Attorney,” Lynn attorney Sheldon Sorosky told Patch after a status hearing …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
What will prosecutors show about the relationship between alleged offenders and teen victim?
A lot has happened in the lives of Deerfield teenagers Joseph Mahoney and Josh Norris since they were charged with invading the Highland Park home where Jacob Lynn, 17, resides as the legal situation begins to unfold for all three. Two weeks after Norris and Mahoney were arrested for home invasion, burglary and other counts; Lynn was booked for possession of marijuana with intent to sell. Patch has a complete listing of all stories about the event. Here are some highlights: For news about Deerfield and Highland Park in your mailbox every day, subscribe to the Patch newsletter. For more news and updates, like Highland Park and Deerfield Patch on Facebook.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Josh Norris and Joseph Mahoney plead not guilty to home invasion with a firearm and other charges in Lake County Criminal Court. Judge issues warning about following rules set forth for bail.
Immediately after pleading not guilty to 10 separate felony charges, two Deerfield teenagers accused of invading a Highland Park home Aug. 2 with a stolen shotgun got a warning from Lake County Criminal Court Judge Daniel Shanes Thursday at their arraignment in Waukegan. In separate hearings 90 minutes apart, Josh Norris, 18, and Joseph Mahoney, 17, of Deerfield, told Shanes they were pleading not guilty to charges of home invasion, burglary and other felonies which could lead to more than 100 years in jail if convicted on all counts and given consecutive sentences. Earlier: Grand Jury Indicts Deerfield Teens “I don’t know of any 18-year-old who can get their arms around 21 to 46 years,” Shanes said to Norris referring to the home invasion…
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Grand Jury hands up Indictments with arraignment due Sept. 27. No word yet on Lynn indictment.
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 …