Thursday, September 13, 2012
Charges in formal indictment against Joseph Mahoney and Josh Norris for Highland Park home invasion and other crimes total more than 100 possible years in jail.
Two Deerfield teenagers charged as adults with August burglaries in both Highland Park and Deerfield were indicted Wednesday 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. Earlier: Deerfield Teens Charged in Highland Park Burglary The indictment includes home invasion with a weapon, residential burglary, conspiracy to commit a possible burglary, unlawful use of a stolen firearm, use of a firearm in the commission of a…
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Deerfield defendant remains in an inpatient facility missing court appearance. Status of claims against Norris is uncertain.
One of two Deerfield teenagers accused of breaking into a Highland Park home Aug. 3 will have his case presented to the Lake County Grand Jury for a possible indictment on charges of home invasion and burglary. Assistant Lake County State’s Attorney Jason Humpke told Judge Raymond Collins at a status hearing in the case of Joseph Mahoney, 17, of Deerfield in Lake County Criminal Court in Waukegan, that the case would be presented to the grand jury for possible indictment Earlier: Prosecutor Explains Why Mahoney, Norris Charged as Adults “We’re presenting this to the Grand Jury Wednesday,” Humpke said. At that time, Collins set another status hearing at 9 a.m. Sept. 24 in Waukegan. Mahoney was not present in court Tuesday. “He’s in an …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Joseph Mahoney is scheduled for arraignment in Waukegan.
One of two Deerfield teenage criminal suspects charged as adults for burglaries in Highland Park and Deerfield makes his first court appearance at 1:30 p.m. Monday for a scheduled arraignment in Lake County Court in Waukegan. Joseph Mahoney and Josh Norris, both 17, of Deerfield were originally arrested August 3 for home invasion when they allegedly entered a Highland Park home on the 3000 block of Parkside. They were also charged with illegally entering a Deerfield residence August 2 to take the gun used in the August 3 events. Mahoney is scheduled to appear in court Monday. Norris first appeared in court August 15 when his case was continued to Sept. 27 at 9 a.m. in Waukegan, according to Assistant Lake County State’s Attorney Ari Fisz. …
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.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
In the last week, Lynn’s ties to Norris and Mahoney are disclosed by Mahoney’s lawyer and the source of the gun becomes known.
Nearly a month after Joseph Mahoney and Josh Norris, both 17, of Deerfield were charged as adults in a Highland Park home invasion August 2, their relationship with one of the residents of the house as well as the source of the gun used has become known. On Friday, Deerfield Police told Patch Norris and Mahoney gained access to a Deerfield home through a ruse August 1, the right before the Highland Park burglary, to obtain the shot gun Mahoney used when he allegedly broke into the home on Parkside in Highland Park. On Tuesday, Mahoney’s attorney, Chris Cronson, told Patch one of the residents of the Highland Park home, Jacob Lynn, was a source of marijuana supply to Norris and Mahoney. A few days before that on August 17, Lynn was charged …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Josh Norris and Joseph Mahoney used a ruse to gain entry to a Deerfield home and take a gun the night before the Highland Park home invasion, according to police.
Police say that the Deerfield teens who were charged with breaking into a Highland Park home Aug. 2 stole the shotgun used during the break-in the night before from a Deerfield home, In the gun case, Josh Norris and Joseph Mahoney were both charged Aug. 3 with residential burglary, a Class 1 Felony, and misdemeanor theft by Deerfield Police for allegedly taking the gun Mahoney used when entering the Highland Park home in the 3000 block of Parkside. The information was released today by Deputy Deerfield Police Chief Rick Wilk.. Earlier: Deerfield Teens Charged in Highland Park Burglary The two 17-year-olds were charged as adults in both the Highland Park and Deerfield cases. According to Wilk, Norris and Mahoney went to a home in the 800 …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Jacob Lynn was a source of marijuana supply to Josh Norris and Joseph Mahoney, according to Mahoney’s lawyer.
A prior relationship existed between the two Deerfield teens charged with burglarizing a Highland Park house Aug. 3 and a 17-year-old resident of the home, according to the attorney for one of the suspects. Joseph Mahoney and Josh Norris, both 17, of Deerfield, were charged with breaking into a Highland Park home in the 3000 block of Parkside Aug. 3 where Jacob Lynn, 17, lives. Lynn was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to sell Friday stemming from the police investigation into the burglary. Earlier: Highland Park Teen From Burgled Home Arrested for Dealing Drugs “It came out at the bond hearing (for Norris and Mahoney) that he (Lynn) was a previous source of supply for marijuana,” Mahoney's lawyer Chris Cronson said. “They …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The Deerfield teens were charged in a Highland Park home invasion. Mahoney's attorney says there were mitigating circumstances that will help his client.
The Lake County State's Attorney's office decided to charge 17-year-olds Joseph Mahoney and Josh Norris as adults because of "the serious nature of the crimes." The Deerfield teens were arrested for a Highland Park home invasion and charged with a Class X felony, which carries mandatory prison terms. “They were charged as adults because of the serious nature of the crimes,” said Ari Fisz, chief of felony review for the Lake County State’s Attorney's office. “There are a number of considerations and (the accusations) fell into this.” Earlier: DHS Remains Mum on Burglary Suspects Norris and Mahoney are charged with one count each of home invasion, a Class X felony, residential burglary, a Class 1 felony, and possession of a stolen firearm, a…
Sunday, August 12, 2012
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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 …