Tuesday, February 5, 2013
A 22-year-old man from Bolingbrook said he was stabbed following an argument outside a Chicago bar.
Police were called to MacNeal Memorial Hospital in Oak Park when a 22-year-old Bolingbrook man claimed he was stabbed in Lake View. The man told police he was at a bar on the corner of Belmont Avenue and Clark Street when he stepped out for a cigarette around 3 a.m. After he began to argue with another man, the Bolingbrook man claims he was cut with a three-inch knife on the chest. He could not give any additional details about the bar or the suspect. The man told investigators he flagged a cab to the hospital rather than calling 911, and police say he was “uncooperative with actual events of incident.” The man was on his way out of the hospital when they arrived to question him, the report says. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are …
Monday, December 17, 2012
A man is being held without bond in the alleged murder of his former girlfriend, according to DuPage County officials.
A Northlake man is being held without bond after DuPage County officials said strangled his former Woodridge girlfriend before stabbing her in the chest and sexually assaulted her. Want to get the latest Bolingbrook news in your inbox every morning? Sign up for our daily newsletter. Adam Belmont, 23, of Northlake, is in custody for the alleged murder of his former girlfriend, Alyssa Van Meter, of Woodridge. The alleged murder took place Saturday at 11:30 p.m., according to officials, on Forest Drive. Police responded to the address to find Van Meter dead on the bedroom floor of her apartment. Around 9 p.m. Saturday night, Belmont allegedly entered Van Meter’s apartment by climbing up the outside balcony and climbing through a window. …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Elzbieta Plackowska, 40, pleads not guilty on 10 counts of first-degree murder for the alleged stabbing deaths of her 7-year-old son Justin and 5-year-old Olivia Dworakowski and 2 counts of aggravated animal cruelty.
In a historic court hearing Wednesday, in which cameras were allowed inside a DuPage County courtroom for the first time, a Naperville woman's attorney entered a plea of not guilty for her in the stabbing deaths of two young children. Elzbieta Plackowska, 40, did not speak during the hearing and was dressed in a dark blue jail uniform facing Judge Robert Kleeman with her back to the cameras. The hearing itself was short, lasting around 5 minutes. Plackowska was indicted Nov. 15 on five counts of first-degree murder for the alleged stabbing deaths of her 7-year-old son Justin Plackowska and five counts of first-degree murder for the death of 5-year-old Olivia Dworakowski. The indictment also alleges two counts of aggravated cruelty for …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Police said neither injury appeared to be life threatening.
Bolingbrook police are still investigating an altercation earlier this month which appeared to stem from a disagreement over a parking spot and left two with stab wounds. Police were called at 1:18 a.m. June 3 to the 200 block of Creekside Drive after getting a report that about 10 people were fighting, including one with a gun. Upon arrival, police said no weapon was found but several individuals were located, including one with a stab wound to the abdomen. A 21 year-old male of Crest Hill was transported to Good Samaritan hospital where he underwent emergency surgery, police said. A 17-year-old had been struck with a large stick, police said. It was also discovered he suffered from a stab wound and was transported to Adventist …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Looking for things to do? Stuff to know? People to meet? We've got it all in our "Five Things" feature.
1. New Fitness Center Coming to Bolingbrook? A new fitness center called The Art of Yoga could be coming to Bolingbrook soon. The village's plan commission will meet tonight to consider allowing a special use permit to allow the center to occupy a space at 128 E. Boughton Rd., in the same shopping center as Honey Jam Cafe. For the commission's full agenda, click HERE. 2. Bolingbrook Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison A Bolingbrook man was sentenced to 12 years in prison last week for the stabbing death of an 18-year-old from Naperville, according to a Herald-News report. Cortez Branch, 23, pleaded guilty in March to second-degree murder. Police said he stabbed Michael Fairbanks in the chest in November 2008 near Keats Avenue and Falkner …
Friday, June 3, 2011
Patch's very own troubadour, Kevin Trudo, brings you a song based on the last seven days of headlines every Friday.
Welcome to the second installment of Kevin Sings the News. Every Friday, local musician Kevin Trudo will bring us a new original song, based on the Patch headlines from the past seven days. This is probably as good a time as any to tell you that Kevin Sings the News is not always going to be funny. This week, in fact, it isn’t. Kevin found himself moved by two stories from the past week – a fabricated stabbing in Oswego, and a farmer buried in a coffin decked out like a tractor in Plainfield – and spun a morality tale from them. The song is called “Be Careful What You Say,” and the lyrics are printed below. Let us know what you think. For more on Kevin Trudo, check out his Facebook page. Be Careful What You Say Since you asked, then a …
Friday, May 13, 2011
Naperville Police say man's head wounds are minor.
A Bolingbrook stabbing victim at Edward Hospitalin Naperville Wednesday evening asked that police not get involved in the incident. "Our officers were at the hospital for an unrelated call," Naperville Police Sgt. Gregg Bell said Thursday. The male victim, who was not named in the report, got into an altercation in Bolingbrook around 9 p.m. Wednesday, police said. He suffered stab wounds to the head, but Bell said the wounds were minor. "To my knowledge, nothing pierced his skull or anything of that nature," he said. "His injuries were non-life threatening." The man denied assistance from both Naperville and Bolingbrook police departments, Bell said.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Marco Rodriguez, accused of killing Roberto Cortez of Romeoville, appeared in a Will County courtroom Monday.
As a trial approaches for the Bolingbrook man police say fatally stabbed a Romeoville man in 2009, lawyers say a small amount of discovery remains to be had and the two sides will meet again in court May 9. Marco Rodriguez, a Bolingbrook resident accused of killing Roberto Cortez, 30, of Romeoville, appeared in a Will County courtroom Monday morning for a status hearing. Rodriguez allegedly killed Cortez after the two got into a verbal fight during a Christmas party on the 100 block of Campbell Drive. Rodriguez was later arrested in a Des Plaines hotel. Rodriguez remains in jail and spoke through a translator Monday. He is being charged with first-degree murder.
Monday, April 4, 2011
A Joliet woman is being charged with two counts of aggravated battery to an officer after police said she stabbed two officers with a pen Saturday.
A Joliet woman is in jail today after authorities said she stabbed two Bolingbrook officers with a pen over the weekend inside the Bolingbrook Police Department’s headquarters. Dawn Hogue, 31, of the 300 block of Oak Street in Joliet, is being charged with two counts of aggravated battery to a police officer and resisting or obstructing a peace officer following Saturday's incident. Hogue was found at 7:30 a.m. in the Police Department’s lobby, where officers said she had made a mess. Hogue told officers she had nowhere to go and was told police could call a chaplain for her or help her find shelter, according to reports. Eventually, police placed her at Groundworks, a social services agency in Joliet. But after about an hour, officers …
Monday, March 7, 2011
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