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…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Agents allege that Crossley, who faces a felony charge for robbing a Des Plaines bank, also robbed banks in Buffalo Grove and Oak Brook.
FBI agents arrested Monday a man suspected of robbing a Buffalo Grove bank last month. Martin Crossley, 37, faces a charge in connection with a Nov. 30 robbery of First Merit Bank in Des Plaines. Crossley, of Lombard, has not been charged in connection with the Nov. 19 robbery of Buffalo Grove’s PNC Bank, but the criminal complaint filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Chicago alleges that he robbed that bank as well as a Fifth Third Bank in Oak Brook on Nov. 29. (The complaint is attached at right.) “FBI agents and family members of Crossley identified Crossley as the robber of the First Merit Bank, the PNC Bank and the Fifth Third Bank, based on their respective review of images of bank surveillance video from the three robberies and …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The FBI and local law enforcement are reviewing a possible connection between three bank robberies in the Chicago suburbs.
Law enforcement suspects the same man may have robbed banks in Buffalo Grove, Oak Brook and Des Plaines during the last two-and-a-half weeks. The FBI and local authorities are investigating the incidents. Joan Hyde, spokesperson for the FBI, said agents suspect the same man robbed banks in Des Plaines and Buffalo Grove. “Based on the physical appearance and the way he carries out the robberies, agents investigating the case believe that the two could be linked,” Hyde said. The FBI is also reviewing whether or not the same man carried out another bank robbery in Oak Brook. “[Agents are] still trying to sort out whether they can attribute all three to the same individual,” Hyde said. The most recent robbery occurred at First Merit Bank, 678 …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
PNC Bank was robbed Monday afternoon.
Buffalo Grove police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who robbed PNC Bank Monday afternoon. Police said a white man, about 5-foot-8, who was wearing glasses, a Chicago Bears hat and striped sweater entered the bank's Lake-Cook Road location and demanded money from a teller at 4:50 p.m. Nov. 19. No weapon was displayed or mentioned. The teller turned over an undisclosed amount of money and the man left on foot, police said. No one was injured during the incident. Deputy Chief Steve Husak said Buffalo Grove police are working with the FBI to identify the suspect, who was caught on the bank's surveillance camera. He said that anyone who recognizes the man, who is pictured here, should call the police department at (847) …
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.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Steven Mandell, a former Chicago police officer, and Homer Glenn resident Gary Engel face federal extortion charges. They allegedly planned to abduct, extort, murder and dismember a victim.
A Buffalo Grove resident was one of two former police officers charged today (Oct. 26) with attempted extortion and conspiracy to commit extortion. Federal investigators said Steven Mandell, 61, was involved in an alleged plot to abduct, extort, murder and dismember a victim whom he believed had access to large amounts of cash generated from commercial real estate holdings. Also charged was Gary Engel, 61, of Homer Glenn. The two were arrested Thursday following an undercover FBI investigation during which the intended victim, who was not identified, was never exposed to any immediate danger, authorities said in a statement. The criminal complaint was filed Oct. 26 in U.S. District Court. The investigation is ongoing, said Gary S. Shapiro…