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Find my iPhone app leads to arrest of very busy cell phone thief

How did Hayes manage to steal 10 cell phones without anyone catching her in the act?

La Grange family returns home to find unwelcome visitors

What can you do to reduce your chances of having your home burglarized while you are away?

Black Friday brings bargains and criminals: Avoid becoming a victim

10 things you can do to get your precious bargains safely home.

What can we learn from Kelli O’Laughlin’s murder?

A 14-year old girl arrived at her house last Thursday afternoon after a long day at school, looking forward to enjoying the comforts of home, but unfortunately that was not to be. Instead she walked into, what police believe was a burglary in progress. The life of an innocent young girl ended that afternoon from […]

Burglars find Chicago’s north suburbs ripe for picking

Burglar crews have targeted Chicago’s North Shore suburbs once again. In addition to the number of homes that have been burgled in the last few weeks you can also add dozens of unlocked cars sitting in driveways just asking to be robbed. Why do North Shore residents leave their cars unlocked when they are sitting […]

Apple Pickers on the CTA don’t always get away!

Potential victims aren’t too hard to find on the CTA. They are the ones who have their heads down reading their emails, surfing the web, or possibly watching a video on their smartphones or other electronic devices.

CTA robberies not limited to Smartphones or Chicago

On Thursday afternoon a teenager attacked a 58-year old man as the CTA purple line train approached the South Blvd station in Evanston, and stole his laptop computer. Police responded to the incident at about 4:16 p.m. March 31 in the 800 block of Chicago Avenue. The victim, a 58-year-old Evanston man, said he was […]

‘Tis the Season to be Wary

While you are out buying presents or visiting with friends and loved one’s keep in mind that there are criminals looking to take advantage of your absence. One or possibly two crews of grinches visited the North Shore suburb of Wilmette last week. They came in the form of burglars who broke into 6 Wilmette […]

56-year old woman chases assailant in the Loop

Sharp-eyed bike patrol officers patrolling the downtown area stumbled upon a strong arm robbery in the 500 block of South Dearborn on September 20, 2010, just after 7 p.m. Officers Adrian Navarro and Erik Escalante came across a 56-year-old woman about 7 p.m. in the 500 block of South Dearborn Street running after a 16-year-old […]

What would you do?

For years I have taught high school seniors, and incoming college freshmen, not to fight over “stuff.”   If you are attacked or threatened with attack, throw the money in one direction and run in the other.  Your ego might get bruised, but you will come out in better physical shape than you would if […]