In case you missed it, here's a rundown of some of the top Elmhurst stories of last week. Most involved theft, but also noteworthy: possible train delays and a chance at fame—if you have an unusual collection.
Claiborne Robertson remains held on $1 million bail and faces natural life in prison if convicted. Why so harsh? His long criminal history includes attempted murder. Police believe Robertson is one of two men who bound a clerk, took $40,000 worth of cigarettes and led police on a car chase that ended in a crash.
A plea deal was not reached in the case of a Bellwood man charged in a Christmas Eve armed robbery. Rodney E. Payton, 22, is accused of stealing a pair of Air Jordans from a man at Elm Creek Apartments.
A 38-year-old Northlake man faces identity theft and forgery charges after police say he used another man’s name to receive $5,361 in medical services at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital last Halloween. Joseph Kelso allegedly signed a consent for treatment form with the name and date of birth belonging to a man whose last name is also Kelso.
The work, slated to begin Saturday and continue through early September, may involve delays up to 10 minutes due to track construction.
A St. Charles man already in prison on an unrelated case was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a burglary at Dulles Cleaners more than a year ago. Richard Jones was found guilty of burglary during a July 11 hearing and is being held in the Dixon Correctional Center.
The "modern archeologists" who star in the History Channel show plan to be in Illinois in September. They are looking for old movie posters, unusual transistor or tabletop radios, pinball and slot machines, antique casino or gaming machines, bicycles from the 1940s or earlier, old rodeo items and early Halloween items, among other things.