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Jeffrey Mellone. Credit: Elmhurst Police Department
Kent April 17, 2014 at 11:38 am
Another nice Elmhurst family that is going to go through hell because of what their kids did. IRead More can't believe it. My boys played baseball with them and they had everything going for them. No excuses but I feel sorry for the parents who I am sure knew nothing about this.
Gary Hart April 17, 2014 at 03:49 pm
@Phillip, we know who you are, seems your the one needing help, before casting stones on others,Read More maybe you need to look yourself in the mirror. http://www.homefacts.com/offender-detail/SC609183/Phillip-Wayne-Howell.html
Phillip E. Howell April 17, 2014 at 06:36 pm
do you know who i am?
Credit: Amazon
Sara Bloom April 15, 2014 at 09:24 pm
People who do that are just jerks and some can well afford filet mignon with a side of caviar forRead More every meal. I was an in- store demonstrator for many years and to mix things up, because the job was boring, I would tell people reaching for a sample that they were welcome to take one but they had to buy the item advertised. They'd look at me and at the two-for-five-bucks item I was selling and act like I was trying to rob them. Hello, that's why we're there. We're not there solely to hand out pieces of lunchmeat on 'picks to strangers.
Bridget Bridget April 15, 2014 at 10:01 pm
Sara. What if they didn't like the product you were hocking?
Bernard Johnson April 16, 2014 at 01:42 am
A sad commentary on the state of our society; if someone's hungry - feed 'em. But - no, we've plentyRead More to spend on rebuilding the infrastructure of Iraq, to send Congress on junkets all over the world [notably sunny places when it's winter here] and to give all and sundry tax 'incentives' to big-business [like oil companies]; but, if a man is driven - for whatever reason{s}, to eat too many 'free' samples - call the police and lock him up. With the Easter/Passover season here, I'd have to ask: Where's the Judeo-Christian decency in America today? Oh yeah, that and our civil rights and liberties went up in smoke following the passage of the Patriot Act, its re-passage and a Supreme Court that thinks that 'corporations are people too.' Shame on us -
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Ercie Berwick April 16, 2014 at 09:58 pm
Thanks ever so much for your thoughtful and erudite post, Billy. Why, I do believe you are ourRead More resident Walter Cronkite. How lucky can we be??? ;)
Phillip e howell April 16, 2014 at 10:28 pm
Thank goodness two more criminals are off our streets! Sheeeshhh!
Kent April 17, 2014 at 12:23 pm
Billy Joel - I never said the police should ignore this. I appreciate what the Elmhurst police doRead More for our community but at 11:45 on a Friday night this may have been able to be handled differently so police officers don't have to be in the station booking a couple of middle aged men and filling out arrest reports. Also if they were drunk, then one or both would have been charged with Public Intoxication too.
Amani Ibrahim, accused of felony theft and bad parenting.
sklogw April 13, 2014 at 10:24 am
Drawn on eyebrows and a heavy coat on the the lower lid, that's just wrong!LOL Not as wrong asRead More trying to pin it on your 12 year old daughter though, that's just scandalous!
Titan Dad April 13, 2014 at 04:45 pm
Forget the eye shadow. Should of tried to steal a mustache waxing kit.
Joe Tinley April 15, 2014 at 08:50 pm
Oil can Harriett
Rum. Credit: Joseph Hosey
Ercie Berwick April 14, 2014 at 04:33 pm
What an earth-shaking report! Things must be getting very boring in Elmhurst. And what's with theRead More picture of the bottle and glass? Who thinks up the pictures and reports these days. :(
Faust April 15, 2014 at 10:42 am
Great report!!! I do enjoy the inclusion of addresses so I can google view it and take anRead More appropriate "round-about" when coming into the proximity of yr assailant. This particular property appears to have numerous trinkets, a few benches, some overgrown shrubbery, and a fence circa 1952. I'm a bit confused though, were there two dogs and who was whistling?
The immigration reform demonstration in Broadview Tuesday. The Elmhurst police said they helped out by arrested a dozen people. Credit: YouTube
Joe Brosnan April 11, 2014 at 09:35 am
it seems to me that we have issues here that need addressing with out having to run over toRead More broadview to assist with a small group of protesters. Does not Broadview P D have enough officers to handel this or are they understaffed?
D L April 11, 2014 at 12:46 pm
Why the H E double hockey sticks would OUR tax paid police go out of their jurisdiction to getRead More involved in this ? Hmmmm...
Don Honda April 11, 2014 at 11:38 pm
The LA Times recently posted an article that shows that the Obama administration, the Illegal AlienRead More lobby, and the major media outlets have been in collusion to depict the "high" deportation numbers. The exact opposite is true since the beginning of the current President's policy. Interior deportation has and will be lower than 1973 rates. This is leading towards more people overstaying their visas and currently, more Illegal Alien minors crossing the border. Obama has just recently instructed border patrol to not turn back those Illegal Aliens on record as having entered illegally as priors, but to let them pass IF they don't have a major criminal record. After the first Illegal Entry, it a felony each time thereafter. http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-obama-deportations-20140402,0,545192,full.story#axzz2xkzioeHR
A composite sketch of the young man reportedly beaten and kidnapped from outside the Elmhurst Kohl's. Credit: G. Schweik
Kathy Lee April 9, 2014 at 09:11 pm
This was a popular prank in my college days.
Courtney April 10, 2014 at 12:04 am
wouldnt u think it would of been a good idea to get the license plate number of the car?
chris April 10, 2014 at 04:19 pm
Aren't there cameras outside Kohls??
L B April 7, 2014 at 10:19 pm
The building is no longer as safe as it once was! The garage doors and the side entrance to theRead More lobby from the parking garage is mostly ALWAYS open giving anyone access to the elevators that go to all the floors of the building. Every time something is brought up with any issues management says it's up to the residents to call the police as they don't get involved in any of those matters.. This is a sad way for a building to be run.
Thomas Maynard April 9, 2014 at 12:25 pm
Installing a good Dead Bolt lock and maybe some motion detectors in your apartment would be a stepRead More in the right direction.....The motion detectors could be just hooked to an audio alarm like a car alarm, thus avoiding costly monitoring charges. Being a home owner and owning a dog, and what they leave around the yard, is enough to be a deterrent to most thieves. The story sounds like it was a friend or someone who knew the painting was there..
PD April 14, 2014 at 08:09 am
So sad the Elmhurst Place Apartments did not care and made excuses for the whole situation. SomeRead More more top customer service from Linda in the front office. The building needs someone to work in the office who actually cares about their job. She is nothing more than a gossip who seems to enjoy getting the tenants into trouble. Maybe the building would be a good place to live if the front office took care of their problems instead of blowing everything off by saying "well Charlie's not going to like to hear that." Seems to me like they could use someone in the office with some modern office skills, such as the ability to know how to turn a computer on. The leases are still 3 copy hand typed. With updated office skills there would be more time to concentrate on the poor or lack of customer service.
Kevin Oldaker
It Get's Better April 8, 2014 at 03:40 pm
Find him!!!
jack hess April 14, 2014 at 10:26 am
Sound like the Judge set a low bond, that why he was out, even with his past convictions. If peopleRead More only new what low bonds some Judges give out on serious charges, specially in CROOK COUNTY,IL.
Benjamin Lawton
Milwaukee Mike April 11, 2014 at 10:49 am
Rico Suave April 6, 2014 at 07:24 pm People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only becauseRead More rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. Remember this Benny G and all you other scum sucking Liberals out there. The police in these ghetto areas are chasing them down every night in an attempt to keep them from coming into your so called safe areas. Appreciate their sacrifices and don't give this white Fucktard the time of day. Hey Kenneth! Love teh comments... Who else would say fucktard on here?
Frank G. April 11, 2014 at 11:50 am
Benny G. I think you hate the police because your dad was a abusive cop who poked you in the assRead More when you were growing up.
Benny G. April 11, 2014 at 12:46 pm
Frankala, I was sloppy seconds to your ripe hole. He was a tiger, huh...LOL Donna the residentRead More "split tail" comment bag- Go iron my shirts and STFU...LOL
Kmart motorized wheelchairs. Credit: Joseph Hosey
Independence666 April 5, 2014 at 10:22 am
This country has far too many lawyers. They are little more than parasites who suck the life bloodRead More out of the economy, while providing little or no value. Unfortunately, they have a strangle hold on our political system, so legal reform is a dream that will probably never be realized.
Ercie Berwick April 6, 2014 at 12:50 pm
Christina, I agree with you about "good old west justice." We have become a nation ofRead More wimps, afraid of our own shadow. :(
Ays Kofi April 9, 2014 at 07:06 pm
Don't get any ideas about trying that crap at WalMart. Every week there's a list published in theRead More local paper of all the shoplifting and theft charges filed by our local Wally World. Their philosophy is, involve the cops in all instances. They prosecute every single case.
Stewart Levine April 7, 2014 at 07:17 am
We need more police in our communities. I'd like to see the police work these major arteries fromRead More chicago into the suburbs much harder, pulling over more cars for the simplest of potential violations. I'd like to see road blocks and everything, once this type of stuff starts spilling into the suburbs it can destroy neighborhoods and communities if residents don't demand it stop. The police know what discretion is, and when its a little old lady from around town who doesn't have a vehicle sticker, big deal, but when you get teenagers or gang bangers with open alcohol, or heroin junkies, a bunch of 3rd world minorities driving through an affluent neighborhood, you check them hard and let them know we dont like their scum around here, and nail them for every kind of potential violation under the sun. this is what we pay the officers for, this is police protection, knowing who is driving through your communities and walking through them at night.
Marcus Butler. Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office
Stewart Levine April 7, 2014 at 07:09 am
This type of scum does not belong in DuPage County. The City Councils and Citizens shouldRead More organize to identify individuals like this and problem areas in the city/village/or town, and work to improve, and beautify the area. I as a resident of this area being of European descent, would prefer to maintain a mono-culture in this area, rather than allowing minorities, immigrants, and low class multicultural trash to come in and grind the area down into a ghetto. People need to stand up and start calling the police more often when they see people like this that don't look like they belong in the neighborhood, so police can investigate and let them know we do not want trash whether they are black mexican arab in our communities and neighborhoods.
A con man tried to scam an Elmhurst couple out of $5,000 by posing as their jailed grandson. Credit: Joseph Hosey
Judith April 5, 2014 at 03:46 pm
That scam was tried on me and it didn't work. I told my "grandson" that if he didRead More something that landed him in jail then that's where he belonged until his trial but I would help with a lawyer later if need be. Only after he hung up without another word did I realize it was a scam.
L B April 7, 2014 at 11:23 pm
Have nothing against BWW but do have issues with all the spoiled ,bratty, and unsupervised kids andRead More teenagers that have taken over the "Fountain" area. They are rude to seniors and are contributing little to nothing to the businesses in the downtown area. Once they are chased out by police they hit the Schiller parking deck and then end up back in the Fountain area. Whatever happened to curfew???? I, being a Senior, do not no longer come downtown after 5 pm. No wonder there are so many empty storefronts downtown now. I used to see police walking the downtown area and not let kids loiter but no longer see that.
Faust April 8, 2014 at 12:50 pm
Wait a minute. By merely existing, the kids are automatically lumped into the "spoiled andRead More bratty" category? I'm curious to how are they offending anyone, other than taking up space, laughing, having fun, and bringing a much needed spark to an otherwise dreary area. I'd be shocked if they are rude to anyone, unless you think having a fun time amounts to that. What are they doing to offend you...barking, swearing, getting in your way, being silly? If it's more than the usual immature things that kids do, than you need to contact a police offer and file a criminal complaint. I have a feeling that would be ironically, a waste of our tax money though....chasing after frivolous things. I think you'd be surprised how "being spoiled and bratty" is a part of the process of growing up. Those same kids will one day make quite a success out of themselves...or better yet, inherit some of their parents dough :0 Either way, it's what kids do. Take some initiative...ask a kid to hold the door for you, or escort you across the street. It takes a community, ya' know. This is one of those situations where you have to be thankful for what you wish for. Spend an evening downtown CHI or some other seedy places, and you'll be lucky to avoid a random mob attack or a crowd pleasing neighborhood mugging. I imagine neither of those are happening in downtown Elmhurst. I'll say this....good thing everyone can relate to things becoming more difficult, time consuming and annoying. As god would have it, we are all aging at the same time. But worrying about the kids downtown, probably isn't worth a minute of anyone's time. Plus, who's going to consume all those empty calories at the 32 ice cream shops on York, now that the Hot Dog lady is getting the Caputz.
Billy Joel April 16, 2014 at 07:26 pm
Oh Stewie, are you off your meds again? Nut
John Wrana, in uniform during World War II, and in his later years before a police officer shot and killed him with beanbag rounds.
John Santaella April 10, 2014 at 07:47 pm
Brains? We don't have no stinkin' brains. We don't need no stinkin' brains
Magilla Gorilla April 12, 2014 at 07:25 am
@ knee jerk. Although the upper limit IQ for officers is 105, the target IQ is between 94-98. TheRead More average IQ of a U.S. citizen is 100. Whenever you are speaking to a police officer, you are most likely speaking to someone with an IQ considerably Lower than your own. Please remember to speak slowly, always try to limit the amount of syllables in each word to less than three, and try not to laugh... Cuz They get Really Paranoid. Must be the drugs.
Magilla Gorilla April 12, 2014 at 07:28 am
@ Santaella. Robots, Droids or whatever you want to call 'em. They want programmable individuals whoRead More will NOT hesitate to KILL. At some point, Robocops are coming to your town.
Police outside of Adelman's Truck & Equipment in Chicago.
hobo April 3, 2014 at 07:48 am
Cool
stan April 4, 2014 at 12:51 am
Hobo are you a hobo?
Danimal April 6, 2014 at 07:56 pm
Real smart. Steal commercial vehicles that most likely had company logos on them. Duh?
Michael Carr, 24, of Berkley, was charged on multiple counts of aggravated battery and armed violence stemming from a fight on March 29 in front of an Elmhurst bar. | DuPage County Sheriff
Mark C April 2, 2014 at 01:29 pm
Katie, where in the story does it say the fight was two on one? The guy is a punk and firing off aRead More gun, blanks or not, is a good way to get himself shot.
Stewart Levine April 7, 2014 at 07:43 am
This is just a poor, dumb white kid, trying to probably meet women and was dealing with snobby richRead More elmhurst kids who are quick to act tough infront of women and friends. so he made a bad judgement call? what happened to discretion elmhurst, this guy will be a felon for life, no job, no way of making it in life because he did something stupid. I dont know all the details of the case but this is what i read from the story. I think 5 years intensive probation and a Class A misdemeanor would be fair. Hes obviously not a gang member, and look at Berkley and Hillside, can you blame this kid for wanting to be over here. Id give him a pass, he probably already learned his lesson. Jail will only make him more of an eye sore on society.
Kent April 11, 2014 at 12:14 pm
Stewart, not sure how you got all that out of the article but my guess is that once this gets toRead More court it will be plea bargained down to a misdemeanor but hopefully a lesson was learned.