Wednesday, July 25, 2012
State's Attorney's Office says accused killer Todd Mandoline was a former boyfriend of the deceased.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Bail was denied Wednesday for the Villa Park man accused of murdering 24-year-old Paula Morgan of Lombard. Todd Mandoline, 23, of 281 Terry Lane, a former boyfriend of Morgan's, is accused of setting fire to the home at 1028 S. Ahrens, where she lived in with her 6-year-old son and mother, in the early morning hours of July 22. Her son escaped injury and her mother wasn't home at the time, but another person in the home, Jason Cassidy, 25, was seriously injured. According to a press release from the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office, Mandoline had been held on a no-bail warrant in connection with the case. At a scheduled bond hearing before DuPage County Judge John Kinsella July 25, Mandoline was accompanied by a public defender. But…
Friday, July 13, 2012
Police also respond to found fireworks and a potty on fire.
Police were notified by an anonymous source that someone had posted on his Facebook page that he was in possession of C-4 explosives and he wanted to "blow some stuff up." Officers went to the suspect's home at 3:30 p.m. July 3, and he consented to a search of his room. Police said they didn't find any C-4 explosives. The suspect said he was only joking around on Facebook. Police responded to a fire in a dumpster on the 100 block of Pine Street at 10:37 p.m. July 10. Police said the dumpster, which was "completely engulfed" in flames, was extinguished by the fire department. While on routine patrol, police saw about 10 people standing around one person, who was lighting fireworks at 9:18 p.m. July 7 at Conrad Fischer School, 888 N. Wilson…
Friday, July 6, 2012
Portable potty "completely destroyed."
A portable bathroom at Conrad Fischer School, 155 Victory Parkway, was "completely destroyed" in an explosion at 9 p.m. July 5, police said. Witnesses said they heard a "very loud explosion" and saw two or three boys running from the scene. Damage is estimated at $2,000. At around 8:20 p.m. the same evening, 21 red M fireworks, two mortars and a long string of firecrackers were found at the park, police said. A home on the 100 block of West Grantley was broken into between 8:38 and 11 a.m. July 3. The victim told police when she and her children returned home, they noticed the front door was ajar and the door jamb and strike plate were damaged. When she opened the door, she noticed damage at the entryway. Several drawers in the master …
Friday, October 21, 2011
Police report things set afire and other forms of property damage.
Fires Someone set a rubber-coated picnic table on fire at Wilder Park, Church and Prospect streets, between 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9 and 8:15 a.m. Oct. 10. Damage is estimated at $500. Someone set fire to a small fort built from dead wood at York Road and the Prairie Path 3:37 p.m. Oct. 15. Fire fighters put out the fire with a fire extinguisher. Someone left burn marks on the exterior of Conrad Fischer Elementary School, 888 Wilson Street, between 11:30 p.m. Oct. 14 and 7:30 a.m. Oct. 17. Three broken beer bottles were found on the pavement below the burn marks. Property Damage Someone damaged a white picket fence on the 500 block of Kearsage at 2 a.m. Oct. 9. Damage is estimated at $200. A 17-year-old boy allegedly admitted to hitting about 10 …
Friday, October 14, 2011
Blaze discovered at 1 a.m. Wednesday.
Police are investigating a suspicious fire that occurred in the early morning hours of Oct. 12. Police and firefighters responded to a home on the 100 block of Glenview Avenue at 1:12 a.m. and discovered that a vehicle parked in the driveway was on fire. After firefighters extinguished the blaze, police found two melted gas cans in the rear seat. The vehicle was towed to the police station, where it will be processed by an evidence technician.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Woman reportedly yells for help at Citgo; no suspect found.
Arson Investigations A night-shift worker for Optima Trucking, which shares the building at 736 Industrial Drive with Tower Truck Lines, reported that at 1 a.m. Sept. 27, he saw a cloud of smoke near the rear of the building. When he went outside, he saw a semi truck belonging to Tower Truck Lines was engulfed in flames. Elmhurst firefighters extinguished the blaze, but they were not able to determine its cause. Someone started a portable toilet on fire at 10 p.m. Sept. 23 at Washington Park, Poplar and May streets. Suspicious Circumstances Police were dispatched to Citgo, 1035 S. York Road, for a domestic dispute at 2:26 p.m. Sept. 23. The complainant heard a man and a woman in a silver vehicle yelling and saw the woman attempting to exit…