Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Missing mother Linda Fellenbaum—who is wanted on an arrest warrant—was tossed out of her Hinsdale apartment a month and a half before she vanished. Her toddler son remains missing as well.
Just a month and a half before she supposedly ran barefoot into the Joliet night, never to be seen again, DuPage County Sheriff's deputies served an eviction order at missing mom Linda Fellenbaum's Hinsdale apartment. Fellenbaum's possessions were carried from the apartment on Sept. 5 and left outside. By then, according to police, Fellenbaum, 33, was living with her new boyfriend, Donald Wolak, in his house on Joliet's west side. According to the report, she did not return to collect her things. Wolak and Fellenbaum's relationship started after they met online in late August, police said, but the affair had apparently soured by Oct. 16. That was when Wolak, 40, told police Fellenbaum stole a "large sum of cash" and one of his handguns. …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Romeoville police say Lewis University student Jamie Olson took steps to conceal her involvement in the suspected heroin death of her friend.
A 20-year-old Frankfort woman died of a drug overdose while at a Lewis University dorm this weekend, and the friend with whom she was staying has been arrested for trying to conceal her role in the death, Romeoville police said Monday. Anna Marinier was found dead at Fitzpatrick Hall at about 11:10 a.m. Sunday, Romeoville Assistant Police Chief Steve Lucchesi said. Although toxicology tests are still pending, it's suspected she overdosed on heroin, he said. Her friend, Jamie Olson, 21, of 9125 Letterkenny, Tinley Park, was arrested Sunday night on a felony charge of obstruction of justice and booked into the Will County jail. Citing the "ongoing investigation," Lucchesi declined to disclose what Olson did in terms of obstructing the case …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Investigators for the Syfy Channel show captured voices and film, the latter being called "holy grail" for ghost hunters.
If the "ghost meters" in the room were any measure, the spirits that haunt the Rialto Square Theatre liked the Ghost Hunters investigation of their digs almost as much as the humans watching their show did. The devices were lit for almost the entire duration of the Syfy Channel program, which the Rialto's Technical Director Lori Carmine and Events Coordinator Trish Stoner watched on a tiny TV in the cozy confines of the theater's dressing room surrounded by folks who were in the middle of a paranormal tour of the old vaudeville/movie house. Almost if on cue, the energy-sensing devices picking up the presence of other worldly apparitions would blink on and off when one of the ghost hunters would say, "Did you hear that?" or "I think I saw …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Aurora police say the three men met the victim at a Naperville bar in August; a three-month investigation was conducted before charges were filed this week.
Three men accused of sexually assaulting a Joliet woman with whom they were drinking have been arrested by the Aurora police. The incident occurred in August when the three met the 25-year-old victim at a Naperville restaurant, according to a story in the Aurora Beacon News. Police investigated for three months and this week arrested Corderro A. Pollard, 22, and Eric Stallworth Jr., 21, who were charged with criminal sexual assault for having sex with the woman, who was too intoxicated to consent, the story said. Shammrie M. Brown, 25, was charged with sexual assault because he was present when the men were having sex with the victim and made no effort to stop it, the story said. The assault allegedly occurred at the Aurora home that …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Judge Joseph Polito says he watched porn on his courthouse computer before and after court sessions, even though he knew it violated county rules, published report says.
Will County Judge Joseph Polito says he watched pornography via his courthouse computer during work hours, and is now seeking help to stop his behavior, a story in the Chicago Sun-Times says. Polito made the confession in documents he filed with the Illinois Courts Commission in the wake of a Sun-Times report four months ago that his computer had been used repeatedly to view porn sites. Charges have been filed against him by the Illinois Judicial Inquiry Board. Polito admitted viewing pornography before and after court calls, and even though he was aware there was a county policy against viewing such materials on county computers, the story said. Polito's attorney, in the documents filed with the commission, said Polito “has been treated …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The blaze started in the garage, but the source is still under investigation, Joliet Fire Capt. Dave House said.
A Joliet family lost their detached garage and the Jeep inside in a late Tuesday afternoon fire, the source of which is still under investigation. The fire in the 6900 block of West Grantham Drive was detected shortly after 5 p.m., and required about 16 Joliet firefighters to get it under control within a half hour, Capt. Dave House said Tuesday night. While the damage was contained to home's garage, the heat was strong enough to peel the siding from the home. A resident who was on the scene as firefighters put out the fire and with investigators as they combed through the ruins, said he did not know the source of the fire but speculated it could have been the Jeep. The family has owned the home for six years, the resident said. The garage…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The state is investigating the death of the Joliet year-old boy; the mother has faced neglect and abuse charges in the pat.
A Joliet woman is being investigated for neglect in the death of her year-old son. Deajon Fields, who lived in the 400 block of South Joliet Street, was pronounced dead at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, according to a Sun-Times Media article. His mother has previously been investigated by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services for neglect and abuse involving her children, the article said. The read the story in its entirety, click here.