Monday, November 26, 2012
Joseph Spitalli, of Darien, will be held without bond in DuPage County Jail. He's charged with first-degree murder after he allegedly killed Teymur Huseynli, 31, of Skokie and kidnapping his ex-girlfriend at knife point, police said.
A Darien man charged with kidnapping his ex-girlfriend at knifepoint and murdering her friend will be held without bond in DuPage County Jail. Joseph Spitalli, 34, of the 7500 block of Country Lane in Darien, appeared in court Monday morning and was denied bail. He's charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated kidnapping, a Class X felony. If convicted he faces life in prison with no possibility of parole. He's scheduled to appear in court Dec. 17 in front of Judge Daniel Guerin. Police say they responded to a battery call at 12:25 a.m. Friday in Wildwood Court and found 31-year-old Skokie resident Teymur Huseynli dead in the front lawn from a knife wound. Spitalli is accused of kidnapping Huseynli's …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Police charged Reynaldo Arrieta with attempted murder and aggravated assault on Monday.
An Elmwood man was charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault after he allegedly tried shooting a former lover and her friend during an altercation in Lincolnwood on Monday, police said. Officers responded to a shots fired complaint at Shell Gas Station, 6400 Lincoln Ave., around 9 a.m., and arrested Reynaldo Arrieta. Police said an investigation soon revealed that Arrieta approached two victims and brandished a 9mm firearm. Officers later learned the victims were Arrieta’s ex-girlfriend and her acquaintance. A struggle ensued when Arrieta allegedly threatened to shoot the male acquaintance and then fired one round, according to police. Arrieta attempted to fire the gun a second time but the gun malfunctioned, police said. The …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Curious about the number of crimes reported in your Patch town in 2010? We've got the FBI tally.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The FBI released its 2010 Uniform Crime Report Monday. The north and northwest suburbs served by the Patch sites in Cook and Lake counties are listed below in charts for violent crimes and property crimes. The data reflect communities that reported crime statistics for all 12 months of 2010. Due to a change in state reporting methods, Illinois statistics from 2010 cannot be compared to 2009 statistics, according to the FBI. Glenview, Niles, Wilmette and Glencoe were not included in the FBI's release of data. VIOLENT CRIME: PROPERTY CRIME: The FBI cautions against using this data to rank police departments and community crime rates. When the FBI determines an agency’s data collection methodology does not comply with national Uniform Crime…
Friday, January 7, 2011
Hershel Rapoport, 88, described the murder he witnessed in his West Wilmette home on Christmas Day.
Eighty-eight-year old Hershel Rapoport sat attentively in the witness stand Thursday. He was testifying during a preliminary hearing for the murder trial of his grandson, Anthony Rapoport, who is accused of killing Nancee Rapoport. Nancee is Anthony’s aunt and Hershel’s daughter-in-law. The dark-grey haired man strained at times to hear the questions from attorneys. Anthony sat at a table along the left side of the courtroom, donning wet hair, glasses and light green prison garb and listened quietly to his grandfather’s account of what happened in their West Wilmette home on Christmas Day. Hershel explained how he was standing nearby when Anthony allegedly beat Nancee with a baseball bat after an argument, and spoke about Nancee’s drug use…
Monday, January 3, 2011
Kenny Rapoport spoke with reporters following his nephew's court appearance Monday.
Monday was a long day for Kenny Rapoport. First he attended his estranged wife's funeral. Then he went to the court hearing for the nephew who is accused of killing her Christmas Day with a baseball bat. "I didn't see it coming," an emotional Kenny told reporters, following word that Anthony's hearing has been postponed to Thursday. "If I would have saw this coming I wouldn't have had him there, or her there. I would've had them separated." "It's hard," he continued, choked up, "She didn't deserve this." Nancee Rapoport, 49, had been living with Anthony, 24, and his grandparents, who are Kenny's parents, in a West Wilmette residence up until her death. Kenny had been living in Glenview, according to Assistant State's Attorney Robert …
Anthony Rapoport, 24, will face court Monday afternoon for allegedly murdering his aunt Nancee, 49, on Christmas Day.
The Nancee Rapoport murder case will continue this week with a preliminary court hearing Monday afternoon. Anthony Rapoport, faces first degree murder charges for allegedly bludgeoning Nancee, his aunt, to death with a baseball bat on Christmas Day. Prosecutors will try to establish probable cause for holding the 24-year-old Wilmette-resident for Nancee's death. Anthony's bail was set for $8 million in cash on Dec. 27 during a bond hearing at the Skokie at the Second Municipal District Circuit Court of Cook County. Nancee, 49, died Dec. 26 from the head injuries she sustained, Assistant State's Attorney Robert Heilingoetter told the court last week. Police arrested Anthony the day before the slaying, on Christmas Eve, after they were …