Archive for May, 2010


Man charged with shooting Stone Park officer

A 28-year-old man was charged Saturday night with shooting a Stone Park police officer with a shotgun from a nearby strip mall as the officer conducted a traffic stop early Saturday morning, police in the west suburban city said. Rashaun Carlisle, of Melrose Park, has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and unlawful use of a firearm, police said in a statement. The police officer, three-year-veteran Robert Vicari, was hit in the face and shoulder, but was not seriously hurt, authorities said. Vicari was back home this afternoon, said Stone Park Mayor Beniamino Mazzulla. “We were all …Read more […..]

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Calif woman pleads guilty in Sandra Cantu murder

TRACY, Calif. — A California Sunday school teacher accused of kidnapping, raping and killing an 8-year-old playmate of her daughter, then stuffing the body in a suitcase, pleaded guilty Monday to murder. Melissa Huckaby, 29, entered the plea in San Joaquin County Superior Court to a charge of first-degree murder with a special circumstance of kidnapping. As part of a deal with prosecutors, all other charges — including two involving rape and lewd or lascivious conduct with a child under 14 — were dropped, according to court spokeswoman Sharon Morris. The surprise plea came during what was scheduled to be a routine …Read more […..]

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Digital Photocopiers Loaded With Secrets

Awesome Article and Video produced by CBS News detailing the security risks that copy machines can pose to you. Your Office Copy Machine Might Digitally Store Thousands of Documents That Get Passed on at Resale By Armen Keteyian (CBS) At a warehouse in New Jersey, 6,000 used copy machines sit ready to be sold. CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian reports almost every one of them holds a secret. Nearly every digital copier built since 2002 contains a hard drive – like the one on your personal computer – storing an image of every document copied, scanned, or emailed by the machine. In the …Read more […..]

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Report says suspect pursuits yield high fatalities

One-third of those killed in high speed chases are bystanders Bystanders account for one-third of those who are killed in high-speed police chases, a USA TODAY review has found. The deaths have several communities around the nation wrestling with whether to restrict pursuits only to suspects in violent crimes. About 360 people are killed each year in police chases, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Advocates of more restrictive chase policies say the death numbers are lower than the real toll because no mandatory reporting system exists for deaths in pursuits. Geoffrey Alpert, …Read more […..]

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Technology Wars: Cops vs. Speeders

The battle is raging between police officers and speeders as they continually try to one-up the other with new technology (Corbis). People speed for plenty of reasons. Some claim they’re in a hurry. Some aren’t paying attention. Some do it for sport. Likewise, police have multiple motivations for ticketing speeders. Some officers claim driving anything over the speed limit is “unsafe.” Some departments do it to fill municipal coffers hit hard by falling tax revenues. And yes, some do it for sport. Regardless of why drivers speed and cops ticket, each side is using technology to increase their chances of success. How …Read more […..]

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The City of Northlake and Police Chief Koletsos Lose Lawsuit

It seems the(in my opinion) infamously arrogant and cocky Dennis Koletsos and his equally ignorant employer have lost a lawsuit. This was a long time coming and I am sure they are feeling very good now. LOL This guy has been, in my opinion, running rampant in the Northlake Police Department for years now. It was only a matter of time that something like this would happen. If he testified at trial I would have loved to have seen that! He gets flustered easily and turns red when he gets pressured.Quite comical. I wonder what the residents of Northlake think now that they will have to pay the burden of this lawsuit. …Read more […..]

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