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Crime and Courts

  • Sycamore's sex offender son accused of sex abuse

    SYCAMORE – Days after convicted sex offender Ronald J. Bieberitz Sr. was arrested for allegedly violating prohibitions on contact with children, DeKal ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Sycamore man accused of attacking ex-girlfriend

    SYCAMORE – Jose A. Cedillo decided to stop by his ex-girlfriend’s home to surprise her for her birthday, then attacked her and another man who was the ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Bill Cho's responds to former student's arrest

    SYCAMORE – Bill Cho’s United Tae Kwon Do staff said Tuesday that a 46-year-old sex offender facing criminal charges for allegedly being at the facilit ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • Nov. 26 police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:17 pm
  • DeKalb police seize 6 kilos of heroin, arrest two men

    DeKALB – Police said they seized $1.4 million worth of heroin and arrested two men – one from Anaheim, California – on major drug charges after police ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 1:00 am
  • Police: Drunken driver left trail of damage at Shabbona Lake State Park

    SHABBONA – Amy B. Paprocki left a trail of damaged trees, broken posts and car bits as she drove under the influence of drugs and alcohol through Shab ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:50 am
  • Sycamore sex offender accused of going to parks

    SYCAMORE – A 46-year-old Sycamore sex offender remained in DeKalb County Jail on Monday for allegedly violating rules about going to parks and attendi ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 3:55 pm
  • DeKalb County Crime Stoppers seek tips about stolen electronics

    CORTLAND – Police are seeking information about electronic components used in studio-recording and DJ equipment that were stolen from a self-storage u ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Sycamore man found not guilty of sex abuse charges

    SYCAMORE – Larry Phillips walked out of DeKalb County Courthouse a free man for the first time in more than a year after jurors acquitted him Tuesday ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • DeKalb woman accused of murdering child found fit for trial

    SYCAMORE – The mother of John B. Hawks wiped tears from her eyes Wednesday morning as she watched her one-time friend formally deny she murdered the 1 ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • DeKalb's Egyptian Theatre robbed over weekend

    DeKALB – The Egyptian Theatre was robbed over the weekend, but the damage won’t stop officials from hosting upcoming activities.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Police: Two men with weapon robbed NIU student

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University police are investigating an off-campus armed robbery in which a laptop and cash were stolen from a student.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • DeKalb couple accused of sexually assaulting a teen in Cortland

    SYCAMORE – Two DeKalb residents remained in DeKalb County Jail on Monday on allegations that they sexually assaulted a teenager in May, authorities sa ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Nov. 16 police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Police: Mother left crash scene drunk with kids in the car

    GENOA – A 28-year-old Rockford woman accused of driving drunk away from a crash with her three children in the car was released on her own recognizanc ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 10:36 am
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