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  • DeKalb woman sold methadone, police say

    DeKALB – A DeKalb woman is accused of delivering methadone to a man who was later taken to Kishwaukee Hospital for a drug overdose, court records show ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • DeKalb man accused of sexual assault

    SYCAMORE – A 35-year-old DeKalb man could face decades in prison if convicted of allegations that he sexually assaulted a young family member.
    July 23, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Sex offender accused of not updating address: 'I'm homeless'

    SYCAMORE – Robert D. Gahlbeck, the sex offender accused of failing to notify police of an address change, limped to his seat when he appeared in court ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:18 pm
  • Drug-induced homicide charge issued in Sycamore overdose death

    SYCAMORE – Hours before he died this spring, Chuck Williams bought heroin outside a Sycamore hotel from a man who had graduated from the same drug cou ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:14 pm
  • Facebook helps DeKalb police catch burglary suspect

    DeKALB – When Israel Valenzuela-Piedra saw an incriminating photo of himself carrying items from Wal-Mart on DeKalb police’s Facebook page, he decided ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • Police arrest missing sex offender at hospital

    SYCAMORE – After a daylong search, police have arrested Robert Gahlbeck, the sex offender accused of failing to give authorities a new address, court ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • Short jail sentence ordered in Kingston frog-carcass case

    SYCAMORE — The Kingston man accused of dropping 15 to 20 dead frogs on his neighbor's porch will have to seek a psychiatric evaluation, court records ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • Police: Sycamore man forced roommate to snort drugs

    SYCAMORE – A 19-year-old Sycamore man is accused of shooting his roommate with a BB gun multiple times and forcing him to snort crushed prescription d ...
    July 21, 2014 - 8:40 pm
  • Sandwich man accused of having stolen gun

    SANDWICH – Within a few days after a Sandwich man hired a 21-year-old to mow his lawn, two of his guns and a golden ring went missing, court records s ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • July 18 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 ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • Sycamore man admits to stabbing another after Facebook fight

    SYCAMORE – Robert Church faces probation or up to five years in prison after he admitted to stabbing a man in a fight that started with a heated Faceb ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • No injuries reported in crash at Peace Road and Route 64

    SYCAMORE – No injuries were reported after a semitrailer and minivan collided at Peace Road and Route 64 in Sycamore about 10 a.m. today.
    July 18, 2014 - 12:30 pm
  • DeKalb man gets 8 years for shooting gun in parking lot

    SYCAMORE – The man accused of firing shots at a car during a fight at a DeKalb apartment complex parking lot was sentenced Thursday to eight years in ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Alleged leader of crack cocaine ring sentenced

    SYCAMORE – The suspected ringleader of a crack cocaine dealing operation who eluded police for five months was sentenced Thursday to eight years in pr ...
    July 18, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • DeKalb man airlifted after crash on Malta Road

    DeKALB – A DeKalb man was in serious condition Thursday after an early morning crash police said happened after he fell asleep while driving.
    July 17, 2014 - 10:57 pm
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