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Deerfield and Highland Park Police Crack Car Burglary Ring

The following arrest information was supplied by the Deerfield and Highland Park Police Departments. It does not indicate a conviction.

Burglary to Motor Vehicle 

Brian Krapf, 19, Adrian Arceo, 18, and Daniel Awe, 18, all of Darien, were charged with one felony count each Monday of burglary to a motor vehicle, according to Deerfield Police Sgt. Bill Annen. 

Deerfield Police and other local law enforcement agencies had been investigating a string of automobile burglaries including 10 in Deerfield as well as others in Highland Park, according to Annen. 

At 2:25 a.m. Monday, Deerfield Police received a call from the Highland Park Police Department informing Village Officers they had arrested Krapf, Arceo and Awe who had confessed to a number of automobile break ins in Highland Park, according to Annen. They also recovered property reported stolen in Deerfield. 

“The guys in Highland Park did a real good job,” Annen said. 

Once Deerfield detectives had the opportunity to question Krapf, Arceo and Awe, they were able to determine they had property reportedly taken from vehicles in Deerfield including a GPS and wallets, according to Annen. The investigation is ongoing. More charges could be added as property is matched with victims. 

Reckless Driver Wanted in Wisconsin 

Annen and Highland Park Police Commander William Tellone both identified Marshall Wolbers, 57, of Genoa City, WI, who was charged in both communities Friday for traffic related offenses, as the man wanted in Outagamie County, WI, near Appleton, for armed robbery, false imprisonment, theft and victim intimidation.

Wolbers was accused of holding an employee of the Fox Counties Convention and Visitors Bureau in Appleton at gun point, stealing her credit cars and fleeing in her van July 22, according to an article in the Appleton Post-Crescent.

Police in Wisconsin claim Wolbers entered the convention center shortly after it opened, walked down a hall and came back after donning a black mask and plastic gloves. He tied the victim’s arms behind her back and duct-taped her mouth and ankles, according to the Post Crescent.

Wolbers was chased down by Deerfield Police Friday and charged with fleeing and eluding, reckless driving, driving while license suspended and disobeying a traffic control device in Highland Park, according to Highland Park Police reports.

Highland Park Police attempted to stop Wolbers in the 1500 block of Deerfield Road, Highland Park, according to the report. After eventually being stopped by Deerfield Police, Wolbers was held on felony charges.

No information is available yet on any possible charges in Deerfield or other jurisdictions. 

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James S. September 20, 2012 at 10:34 PM
Groups like this travel all over to commit these types of crimes.
David Greenberg September 21, 2012 at 07:40 AM
arrrgh... my bad. Chalk it up to too much blood in the caffeinestream :-)
Lou September 21, 2012 at 02:03 PM
ALL persons are searched with electronic means when entering a public airport, police station or courthouse. America has accepted reasonable searches in public places. It seems reasonable to me that all motorists driving on the public roads paid for with public tax monies should be subject to a search for illegal weapons. What is wrong if a police officer stopped a motorist and then scanned the driver with an electronic device similar to a device used at O'Hare airport? If the driver had an illegal weapon he could be arrested before a crime was committed. Why couldn't technology be developed that could analyze the immediate air environment of a car's interior for gunpowder in bullets or cleaning oil used in handguns? I find nothing wrong with this type of search and believe it is reasonable given that handguns are extremely deadly and often used in crimes. There are more handguns in America than there are citizens! It's time society becomes pro-active. Leaders, there is a war in Chicago, it could spread to the suburbs!!! I believe Democracy was not intended to manage a bloody war in a city and the question we need to answer is: do we prefer security or total freedom? I'll take security when gun toting thugs can drive anywhere they wish and threaten our way of life.Anyone driving on the public Edens expressway, for example, should be subject to a search similar to a search at public O'Hare airport. We all do not have the right to bear and keep without restriction.
David Greenberg September 21, 2012 at 03:54 PM
You're not searched without your consent at the airport - if you don't want to get on the plane, you don't have to engage in security theater first. But that's a whole different discussion. As for your other proposal - I leave you with the everlasting words of one of the Country's Founders (I'll leave it as an exercise for the kind reader to determine who said what): "Those that would give up liberty for perceived security, deserve neither" "Those that melt down their guns to make plows, will plow for those who don't."
RB September 21, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Lou, is the next step building a fence around Chicago? We have rights that prevent illegal search. We can't profile (that's the next step in your scenario) and we can't stop everyone. Impossible to accomplish. The real answer is getting rid of guns. The gun lobby has convinced so many people that they must be armed to the hilt. The gun manufacturing companies make more guns than we can possibly absorb legally and illegally, hence the Mexican cartels are importing USA made guns to Mexico. A step in the right direction would be bringing back the assault weapon ban. Enforceable gun laws and increased criminalization of illegal ownership and we would start making a dent in this problem.

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