Regional Police Blotter: Bank Robbers Elude Capture

The following police-related items were pulled from area Patches. An arrest is merely an accusation, not a determination of guilt.

One of the suspects in Monday's Chase Bank robbery in Palatine. Credit: bandittrackerchicago.com
One of the suspects in Monday's Chase Bank robbery in Palatine. Credit: bandittrackerchicago.com

Palatine Police Searching for Chase Bank Robbers

Police continue to search for two men suspected of robbing a Chase Bank, 825 Euclid Ave. in Palatine, Monday afternoon.

Two masked men entered the bank around 3:10 p.m. and one climbed over the teller counter and accessed cash drawers while the other stood in
the lobby area with his hand in his pocket in such a manner as to imply having a weapon.

Both suspects, described as black males, were wearing dark hooded jackets, black ski masks, white gloves and black shoes.

Palatine Detectives along with special agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation continue to investigate the matter. Anyone having additional information is asked to contact the Palatine Police Department at (847) 359-9000.
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St. Charles

More Details Emerge in Infant’s Death; Jackson Farrey Likely Buried a Month Before Family Disappeared

The body of a 5-month-old boy had been buried in the New Mexico desert for as long as a month before its discovery in the days after the bizarre Nov. 15 disappearance of the former St. Charles couple who are the boy’s parents.

KETK NBC, based in Tyler, Texas, reports that a prosecutor made the revelation about the timing of the baby’s burial Tuesday, Dec. 3, during a hearing in which an El Paso, Texas judge denied a requested bond reduction for Jeffrey Farrey, the father of 5-month-old Jackson Farrey.

Assistant District Attorney Penny Hamilton said that Jeffrey Farrey told his parents about Jackson’s death, KETK NBC reported, and that he told them as he and wife Jenna Farrey fled with their older, 17-month-old son Blake from their El Paso home to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

A note the couple left in their home when they went missing on Nov. 15 indicated that they planned to kill themselves, according to earlier media reports. Authorities on Nov. 20 announced they found what they believed were the remains of Jackson. 

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Body of Missing Woman Found in Libertyville 

Police revealed Wednesday that the body found Tuesday afternoon along North Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville was that of Anne Stroll, who was reported missing Dec. 2.

"Autopsy findings reveal the cause of death to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, which is consistent with the Lake County Sheriff's Office investigation," said Sgt. Sara Balmes, public information officer for the Sheriff's Office.

Police located Stroll's body at about 2 p.m. Tuesday while conducting a search for her on the 32000 block of North Milwaukee Avenue. Anne was reported missing by her husband, Michael, after she didn't return home from a bike ride Dec. 2.

St. Charles 

Broadview Man Held in St. Charles Home Invasion

A Broadview man is being held on $75,000 bail after he was arrested for a Monday home invasion in which a resident was threatened with a knife.

Marquis Walker, 26, of  the 2300 block of South 15th Ave. in Broadview, is charged with home invasion, a Class X felony. His bail was set Tuesday at $75,000. 

According to police, officers were dispatched to the 100 block of South 17th Street after a man reportedly pushed his way into an apartment after the victim opened the door. Once Walker pushed past the victim, police said he started threatening the resident with a knife. 

Walker then fled on foot, and police said no one was injured.

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Patch reports on law enforcement activity, using information provided by official agencies. Persons charged with a crime, or issued a citation for violation of a local ordinance, are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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