Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Deerfield police chief cautions citizens to watch out for their neighbors’ homes during spring break.
With the April 9 election less than two weeks away in Highland Park and Deerfield, more and more advertising is being left at people’s doors. Though this may not be a normal cause for alarm, a larger than usual number of people are out of town because of spring break increasing the circumstances where a burglary could occur. In Deerfield, this happened around at Christmas time. Earlier: Police Report 7 Christmas Car Burglaries The increased advertising being left at homes prompted Deerfield Police Chief John Sliozis to suggest people be more vigilant than usual for themselves and their neighbors. He suggests people collect the ad pieces and give it to their fellow citizens when they return. “It’s like the old neighborhood watch,” Sliozis …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
State’s Attorney adds felony marijuana possession charge to home invasion, burglary and more.
The case of two Deerfield teenagers accused of invading a Highland Park home in August and appeared on the verge of settling earlier this month became more complex today in Lake County Criminal Court in Waukegan. Assistant Lake County State’s Attorney Steve Sheller told Judge Daniel Shanes he was adding a claim of unlawful possession of marijuana, a Class 4 Felony, to the existing 10 counts of the indictment against Joshua Norris and Joseph Mahoney, both 18, of Deerfield. Earlier: Judge Suggests Probation Possible in Teen Burglary Case Earlier this month, Shanes admonished Mahoney and Norris to make good decisions while they were free on bail because probation was an option in any sentence or plea negotiation that might take place. At that…
Monday, February 4, 2013
Lawyers tell judge resolution of charges may be near for Deerfield teens arrested for invading Highland Park home.
A Lake County Criminal Court judge told two Deerfield teenagers charged with invading a Highland Park home and other offenses he may consider probation during a pretrial hearing today in Waukegan. Joshua Norris and Joseph Mahoney, both 18, of Deerfield were indicted September 10 on charges including home invasion with a weapon of a Highland Park home in August, residential burglary and use of a firearm in the commission of a crime. Earlier: Grand Jury Indicts Deerfield Teens “Sometimes in cases like this I consider probation and in other cases the person is going to go to prison,” Judge Daniel Shanes said to Norris. “I’ll look at how things have been going, the choices you have been making and see how to go from there.” Norris told Shanes …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
A man charged with two Burr Ridge burglaries in the last year and his uncle were suspected in 19 North Shore burglaries.
An Oak Lawn man with a long history of North Shore burglaries was charged with residential burglary in Burr Ridge last week for the second time since October. As Sergeant Marc Loftus of the Burr Ridge Police Department noted, it's only the latest chapter in a long criminal history for the 53-year-old Oak Lawn resident. "He's prolific," said Loftus. Kenneth Jackson, then 50 years old, and his then 75-year-old uncle, William Jackson, of the 1200 block of McDaniels Avenue, Highland Park, were each charged in 2009 with three felony counts of residential burglary, six felony counts of possession of burglary tools, and one felony count of possession of stolen property after they were suspected in 19 North Shore burglaries, the Highland Park …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
What will prosecutors show about the relationship between alleged offenders and teen victim?
A lot has happened in the lives of Deerfield teenagers Joseph Mahoney and Josh Norris since they were charged with invading the Highland Park home where Jacob Lynn, 17, resides as the legal situation begins to unfold for all three. Two weeks after Norris and Mahoney were arrested for home invasion, burglary and other counts; Lynn was booked for possession of marijuana with intent to sell. Patch has a complete listing of all stories about the event. Here are some highlights: For news about Deerfield and Highland Park in your mailbox every day, subscribe to the Patch newsletter. For more news and updates, like Highland Park and Deerfield Patch on Facebook.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Charges in formal indictment against Joseph Mahoney and Josh Norris for Highland Park home invasion and other crimes total more than 100 possible years in jail.
Two Deerfield teenagers charged as adults with August burglaries in both Highland Park and Deerfield were indicted Wednesday on 10 separate counts each by the Lake County Grand Jury, according to Patricia Fix, the chief of the felony trial division in the Lake County State’s Attorney’s office. Joshua Norris and Joseph Mahoney, both 17, were charged with 10 separate offenses each, which total more than 100 years of possible jail time, according to Fix. They are both accused of the same offenses. Earlier: Deerfield Teens Charged in Highland Park Burglary The indictment includes home invasion with a weapon, residential burglary, conspiracy to commit a possible burglary, unlawful use of a stolen firearm, use of a firearm in the commission of a…
Friday, August 24, 2012
Josh Norris and Joseph Mahoney used a ruse to gain entry to a Deerfield home and take a gun the night before the Highland Park home invasion, according to police.
Police say that the Deerfield teens who were charged with breaking into a Highland Park home Aug. 2 stole the shotgun used during the break-in the night before from a Deerfield home, In the gun case, Josh Norris and Joseph Mahoney were both charged Aug. 3 with residential burglary, a Class 1 Felony, and misdemeanor theft by Deerfield Police for allegedly taking the gun Mahoney used when entering the Highland Park home in the 3000 block of Parkside. The information was released today by Deputy Deerfield Police Chief Rick Wilk.. Earlier: Deerfield Teens Charged in Highland Park Burglary The two 17-year-olds were charged as adults in both the Highland Park and Deerfield cases. According to Wilk, Norris and Mahoney went to a home in the 800 …
Friday, August 10, 2012
A Deerfield parent delves into her emotional response to an armed burglary that led to the arrests of two Deerfield teens last week.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The emotions I have felt since hearing that two Deerfield teens were arrested for a Highland Park home invasion have ranged from fear and shock to anger and sadness.
A flood of emotions has overcome me in the last few days surrounding the arrest of two Deerfield teens for a Highland Park burglary. Operating under the assumption that the police arrested the right suspects, I also have a lot of questions; too many questions that I clearly do not and likely will not ever have the answers to. FEAR. When I first read about the burglary, then the gun, then the apprehension of suspects, I was scared. Scared for what had occurred. The intruders who were allegedly trying to escape genuinely upset at the entire situation. Earlier: Deerfield Teens Charged in Highland Park Burglary SHOCK. Then, finding out that the two Deerfield teens were arrested for the burglary and that police said they entered a Highland Park…
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Armed home invasion leads many readers to question their safety and wonder what their own kids are up to.
Days after Highland Park Police charged two Deerfield teens as adults for a home invasion, readers continue to flood Patch with comments. Earlier: Police Apprehend Suspected Burglar, Find Gun Deerfield residents Joseph J. Mahoney and Joshua S. Norris, both 17, were charged as adults for Thursday's burglary in the 3000 block of Parkside in Highland Park. They are charged with home invasion, residential burglary and possession of a stolen firearm, according to the Highland Park Police Department. They were transferred to the Lake County court building, where bond was set at $150,000 each. Both bonded out last Friday. Residents wonder about their kids The incident has left many residents in both Highland Park and Deerfield stunned, …