Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Police artist creates likeness of two of three persons who invaded Deerfield home.
Images of two of the three suspects in a March 19 Deerfield home invasion were released today by the Deerfield Police Department, according to Chief John Sliozis. The likenesses are attached to this story. Sliozis encourages anyone who has seen people resembling the men depicted in the drawings to contact Deerfield Police. Earlier: 911 Call Thwarts Home Invasion Suspect One is approximately 5-8, according to the release. He was wearing a black knit cap; sunglasses with large frames and a neck scarf pulled up to partially cover his face and mouth. Suspect Two is described as white and between 5-6 and 5-9 with a buzz hair cut. He was wearing navy blue hospital scrubs, a surgical mask over his face which he pulled down across his throat, …
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 …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Pre trial dates set for Deerfield teens indicted for invading Highland Park home.
An attorney for one of the Deerfield teens charged in an August 2 invasion of a Highland Park home told a Lake County Criminal Court judge today in Waukegan he continues to gather information to defend his client. Chris Cronson, representing Joseph Mahoney of Deerfield, one of the two defendants in the case, told Judge Daniel Shanes he needs additional time to prepare his client’s defense. Earlier: Judge Warns Deerfield Teens After Non Guilty Plea “Right now we’re continuing to investigate,” Cronson said. “We may have a motion to file.” Cronson had nothing further to say about potential motions or anything else after the pretrial hearing. Shanes wanted reassure himself Mahoney realized what was happening. “I want you to understand what …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Jacob Lynn still does not know if he will be indicted for possession of marijuana with intent to sell. Lynn lives in house where Norris and Mahoney are charged with home invasion.
A Highland Park teenager who lives in the home allegedly invaded by Josh Norris and Joseph Mahoney of Deerfield and is charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell will wait a little longer to learn if he will be indicted or face a preliminary hearing. Jacob Lynn, 17, of Highland Park was arrested by Highland Park Police Aug. 17 two weeks after Mahoney and Norris were charged with invading the Parkside Drive home where Lynn resides. Norris and Mahoney were indicted for home invasion and other crimes Sept. 12. Earlier: Highland Park Teen From Burgled Home Arrested for Dealing Drugs “It’s 100 percent within the discretion of the (Lake County) State’s Attorney,” Lynn attorney Sheldon Sorosky told Patch after a status hearing …
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, August 30, 2012
The most popular stories in August for Highland Park Patch involved a home invasion, the Park District's proposal for Rosewood Beach and the City Council's plan for its downtown anchor.
Before you settle in for a long weekend, here's a list of the ten most-read stories in August. Teens Charged In Burglary: The Story so Far With the first court date approaching and the police investigation wrapping up, Patch brings you up to speed on the Deerfield teens arrested and charged with an armed Highland Park burglary. Builder Will Work With City to Replace Topped Trees Bob Shrago will come up with a plan with the City Forester to replace the roughly 100 trees he removed the tops from along the ravine by Park Avenue Beach as a result of last week's administrative hearing. Man Cited for Smoking Pot at Ravinia A 58-year-old was issued an Administrative Citation for possession of cannabis after being observed by police smoking while…
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.
Deerfield High School will not comment on whether seniors Mahoney and Norris will face disciplinary action because of felony charges arising out of a Highland Park home invasion.
Two Deerfield High School seniors arrested by Highland Park Police last week for home invasion and other charges could also face disciplinary action from the school. School opens Aug. 22. Joseph Mahoney and Josh Norris were charged with one count each of home invasion, residential burglary and possession of a stolen firearm, according to the Highland Park Police Department. Earlier: Deerfield Teens Charged in Highland Park Burglary Deerfield High School officials know about the events because of an Illinois law requiring reciprocal reporting between schools and law enforcement agencies of these kinds of activities. Township High School District 113 Communications Director Natalie Kaplan would not comment on whether any action has been …
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, …