Thursday, March 7, 2013
Cook County Sheriff's police are searching for Blake Springsteen, 22, in connection with the beating and stabbing of his mother. Police say not to approach Springsteen and notify authorities if he is seen.
Cook County Sheriff's officers are asking for area residents' help in tracking down a Homewood man wanted in connection with the beating and stabbing of his 46-year-old mother. Blake Springsteen, 22, is suspected of beating his mother in the 3600 block of Flossmoor Road, before putting her in the trunk of his car and driving to Crete, where he allegedly stabbed her multiple times before leaving her in a ditch in the 900 block of Columbia Street. The woman was taken to an area hospital, where she is in stable condition, according to a spokesperson for the sheriff's office. The public is asked not to approach Springsteen, a 6-foot-tall, 240-pound, white male, according to a press release from the Cook County Sheriff's office. If anyone has …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
A Harvey man in jail on a burglary charge out of Frankfort says he is afraid correctional officers will kill him for lawsuits he filed alleging he was beaten and abused.
Six months after he was locked up in the Will County jail on burglary and theft charges, William Jenkins said guards bashed his head against a shower stall wall before pushing and punching him during a strip search. Six months after that alleged attack, the 29-year-old Harvey man said members of the jail's black-clad Emergency Response Team locked went into his cell and beat him so badly he was sent to the medical wing for two weeks. Jenkins sued six different deputies—three in connection with each alleged attack—shortly after the respective incidents. And now he fears he will be killed for blowing the whistle, said his lawyer. "That's exactly what he is alleging," said Joliet attorney John Schrock, adding that Jenkins is in "serious fear …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Police were unable to locate seven men, who allegedly knocked out a man's tooth and tried to empty his pockets on Wednesday, Aug. 15.
A Chicago Heights man lost a tooth but was able to keep his belongings after a frightening attempted robbery on the south end of the city. The 23-year-old told police he was near his home in the first block of West Hickory Street just before 5 a.m. when he was approached by seven men, who started beating him for no apparent reason. The man was struck with a brick and punched in the face and body several times, according to the report. The unknown men then tried to take items out of the man's pockets but he "fought them back as hard as he could" and escaped, according to the report. One of the man's teeth was knocked out, and police noticed a split on the left corner of his mouth. The man also had lacerations on his knuckles, according to…
Monday, August 29, 2011
Chicago Heights police reports, Aug. 15-18
THURSDAY, AUG. 18 A man and a woman who were reportedly beaten near the intersection of 16th Place and Euclid refused to tell police the name of their attacker, police said. The woman, who was scratched on the arms, told police that the male attacker had broken out her car windows with a brick. The male victim had lacerations on the back of his head and arm, according to the report. Both warned the officer that the attacker was armed with a pistol, police said. Police requested medical attention for the two through the Chicago Heights Fire Department, according to the report. A Chicago Heights man told police he was beaten after getting into an argument with a group of unknown men. The man was left with a split lip and an injured hand …
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Police have identified suspects in the beating of an 18-year-old Chicago Heights man.
Chicago Heights Police have identified two men and two minors who were responsible for critically injuring an 18-year-old Chicago Heights man in a baseball bat attack Monday night. According to Sergeant Thomas Rogers, Chief of Investigations for the Chicago Heights Police Department, the following people have been charged: As of Friday, the 18-year-old, former student of Bloom High School whom Patch.com is not identifying at his family's request, remained hospitalized at Christ Hospital and Medical Center in Oak Lawn, hospital sources said.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The Chicago Heights Police Department is seeking the public's help with the investigation into an attack on an 18-year-old man.
This article was updated at Wednesday, June 15 at 4:30 p.m. The Chicago Heights Police Department is asking for the public's help in investigating an attack on an 18-year-old man that left him critically injured Monday. Around 5:45 p.m., police received 911 calls reporting gunfire in the alleyway in the 400 block of East 22nd Street, according to a release from the department. Once on the scene, officers said they found a man bleeding from a severe head injury. Because of his injuries, the man was able only to tell the officers that he had been struck in the head with a bat, police said. The Chicago Heights Fire Department arrived on the scene and transported the man to St. James Hospital, but he was then airlifted to Advocate Christ …