Monday, April 29, 2013
Kevin Ethridge, 47, thought he was having an online relationship with a 15-year-old girl but was, in fact, exchanging notes with a police investigator.
A Joliet man who made sexual overtures to someone he thought was a 15-year-old girl was arrested last week by the Western Springs Police Department. Kevin Ethridge, 47, of 1025 Magnolia Ave., was charged Thursday with indecent solicitation of a child following an investigation that began in September 2012. A Western Springs police investigator, posing as a 15-year-old girl in an ad on Craigslist, started having a series of online conversations with Ethridge, who began soliciting “indecent liberties,” police said. "Indecent liberties, as it pertains to this particular investigation, included things such as inappropriate remarks, solicitations to meet up with the child to perform various criminal sexual acts, along with transmitting …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Chicago police said Alex Reyes was intoxicated when he drove into a police car and a light pole, causing the death of a Cicero man.
A Joliet man was reportedly intoxicated when he drove head on into a Chicago police car Friday night and then knocked down a light pole, killing a passenger in his car, Chicago police said. The accident occurred at about 11:20 p.m. in the Austin neighborhood on Chicago's West Side, according to a story in the Chicago Tribune. Alex Reyes, of the 3100 block of Nantucket Drive, was charged with reckless homicide, aggravated DUI involving death and aggravated DUI involving bodily harm. He was also cited for driving while his license was suspended and not having insurance, police said. His passenger was Anthony Camarillo, 18, of Cicero, who was thrown from the car and pronounced dead at the scene, the story said.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Chris Crichton was arrested for allegedly taking photos of a naked 4-year-old boy and keeping it on his computer, Will County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer said.
Update/posted 1:25 p.m. Feb. 5: A Joliet man described as a mentally disabled Trinity Services resident was charged with aggravated child pornography for taking photos of a naked 4-year-old boy, Will County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer said. A Trinity Services employee saw the photos on Chris Crichton's computer and contacted the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services on Jan. 10, Hoffmeyer said. The sheriff's department was called in to investigate on Jan. 18, and a warrant for Crichton's arrest was issued Jan. 30, she said. Crichton allegedly look while at a relative's home over the Christmas holidays, she said. Other than the child being unclothed, the photos were not explicitly sexual in nature, …