Regional Police Report: Elderly Woman Charged In Fatal Hit-And-Run, Man Dies In Motorcycle Crash, and More

The following is a selection of police-related items reported in area Patches recently. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.


An 83-year-old Woostock woman turned herself into McHenry County Sheriff police on Thursday afternoon after she said she unknowingly hit and killed 6-year-old Brayan Silva near Union on Sept. 8.

Varamae C. Phillip was charged with failure to report a fatal traffic accident and leaving the scene of a crime, the McHenry County Sheriff's Office said. Phillip posted 10 percent of a $50,000 bond and was released.

Buffalo Grove

Anthony Brust, a 21-year-old Buffalo Grove resident died Sept. 11 after a motorcycle crash in Long Grove Monday, the Daily Herald reported.

announced the news earlier today (Wednesday) on its Facebook page, writing, "Stevenson sends its condolences out to the family and friends of 2009 graduate Anthony Brust, who has died from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident Monday night in Long Grove."

The school also notified its followers on Twitter early this afternoon.

Highland Park

The 18-year-old who crashed her father's car into a family on Labor Day may have been before the crash, according the .

, the Highland Park resident who drove a Lexus coupe into a Highland Park mother and her three children, may have been inhaling a chemical-laced spray before the crash, , Deputy Chief of Support Services George Pfutzenreuter told Patch on Monday.

"We are investigating the use of huffing agents or huffing materials with relation this accident," Pfutzenreuter said. "It can include a lot of different things: cleaners, any types of compressed gases, paint thinners, glues."


Two Deerfield teenagers charged as adults with August burglaries in both Highland Park and Deerfield , 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 , according to Fix. They are both accused of the same offenses.


is again asking for the public to be on the lookout after a stranger reportedly and told her to get into his vehicle.

The report was made at 4:53 p.m. on Sept. 9 , according to an Algonquin Police Department press release.

Lake Zurich

Lake Zurich Police arrested a 26-year-old Mundelein man on Sept. 6 that was discovered in the 600 block of Waterford Drive on Aug. 23.

Ryan S. Rivera, 1052 W. Hawley Street in Mundelein, was charged with residential burglary and is being held in Lake County Jail on a $100,000 bond. 

Lake Zurich Police Commander David Bradstreet explained that Rivera was part of a house cleaning crew that was subcontracted to clean the residence. Rivera is alleged to . Bradstreet said the alleged offender was discovered after questioning of various individuals who had access to the home.


A landlord who owns a building in the 8400 block of Milwaukee called police on Sept. 10 regarding an incident with a repairman.

The landlord stated that she told the . She said a quote never was provided and the man called her demanding $100 for the inspection.

The woman said she told the man that she could not come to the apartment to pay him right away, but he could bill her or she could pay him the next day. The man .

Mark Bushey September 16, 2012 at 05:52 AM
I love how people always say they are stealing jobs. I have two friends that manage restaurants. They both say they barely get any applicants to work in the kitchen or bussing tables that are Caucasian. Landscaping? Many unemployed people could easily start landscaping businesses. All it takes is a mower, a weed wacker and Craigs List. But you barely see Caucasian names advertising. Sadly, the illegals you are talking about are doing the jobs most of this area is too proud to do. They work hard and make the minimum wage that most unemployed former middle management middle class subarbanites wouldn't ever bother to apply for.
RELENTLESSCRITIC September 16, 2012 at 06:01 AM
Frustrated- You are right, you are the minority...most people aren't nearly as ignorant or overtly racist as you and your buddy Sandra. But at least you're a white, tax paying citizen, right?
RELENTLESSCRITIC September 16, 2012 at 06:03 AM
So Rob, are you asking all the people you see in every factory, fast food place, restaurant and convenience store for their green cards, or do you just assume that because they aren't white they must be here illegally?
Mark Bushey September 16, 2012 at 06:27 AM
I will never understand how this country was founded by people trying to find a better life, savagely taking the land from the Native Americans, then turn around and make laws keeping people out. Just because we are born on this land doesn't make us any more privileged than those who are not. I would rather let the hard working illegals stay, and deport those who take advantage of the system and SNAP and welfare.
Brad Faxton September 16, 2012 at 11:27 AM
Gawd are you a racist.
Brad Faxton September 16, 2012 at 11:28 AM
I'm sure you would be equally elaborated if the story was "about them gays".
RELENTLESSCRITIC September 16, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Mark- As Frustrated points out, this is HIS OWN country and he feels like the minority. I guess if you're anything but a white guy (or a white woman, but that is a distant second) this is your country, and everyone else should get the hell out. Even the ones that are here legally probably should go back to wherever they came from so us white guys can have our country back. We ain't no minority, that 's for sure. This country was founded on the hard work of white guys, and we'll be damned if we're going to be made to feel like a minority. We've worked way to hard to get our pickup trucks, aasault rifles and bass boats to give up now.
Wally September 16, 2012 at 03:08 PM
"Frustrated in Palatine" made no mention of black or white but only illegal aliens. In case you are unaware, there is a legal immigration policy in the country. You are the racist who does not identify himself hiding behind fake names.
RELENTLESSCRITIC September 16, 2012 at 03:46 PM
Wally- I am very well awards of the immigration policies- I deal with them all the time. The policies have nothing to do with Frustraed and Sandra's racist comments- ignorance does. And how does the fact that I choose to use a pseudonym make me a racist? And..using your first name alone identifies you and legitimizes your statement over mine in what way? I'll wait for your response- this should be good.
Anthony P. September 16, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Try going outside of this country and see how you are treated. You'll see just as much racism if not more. The citizens of this country are walked all over and nothing is being done about it. Now am I the racist one? Feel free to pass judgment, criticism etc and you'll find you're part of the problem. This is caused by all the dirty politics backed by greed. It's clear as day and if you cannot tell then go back in your hole.
Co-exist September 17, 2012 at 01:13 AM
Frustrated, this is not 'your country,' you fool. I hate to break the news to you, but not in the much-distant past, your family were immigrants. Regarding your attitude, you are most definitely in the minority, and very soon white people will be the minority in this country. You're probably not going to like that very much. Perhaps reading some American history books could help you understand how "we" took over this country, quite savagely, I would like to add. You might not be so proud if you actually understood the true history of this country.
RELENTLESSCRITIC September 17, 2012 at 02:07 AM
So Anthony, because there's racism in other places it makes it OK for Americans to be racist? And what's the connection to dirty politics backed by greed? Nice conspiracy theories, Anthony.
Frustrated in Palatine September 17, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Brad it is so funny that you would call Sandra and I ignorant when you are the one who can not even spell simple words correctly! Maybe you should take a good look in the mirror before you go and point fingers!
Frustrated in Palatine September 17, 2012 at 04:06 AM
Let me explain something to you Co-exist I am VERY proud of my country and being an American, you may be ashamed of who you are and where you came from but I on the other hand am not! For YOUR information "fool" this IS my country, you know nothing about my family where they came from, nor do you know that white people are going to be the minority! Maybe you should stop prediciting the future with your feeble mind!
Wally September 17, 2012 at 04:07 AM
I'll type slower this time so maybe you can understand it Mr. he who hides behind keyboard. T h e r e w a s n o m e n t i o n of r a c e i n t h e e a r l i e r c o m m e n t s m a d e b y "Frustrated in Palatine". You brought race into the discussion and exposed yourself as the racist you are. And if you say you understand this countries legal immigration policies, tell us how it's working these days as this country is invaded and this administration looks the other way?
Wally September 18, 2012 at 02:13 PM
Maybe the RELENTLESSRACIST would understand if we typed in Spanish?
Erica Williams September 18, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Wally - RC is a racist, hates jews and hates women.
McCloud September 18, 2012 at 10:41 PM
Who doesn't?
RELENTLESSCRITIC September 19, 2012 at 02:10 AM
Erica, You are a lying mindless scumbag with the intellect of a small soap dish. The best you can do is spread baseless lies about people on here? Gee, I wonder who you learned that tactic from? And weren't you on here last week asking people to be respectful while your hero Lisa Stone's dignity was being kicked up and down the streets of Buffalo Grove like an empty soup can? She re-emerges, albeit briefly, and now you're back to your simpleminded attacks again. I saw right through you last week, you empty-headed nincompoop. First of all, I am JEWISH, and secondly, I don't hate all women. I just hate ignorant, lying lapdog sock puppets like you. Now go help your pal Lisa pick up the last few remaining shreds of her dignity that are scattered on the floor at BG Village Hall. And as for you, Wally...I 'll just let your previous ignorant comments stand on their own merits and let your ignorance be forever immortalized on the Patch. They need no response from me- they tell the world all it needs to know about you, which isn't much. You can head back to your double-wide feeling good that you really told me off, and I'll look forward to seeing you on the next episode of Cops. And by the way, have you met Erica yet? It seems like you two have a lot in common.
sorlei hughes September 19, 2012 at 02:50 AM
I am not racist but I must admit while I do think learning another language is important, I do not agree with the United States putting everything in Spanish or getting a recording press 1 for Spanish and 2 for English or the recording automatically starts speaking spanish.if you visit Mexico nothing is in English. English has always been the language here and if you want to live here , you should learn to speak our language not vice versa.
Mark Bushey September 19, 2012 at 03:07 AM
RC was standing up to the perceived racism in some of the comments. So how does that make him racist?
Brian L. September 19, 2012 at 06:31 AM
Companies started catering to Spanish speaking people for one reason....to sell more products, not to ostracize you. I'm sorry that the extra 10 seconds it takes to push the number one or two on your phone slows down your day, but in the grand scheme of your life in America, things don't change. If not understanding someone bothers you when they are talking to someone else, then the onus is on you to learn what they are saying. I love my language (english) and I don't speak Spanish well at all...but Mexico is our neighboring country. There is a reason European students learn multiple languages. That way they can communicate with other cultures easily, inside and outside their borders.
RidgewayVol September 19, 2012 at 11:47 AM
Yeah that has worked real well in terms of peace and prosperity in Europe the last 200 years. Pick up a book that doesn't have pictures, you'll be amazed what you can learn.
Brian L. September 19, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Yes, no doubt learning other languages is why the wars were fought. I forgot that is why Germany invaded Poland...because they learned each others language. Thank you for the history lesson. Understanding more about a culture doesn't start wars....ignorance about cultures does.
Erica Williams September 19, 2012 at 01:15 PM
And he's a bully.
Rob September 19, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Actually Relentless, no I do not go around asking and I do not assume if they are white they are illegal. I actually work and own part of several business's that work with or serve many local, regional and nationwide business's small and large. Most have many illegals employed somewhere within their ranks and they know it. What makes you think I am white? Why the hate and name calling? There are better ways to discuss other points of view. Spirited discussion and compromise is how this nation became great. It's ok to have disagreements, it's not ok to ack like a total tool, to everyone that doesent agree.
Mark Bushey September 19, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Having the same disdain for the same person does not mean parroting. But I'm not going to argue with some moron who created an account just to post that comment.
Malta September 20, 2012 at 12:41 PM
liberal politicians............will be the death of us all! more babies born to illegals in arizona than legal residents.....this country well on its way to becoming a 'third world' .country.
Malta September 20, 2012 at 12:43 PM
politically incorrect i know....but when do you ever see a black person working in these jobs....?
Wally September 20, 2012 at 02:27 PM
The RELENTLESSRACIST is noting more than a sock puppet for the tax and spend big government liberals. He was last seen in a urine stained obama hopey changey T-shirt chanting "gimme gimme more free stuff" along with the rest of the occupy idiots.


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