Monday, September 10, 2012
Family, friends and the Warriors' Watch Guard greeted Barrington native Kuiper upon his return home.
Barrington welcomed home Marcus Kuiper from Afghanistan with a surprise gathering at Wool Street Bar and Grill on Sunday, Sept. 8. Kuiper was greeted by the Warriors' Watch Guard on his way from O'Hare to Barrington, which was another surprise organized by his family. The Barrington High School graduate was very surprised as he pulled up to the restaurant to see dozens of people cheering for him and waving the American flag. He just finished an 8-month deployment where he served as a combat videographer. This was his second tour of duty. Watch the emotional video as the Northwest suburban community welcomes him home.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Police arrested a woman for allegedly stealing the money after posing as a parent volunteer.
A Johnsburg, Illinois woman was arrested after pretending to be a parent volunteer at the Barrington High School homecoming football game. Ann L. O’Connell, 48, was arrested for theft on Sept. 24. Police say she entered the concession stand, grabbed a handful of cash and stuffed it into a popcorn box before going back into the stands. A staff member in the concession stand saw what happened and followed the woman. She then got a hold of police at the game and alerted them of the situation. Barrington police arrested O'Connell and recovered less than $500 from her. O’Connell’s Lake County court date is Oct. 26.