Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart releases a surveillance video that purports to show a corrections officer didn't slip and fall as he claimed in a workers compensation claim.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart wants you to know he's keeping an eye on the "duty injury king" — a corrections officer known among his peers for submitting false injury claims while on the job — and others like him. The sheriff's office released a video tape Wednesday that purports to show the time and location where a corrections officer claimed he slipped and fell, injuring his back on Nov. 20. The officer is now suspended without pay, and the sheriff wants to press criminal charges. The sheriff's office's claim about the video states: On November 20th of last year a Correctional Officer submitted a false injury report claiming that he sustained a back injury while returning from transporting a detainee. He reported to other staff the he …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Sheriff’s office issues alert seeking any information about Joseph L. Lopez Jr.
Cook County Sheriff’s detectives are looking for a man, Joseph L. Lopez Jr., 34, of Mount Prospect, in connection with an attack on a woman in unincorporated Palatine this week. Lopez is believed to be armed and dangerous, according to a release from Sherriff Thomas J. Dart. He has threatened to shoot police officers who come in contact with him and harm himself, the release stated. Authorities obtained an arrest warrant Thursday for Lopez for aggravated domestic violence, the release stated. Lopez is suspected of severely beating a woman late Tuesday inside a car in a parking lot, sheriff’s deputies said. Dart asks the public not to approach Lopez and asks anyone with information about Lopez’s whereabouts to call 708-865-4896.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
A Palatine granddaughter was caught stealing more than $200,000 from her 98-year-old Grandmother.
A 43-year-old Palatine woman is accused of stealing more than $200,000 from her 98-year-old grandmother, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Department. Jennifer Curtis, 43, of the 300 block of N. Tanglewood Avenue in Palatine wrote checks, made electronic payments and forged electronic wire transfers from her grandmother’s financial accounts to pay for her own credit cards, loans, vacations, spending and much more, police officials said. Curtis, who was her grandmother’s power of attorney from Oct. 2005 to July 2011, intercepted bank and credit card statements from her grandmother’s Indian Head Park residence to hide the withdrawals from the elderly woman, authorities said. The statements showed charges for trips to the Cayman Islands…