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  • Former Bensenville Man Sentenced to Eleven Years for Stealing More Than $500,000 From Former Employer/Jumping Bail

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today that Santhosh Thomas, 51 (d.o.b. 6/13/64), formerly of Bensenville, was sentenced to eight years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for stealing more than $500,000 from his former employer, Westmont based Collaborative Learning, Inc.
    Posted Date: 08/13/2015
  • Bond Set at $300,000 for Chicago Man Charged with Stealing More than $50,000 from Professional Gambler

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Naperville Chief of Police Robert Marshall announced today that bond has been set at $300,000 with 10% to apply for a Chicago man accused of stealing more than $50,000 from a professional gambler early yesterday morning.
    Posted Date: 08/11/2015
  • Bond Set at $ 1 Million for West Chicago Man Charged With Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today that bond has been set for a West Chicago man accused of sexually assaulting the two young daughters of an acquaintance of his.
    Posted Date: 07/30/2015
  • Bolingbrook Man Sentenced to Three Years in Fatal DUI

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that a Bolingbrook man charged in a 2014 fatal crash has been sentenced to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
    Posted Date: 07/20/2015
  • Wheaton Man Charged with Indecent Solicitation of a Child

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Wheaton Chief of Police Mark Field announced today that bond has been set for a Wheaton man accused of attempting to arrange a meeting for sexual purposes with an underage girl he befriended over the Internet.
    Posted Date: 07/16/2015
  • Third of Four Individuals Charged with Heroin Trafficking Sentenced to 20 Years

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today that Jose Hernandez, 28 (d.o.b. 03/10/1987) of 14 Lynch Street, Elgin, has been sentenced to 20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) for possession and delivery of Heroin.
    Posted Date: 07/10/2015
  • Bond Set at $125,000 for Florida Man Charged with Theft from Hobby Lobby

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that bond has been set at $125,000 with 10% to apply for a Florida man accused of stealing merchandise from a Hobby Lobby late last week.
    Posted Date: 07/09/2015
  • Roselle Man Charged With Head-butting Metra Conductor

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that charges have been filed against Jack Kamysz, 64 (d.o.b. 8/17/1950) of 22W118 Irving Park Road, Roselle for allegedly Head-butting a Metra Conductor after failing to pay his fare.
    Posted Date: 07/07/2015
  • Bond Set at $300,000 for Man Accused of Trespassing at Private Club


    WHEATON - DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that bond has been set for an Aurora man accused of illegally entering a private recreation facility in Aurora.
    Posted Date: 07/02/2015
  • Elk Grove Village Man Sentenced to 46 Years for Sexual Assault of a Child

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today that Scott Gates, 36 (d.o.b. 2/26/1979) of 615 Carroll Square, Elk Grove Village, has been sentenced to 46 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for sexually assaulting an acquaintance’s two young daughters.
    Posted Date: 06/26/2015
  • Adam Belmont Sentenced to 47 Years for Murder/Sexual Assault of Former Girlfriend

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that Adam Belmont, 26 (d.o.b. 2/15/1989) of Northlake, has been sentenced to 47 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) for the stabbing death and sexual assault of his former girlfriend Alyssa Van Meter, of Woodridge.
    Posted Date: 06/23/2015
  • Bond Set at $50,000 for Roselle Woman Charged With Hate Crime

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that bond has been set for a Roselle woman accused of pointing a weapon and yelling racial slurs at three youths as they walked past her home in unincorporated Roselle.
    Posted Date: 06/23/2015
  • Bond Set at $3 Million for Man Accused of Murder at Graduation Party

    DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba and State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today that First Degree Murder charges have been filed against Alberto Jimenez, 18 (d.o.b. 11/18/1996) of 547 Gregory Avenue, Glendale Heights, in connection with the stabbing death of 19 year-old Tehavis Price of Aurora.
    Posted Date: 06/09/2015
  • West Chicago Man Held Without Bail for Child Abduction

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin, Lisle Chief of Police Dave Anderson, Director of Addison Police William Hayden and West Chicago Police Chief Michael Uplegger announced today that bond has been denied for a West Chicago man accused of attempting to abduct young children on multiple occasions.
    Posted Date: 06/04/2015
  • Bond Set at $300,000 for Naperville Man Accused of Possession of Child Pornography

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Naperville Chief of Police Robert Marshall announced today bond has been set for a Naperville man charged with possession of child pornography.
    Posted Date: 05/22/2015
  • Appellate Court Affirms Conviction in 2004 Murder

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that the Second District Appellate Court of Illinois has affirmed the First Degree Murder conviction of Joshua Matthews, 30, (d.o.b. 2/28/1985) for the 2004 shooting death of his former girlfriend, 17 year-old Sade Glover of Warrenville.
    Posted Date: 05/11/2015
  • Adam Belmont Pleads Guilty to Murder of Former Girlfriend

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that Adam Belmont, 26 (d.o.b. 2/15/1989) of Northlake, has entered a blind plea of guilty to First Degree Murder for the stabbing death of his former girlfriend Alyssa Van Meter, of Woodridge.
    Posted Date: 05/04/2015
  • West Chicago Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that Jose Antonio Merino, 37 (d.o.b. 1/17/1978) of West Chicago, has been sentenced to 12 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the sexual assault of a nine year-old female relative.
    Posted Date: 04/30/2015
  • $750,000 Bond For Chicago Man Charged With Aggravated DUI in Deadly Crash

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that Fawzi Ottman, 44 (d.o.b. 4/19/1971) of 4951 West Potomic Avenue, Chicago has been charged with two counts of Aggravated Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol causing Death (Class 2 Felony) as the result of an April 17th crash that claimed the life of motorcyclist, Daniel Dacanay, of Chicago.
    Posted Date: 04/30/2015
  • Todd Mandoline sentenced to 39 years for setting fatal Lombard fire

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that Todd Mandoline, 26 (d.o.b. 1/20/1989) of Villa Park, has been sentenced to thirty-nine years in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) guilty for starting a 2012 fire that claimed the life of twenty-four year old Paula Morgan of Lombard and severely injured another person.
    Posted Date: 04/30/2015
  • Former Teacher Charged With Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today that bond has been set for a former technology teacher at Hinsdale Central High School accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a former student. James Bryla, 29 (d.o.b. 10/27/1985) of 1811 Hampton Ln, Yorkville, appeared in Bond Court this afternoon where Judge James Orel set his bond at $300,000 with 10% to apply.
    Posted Date: 04/24/2015
  • Former Associate Pastor Pleads Guilty to Criminal Sexual Assault

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today that a former Associate Pastor of the West Suburban Community Church in Elmhurst has been sentenced to ten years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for having inappropriate sexual contact with a minor girl he met through a church-sponsored youth group.
    Posted Date: 04/09/2015
  • Last of Three Teens Charged in West Chicago Fatal Beating Sentenced to 25 Years

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that the last of three teens charged with killing Thomas Tecuatl, 22, of Wheaton following a verbal altercation at a party has been sentenced to twenty-five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC).
    Posted Date: 04/02/2015
  • No Bond for Naperville Man Accused of Attempt First Degree Murder

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today that Judge Liam Brennan has ordered that Zachary Machnikowski, 18 (d.o.b. 3/6/1997) of 1170 Spring Garden, Naperville, be held without bond for allegedly entering a Naperville home early Tuesday morning and stabbing a husband and wife as they were sleeping.
    Posted Date: 04/02/2015
  • Naperville Man Accused of Attempt First Degree Murder

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Naperville Chief of Police Robert Marshall announced today that Attempt (First Degree Murder) charges (Class X Felony) have been filed against Zachary Machnikowski, 18 (d.o.b. 3/6/1997) of 1170 Spring Garden, Naperville, for allegedly entering a Naperville home early Tuesday morning and stabbing a husband and wife as they were sleeping.
    Posted Date: 04/01/2015
  • Downers Grove Man Accused of Armed Robbery

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that bond has been set for a Downers Grove man accused of robbing a Downers Grove pizza parlor and attempting to rob a Hinsdale gas station in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 29.
    Posted Date: 03/30/2015
  • Northlake Man Sentenced to Natural Life for Addison Armed Robbery

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that Luis Moreta, 44 (d.o.b. 12/23/1970) of 135 E. North Avenue, Northlake, has been sentenced to natural life in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) for a 2011 armed robbery in Addison.
    Posted Date: 03/30/2015
  • Youth Pastor accused of theft from Charity

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that a Wheaton man has been accused of stealing approximately $400 worth of voucher cards from Hope’s Front Door, a Downers Grove charity operating out of the 1st Congregational Church.
    Posted Date: 03/27/2015
  • Naperville Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing $500,000 from Islamic Foundation

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that Inam Rahim, 60 (d.o.b. 3/27/1954) of 1708 Conan Doyle Road, Naperville has entered a blind plea of guilty to one count of Theft Over $100,000 for stealing approximately $500,000 from his former employer, the Islamic Foundation, in Villa Park.
    Posted Date: 03/23/2015
  • Westmont Man Sentenced to 35 Years for Father’s Murder

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that William V. Clifford III, 35 (d.o.b. 4/26/1979) formerly of 855 North Pasquinelli Drive, Westmont, has been sentenced to thirty-five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the stabbing death of his father, William Clifford, Jr., 64.
    Posted Date: 03/23/2015
  • Westmont Woman Sentenced to 14 Years in Stabbing Death of Husband

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today Lisa Davis, 44 (d.o.b. 6/26/1970) of 515 W. 61st Street, Westmont, has been sentenced to fourteen years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the 2013 murder of her husband, forty-nine year old David Davis.
    Posted Date: 03/18/2015
  • Lombard Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that Markeith Williams, 21 (d.o.b. 7/19/1993) of 1102 Hunter Street, Lombard, has been sentenced to ten years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for firing a handgun at a Wheaton home and striking an occupant within.
    Posted Date: 03/17/2015
  • Woodridge Man Charged with Hijacking/Kidnapping Woman and Her Two Young Children

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that a Woodridge man currently in custody on an unrelated armed robbery charge has been charged with hijacking and kidnapping a woman and her two young children in April, 2014.
    Posted Date: 03/17/2015
  • Bond Set at $100,000 for Volunteer Coach Accused of Inappropriate Contact With Middle School Student

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that bond has been set for a Naperville woman accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a fourteen year-old girl whom she had met while volunteering as a girls basketball coach at Hill Middle School in Naperville.
    Posted Date: 03/13/2015
  • Jury Finds Daniel Olaska Guilty of Murder

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that a jury has found Daniel J. Olaska, 30 (d.o.b. 5/19/1984) of Naperville, guilty of First Degree Murder for the fatal stabbing of Shaun Wild, 24 at a Naperville bar in February,2012.
    Posted Date: 03/11/2015
  • Second of Three Teens Charged in West Chicago Fatal Beating Sentenced to 14 Years

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that the second of three teens charged with killing Thomas Tecuatl, 22, of Wheaton following a verbal altercation at a party has been sentenced to fourteen years in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC).
    Posted Date: 03/10/2015
  • Downers Grove Family Practice Physician Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that a Downers Grove physician charged with dissemination and possession of child pornography has entered a blind plea of guilty to one count of Child Pornography, a Class X Felony.
    Posted Date: 03/10/2015
  • Judge Finds Decatur Man Guilty of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today that Judge George Bakalis has found Donald Nuckles, 42 (d.o.b. 9/24/1972) of Decatur, guilty of sexually assaulting his twin eight-year-old cousins while visiting them in their DuPage County home.
    Posted Date: 03/06/2015
  • Carol Stream Man Charged With Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today that Adan Rodriguez, 49 (d.o.b. 7/30/1965) of Carol Stream, has been charged with one count of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child, a Class X Felony.
    Posted Date: 03/05/2015
  • One of Three Teens Charged in West Chicago Fatal Beating Sentenced to 17 Years

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that one of three teens charged with killing Thomas Tecuatl, 22, of Wheaton following a verbal altercation at a party has been sentenced to seventeen years in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC).
    Posted Date: 03/03/2015
  • Trucker Found Guilty in Fatal Crash

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that Judge Robert Kleeman has found Renato Velasquez, 47 (d.o.b. 04/19/1967) of 6910 Pinetree Street, Hanover Park, guilty of several Felony offenses hat led to Mr. Velasquez crashing his semi-trailer into several vehicles causing the death of an Illinois tollway worker and severely injuring an Illinois State Trooper in January 2014.
    Posted Date: 02/26/2015
  • Bond Set at $75,000 for Wheaton College Student Accused of Illegal Video Recording

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Wheaton Chief of Police Mark Field announced today that Felony Unauthorized Video Recording charges have been filed against a Wheaton College student accused of secretly video recording a female college student while she showered in a campus-owned apartment.
    Posted Date: 02/24/2015
  • Bond Set at $ 400,000 for Former College of DuPage Employee Accused of Theft

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today that Felony Theft charges have been filed against a Wheaton man accused of stealing more than $200,000 from the College of DuPage.
    Posted Date: 02/19/2015
  • Veteran Prosecutors Promoted

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that veteran prosecutor Joseph Ruggiero, former Chief of the Office’s Criminal Bureau, has been named First Assistant State’s Attorney.
    Posted Date: 02/06/2015
  • Bond Set at $1.7 Million for Suspected Drug Dealer

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today that felony drug trafficking charges have been filed against a Naperville man following a narcotics and money laundering investigation.
    Posted Date: 02/05/2015
  • Bond Set at $5 Million for Man Charged in Sexual Assault of an Elderly Woman

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Westmont Chief of Police Thomas Mulhearn announced today that bond has been set for a twenty-one year-old man accused of forcing his way into the apartment of a woman who is more than eighty years old and sexually assaulting her in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day.
    Posted Date: 01/21/2015
  • No Bond For Man Accused of First Degree Murder in 2014 Bloomingdale Murder

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin  and Bloomingdale Chief of Police Frank Giammarese announced today that First Degree Murder charges have been filed against Jeffrey Keller, 51 (d.o.b. 5/6/1963) of 5523 S. Park, Hinsdale, in connection with the death of 37 year-old Nathan Fox of Bloomingdale.
    Posted Date: 01/16/2015