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  • Jury Returns Guilty Verdict in Trial of Carol Stream Man Accused of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault/Child Pornography

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today that a jury has found Joel Augustine, 35 (d.o.b. 6/11/1978) of Thornhill Drive, Carol Stream, guilty of sexually abusing and taking lewd photographs of a young girl.
    Posted Date: 04/22/2014
  • Mt. Sterling Man Sentenced to Twenty-Two Years in Residential Burglary

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today Steve Mantucca, 51 (d.o.b. 9/16/1962) of Mt. Sterling, Illinois, has been sentenced to twenty-two years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for burglarizing a Downers Grove home in June, 2012.
    Posted Date: 04/18/2014
  • Former Addison Woman Sentenced to Seven Years for Stabbing Infant Son in Neck

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that Sameera Samreen, 30 (d.o.b. 12/1/1983) formerly of Addison, has been sentenced to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for stabbing her three-year-old son in the neck.
    Posted Date: 04/14/2014
  • Former Limo Driver Pleads Guilty to DUI While on Duty

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today that Richard Madison, a former limousine driver charged with transporting nearly two dozen Oswego High School students to prom while drunk, has entered a plea of guilty to one count of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.
    Posted Date: 04/03/2014
  • Former Youth Ministry Leader Charged With Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today that a former youth ministry leader at the Community Fellowship Church in West Chicago has been charged with three counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, (Class 2 Felony) for allegedly having inappropriate sexual contact with two underage girls.
    Posted Date: 04/02/2014
  • Bond Set at $ 5 Million For Man Accused of Aurora Murder

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that First Degree Murder charges have been filed against Jose Loera, 35 (d.o.b. 5/24/1978) of 3845 Gabrielle Lane, Aurora, for the  murder of 32 year-old Heather Jacobi, of the 100 block of Gregory Lane, Aurora.
    Posted Date: 03/31/2014
  • Third Man Charged in Tobacco Store Murder Held Without Bond

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today that bond has been denied for a third man charged in the murder of Bensenville tobacco store employee Hussein Saghir.
    Posted Date: 03/28/2014
  • Bellwood Man Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Battery with a Firearm in Tobacco Store Murder

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today that Kenneth Bardlett, 20, (d.o.b. 10/20/1993) of 49th Avenue, Bellwood, entered a plea of guilty to one count of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, a Class X Felony, for his role in the murder of Hussein Saghir.
    Posted Date: 03/27/2014
  • Bond Set for Man Accused of Road Rage Shooting

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today that bond has been set for a man accused of opening fire on another automobile following a traffic altercation late last week.
    Posted Date: 03/26/2014
  • Chicago Man Found Guilty Drug Induced Homicide

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that Judge Blanche Hill Fawell has found Malcolm Brown, 25 (d.o.b. 3/27/1988) of Chicago, guilty of one count of Drug Induced Homicide in the heroin overdose death of Stephen Briston of Wheaton.
    Posted Date: 03/24/2014
  • Beauty Salon Robber Sentenced to Fourteen Years

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin, announced today that Jason Logsdon, 42 (d.o.b. 11/24/1971) of 900 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, has been sentenced to fourteen years in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) for robbing four DuPage County businesses in late 2012 and early 2013.
    Posted Date: 03/24/2014
  • One of Three Schaumburg Police Officers Accused of Operating Drug Ring Sentenced to Twenty-Four Years

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration Jack Riley announced today that former Schaumburg police officer Terrance O’Brien, 47 (d.o.b. 10/7/1966) of 1417 E. Joyce, Palatine, has been sentenced to twenty four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for his role in an alleged drug ring operating in Cook and DuPage Counties.
    Posted Date: 03/21/2014
  • Roselle Man Charged With Child Pornography

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert. B. Berlin announced today bond has been set for a Roselle man accused of possessing child pornography.
    Posted Date: 03/19/2014
  • Appellate Court Affirms Conviction in 2009 Jealousy Murder

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that the Second District Appellate Court has affirmed the First Degree Murder conviction of Luis Villavicencio-Serna, 23 (d.o.b. 9/8/1990) for the 2009 murder of Armando Huerta, Jr., 18, of Addison.
    Posted Date: 03/07/2014
  • Carol Stream Man Sentenced to 35 Years for Murder of Wife

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that Clifford Bolden, 38 (d.o.b. 1/9/1976) of 655 E. Gunderson, Carol Stream, has been sentenced to 35 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the 2011 stabbing death of his wife Hope Taylor.
    Posted Date: 03/07/2014
  • Fugitive Sentenced in Absentia in 2006 Taken into Custody

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that a former Chicago man who was sentenced in absentia to ten years in the Illinois Department of Corrections has been apprehended.
    Posted Date: 03/04/2014
  • Bond Set at $1 Million for Texas Man Charged in 1999 Sexual Assault of an Elderly Woman

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that bond has been set for a Texas man accused of forcing his way into an elderly woman’s home and sexually assaulting her in 1999.
    Posted Date: 03/03/2014
  • Former Wheaton College Professor Sentenced to 42 Months for Possession of Child Pornography

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert. B. Berlin announced today that Donald Ratcliff, 62 (d.o.b. 4/6/1951), of 2S 557 Continental Drive, Warrenville, has been sentenced to 42 months in the Illinois Department of Corrections for possessing child pornography.
    Posted Date: 02/25/2014
  • Mississippi Man Sentenced to Fifteen Years for Criminal Sexual Assault

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that Anthony Pegues, 44 (d.o.b. 11/12/1969) of Myrtle, Mississippi, has been sentenced to fifteen years in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) for having sex with the minor child of his former girlfriend.
    Posted Date: 02/18/2014
  • Bond Set for Westmont Man Charged in Armed Robbery of Aldi Grocery Store

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Lisle Chief of Police David Anderson announced today that bond has been set for a Westmont man charged with Armed Robbery for allegedly robbing a Lisle Aldi grocery store at gunpoint.
    Posted Date: 02/07/2014
  • DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that bond has been set for a man accused of crashing his semi-trailer into several vehicles causing the death of an Illinois tollway worker and severely injuring an Illinois State Trooper, Douglas Baulder.
    Posted Date: 01/29/2014
  • Warrenville Man Sentenced To Six Years In Fatal DUI

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that Karlos Leath, 32 (d.o.b. 9/26/1981) of 29W538 Country Ridge Drive, Warrenville has been sentenced to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for a fatal DUI crash that claimed the life of a passenger in his vehicle, Stephanie Pickett, also of Warrenville.
    Posted Date: 01/15/2014
  • Retrial Nets Naperville Man Accused of Predatory Sexual Assault/Child Pornography 34 Years

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today that for a second time, Grant Gambiani, 30 (d.o.b. 6/13/1983) formerly of Naperville, has been sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections for sexually abusing and taking lewd photographs of a young male relative.
    Posted Date: 01/10/2014
  • Attempted Murder Charges Filed Against Chicago Man for Allegedly Shooting at Police Officer

    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that bond has been set for a man accused of pointing a gun at a Bensenville police officer and pulling the trigger. 
    Posted Date: 01/10/2014