Regional Crime Report: Evanston Man Dies After Stabbing at Motel and More
The following police items were taken from area Patch sites. When a charge is referenced it does not indicate a conviction.
A former Evanston man died Tuesday morning after police say his girlfriend stabbed him with a steak knife during an altercation at a Des Plaines motel.
Des Plaines police and fire departments responded to a report that someone was stabbed at the Polo Inn, 374 S. Lee St. in Des Plaines, at approximately 5:28 p.m. on March 6, according to a police report.
Charles McGinnis, 51, was transported to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge for medical treatment of a stab wound, according to police, and was taken off life support on Tuesday morning.
The Crystal Lake Police Department is investigating the death of a teenage girl that occurred at a Crystal Lake home on Sunday, according to the Northwest Herald.
The Northwest Herald reports the juvenile has been identified as Stephanie Chiakas of Lake in the Hills and was a junior at Crystal Lake South. She did not live at the Crystal Lake home.
District 155 Spokesman Jeff Puma said Crystal Lake South High School has counselors, social workers, and a school psychologist available to provide support to students.
Former Buffalo Grove trustee Lisa Stone was arrested on March 8 by Mundelein police for violating an order of protection.
Stone’s stepmother requested an emergency order of protection on behalf of herself and Stone’s father on Feb. 7, according to documentation obtained by Patch. The couple live in Mundelein.
“For the past two weeks Lisa has called every other day, harassing me and threatening me,” Barbara Shuman detailed in the complaint.
“I fear that her behavior is escalating and I am afraid/terrified that she will show up at my house and hurt me and/or my husband,” she continued.
Stone said the complaint stemmed in part from disagreements with her stepmother regarding the care of her father. She said that she left three voice messages for her stepmother, and “I did call her a really bad word.”
Stone pleaded not guilty Friday to violating the order of protection.
The Palatine Fire Department responded to an early morning fire Monday in the 200 block of Jennifer Lane in Palatine after a blaze was discovered in the bedroom closet of a condo.
By the time firefighters arrived at 12:36 a.m., fire was coming out of the second floor rear windows and extended to the roof, the release stated. All of the residents of the six-unit condominium were able to safely evacuate.
No one was injured in the fire but a cat did die of smoke inhalation. The fire caused $200,000 in damage and the cause of the blaze is under investigation.
A lawsuit has been filed regarding the death of a Barrington Hills 2-year-old who was killed when his dresser fell on top of him, the Daily Herald reports.
Lisa Siefert filed a lawsuit against furniture manufacturer Gemma Juvenile, Inc. of Canada, FurnitureKidz Inc. and its former owners, Robert and Marcia Gilbreth of Inverness, the newspaper reports.
Siefert’s 2-year-old son Shane died in 2011 when the dresser fell on top of him, Medill Reports Chicago reports.