lincoln apts

DeKALB — The DeKalb Police Department was tapped to help an investigation by the Illinois Attorney General's office Wednesday at the Lincoln Towers apartments, 1100 W. Lincoln Highway, according to an Oct. 10 press release. The police arrested Brenton C. Strobert, 26, of DeKalb, on 10 counts of child pornography and a failure to register as a sex offender.

The police found numerous images of child pornography and a suspicious substance that gave investigators cause for concern, the release states.

Interim Police Chief John Petragallo said the investigators called in a bomb squad to safely detonate the unidentified substance.

The substance was transported to a "remote area in DeKalb" and destroyed under supervision of the FBI, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Agency, the DeKalb Fire Department and the Kane County Bomb Squad.

Strobert plead guilty of possession of child pornography in 2015, according to court records. His next scheduled court date is 9 a.m. Dec. 6 in courtroom 210.

Petragallo said he hopes the investigation into the substances found will wrap up this week.

More News Stories

DeKALB — Students received information about the importance of elections and the qualities of a good candidate 7 p.m. Tuesday during the Democratic debate watch party, hosted by NIU’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in the Center for Black Studies.

  • Updated

The average gasoline price in DeKalb County at 3:45 p.m. Monday was $2.64 per gallon, according to gasbuddy.com. This price has not changed from last Wednesdays's average of $2.64, but averages for nearby counties have gone down.

  • Updated

DeKALB — The Board of Trustees approved a budget request of approximately $93.6 million for fiscal year 2021 during its Sept. 12 meeting.