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County sheriff’s office to award $500 scholarship

By Northern Star staff | February 1, 2016

DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott will be awarding one $500 scholarship to a DeKalb County resident pursuing higher education during the 2016-17 academic year, according to a DeKalb County Sheriff's Office news release.The scholarship can only be applied...

DeKalb County Sheriff Candidate 

Elections 2014: DeKalb County Sheriff Candidate Profile

By Jon Lindley | October 7, 2014

Name: Roger A. ScottAge: 67Education: Two years at Kishwaukee College; received his bachelor’s from Aurora College, which is now Aurora UniversityGoals: Completing the DeKalb County Jail expansion project.Related experience: Worked with the sheriff’s...

DeKalb County Sheriff offers scholarship

By Northern Star Staff | February 8, 2012

DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott will award one $500 scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year.According to a press release, the scholarship will be given on behalf of the Illinois Sheriff's Association, who will award 105 scholarships throughout the...

Former NIU student charged with supplying cocaine to juveniles

By Dave Gong | November 15, 2011

DeKalb County Sheriff's deputies arrested and charged a DeKalb man Saturday for supplying cocaine to two juveniles, according to a press release from the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office.Tyler R. Walt, 21, of DeKalb, was charged with contributing to the...

Sycamore resident arrested for 15 counts of attempted burglary

By Northern Star staff | November 15, 2011

According to a press release, Sycamore resident Colin T. Young was arrested Monday for 15 counts of residential and attempted residential burglary and 19 counts of burglary to motor vehicle. After a six month investigation, the DeKalb County Sheriff's...

Police see decrease in traffic arrests for 2011 homecoming

By Dave Gong | October 21, 2011

DeKalb Police reported the lowest number of traffic arrests during this year's homecoming weekend since 2006, according to statistics provided by the DeKalb Police Department. DeKalb Police reported 71 total traffic arrests over the weekend, a decrease...

Police still looking for information on arson case

By Hailey Kurth | October 19, 2011

Crime Stoppers is looking for information regarding an arson case from Oct. 9.DeKalb County Sheriff and the State Fire Marshal's Offices investigated a fire at an abandoned house on McQueen Road and State Route 64 that was thought to have started around...

NIU student arrested, charged with battery

By Dave Gong | September 6, 2011

An NIU student was arrested Sept 1. and charged with battery, resisting a peace officer and violation of electronic home monitoring. According to a press release from the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Johnny C. Tate, 42, of Sycamore, was observed in...

Genoa man found guilty of murder could serve up to 60 years in prison

By Dave Gong | August 22, 2011

A man charged in a 2005 home invasion that left one man dead and another wounded was found guilty of murder Wednesday night.Kirk B. Swaggerty, 41, was found guilty of murder, home invasion and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. Stephanie Klein,...

Traffic heavy intersections prone to more accidents

By John Bachmann | December 2, 2010

A little common sense can go a long way. Around the DeKalb area there are several intersections prone to vehicle accidents. DeKalb Police Lt. Carl Leoni said two intersections, Annie Glidden Road and Lincoln Highway and First Street and Lincoln Highway,...

Bodies found are not connected

By Northern Star Staff | October 27, 2010

DeKALB | DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott said the 19-year-old man who was reported missing on Sept. 30 and found dead on Oct. 1 has no connection whatsoever to the homicide investigation of Antinette "Toni" Keller. "The only similarity between the two...

Man arrested after trespass complaint

By Northern Star Staff | October 27, 2010

DeKALB | According to a Tuesday DeKalb County Sheriff's Office press release, sheriffs responded to 14500 block of Bianca Lane in rural Hinckley for a report of a trespass complaint. Upon arrival, sheriffs learned that there was a man inside the residence...