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DeKalb sees increase in heroin usage, overdoses

By Dave Gong | October 30, 2011

DeKalb is seeing an increase in heroin usage, said DeKalb Police Lt. Gary Spangler.Spangler said while there has been an increase in the sale and usage of heroin, the problem comes from overdoses; recently, there have been several deaths due to heroin...

Eric Sims, 20, is charged with aggravated battery with a
firearm, armed violence and armed robbery in connection with the
Sept. 28 shooting on Lucinda Avenue.

Two arrested in connection with Sept. 28 shooting

By Dave Gong | October 14, 2011

Two men arrested in connection with the Sept. 28 shooting on Lucinda Avenue appeared in court Friday for a bond hearing, said DeKalb Police Lt. Gary Spangler. Spangler said bond was set at $750,000 for Eric Sims, 20, of Evergreen Park and Ventreal Lewis,...

NIU sees increase of ‘smash-and-grabs’

By Chelsey Boutan | October 2, 2011

When sophomore journalism major Katie Finlon went to unlock her car Friday morning, her roommate asked, "Where did your mirrors go?" Finlon and her roommate joked they should put aluminum foil where the rearview mirrors were so she could still drive her...

Two armed robberies reported over the weekend

By Dave Gong | September 13, 2011

DeKALB | DeKalb Police are investigating two armed robberies that occurred earlier this week. DeKalb Police Lt. Gary Spangler said at about 6:50 a.m. Sunday, a man walking in the 200 block of Blackhawk Drive was struck in the back of the head with an...

Individual assaults roommate with knife

By Eric Beesley | March 1, 2011

DeKALB | An argument between two roommates ended in a physical confrontation leaving one injured from knife wounds Sunday, around 10:39 p.m. Feb. 27. Jasmine A. Evans, 21, of the 1000 block of Regent Drive, was charged with aggravated domestic battery,...

DeKalb man charged with attempted child abduction

By John Bachmann | September 28, 2010

A DeKalb man charged with attempted child abduction is being held on $100,000 bond at the DeKalb County Jail. Tyler J. Green, 26 of DeKalb, allegedly approached two female juveniles on Sept. 18 according to a DeKalb Police press release.  DeKalb Police...

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