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DeKalb police release in-car video footage of incident

By Noah Thornburgh | September 1, 2019

Due to heightened public interest, the DeKalb Police Department have released footage of an Aug. 24 arrest incident, according to a press release.The 17 minute footage is available on YouTube here.Elonte E. McDowell, 25, of Aurora, was arrested and charged...

Accident or crime scene cordon tape

Video shows DeKalb police officer choking, tasing man

By Kierra Frazier | August 28, 2019

A DeKalb police officer has been temporarily reassigned to his administrative duties after a video posted online showed him choking a man during an arrest on Aug. 24.The DeKalb Police Department is reviewing available video footage and statements regarding...

DeKalb County Sheriffs Officers stopped a vehicle for driving without lights on at the corner of Annie Glidden Road and Stadium Drive at 2 a.m. Sunday. The driver, David M. Stearns, 19, of St. Charles, did not admit to drinking, but failed field sobriety tests. Police arrested Stearns for DUI, DUI over .08, driving without lights on when required and unlawful consumption of alcohol. The other passengers, Garret H. Pahlke, 19, Adam C. Taylor, 19 and Trevor T. Schatzlein, 19, all of St. Charles, were arrested for unlawful consumption of alcohol. DeKalb County Sheriffs Officers stopped a vehicle that failed to yield to another vehicle and not use a turn signal on the corner of Annie Glidden Road and Hillcrest Drive at 3:52 a.m. Sunday. The driver, Chad J. Keller, 25, of Milwaukee, Wis., admitted he had been drinking and failed field sobriety tests. Police arrested Keller for failing to signal, DUI and DUI over .08, and transported him to the DeKalb County Jail pending bond. Police responded to an apartment in the 1000 block of Lincoln Highway for a report of subjects trying to break into the apartment at 7:40 p.m. Saturday. Police arrested David J. Vogt, 27, of Chicago, for disorderly conduct, battery and obstructing a peace officer, Michael J. Vogt, 20, of Freeport, for disorderly conduct and Brett R. Westerland, 19, of Coal City, for unlawful consumption of alcohol, using a fictitious drivers license and obstructing a peace officer. Complainants called police at 9:24 p.m. Friday because they were worried about their friend, who they told police was intoxicated. Police located the subject, Justin V. Korff, 24, of DeKalb, in the 300 block of East Sunset Place, where he had defecated in the front yard of a residence. Police issued Korff a citation for defacing public property and released him.

Campus Crime April 2018

By Northern Star Staff | July 9, 2018

 The following was taken directly from the NIU Police Department. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The NIU Police Department provides police reports at safety.April 51. At 11:18 a.m., someone...