Former Chicago Policeman Gets Life for Plan to Kidnap, Torture, Extort and Murder

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: STEVEN MANDELL SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR BARBARIC 2012 PLOT TO KIDNAP, EXTORT AND KILL VICTIM IN NORTH SIDE TORTURE CHAMBER CHICAGO — A northwest suburban man was sentenced today to … Continue reading

Sam’s Club Parking Lot Kidnapper Gets 19 Years

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office: CRYSTAL LAKE MAN SENTENCED TO 19 YEARS FOR AGGRAVATED KIDNAPPING AND ATTEMPTED CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Steven W. Hess, 57, of Crystal … Continue reading

Man Goes After 13-Year Old Crystal Lake Girl

This report was sent to Crystal Lake District 47 parents by phone email just after 9 AM: Name: Suspicious incident Alert Type: High Importance Complete Message: Please be advised that at 7 pm on September 30, District 47 administrators were … Continue reading

Another Warning to Parents of Crystal Lake Grade School Kids of a Man Trying to Pick Them Up

Just after noon, Crystal Lake District 47 Communications Director Lori Parrish robo-called to let parents know that a man in a van was trying to talk to North Elementary School students on the way to school. Her message follows: “This … Continue reading

Attempted Central High School Girl Abduction

The following email arrived at 3:04 PM. I was alerted to look for something by District 47’s Communications Director Lori Parrish’s having robo-called to tell me the same information. Forewarned, etc. Alert Name: Attempted Child Abduction Alert Type: High Importance … Continue reading

West School Child Abduction Attempt Report

Parents of District 47 children are receiving phone calls about an attempted abduction of a 9-year old girl at the corner of Briarwood and North Avenue on the west end of Crystal Lake. The girl was walking to school when … Continue reading