Monday, March 18, 2013
A judge overruled attorneys' objections and will allow cameras in the trial of Willow Springs resident Johnny Borizov, set to begin next month, for a Darien triple-murder.
The trial of a man charged with plotting the murder of three Darien residents will be open to photographers and videographers, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday, a first in DuPage County according to the newspaper. Johnny Borizov of Willow Springs will be on trial beginning April 16 for the murder of Jeffrey, Lori and Michael Kramer, who were shot to death in March 2010 by Jacob Nodarse in a scheme, prosecutors allege, plotted by Borizov and meant to kill Angela Kramer, daughter of Jeffrey and Lori, sister of Michael, and father of Borizov's son. Angela Kramer was in the house at the time and survived by hiding in a closet and dialing 911, officials have said. Nodarse pleaded guilty in 2011 to a single murder count in a deal with …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Patch covers happenings in major court cases, including those of a Darien man charged with killing a man dating his ex-girlfriend and the Naperville man charged with the stabbing death of a teacher.
Naperville: Requests for cameras in the courtroom have been filed for upcoming hearings in two high-profile Naperville murder cases, court records show. On Dec. 11, a motion was filed seeking to have cameras in place for Daniel Olaska's next appearance in February. The judge set a Jan. 7 hearing to discuss the request. Olaska is charged with stabbing a Naperville schoolteacher during a bar altercation earlier this year. A similar request also has been made for cameras to cover Elzbieta Plackowska's next court date. Plackowska is accused of stabbing two children to death in October. Her arraignment marked the first time a camera was allowed in a Chicago-area courtroom. Her next scheduled court appearance is set for Jan. 4, but a judge will …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Michael Moreno, 31, of Plainfield made his first appearance in court Thursday.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Susan L. Sullivan was sentenced Monday to 30 days in a work-release program in the attempted theft of a puggle last year.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Jerome Feldott, 63, is accused of embezzling funds from a Naperville homeowners association.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Joseph Michael Schwab, 23, was indicted for an incident March 18, which took place at his residence.
A grand jury has indicted a 23-year-old Naperville man on charges he planned to use a pipe bomb to commit arson, DuPage County court records show. Joseph Michael Schwab was indicted on two counts of possession of an incendiary device related to a March 18 incident at his residence in the 800 block of Plainfield-Naperville Road. Schwab had been held on $500,000 bail, but records show he is no longer at the DuPage County Jail.
Friday, March 30, 2012
The court file for Brittany K. Hursh, 17, was impounded making it impossible for anyone to view its contents.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Susan Sullivan appeared before a judge last week where she pleaded not guilty.
The woman accused of trying to steal a poodle-pug mix puppy from a Naperville pet store pleaded not guilty last week. Susan Sullivan faces one charge of felony retail theft. It’s alleged Sulivan tried to steal a 9-week-old dog from the Happiness is Pets store, 1592 E. Ogden Ave., in February. Police said Sullivan put the dog under her coat and began to leave the store before being stopped by employees. The DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office charged her with retail theft in excess of $300, a Class 3 felony. Sullivan is scheduled to return to court April 30.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
After a review of records a DuPage County judge ruled against releasing students' school records in a sex abuse case.
School records for two female students at Naperville North High School have no information relevant to the sex abuse case of a former school counselor, a judge recently ruled. An attorney representing a former Naperville North counselor, who is charged with sexually abusing a student, made the records request earlier this year. John Carbonaro, a former school counselor and Naperville Park District employee, is charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving one of the two students for which records were sought. The judge sealed the records, which will not be shared with Carbonaro's defense attorney. In addition, prosecutors are seeking to block Carbonaro from offering evidence of an alibi at trial because one has …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Judge Kathryn E. Creswell has denied bond for Daniel Olaska, who is charged in last month's stabbing death of Naperville teacher Shaun Wild. Olaska's next hearing will be March 19.
Judge Kathryn E. Creswell has denied bond for Daniel Olaska, who is charged in the stabbing death of Naperville teacher Shaun Wild. Olaska appeared before the judge Friday morning after the prosecutor asked for either an increase or revocation of bond. Creswell said Olaska “poses a real and present threat to the community." Though he could be placed on house arrest and monitored with a GPS bracelet, she said that would not keep him from fleeing. “There are no conditions or combination of conditions that would reasonably secure the safety of the community,” Creswell said. “The court finds to deny bond.” A hearing was held Feb. 17 to determine if bond should be increased or revoked, but defense attorney Brian Telander had asked that the …