Monday, March 7, 2011
Lombard man accused of attacking BlackFinn bouncer served time in 1996 for attempted murder.
A Lombard man charged with a Sunday morning stabbing in downtown Naperville remained in custody Monday around 8 p.m. at the DuPage County Jail. Court records indicate he is no stranger to the penal system. Bail for Adam B. Hearn, 31, remained at $250,000 Monday. He was arrested around 1:30 a.m. Sunday after allegedly stabbing a bouncer at BlackFinn American Saloon and was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery with great bodily harm and possession of a weapon by a felon—all Class 3 felonies, according to a news release from Naperville Police. DuPage County Circuit Court records show that Hearn's history as a felon can be traced to June 10, 1996, when he was 17 and sentenced to a decade in prison after …
Friday, December 3, 2010
A Dakota man was arrested early Thursday morning after Naperville police investigated a recent incident of reported sexual abuse. He remains in jail on $250,000 bail.
A 63-year-old Dakota man accused of a sexual encounter with a child younger than 13 was taken into custody by Naperville police Thursday. James W. French, 63, of the 100 block of Wyler Drive in Dakota, was arrested around 6:45 a.m. Thursday at his home and charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Police said they learned of the sexual encounter from the DuPage County Children's Advocacy Center. The center investigates and processes all cases of child sexual and severe physical abuse in the county and works with children who witness violent crimes, according to its Website. "The investigation is still ongoing," Sgt. Gregg Bell said Friday afternoon. "But it involved a minor that the offender was familiar with. We were notified…
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Naperville police arrested a local man early Wednesday after searching his home and finding drugs and paraphernalia.
Bail for a Naperville man was set at $50,000 Wednesday after he was arrested following a three-month investigation. Justin D. Boykins, 30, of the 700 block of Royal St. George Drive in Naperville was arrested around 1:45 a.m. at his home and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful use of recorded sounds or images and delivery of between 10 and 30 grams of marijuana. Police issued a warrant for Boykins, they said, after searching his apartment and finding evidence that supported the charges. "During the confiscation of that evidence, investigators came across several pirated movies, which is what the recorded sounds and images charge stems from," said Sgt. Gregg Bell. Boykins remained in custody around 4 p.m. at the DuPage …
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Chang Chen was released from jail Monday after posting bail. He is charged with unlawful production of cannabis, a felony that is punishable by four to 15 years in prison.
A man accused of running a multimillion-dollar marijuana operation in Naperville was released on bail Monday. Chang Chen, 40, of Chicago, according to a report, presented DuPage County Judge George Bakalis with a pair of cashier's checks for $41,000 and $9,000, along with affidavits signed by two brothers who said they supplied the funds. Chen was one of three men charged Aug. 21, including Bolingbrook resident Mingdi Lu, 30, of the 3300 block of S. Bell Rd., when Naperville police found more than 7,000 marijuana plants inside several rental homes in Bolingbrook and Naperville. According to the report, prosecutors claimed Chen cultivated marijuana at three homes in the two cities.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Witnesses saw the man fooling around with an underage girl in a Naperville apartment complex.
Police arrested an Aurora man Monday who was wanted for having sex with a 13- to 17-year-old Naperville girl in a local apartment complex. Michael B. Boatright, 23, of the 500 block of South River Street in Aurora, was arrested around 2 a.m. in the 1100 block of Cornell Lane in Yorkville, on an original warrant out of the Naperville Police Department. The warrant was issued following an investigation that began in July, Naperville police Sgt. Gregg Bell said Tuesday afternoon. "This was originally brought to our attention through a report that there was a couple fooling around in a hallway of an apartment complex," Bell said. "Police responded to the scene and found him but couldn't find her at the time." Police eventually learned that the…
Friday, September 10, 2010
Jeromey S. Ratliff was arrested Wednesday and booked Thursday at the DuPage County Jail, according to the jail's inmate records.
Naperville police arrested a 30-year-old Joliet man Wednesday and charged him with sexual exploitation of a child after learning of the man's allegedly inappropriate relationship with a local juvenile. Jeromey S. Ratliff, of the 300 block of Western Avenue in Joliet, was arrested shortly before 5 p.m. on an original warrant issued after Naperville Police were contacted by the victim's parents. Ratliff befriended the victim — a young boy — at a local church, Naperville police Sgt. Gregg Bell said Friday. Ratfliff had known the boy for at least two years, said Bell, who declined to give the child's age. "(Ratliff) is not a member of the church," Bell said. "He was just kind of hanging out there." An investigation after the relationship was …