Category: Crime

Maywood Police Lobby Now a ‘Meetup Spot’ for Getting Items Bought Online

Friday, October 6, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The lobby of the Maywood Police Station, 125 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood. | Courtesy Maywood Police Department

As part of a comprehensive effort to deter criminal activity that originates online, the Maywood Police Department recently announced that it will allow residents to use the lobby of the station at 125 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood in order to meet with people from whom they’ve purchased goods online through various means, such as mobile classified apps like LetGo and OfferUp.

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New FBI Stats Show 35% Decrease in Reported Crime in Maywood

Tuesday, September 3, 2017 || By Jyllian Roach/Wednesday Journal || @maywoodnews  

On Sept. 25, the FBI released its annual Uniform Crime Report (which details crime statistics in localities across the country) and it paints a picture, although imperfect, of the public safety landscape in Maywood and surrounding suburbs, including Bellwood, Broadview and Melrose Park. The information in this year’s report is from 2016, but also includes crime data going back five years.

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Melrose Park Man Charged With Murder After Fatal Stabbing on Sept. 24

Saturday, September 30, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Anthony Segura, 19. | Melrose Park Police

A teenager has been charged after stabbing two people, one fatally, in Melrose Park on on Sept. 24, according to multiple reports.

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Ex-Cop Who Stole Drugs From Dealers in Maywood, Other Areas, Arrested After 15 Years as Fugitive

Thursday, September 28, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Eddie C. Hicks, 68, who was arrested on Sept. 19 after 14 years on the run. | FBI 

Eddie Hicks_FrontalEddie C. Hicks, a former sergeant with the Chicago Police Department, was arrested in Detroit on Sept. 19 after an international manhunt that lasted for 14 years, according to the FBI.

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Father of Student Who Brought ‘Powdered Substance’ to Maywood School Arrested, Charged

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Emilio Contreras, of Maywood, was arrested and charged on Sept. 25. | Maywood Police Department

The father of a juvenile who brought a sandwich bag filled with a “white powdered substance” to a Maywood school on Sept. 20 has been arrested and charged.

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Stone Park Man Charged With First-Degree Murder of Ex, 4-year-old Son

Monday, September 25, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Feature image: Daniel Barraza, 32, of Stone Park, who was charged with two counts of first-degree murder. | Stone Park Police

One man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder after confessing to strangling and stabbing his ex-girlfriend and their 4-year-old son inside of his Stone Park home last Thursday night.

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One Arrested During Another Morning Raid in Maywood on Sept. 19

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

A Maywood man was arrested during a raid carried out by a Maywood Police drug tactical unit and members of Cook County’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area task force early on Sept. 19.

Law enforcement authorities arrested Jamal Howlett, 32, at his home on the 1600 block of South 8th Ave. in Maywood on early Tuesday morning, said Maywood Lt. Dennis Diaz.

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