Friday, September 23, 2011
Curious about the number of crimes reported in your Patch town in 2010? We've got the FBI tally.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, September 23, 2011
The FBI released its 2010 Uniform Crime Report Monday. The north and northwest suburbs served by the Patch sites in Cook and Lake counties are listed below in charts for violent crimes and property crimes. The data reflect communities that reported crime statistics for all 12 months of 2010. Due to a change in state reporting methods, Illinois statistics from 2010 cannot be compared to 2009 statistics, according to the FBI. Glenview, Niles, Wilmette and Glencoe were not included in the FBI's release of data. VIOLENT CRIME: PROPERTY CRIME: The FBI cautions against using this data to rank police departments and community crime rates. When the FBI determines an agency’s data collection methodology does not comply with national Uniform Crime…
Friday, January 7, 2011
Hershel Rapoport, 88, described the murder he witnessed in his West Wilmette home on Christmas Day.
Eighty-eight-year old Hershel Rapoport sat attentively in the witness stand Thursday. He was testifying during a preliminary hearing for the murder trial of his grandson, Anthony Rapoport, who is accused of killing Nancee Rapoport. Nancee is Anthony’s aunt and Hershel’s daughter-in-law. The dark-grey haired man strained at times to hear the questions from attorneys. Anthony sat at a table along the left side of the courtroom, donning wet hair, glasses and light green prison garb and listened quietly to his grandfather’s account of what happened in their West Wilmette home on Christmas Day. Hershel explained how he was standing nearby when Anthony allegedly beat Nancee with a baseball bat after an argument, and spoke about Nancee’s drug use…
Monday, January 3, 2011
Kenny Rapoport spoke with reporters following his nephew's court appearance Monday.
Monday was a long day for Kenny Rapoport. First he attended his estranged wife's funeral. Then he went to the court hearing for the nephew who is accused of killing her Christmas Day with a baseball bat. "I didn't see it coming," an emotional Kenny told reporters, following word that Anthony's hearing has been postponed to Thursday. "If I would have saw this coming I wouldn't have had him there, or her there. I would've had them separated." "It's hard," he continued, choked up, "She didn't deserve this." Nancee Rapoport, 49, had been living with Anthony, 24, and his grandparents, who are Kenny's parents, in a West Wilmette residence up until her death. Kenny had been living in Glenview, according to Assistant State's Attorney Robert …
Monday, December 27, 2010
Judge set bond at $8 million for 24-year-old Wilmette resident Anthony Rapoport, for allegedly beating his aunt to death with an aluminum bat.
Hershel Rapoport had been upstairs with his wife on Christmas Day when he heard a loud argument in the kitchen. As the disagreement escalated, Rapoport came downstairs in time to see his grandson, Anthony Rapoport, bludgeon Anthony's aunt Nancee Rapoport with an aluminum baseball bat, according to police reports and testimony held in court Monday. Nancee died Sunday from the head injuries she sustained, Assistant State's Attorney Supervisor Robert Heilingoetter told the court. Anthony appeared in Skokie at the Second Municipal District Circuit Court of Cook County Monday for a bond hearing on a charge of first degree murder. Bail was set at $8 million in cash. Police arrested Anthony the day before the slaying, on Christmas Eve, after they…
Anthony Rapoport, 24, has been charged with first degree murder of his aunt and will face bond court Monday afternoon.
A 24-year-old Wilmette resident was arrested by police on Christmas for the murder of his 49-year-old aunt, according to a statement released Monday from Chief Brian King. Anthony Rapoport had been arrested by police the day before, on Christmas Eve, following a verbal argument with his aunt, Nancee Rapoport, the release states. Wilmette police arrested Anthony Friday after a background check revealed he had an "outstanding warrant for an aggravated assault case in Skokie," according to officials. Anthony was held overnight and released Saturday. He subsequently returned to his aunt's home at 3115 Hill Lane, which is where he grew up and continued to live, King said. The Friday incident was not the first time police were called to the …