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man wanted for dolton murder turns self in: fbi


a chicago man wanted on a warrant for first-degree murder in connection with the november 2015 death of a man in dolton has turned himself in to police, according to the fbi .the bureau's violent crimes task force had been assisting dolton police in searching for deandre d. jones, 39, after a warrant for his arrest was issued last july, according to the fbi.on nov. 10, 2015, he is alleged to have beaten a man with special needs with a firearm in dolton, according to the bureau. the man later died from his injuries.the bureau said that jones had turned himself in to dolton police on friday. according to the bureau, jones has a prior felony [email protected] @mnolan_j






lawsuit: 'agitated' patient died at hospital after dolton cop 'willfully and wan


a 51-year-old cab driver died saturday at advocate christ medical center in oak lawn after a dolton police officer used a stun gun to subdue him following a ct scan, according to a lawsuit.the unidentified officer deployed the weapon after solomon agwomoh, who was in police custody after being involved in a crash in the village earlier that morning, "became agitated," according to the suit filed wednesday in cook county circuit court.agwomoh, who drove for chicago carriage cab company, was involved in a crash with another vehicle at the intersection of cottage grove avenue and sibley boulevard in dolton around 12:40 a.m., according to the lawsuit, which names the village of dolton as the defendant.agwomoh was apparently conscious following the crash, and a witness who encountered him said






man charged in dolton gas station attendant's shooting death


a 45-year-old dolton man was charged in connection with the december shooting death of a teenage gas station attendant in dolton, police chief robert collins announced wednesday.derrick fils turned himself in on an arrest warrant last month and was charged with first-degree murder on jan. 26, collins said. he is being held without bail at cook county jail, online records show.fils is charged in the death of 19-year-old arshad vahora, of harvey, who was shot multiple times during an attempted robbery dec. 28 at the clark gas station where he worked at 733 e. 142nd st., dolton, police said.dolton policepolice are seeking julian upshaw, 21, in connection with an armed robbery at a dolton gas station on dec. 28, 2017 that left one man dead and another injured, police chief robert collins said.






15-year-old shoplifting suspect killed in crash after police chase in dolton


a 15-year-old boy killed in a police chase crash friday in dolton was a suspect in shoplifting incident in calumet city, police said.officers responding to a 3 p.m. call at the macy's store in river oaks center arrested one suspect while three others fled in a stolen, dark-colored vehicle, according to calumet city police.the suspects' car was pulled over by police but the driver fled when the officer approached on foot, reports said. after a short police chase, the vehicle crashed at sibley boulevard and chicago road in dolton.ryan thomas, of dolton, was identified as the victim by the cook county medical examiner's office. he was pronounced dead at 3:40 p.m. friday at ingalls memorial hospital in harvey.the names of the two other suspects, both taken to local hospitals with non-life-thre






man charged in dolton gas station attendant's shooting death, second suspect arr


a 45-year-old dolton man was charged in connection with the december shooting death of a teenage gas station attendant in dolton, police chief robert collins announced wednesday.derrick fils turned himself in on an arrest warrant last month and was charged with first-degree murder on jan. 26, collins said. he is being held without bail at cook county jail, online records show.fils is charged in the death of 19-year-old arshad vahora, of harvey, who was shot multiple times during an attempted robbery dec. 28 at the clark gas station where he worked at 733 e. 142nd st., dolton, police said.dolton policepolice are seeking julian upshaw, 21, in connection with an armed robbery at a dolton gas station on dec. 28, 2017 that left one man dead and another injured, police chief robert collins said.






man charged in dolton gas station attendant's shooting death, second suspect arr


a 45-year-old dolton man was charged in connection with the december shooting death of a teenage gas station attendant in dolton, police chief robert collins announced wednesday.derrick fils turned himself in on an arrest warrant last month and was charged with first-degree murder on jan. 26, collins said. he is being held without bail at cook county jail, online records show.fils is charged in the death of 19-year-old arshad vahora, of harvey, who was shot multiple times during an attempted robbery dec. 28 at the clark gas station where he worked at 733 e. 142nd st., dolton, police said.dolton policepolice are seeking julian upshaw, 21, in connection with an armed robbery at a dolton gas station on dec. 28, 2017 that left one man dead and another injured, police chief robert collins said.






verona fugitive charged in dolton slaying


a verona man wanted in connection with a spring slaying in dolton was arrested last week after more than two months on the lam, authorities said.the fbi violent crimes task force apprehended jamal greer, 24, on the 2900 block of south dearborn street in chicago on friday, fbi spokesman garrett croon said.greer was wanted for the shooting death of 21-year-old james f. miller iv near the michigan city currency exchange, 15110 lincoln ave. in dolton on may 30, police said.he was charged last friday with first-degree murder and is being held without bond, cook county sheriff's office records show.dolton police considered greer a person of interest in the slaying as early as june, when he was arrested on an eluding charge in madison, wisconsin, but did not charge him in the killing at that poin






dolton nightclub shooting victim files suit against owners


five men were shot at the club one nightclub in dolton early sunday morning, police said.the shooting started just before 3 a.m. in the second level of the club at 14112 chicago road.police said one witness account of what happened that hasn't been verified was that a man reached into a woman's...






dolton nightclub shooting victim files suit against club owners


five men were shot at the club one nightclub in dolton early sunday morning, police said.the shooting started just before 3 a.m. in the second level of the club at 14112 chicago road.police said one witness account of what happened that hasn't been verified was that a man reached into a woman's...






park forest man shot to death in dolton: officials


a park forest man was shot to death tuesday in dolton, authorities said.the lake county, ind., coroner's office ruled the death of james miller, 21, a homicide, according to scott sefton, chief deputy coroner.sefton said miller was pronounced dead at 5:50 p.m. at franciscan health hammond, where he had been taken after the shooting in dolton.sefton said miller died of gunshot wounds he received near a currency exchange in the 15000 block of lincoln avenue. the business is near illinois highway 394 and sibley boulevard.according to wgn-tv, miller was shot while in a car and was seated near a baby.dolton police did not immediately respond to a request for more information wednesday morning.check back for updated details.dennis sullivan is a freelance reporter.






dolton liquor licensee at club where mother's day shooting happened accused of s


a liquor license hearing scheduled for wednesday could decide the future of a troubled dolton nightclub where five people were shot on mother's day. the village of dolton has said it's seeking to revoke the club's liquor license because club one was not authorized to sell booze and its operators...






man dead after dolton fire, officials say


a man found unconscious in a burning home tuesday morning in dolton was later pronounced dead at an area hospital, a spokesman for the village said.the man's identity was not being released pending notification of his family, a.m. triche, spokesman for dolton, said.dolton firefighters responded at 6:30 a.m. to a call in the 14500 block of arthur court, where they encountered "heavy smoke and fire conditions," triche said. firefighters searching the home found an unconscious man who was taken to st. margaret hospital in hammond, ind., where he was later pronounced dead, triche said.






fbi arrests fugitive wanted in 2015 dolton homicide


the fbi said thursday that it has arrested a chicago man wanted in an october 2015 homicide in dolton.the fbi violent crimes task force arrested tyrone smith, 25, thursday morning in the 1200 block of west 74th place in chicago, according to the bureau.smith will be turned over to dolton police, the bureau said.the bureau had recently raised a reward being offered for information leading to smith's capture.a warrant for first-degree murder was issued for smith shortly after the oct. 25, 2015, shooting death of tyrone d. smith, 39, of chicago.the shooting took place in the 14100 block of south chicago road in dolton. it was unclear whether the two are [email protected] @mnolan_j






five shot at dolton club


five men were shot at the club one nightclub in dolton early sunday morning, police said.the shooting started just before 3 a.m. in the second level of the club at 14112 chicago road.police said one witness account of what happened that hasn't been verified was that a man reached into a woman's purse, pulled out a gun and shot four other men.the shooter was then shot himself by an unknown gunman while running away about 200 feet from the business, according to another unverified account.the five gunshot victims were transported to an area hospital and two were in serious condition as of sunday afternoon.dolton police chief robert collins said an employee told police that the shooting started after an argument between two or more patrons on the second level.police were continuing to intervi






dolton firefighter dies after collapsing at harvey fire scene


a dolton firefighter died while fighting a fire saturday afternoon in south suburban harvey.harvey firefighters responded to calls of multiple mobile homes being on fire around 1:30 p.m. saturday, and called in the dolton fire department for help, harvey spokesman sean howard told wgn-tv.after the dolton firefighters arrived at the scene, one of them collapsed and went into cardiac arrest, howard said. he was taken unresponsive to ingalls memorial hospital, and later pronounced dead.authorities have not yet released any other details on what happened, or the firefighter’s identity.information was not immediately released by the cook county medical examiner's office.






one dead in dolton crash following police chase: officials


one person is dead and others were injured in a crash in dolton following a police chase, authorities said.the crash, which happened friday at the intersection of chicago road and sibley boulevard, followed a police chase that started in calumet city, chief robert collins said.the circumstances of the crash, including the time it occurred and the number of cars involved, are currently unclear.collins directed all further questions about the crash to calumet city police, who could not immediately be reached for [email protected] @zakkoeske






dolton police chief says arrests in club shooting are imminent


authorities have yet to charge anyone in the shootings of five people at a dolton nightclub early sunday morning, but multiple arrests are imminent, the city's police chief said."we're very confident that we have all the puzzle pieces," dolton police chief robert collins jr. said monday at a joint news conference with mayor riley h. rogers. "we're about to put them together, and just due to the sensitive nature of this current information that we have in hand, i cannot release that information."collins said he expects to close the investigation into the shooting, which left five people seriously injured, within the next two days. he plans to announce multiple arrests at that time, he said.the shooting started on the second floor of the club one nightclub, 14112 chicago road in dolton, just






chicago man missing from calumet park found dead in nearby dolton


a man who went missing earlier this month in south suburban calumet park was found dead in nearby dolton, officials said.gregory m. burnett, 44, of the city’s hyde park neighborhood, was pronounced dead at 3:05 p.m. on friday after being found in the 14600 block of south lasalle street in dolton, according to the cook county medical examiner’s office.burnett was last seen feb. 2 in the area of 1400 w. 127th st. in calumet park, according to an earlier chicago police missing person alert.burnett may be driving a black jeep cherokee with license plate v588657, police said.anyone with information is asked to call 911 or call area central detectives at 312-747-8380.






chicago man missing from calumet park found dead in nearby dolton


a man who went missing earlier this month in south suburban calumet park was found dead in nearby dolton, officials said.gregory m. burnett, 44, of the city’s hyde park neighborhood, was pronounced dead at 3:05 p.m. on friday after being found in the 14600 block of south lasalle street in dolton, according to the cook county medical examiner’s office.burnett was last seen feb. 2 in the area of 1400 w. 127th st. in calumet park, according to an earlier chicago police missing person alert.anyone with information was asked to call 911 or call area central detectives at 312-747-8380.






park forest man shot to death in dolton, officials say


a park forest man was shot to death tuesday in dolton, authorities said.the lake county, ind., coroner's office ruled the death of james miller, 21, a homicide, according to scott sefton, chief deputy coroner.sefton said miller was pronounced dead at 5:50 p.m. at franciscan health hammond. the facility was formerly known as st. margaret hospital.sefton said miller died of gunshot wounds he received near a currency exchange in the 15000 block of lincoln avenue. the business is near illinois highway 394 and sibley boulevard.according to wgn-tv, miller was shot while in a car and was seated near a baby.dolton police did not immediately respond to a request for more information wednesday morning.check back for updated details.dennis sullivan is a freelance reporter.






park forest man shot to death in dolton, officials say


a park forest man was shot to death tuesday in dolton, authorities said.the lake county, ind., coroner's office ruled the death of james miller, 21, a homicide, according to scott sefton, chief deputy coroner.sefton said miller was pronounced dead at 5:50 p.m. at franciscan health hammond. the facility was formerly known as st. margaret hospital. sefton said miller died of gunshot wounds he received near a currency exchange in the 15000 block of lincoln avenue. the business is near illinois highway 394 and sibley boulevard. according to wgn-tv, miller was shot while in a car and was seated near a baby.dolton police did not immediately respond to a request for more information wednesday morning.check back for updated details.dennis sullivan is a freelance reporter.






dolton firefighter dies after collapsing at harvey fire scene


a dolton firefighter died while fighting a fire saturday afternoon in south suburban harvey, officials said.harvey firefighters responded to a fire call  around 1:30 p.m. saturday, and called in the dolton fire department for help, harvey spokesman sean howard told wgn-tv. the fire was in multiple mobile homes, according to the harvey fire department's facebook page.after the dolton firefighters arrived at the scene, one of them collapsed and went into cardiac arrest, howard said. he was taken unresponsive to ingalls memorial hospital, and later pronounced dead.the man who died after the incident in the 15000 block of maplewood in harvey was identified as lawrence matthews, 35, of glenwood, according to the cook county medical examiner's office. matthews was pronounced dead at 3:15 p.m. at






dolton nursing home resident missing, police say


a dolton man was reported missing after a nursing home group outing, homewood police said.thord umbenstock, 64, a countryside nursing home resident, disappeared tuesday afternoon from a homewood walmart, 17550 s. halsted st., officials said.his last known location was getting off a pace bus at 95th and state between 5:30 and 6:00 p.m. tuesday, officials said. security cameras captured him walking north from the store at approximately 3:27 p.m. tuesday. umbenstock is 6-feet 3-inches tall, 265 pounds and was last seen wearing a black and blue jacket, orange shirt and blue jeans, officials said.caregivers told police that he has a history of mental health disorders, officials said.anyone with information should contact the homewood police department at (708) [email protected]@matth






five shot at dolton club


five men were shot at the club one nightclub in dolton early sunday morning, police said.the shooting started just before 3 a.m. on the second level of the club at 14112 chicago road.police said a man reached into a woman's purse, pulled out a gun and shot four other men.the shooter was then shot himself by an unknown gunman while running away, about 200 feet from the business.the five gunshot victims were transported to an area hospital and their conditions were not released as of sunday afternoon.dolton village trustees held a press conference sunday outside the village hall, which is across the street from club one."we are going to research who the owners are and if they have a liquor license," said trustee duane muhammed. "this club should be shut down."he said the mayor issues liquor






five shot at dolton club


five men were shot at the club one nightclub in dolton early sunday morning, police said.the shooting started just before 3 a.m. on the second level of the club at 14112 chicago road.police said a man reached into a woman's purse, pulled out a gun and shot four other men.the shooter was then shot himself by an unknown gunman while running away, about 200 feet from the business.the five gunshot victims were transported to an area hospital and their conditions were not released as of sunday afternoon.dolton village trustees held a press conference sunday outside the village hall, which is across the street from club one."we are going to research who the owners are and if they have a liquor license," trustee duane muhammad said. "this club should be shut down."he said the mayor issues liquor






decomposed body of infant found in shed in dolton


the decomposed body of an infant was found in a shed in dolton wednesday afternoon, police said.the body was discovered in a plastic bag after a homeowner noticed a "foul odor" in the house in the 15700 block of south drexel avenue, dolton police chief robert collins said.the homeowner and at least one family member decided to clean out the shed, which was attached to the house, collins said. the baby's body was discovered and authorities were called at about 2:15 p.m., he said.the child was wrapped in something, the chief said. "we didn't manipulate the body, we did not unwrap the body,'' he said.the shed is on an angle, has a stairwell over it and is only big enough for one person to stand in.collins said the baby could have been in the unlocked shed for up to a week, but it won't be cle






decomposed body of infant found in dolton shed


the decomposed body of an infant was found in a dolton shed wednesday afternoon, police said.the body was discovered in a plastic bag after a homeowner noticed a "foul odor" in the house in the 15700 block of south drexel avenue, dolton police chief robert collins said.the homeowner and at least one family member decided to clean out the shed, which was attached to the house, collins said. the baby's body was discovered and authorities were called about 2:15 p.m., he said.the child was wrapped in something, the chief said. "we didn't manipulate the body, we did not unwrap the body,'' he said.the shed is on an angle, has a stairwell over it and is only big enough for one person to stand in.collins said the baby could have been in the unlocked shed for up to a week, but it won't be clear unt






infant's body found in dolton shed


a dolton resident found a baby's decomposed body wednesday afternoon in a shed, police said.the body was found in a plastic bag after the homeowner smelled a "foul odor" in the house in the 15700 block of south drexel avenue, dolton police chief robert collins said.after smelling the odor, the homeowner and at least one family member decided to clean out the shed, which was attached to the house, collins said. a resident eventually discover the infant's body of an unknown gender and authorities were called at about 2:15 p.m., he said. the child also was wrapped in something, he said"we didn't manipulate the body; we did not unwrap the body,'' he said.the shed is on an angle, has a stairwell over it and is only big enough for one person to stand in.collins added that the baby could have bee






reward increased to $20,000 for information on teen's fatal shooting in dolton


the family of a teen who was shot and killed during an apparent attempted armed robbery at a gas station in dolton on dec. 28 is increasing the reward for information leading to a conviction in the case to $20,000.arshad vahora, 19, was killed while working as a clark gas station attendant at the corner of 142nd street and langley avenue.initially, vahora's family offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case, with dolton mayor riley rogers and community activist andrew holmes contributing an additional $1,000 each.vahora's uncle, firoz vohra, announced on facebook friday that the family was increasing the reward to $20,000.another employee, a 55-year-old man, also was shot and injured during the incident.frank vaisvilas is a freelance reporter fo






dog attacks police officer | the seattle times


lebanon, pa. (ap) — a pennsylvania police officer is recovering after he was attacked by a dog.police say the officer was called to a suburban area of lebanon around 8:30 a.m. saturday after three dogs were reported on the loose.one of the dogs bit the officer on the arm, and he used his stun gun to stop the attack. the officer was transported to a local hospital and given a round of rabies shots before he returned to duty.authorities say police officers and a game commission officer later captured the dog that bit the first officer and a second stray.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.police say the dog that attacked the officer was beyond help and had to be put down. the second dog was placed in a shelter.






dolton firefighter, heart transplant recipient defied odds


lawrence matthews jr. was a man who loved to defy odds, his family said.even though he had a heart transplant, matthews pursued his goal of being a firefighter, they said.the southland man also wasn't afraid of the spotlight, landing a job as an extra on the hit nbc show "chicago fire," according to director of nbc entertainment publicity gary mednick."he spent a lot of time on set. he took some acting classes, and eventually he could've got some speaking parts," his father, lawrence matthews sr, said. "he did a lot of good stuff in his time…he was always doing something positive. he's irreplaceable."on saturday, matthews jr. died doing what he liked in front of the camera and behind it — serving as a firefighter.the dolton firefighter collapsed and went into cardiac arrest while respondin






man shot, killed dolton man he met on dating app: prosecutors


a markham man shot and killed a man during an argument this month at the victim’s dolton home after the two men met on a popular dating app, prosecutors said sunday.marvis boyd jr., 25, is charged with murder in the shooting death feb, 16 of 31-year-old pierre kimbrough .authorities said boyd drove to kimbrough’s home in the 15200 block of south blackstone avenue in dolton to meet for sex. he brought a gun with him and pulled it out during an argument in the second-floor bedroom, authorities said.the victim ran away, but was shot at least three times near the front of his home, prosecutors said. an autopsy showed that kimbrough died from multiple gunshot wounds, according the medical examiner’s office.boyd, of the 16500 block of south california avenue, was arrested on friday.he was ordere






sheriff probes mother's day shootings at dolton nightclub


the illinois liquor control commission was alerted about potential illegal activity at a dolton nightclub more than two weeks before a shooting there on mother's day, but did little, if anything, to investigate the tip, a daily southtown investigation has found. in the weeks before the shooting... the illinois liquor control commission was alerted about potential illegal activity at a dolton nightclub more than two weeks before a shooting there on mother's day, but did little, if anything, to investigate the tip, a daily southtown investigation has found. in the weeks before the shooting... (zak koeske)






ex-tenant tipped state liquor agency to dolton nightclub's troubles before mothe


the illinois liquor control commission was alerted about potential illegal activity at a dolton nightclub more than two weeks before a shooting there on mother's day, but did little, if anything, to investigate the tip, a daily southtown investigation has found.in the weeks before the shooting at club one, which left five people injured and prompted police to shutter the unlicensed establishment, the building's former tenant contacted liquor control agency officials multiple times about ongoing behavior he thought was occurring at the club and to request his name be removed from a liquor license that club one's operators are since alleged to have been using improperly, emails obtained by the daily southtown show."i was told there are all kinds of illegal things going on out there at this p






dolton firefighter lauded as 'hero' at funeral


they called him "iron man.""we're celebrating a hero," said pastor william fleshman, speaking to a packed church saturday during a funeral service for a dolton firefighter who died in the line of duty.in fact, lawrence matthews, 35, of glenwood, did die a hero june 10 as he was battling to keep a blaze that started at a mobile home in harvey from spreading to other parts of the neighborhood.neighbors in the mobile home neighborhood said matthews was rushing to put out nearby fires in trees and brush piles apparently caused by flying embers on the windy day.shortly after, a neighbor said he saw matthews start to faint.he collapsed, went into cardiac arrest and later died.besides matthews' family and friends in attendance at the saturday service at holy temple cathedral in harvey, hundreds o






dolton firefighter remembered as 'larger than life' at funeral


they called him "iron man.""we're celebrating a hero," said pastor william fleshman, speaking to a packed church saturday during a funeral service for a dolton firefighter who died in the line of duty.in fact, lawrence matthews, 35, of glenwood, did die a hero june 10 as he was battling to keep a blaze that started at a mobile home in harvey from spreading to other parts of the neighborhood.neighbors in the mobile home neighborhood said matthews was rushing to put out nearby fires in trees and brush piles apparently caused by flying embers on the windy day.shortly after, a neighbor said he saw matthews start to faint.he collapsed, went into cardiac arrest and later died.besides matthews' family and friends in attendance at the saturday service at holy temple cathedral in harvey, hundreds o






president trump using unsecured android phone in office, report says


image: whitehouse.gov us president donald trump is still using his unsecured android phone in office, despite a past report claiming that he turned it in for a secure, encrypted device with more limited features. the news comes by way of a new york times report that said trump has kept the phone, despite "protests of some of his aides."more about it security the report e only a few days after another new york times report said that trump traded his "android phone for a secure, encrypted device approved by the secret service with a new number that few people possess." the shift to a new device with a new number was especially important, given that trump has been known to personally take his own calls. one of the reasons that trump could have held onto the phone would be to continue his us