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Man, 87, Dies Two Weeks After Beating, Police Seek Public’s Help

CHICAGO (CBS) — An 87-year-old Northwest Indiana man who was beaten two-and-a-half weeks ago has now died, and police are asking for help in finding his killer. Dionisio Roldon was found beaten around 7 p.m. on Sept. 25 not far from his home in Gary. He was taken to Loyal University Medical Center in Maywood. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports. Police said he suffered a severe head injury and was not able to tell investigators much about his attackers. On Tuesday afternoon, he died at the hospital. And Gary Police have issued a call for help in finding Roldon’s attacker. The notice from police says, “Detectives have exhausted all leads and are looking to the community for information on this vicious attack.”

Teens Use BB Guns During Robberies, Beatings In Logan Square

CHICAGO (CBS) — A distrubing crime spree has been happenning in Chicago – three attacks in the Logan Square neighborhood, each close to the intersection of North Avenue and Central Park. CBS 2’s Sandra Torres has the connection between the three crimes. Chicago Police sent out a community alert on Tuesday after three incidents, withing blocks in a two day span, involved a group of teens using BB guns in armed robberies in Logan Square. The robbers were described as a group of two or four males wearing hoodies and carrying a BB gun. Police are currently searching for the suspects. “They jumped him right here.” Chris Adams said his roommate was beaten and shot with a BB gun last week. It happened moments before the 58-year-old man walked into his apartment in the 1900 block of North Drake Avenue. “He was jumped by four guys. They knocked him to the ground, kicked him in the ribs a few times – enough to break three ribs and as they were departing turned around and shot a pellet gun at him. One of the pellets hit him in the skull, the other in the face,” Adams said. The suspects got away without taking anything. “They really didn’t say anything. They came out of the blue,” Adams said. But Chicago Police said during two other similar incidents, the suspects did rob their victims. Chicago Police sent out a community alert on Tuesday after three incidents involving a group of teens using BB guns in armed robberies in Logan Square. The robbers were described as a group of two or four males wearing hoodies and carrying a BB gun. The first incident happened on Sept. 26 at 8:45 p.m. Police said two teens on bikes stole a woman’s phone on the 1300 block of North Central Park Avenue, then shot her in the ribs with a BB gun. Then on Sept. 27, it appears the same suspects robbed a couple on the 1900 block of St. Louis and also threatened them with a gun. “Something like this can’t go down and be unaddressed at all,” Adams said. Police are asking residents to be on alert. “It’s very scary, a scary thought I have two little boys that I’m raising in this neighborhood,” said Dianaiz Echavarria, neighbor. “Now that I hear this, I’m definitely going to be looking out.” The man CBS 2 spoke to said his roommate is doing okay. He was hospitalized for three days but is back to work.

Relative In Custody After 3-Year-Old Boy’s Death Ruled A Homicide

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police were questioning a relative of a 3-year-old boy who died earlier this week, after an autopsy found the toddler was beaten to death. Steven Figueroa was brought to Alexian Brothers Medical Center on Wednesday, because he was not breathing. According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, he was pronounced dead at 10:27 a.m. Wednesday. An autopsy on Thursday determined Steven died of blunt abdominal trauma from an assault, and his death was ruled a homicide. The circumstances of the assault were not immediately available Friday morning. “Whether it was accident or not, when a child is hurt to that extent, their cry is even different. You know when you’re hurting a child. I hope justice is served for Steven,” neighbor Denielle Salinas said. Police said a relative was in custody Friday morning, but has not been charged. Neighbors said Steven’s parents are estranged. Neighbors gathered Thursday night in front of his home in Elk Grove Village, to pray at a memorial for the boy.

Man Arrested, Accused Of Beating Ex-Girlfriend, Two Children With Hammer

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBS 13) –A 23-year-old man accused of beating a woman and two young children with a hammer Friday morning has been arrested, the Winnemucca Police said.

Deandre Chaney Jr. was taken into custody on the Winnemucca Indian Colony Saturday morning after being found hiding in a shed wrapped in a tarp, according to Winnemucca police. Sacramento police officials have confirmed with Winnemucca police that Chaney has been arrested in the attack Friday.

Sacramento Police say the Friday morning attack left the 7-year-old girl, 8-year-old boy and an adult woman critically injured.

They say Chaney Jr. had been in an argument with his ex-girlfriend before he attacked her and the two children with a hammer.

After the attack, police said Chaney stole the victim’s vehicle. Officers later found the vehicle, but not Chaney.

Police said the three victims suffered “major injuries.”

Chaney was arrested without incident and was taken to the Humboldt County Detention Center. It is unclear if Chaney will be transported back to Sacramento to be formally charged.

No other details have been released.

 

Woman Beaten On Way To Church

(CBS) — A woman badly beaten as she walked to church this weekend in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood, the attacker chased off by other neighbors and parishioners. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar spoke with the woman’s husband. “Somebody knocked her down started beating on her, trying to take her purse,” George Edwards says. Police say his 50-year-old wife, who asked not to be named, was punched as she walked to the Holy Innocents Catholic Church for Saturday night mass. Edwards say his wife’s jaw was broken, and she has black eyes and cuts on her face. Neighbors and parishioners found her in the 1500 block of West Superior. The attacker – a man in his 20s or 30s – ran away. “Mentally, it’s going to take her a little while to get her over this,” Edwards says. Anyone with information is asked to call Chicago Police. The would-be robber did not away with the woman’s purse.

Police Arrest Novato Man For Hate Crime Battery Of Hispanic Male

NOVATO (CBS) — Police arrested a Novato man Sunday on suspicion of committing a hate crime battery of a Hispanic man.

Novato police responded around 8:15 a.m. to an argument that escalated to a fight in the area of Sunset Parkway and Leafwood Drive.

Officers contacted Griffin Drago, 40, of Novato, and a Hispanic male. Drago told police he believed the Hispanic male was stealing property from his vehicle nearby.

The Hispanic male said Drago spit in his face, struck his vehicle with his hands and used racial and derogatory language about his Hispanic ethnicity, according to police.

Drago was booked into Marin County Jail on suspicion of battery and a hate crime, police said.

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Man Sentenced To 3 Years For Beating, Choking Girlfriend In St. Charles

CHICAGO (CBS) — An Aurora man has been sentenced to three years in prison for beating and choking his girlfriend nearly two years ago in west suburban St. Charles.

Nicholas L. Janacek, 25, waived his right to a jury trial for a felony charge of aggravated domestic battery and a misdemeanor domestic battery charge, according to the Kane County state’s attorney’s office.

nicholas janacek Man Sentenced To 3 Years For Beating, Choking Girlfriend In St. Charles

Nicholas Janacek (Source: Kane County Sheriff)

On May 31, Kane County Associate Judge David Kliment found Janacek guilty on both counts, the state’s attorney’s office said.

Janacek, who was intoxicated at the time, started to argue with the victim on July 30, 2015, when she returned to the home they shared, prosecutors said. He threw multiple objects at the woman before hitting her, throwing her onto a couch and choking her.

After finding him guilty, Kliment revoked bond for Janacek, who had previously been out on bond, prosecutors said.

On Wednesday, he was sentenced to three years in prison. He will receive credit for 60 days served in the Kane County Jail.

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Chicago Police Officer Battered During Melee Near Washington Park

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago Police officer was battered Wednesday night during a skirmish near Washington Park on the South Side.

About 9:30 p.m., officers spotted “a large number of people on the street disrupting vehicular traffic and blocking the sidewalk” in the 6100 block of South King Drive, according to Chicago Police.

“While attempting to restore order, several subjects became combative and a physical altercation ensued,” police said.

One officer was battered while he was attempting to restrain one person, police said. He suffered minor injuries in the incident, but additional details were not provided.

A female and three males were taken into custody and face misdemeanor charges of battery to a peace officer, reckless conduct and resisting arrest, police said.

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