Regional Police Report: Woman Killed by Car Backing Out of Driveway and More
The following are police related items from area Patches. Where an arrest is mentioned it does not indicate a conviction.
The investigation continues into an accident that claimed the life of a 77-year-old Palatine woman.
According to a press release from Palatine Police, Jieru Chen and her husband were walking in the 400 block of N. Hicks near Northwest Highway on Wednesday at 12:01 p.m., when a car backing up in a private driveway hit the couple.
Police have determined that the 1998 Chevy Malibu driven by a 42-year-old female was the vehicle involved in the accident. The driver told police she was backing up slowly eastbound out of an apartment complex and did not see anyone in her path, or feel any impact when the couple is believed to have been hit.
After the impact, she observed the couple lying on the ground and called 911.
The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois announced conspiracy charges Monday, Feb. 11 against an Arlington Heights business owner who allegedly arranged fraudulent marriages between illegal foreigners and U.S. citizens in order for the foreigners to achieve U.S. residency.
Teresita Zarrabian, 60, of Des Plaines owns an immigration consulting business in Arlington Heighs, and stands accused of assisting foreign-born clients in completing necessary paperwork to help them marry U.S. citizens, according to a U.S. attorney press release.
The U.S. attorney believes Zarrabian was paid between $8,000 and $15,000 by her clients, whom she also helped to arrange Las Vegas weddings, complete with pictures of the marriage to make them appear legitimate.
A second individual, Michael Smith, a 41-year-old Belwood resident, is included in the indictment.
No suspects were in custody in connection with a reported gas station robbery that occurred in Des Plaines on Thursday afternoon, a spokesperson for Des Plaines police confirmed on Thursday evening. Des Plaines police stated no other information about the incident would be provided at this time.
An employee of the Shell station, 1605 S. River Road, who was not present when the robbery occurred, said a man entered the business sometime during the noon hour. The man’s face was covered, the gas station employee said, and he took a pop from the shelf before approaching the register.
The man demanded money from the register, the gas station employee said, and told the clerk to keep her hands on the counter where he could see them. The clerk then gave the man some amount of cash from the register, the gas station and he ran away.
Chicago Police charged an Evanston man in connection with a shooting that took place at the Palmer House Hotel in downtown Chicago last month, the Chicago Tribune reports.