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Former Gurnee police officer sentenced to probation after being convicted of beating spouse in Winthrop Harbor

A former Gurnee police officer has been sentenced to probation after being convicted of beating his spouse, who prosecutors say he repeatedly threatened to kill, in Winthrop Harbor. Michael E. Stoner, 37, of Winthrop Harbor, was charged in June 2020 with two counts of aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and two […]

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Off-duty Algonquin police officer arrested for DUI, crash in McHenry was nearly three times over legal limit

An off-duty Algonquin police sergeant was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and crashing his vehicle in McHenry. He was almost three times over the legal limit, court documents show. Timothy P. Cooney, 34, of the 5600 block of Wildspring Drive in Lake in the Hills, was charged with two counts of driving […]

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Gurnee police officer charged with beating spouse, tried buying ‘murder kit’, prosecutors say

A Gurnee police officer has been charged with aggravated battery of his spouse and prosecutors say he tried earlier this year to buy a ‘murder kit’ containing items like a shovel and bleach. Michael E. Stoner, 34, of the 800 block of Geddes Court in Winthrop Harbor, was charged with aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery […]

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Round Lake Park police officer charged for allegedly beating, injuring 5-year-old child, sheriff says

A Round Lake Park police officer has been charged after he allegedly struck his girlfriend’s 5-year-old child with a paddle numerous times, hospitalizing her, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said. Wayman G. Vela, 55, of the 21600 block of West Grass Lake Road in unincorporated Antioch, was charged with one count of domestic battery, a […]