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Driver injured, trapped after two-vehicle rollover crash that left vehicle heavily damaged near Richmond

An injured driver was trapped and it took firefighters 40 minutes to extricate them from a heavily-damaged rolled over vehicle near Richmond Monday evening. The Richmond Township Fire Protection District responded around 8:23 p.m. Monday to the 7800 block of Tryon Grove Road in unincorporated Richmond for a vehicle crash with injuries. A 911 caller […]

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Spring Grove, Richmond firefighters respond to over 20 calls for gas odors in homes after work on Nicor transmission station

Firefighters in Spring Grove and Richmond responded to over 20 calls for natural gas leaks or odors Tuesday after Nicor performed work on a transmission station in the area. The Richmond Township Fire Protection District first responded around 11:56 a.m. Tuesday to Richmond Grade School, 5815 Broadway Road, for a report of an odor investigation. […]

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Students sent home for the day after gas leak prompts evacuation of school in Richmond

Students were sent home for the day after a gas leak prompted the evacuation of Richmond Grade School, amid firefighters being called to multiple reported gas leaks in Richmond Tuesday. The Richmond Township Fire Protection District responded around 11:56 a.m. Tuesday to Richmond Grade School, 5815 Broadway Road, for a report of an odor investigation. […]

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Charges upgraded against man who caused drunk driving crash that left child passenger injured near Richmond

A grand jury has upgraded charges against a man who police say drove drunk and crashed his car near Richmond, leaving an unrestrained disabled child passenger injured. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Richmond Fire Protection District responded around 10:24 p.m. on February 12 to the 7800 block of Tryon Grove Road in unincorporated Richmond. […]

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Man arrested after allegedly trying to fight police officer before battering him, fire chief in Richmond

A man was arrested after he shoved a police officer, tried fighting him and then struck a fire chief’s hat during an incident in Richmond, court records allege. Travis T. Wright, 33, of Richmond, was charged with aggravated battery of a peace officer, aggravated battery of an emergency worker and aggravated assault on an emergency […]

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Richmond man released on bond after being charged with possessing, distributing child pornography

A Richmond man was arrested after police found he distributed child pornography online and persuaded a child to send him an explicit video, court records show. Daniel B. Roewer, 26, of Richmond, was charged with eight counts of child pornography, ranging from Class X to Class 3 felonies. A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County […]

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McHenry woman arrested, held in contempt of court after showing up to court heavily intoxicated

A McHenry woman was found in contempt of court after she showed up to her criminal court case hearing with a blood alcohol content four times over the legal driving limit. Stephanie A. Powers, 37, of McHenry, was charged in November with driving under the influence along with numerous traffic violations. The charges stemmed from […]

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Man allegedly drove drunk, caused crash that left unrestrained child injured near Richmond

Police say a man drove drunk and crashed his car near Richmond, causing an unrestrained child passenger to be transported to a children’s hospital for their injuries. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Richmond Fire Protection District responded around 10:24 p.m. Sunday to the 7800 block of Tryon Grove Road in unincorporated Richmond. Deputies were […]

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Wisconsin man arrested after allegedly resisting arrest, battering police officer in Richmond

A Wisconsin man allegedly resisted arrest and battered a police officer in Richmond, prompting the officer to call emergency backup to take the man into custody. Erik M. Taylor, 40, of Sharon, Wisconsin, was charged with aggravated battery on a peace officer, aggravated driving on a revoked license, obstructing identification, resisting a peace officer and […]