Patch Roundup: $1.3 Million in Gold and Silver in Storage Unit, Noted Atheist Teen Speaks to High School
Also this week: a controversy over films shown in classes, an alleged assault in a parking garage and a shell casing shows up in a high school.
Here are some of the top stories from Patch's West Chicago region this week:
Glen Ellyn—Authorities Seize More than 1 Ton of Gold, Silver from Glen Ellyn Man—William E. Brock was indicted in California in connection with conspiring to distribute marijuana. Authorities found $1.3 million in gold and silver at his Ogden Avenue storage unit.
Elmhurst—York Government Students Learn About a First Amendment Battle From One of Their Own—Jessica Ahlquist, 17, forced her Rhode Island school in federal court to remove a prayer from the school's auditorium. "I'm afraid of high school," she told York students Tuesday.
Hinsdale/Clarendon Hills/Burr Ridge—'Highly Controversial' Movies Being Shown in Class Have D86 Parent Concerned—Members of the District 86 School Board said they'd support a discussion on their role in approving movies after a Hinsdale South dad voiced concern over the use of "American Beauty" and "Brokeback Mountain" in a Film as Literature class.
Downers Grove—Police: Westmont Woman Accused of Beating in Good Sam Hospital Parking Garage—Aimee B. Coe, 33, was charged with battery after repeatedly punching another woman following a road rage incident on Sept. 13, police said.
Geneva—Shell Casing Found Monday at Geneva High School—An empty shell casing was found in a Geneva High School classroom Monday afternoon and immediately reported to school administrators.
La Grange/La Grange Park/Western Springs—Stolen BMW Chased Down by Resident in Porsche—A man followed the guy who allegedly stole his car in the middle of the night, eventually cornering him in Maywood where police accosted the defendant.
Wheaton—Wheaton Man, 19, Charged With Child Luring, Pornography—Eric Pence turned himself into Wheaton police after an investigation led to charges of child pornography and child luring.
Lisle—Bond Set at $250,000 for Trainer Accused of Sexually Abusing Athletes—The Woodridge man works as a track and triathlon trainer at Life Time Fitness in Warrenville and has been released on conditions that he wear a GPS monitor and have no contact with anyone under the age of 18.
St. Charles—Batavia Man Held in St. Charles Burglary—Arrest came during investigation of break-in to Pottawatomie Park Golf Course Club House.
Batavia—Key Report Delayed in Tri-Cities Sex Assault Case—Attorneys in the case of a convicted sex offender accused of sexually assaulting his nephew's girlfriend will have to wait several weeks for a key report.
Darien/Woodridge—Woman Accused of Biting Nurse Tech Asks for Placement in Mental Health Program—Patch catches you up on court cases making headlines in DuPage County.
Oak Park/River Forest/Forest Park—Mistrial Declared in 2009 Murder Case—A hung jury was declared last week in the case of a Bellwood man accused of murder and attempted murder in connection with the shooting death of a Maywood woman on the Eisenhower Expy. in 2009.