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04/17/2021

Sheriff Dart Seeks the Public’s Help to Locate Missing Teen from Unincorporated Maine Township

COOK COUNTY, IL – Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teen from unincorporated Maine Township.

Kianna Smith, 19, was last seen leaving her residence, the Harbour House Group Home, in unincorporated Maine Township on Tuesday, April 6 at approximately 8:30 p.m. and did not return home for curfew later that night.

Smith is described as 5’7”, approximately 150 lbs., with black hair, and brown eyes, medium complexion, and a tattoo on her left forearm. She was last seen wearing an unknown color t-shirt, leggings, and sandals.

Anyone with information about Smith’s whereabouts is asked to call 911, the Cook County Sheriff’s Police at 708-865-4896, or the Cook County Sheriff’s Office Non-Emergency number at 847-635-1188.

Sheriff Dart Seeks the Public’s Help to Locate Missing Teen from Unincorporated Maine Township

COOK COUNTY, IL – Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teen from unincorporated Maine Township.

Kianna Smith, 19, was last seen leaving her residence, the Harbour House Group Home, in unincorporated Maine Township on Tuesday, April 6 at approximately 8:30 p.m. and did not return home for curfew later that night.

Smith is described as 5’7”, approximately 150 lbs., with black hair, and brown eyes, medium complexion, and a tattoo on her left forearm. She was last seen wearing an unknown color t-shirt, leggings, and sandals.

Anyone with information about Smith’s whereabouts is asked to call 911, the Cook County Sheriff’s Police at 708-865-4896, or the Cook County Sheriff’s Office Non-Emergency number at 847-635-1188.

04/17/2021

Cook County Employees: If you have not already received your COVID-19 vaccination, the County has vaccine appointments available for you.

Currently, the Cook County Employee Vaccination Program is using the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, and appointments are readily available. If you are a Cook County employee and have not been vaccinated, please reach out to your HR department and join the thousands of vaccinated County employees who have done their part to best protect themselves and their families and friends from COVID-19. Thank you.

Cook County Employees: If you have not already received your COVID-19 vaccination, the County has vaccine appointments available for you.

Currently, the Cook County Employee Vaccination Program is using the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, and appointments are readily available. If you are a Cook County employee and have not been vaccinated, please reach out to your HR department and join the thousands of vaccinated County employees who have done their part to best protect themselves and their families and friends from COVID-19. Thank you.

04/16/2021

We were so happy to help provide “in-home” vaccinations to home bound seniors last week.

The Sheriff’s Office hosted a mobile vaccination event in partnership with Mobile Care Chicago, Meals on Wheels Foundation of Northern Illinois, Cook County Department of Public Health and the Community Nutrition Network.

#MobileVaccinations #CCSOgivesBack

04/16/2021

Des Plaines Man Charged with Attempt Aggravated Criminal S*xual Abuse of a Minor and Possession of Child Po*******hy

COOK COUNTY, IL – A 69-year-old Des Plaines man has been charged with multiple felonies after he solicited an investigator from the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Special Victims Unit who was posing as a teenage boy on a social media app, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today.

John Kaspari, of the 300 block of West Millers Road in Des Plaines, was arrested on Tuesday, April 13, by the Sheriff’s Police after he arranged to meet an individual he thought was a 13-year-old boy.

On April 7, the Special Victims Unit began an investigation after learning that the teenager was receiving inappropriate messages from Kaspari. An investigator took over conversations with Kaspari and, over the course of several days, he sent s*xually explicit messages to who he though was a teenage boy, suggested that the two meet, and agreed not to tell the boy’s mother.

The investigator arranged to meet Kaspari at 7 p.m., on April 13 at a location in Franklin Park. Investigators took Kaspari into custody when he arrived at the predetermined location.

After he was issued his Miranda warning, Kaspari told investigators that he believed the person he was chatting with was a 13-year-old male. He also made admissions to having child po*******hy on his phone. Officers recovered multiple images and videos depicting
child po*******hy on his phone.

Kaspari will appear in bond court later today in Maywood on felony charges of possession of child po*******hy, aggravated criminal s*xual abuse of a minor, indecent solicitation of a minor, traveling to meet a minor, and grooming a minor.

The public is reminded that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty by the government in a court of law.

Des Plaines Man Charged with Attempt Aggravated Criminal S*xual Abuse of a Minor and Possession of Child Po*******hy

COOK COUNTY, IL – A 69-year-old Des Plaines man has been charged with multiple felonies after he solicited an investigator from the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Special Victims Unit who was posing as a teenage boy on a social media app, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today.

John Kaspari, of the 300 block of West Millers Road in Des Plaines, was arrested on Tuesday, April 13, by the Sheriff’s Police after he arranged to meet an individual he thought was a 13-year-old boy.

On April 7, the Special Victims Unit began an investigation after learning that the teenager was receiving inappropriate messages from Kaspari. An investigator took over conversations with Kaspari and, over the course of several days, he sent s*xually explicit messages to who he though was a teenage boy, suggested that the two meet, and agreed not to tell the boy’s mother.

The investigator arranged to meet Kaspari at 7 p.m., on April 13 at a location in Franklin Park. Investigators took Kaspari into custody when he arrived at the predetermined location.

After he was issued his Miranda warning, Kaspari told investigators that he believed the person he was chatting with was a 13-year-old male. He also made admissions to having child po*******hy on his phone. Officers recovered multiple images and videos depicting
child po*******hy on his phone.

Kaspari will appear in bond court later today in Maywood on felony charges of possession of child po*******hy, aggravated criminal s*xual abuse of a minor, indecent solicitation of a minor, traveling to meet a minor, and grooming a minor.

The public is reminded that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty by the government in a court of law.

04/15/2021

Through a joint mission with @IllinoisStatePolice, our officers have stopped 1,031 motorists in the past month for various traffic offenses.

96 of these were for #ScottsLaw violations.

See Lights
Slow Down
Move Over

#DistractedDrivingAwarenessMonth

04/14/2021

Children are often worried or fearful of what is ‘unknown’ to them, which can frequently lead to feelings of anxiety. Feeling anxious is a normal response to fear but can become concerning when symptoms become frequent and/or interfere with daily routines.

Here are some warning signs for parents/caregivers that may indicate a child needs additional support to address anxiety. You can also visit www.rainbows.org/events to view the entire library of topics in our #WellnessWednesday series.

Children are often worried or fearful of what is ‘unknown’ to them, which can frequently lead to feelings of anxiety. Feeling anxious is a normal response to fear but can become concerning when symptoms become frequent and/or interfere with daily routines.

Here are some warning signs for parents/caregivers that may indicate a child needs additional support to address anxiety. You can also visit www.rainbows.org/events to view the entire library of topics in our #WellnessWednesday series.

04/14/2021

This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. These public safety telecommunicators provide resources, information, and appropriate assistance to emergencies.

They are often heard, but rarely seen.

Thank you for all you do to keep our communities safe.

#ccsoproud #ccsofamily

This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. These public safety telecommunicators provide resources, information, and appropriate assistance to emergencies.

They are often heard, but rarely seen.

Thank you for all you do to keep our communities safe.

#ccsoproud #ccsofamily

04/14/2021

Photos from Cook County Sheriff's Office "Tails of Redemption"'s post

04/12/2021

Carjacking continues to negatively impact our communities.
Another tip to avoid a carjacking: park in well-lit areas.

#StaySafe #BeAware

Carjacking continues to negatively impact our communities.
Another tip to avoid a carjacking: park in well-lit areas.

#StaySafe #BeAware

04/11/2021

Photos from Cook County Sheriff's Office "Tails of Redemption"'s post

04/11/2021

Kia Soul highjacked to transport offenders to a parking lot on Roosevelt where they carjacked this Audi. We are working with Chicago Police Department, Illinois State Police and FBI currently seeking both vehicles.

04/11/2021

We are working with #FBI, Chicago Police Department and Illinois State Police searching for this vehicle, wanted in connection with a series of violent carjackings and robberies in the area. Occupants are believed to be armed and dangerous. Do not approach. Call 911 with information.

We are working with #FBI, Chicago Police Department and Illinois State Police searching for this vehicle, wanted in connection with a series of violent carjackings and robberies in the area. Occupants are believed to be armed and dangerous. Do not approach. Call 911 with information.

04/10/2021

Photos from Cook County Sheriff's Office "Tails of Redemption"'s post

04/10/2021

Vehicle hijacked on Wednesday morning in Hyde Park recovered due to the efforts tonight of a joint operation including the Chicago Police Department, Illinois State Police, and FBI Chicago.

The offender is in custody.

Vehicle hijacked on Wednesday morning in Hyde Park recovered due to the efforts tonight of a joint operation including the Chicago Police Department, Illinois State Police, and FBI Chicago.

The offender is in custody.

04/09/2021

21 Men Arrested in Cook County Sheriff’s Police “John” Sting Targeting S*x Buyers

COOK COUNTY, IL – Officers from the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Special Victims Unit issued citations to 21 men and towed 17 vehicles after the men responded to online prostitution advertisements, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today.

On Thursday, SVU officers set up meetings at a hotel in Northwest Cook County between the buyers who arranged meetings over the internet and an officer posing as a person selling s*x.

After the buyer agreed to exchange money for s*x, SVU members waiting outside entered the room and took the individual into custody.

All 21 men were issued a $1,000 citation for violation of the Cook County public morals nuisance ordinance, and 17 vehicles were towed under the ordinance, requiring the vehicle owner to pay $500 to reclaim possession.

Sheriff’s Police aggressively pursues s*x purchasers and offers services and support to individuals who are trapped in the s*x trade.

“S*x trafficking leaves a trail of trauma in its wake,” Sheriff Dart said. “Too many victims, most of whom are women, experience violence and abuse, and we are committed to pursuing those who
perpetuate this trauma by seeking to purchase s*x.”

04/09/2021

Mrs. Warren after receiving her COVID-19 vaccination.

04/09/2021

We are live in Dixmoor as we head out for our mobile vaccinations for home bound seniors.

04/09/2021

Oak Lawn Man Charged in Death of Hometown Police Lieutenant

COOK COUNTY, IL – An Oak Lawn man who allegedly struck and killed a Hometown Police Lieutenant providing traffic control for a separate crash investigation is slated to have a bond hearing today on charges of reckless homicide, felony driving under the influence, and other charges, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today.

Shortly after 3 a.m. on Saturday, April 3, Lt. James Kouski, 58, was re-directing traffic at the intersection of 90th Place and Pulaski Road due to a downed light pole caused by an earlier traffic
accident when he was struck by a white Nissan Altima driven by 27-year-old Otis M. Pruitt, of the 9700 block of South Karlov Avenue in Oak Lawn.

Sheriff’s Police learned that after striking the victim, Pruitt attempted to flee the accident on foot, but was apprehended quickly by responding officers.

Lt. Kouski was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 4:38 a.m. Saturday morning. Pruitt was taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the collision and was found to have a blood alcohol content greater than .08 three hours after the
accident occurred.

Sheriff’s Police and the Illinois State Police conducted an investigation, and on Sunday the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office approved charges of reckless homicide, felony DUI, and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle – also known as Scott’s Law.

Pruitt remains hospitalized, but a bond hearing was held in his absence today at Bridgeview Courthouse, where he was ordered held in lieu of $1 million D-bond.

The public is reminded that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty by the government in a court of law.

04/07/2021

On this #WorldHealthDay we recognize all of the doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers who work every day to keep us safe and healthy.

Thank you for all that you do!

On this #WorldHealthDay we recognize all of the doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers who work every day to keep us safe and healthy.

Thank you for all that you do!

04/07/2021

Building on our previous post about Toxic Stress, here is a breathing exercise that promotes serenity when one is feeling overwhelmed. Share this activity with your child to teach and create healthy ways to manage stress and help prevent it from becoming toxic. You can also visit www.rainbows.org/events to view the entire library of topics in our Wellness Wednesday series.

Building on our previous post about Toxic Stress, here is a breathing exercise that promotes serenity when one is feeling overwhelmed. Share this activity with your child to teach and create healthy ways to manage stress and help prevent it from becoming toxic. You can also visit www.rainbows.org/events to view the entire library of topics in our Wellness Wednesday series.

04/06/2021

Sheriff Dart Seeks the Public’s Help to Locate Missing and Endangered Man from Unincorporated Maine Township

COOK COUNTY, IL – Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing and endangered man last seen at his residence, the Landmark Nursing Home in unincorporated Maine Township.

Szymon Tomerski, 72, was last seen leaving his residence, the
Landmark Nursing Home located at 9300 W. Ballard Road in
unincorporated Maine Township at around 8:00 p.m. on Friday,
April 2.

Tomerski is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, approximately 170
lbs., with a fair complexion, blue eyes, and brown/ grey hair. His
hair and beard have been cut to an unknown length.

Anyone with information about Tomerski’s whereabouts is asked
to call 911, the Cook County Sheriff’s Police at 708-865-4896, or
the Cook County Sheriff’s Office Non-Emergency number at 847-
635-1188.

Sheriff Dart Seeks the Public’s Help to Locate Missing and Endangered Man from Unincorporated Maine Township

COOK COUNTY, IL – Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing and endangered man last seen at his residence, the Landmark Nursing Home in unincorporated Maine Township.

Szymon Tomerski, 72, was last seen leaving his residence, the
Landmark Nursing Home located at 9300 W. Ballard Road in
unincorporated Maine Township at around 8:00 p.m. on Friday,
April 2.

Tomerski is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, approximately 170
lbs., with a fair complexion, blue eyes, and brown/ grey hair. His
hair and beard have been cut to an unknown length.

Anyone with information about Tomerski’s whereabouts is asked
to call 911, the Cook County Sheriff’s Police at 708-865-4896, or
the Cook County Sheriff’s Office Non-Emergency number at 847-
635-1188.

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